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It’s official: my Shanghai Disneyland trip is now booked! As you may have heard or experienced if you were trying to buy tickets on Sunday (Monday in Shanghai), there were some website issues that gave me and presumably many others massive anxiety about whether or not we would actually be getting attend the opening of Disney’s latest theme park. Luckily, after a few hours, the problems were resolved and I was able to secure a 2-Day ticket to the park and an opening night room at the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel.

Since rooms can now be booked, it seems like a good time to look at what each of the Shanghai Disney Resort hotels has to offer:

Shanghai Disneyland Hotel

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Official Description: “Pamper yourself with a one-of-a-kind hotel experience, combining gracious elegance, splendid Art Nouveau décor and touches of Disney magic that celebrate a host of favorite characters. On the shores of a shimmering lake, the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel is a destination all its own. Featuring a breathtaking 3-story lobby, sumptuous dining, a magnificent indoor pool, play areas and more, every detail is designed to make your stay unforgettable.”

Prices: Starting at 1650 CNY ($255) + service charge. My opening night Garden View room was 2650 CNY ($410) for three people + 397.50 CNY ($61) service charge.

Deluxe Rooms

Amenenties: Complimentary Wi-Fi Service, Crib (upon request), Flat-Screen LCD TV, Complimentary Self-Parking, Air Conditioning, In-Room Safe, Small Refrigerator, Alarm Clock, Bathroom Amenities, Desk, Telephone, Hair Dryer, Robes, Child Slippers (1 pair), Adult Slippers.

Views available: Garden View, Lake View, Park View.

Club Level Rooms

Amenenties: All Deluxe Room amenities + Ice Bucket, Ironing Board, Umbrella, Weight Scale, Bath Rug, Complimentary newspapers in club-level lounge, Personalized services including assistance with dining reservations, Happy Hour from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Evening turndown, Access to the club-level lounge on floor 7, serving refreshments 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.

Junior Suites with Club-Level Services

Amenenties: All Club Level amenities + Shower & Bathtub Combo, Coffee & Tea Making Facilities, two 42″ Flat-Panel TVs and Blu-Ray Player, Separate Bedroom and Living Room, Extra Bed (upon request), Lighted Make-Up Mirror, TV in Bathroom, Bath Salts, Mouth Wash, Make-Up Pads

Room Name: Magic Kingdom Suite

Signature Suites with Club-Level Services

Amenenties: All Junior Suites amenities + Two Bedrooms and One Living Room, Chinese Ware Tea Set, DVD Player

Room Names: Sorcerer Suite, Fantasia Suite

Dining

Bacchus Lounge

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Official Description: “Satisfy cravings of mythological proportions with snack fare fit for a king — or a Greek god! Relax over cocktails and fine wines, or celebrate the day with High Tea pastries, savories and high-end snack foods that will send your senses soaring.”

Restaurant Type: Bar/Lounge (serving snacks)

Prices: 101-200 CNY per entree.

Aurora

Official Description: “Indulge your senses with unparalleled 5-star cuisine and an enchanted atmosphere that rivals true love’s kiss.”

Restaurant Type: Table Service

Prices: 201+ CNY per entree.

Ballet Café

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Official Description: “Grab a bite while surrounded by tutu-wearing hippos and their pirouetting pals at a location inspired by Dance of the Hours from Disney’s Fantasia! Snack on quick-service options that include a selection of pre-packaged and Grab & Go items.”

Restaurant Type: Quick Service

Prices: <100 CNY per entree.

Lumiére’s Kitchen

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Official Description: “Catch a culinary cabaret—Disney Characters inspire a show-stopping feast that entertains taste buds with delish dishes!”

Restaurant Type: Buffet (character dining)

Prices: 201+ CNY per adult

Recreation

Hakuna Matata Oasis: “Come have a roaring good time! Inspired by Disney’s The Lion King, this way-cool water play area and hedge maze is where kids can go wild and their imaginations can roam free.”

King Triton Pool: “Splash, swim and cool off “under the sea” in our magnificentLittle Mermaid-themed indoor pool. The splendidly tiled grotto design makes this a beautiful and refreshing way to unwind before or after a day at the theme park.”

Mickey Mouse Playhouse: “Come see what Mickey has in store in a special play place filled with surprises and pure Disney delight. The whole family can have fun together as you create, laugh and explore with your little ones at our merry, magical activity center.”

Toy Story Hotel

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Official Description: “Stay and play in a Resort hotel built for fun—from whimsically styled rooms to architecture that will take you “to infinity and beyond!” When you step inside the Toy Story Hotel, you enter a world of imagination inspired by the Disney·Pixar film series, where playthings come alive and there’s adventure around every corner. Best of all, as a Disney Guest, you can always expect first-class service, the ultimate in comfort and distinctive magical touches.”

Prices: Starting at 850 CNY ($131) + service charge. Prices for opening weekend start at 1450 CNY ($224).

Room Types/Views Available: Garden View, Courtyard View, Park View

Dining

Sunnyside Café

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Official Description: “Infinity-and-beyond sized cravings? Woody and the toys are back in town with lots of tasty ways to take a chunk out of hunger! From dim sum and noodles to a selection of hot grilled grub, grab a delish dish for fast bites packed with fun.”

Restaurant Type: Quick Service

Prices: <100 CNY per entree

Sunnyside Market

Official Description: “Ensuring no nosh gets left behind, Woody and the gang give fast food a jolt of rootin’, tootin’ fun! Our round-up of salads, sandwiches, sweets and savory treats is the perfect mouthwatering grub to grab when you’re snackin’ on the go.”

Restaurant Type: Quick Service

Prices: <100 CNY per entree

Recreation

Character Greetings: “Don’t miss the chance to take a picture, laugh it up or say “Howdy!” to some of your Toy Story pals. You’ll make memories that last a lifetime when friends from the popular Disney·Pixar film series come out to play. Inquire at the Front Desk in the main lobby for a schedule of appearances and locations!”

The Launchpad: “Have a blast at our way-cool space-themed water play area! This one-of-a-kind interactive fun zone features the Toy Story Aliens preparing to launch a tin rocket that’s spraying out a cloud of mist. Located in the Woody Courtyard, it’s a wet and wild experience exclusively for Toy Story Hotel Guests.”

The Play Room: “Round up your posse, alert Star Command and head for an awesome play place inspired by the magic of Toy Story. Kids ages 2-12 can get in on the fun with incredible toys, slides and play equipment that are right out of a scene from the Disney·Pixar films.”


That does it for our look at the two Resort hotels but be sure to come back next week as we explore another area of the Shanghai Disney Resort.

Gearing up for your Shanghai Disneyland trip? Dive in with our previous Countdown features:

Mickey Avenue | Tomorrowland | Adventure Isle 

Treasure Cove | Gardens of Imagination | Top 8 Most Anticipated Attractions

5 Things to Know When Booking Your Trip

Kyle is a writer living in Springfield, MO. His deep love of Disney and other pop culture finds its way into his stories, scripts, and tweets. His weekly blog “The E-Ticket Life” can be found Saturdays on Laughing Place and his first book “The E-Ticket Life: Stories, Essays, and Lessons Learned from My Decidedly Disney Travels” is available in paperback and for Kindle. http://amzn.to/1CStAhV

Kyle is a writer living in Springfield, MO. His deep love of Disney and other pop culture finds its way into his stories, scripts, and tweets. His weekly blog “The E-Ticket Life” can be found Saturdays on Laughing Place and his first book “The E-Ticket Life: Stories, Essays, and Lessons Learned from My Decidedly Disney Travels” is available in paperback and for Kindle. http://amzn.to/1CStAhV

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