Shanghai Disneyland celebrated its 8th birthday today, marking a milestone in Disney’s legacy of magic and wonder. Opening on June 16, 2016, our own Murray from the Daps Magic team was there from the crack of dawn, eager to be among the first to step through the Main Gate. His early morning texts were filled with anticipation and excitement, which perfectly set the tone for a day that would be remembered by many. The day unfolded with new attractions, fantastic encounters with fellow Disney fans, and even a sprinkle of rain to balance the fairy dust!

From Murray’s lens, we were able to capture the essence of Shanghai Disneyland’s opening day, turning fleeting moments into timeless memories. His photographs and videos offered an immersive experience, from the magical Mickey Avenue and the picturesque Gardens of Imagination to the adventurous realms of Adventure Isle and Treasure Cove. Each post and each video became a treasure trove of Disney magic, preserving the first impressions of this spectacular park.

Relive the opening day splendor with detailed looks at different zones of Shanghai Disneyland like Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and even enjoy a virtual tour of the Toy Story Hotel. Our comprehensive coverage also includes episodes of our DAPsCast, for those who love to explore Disney stories through audio.

The dedication ceremony was nothing short of grand, and the excitement of being one of the first guests through the gates cannot be understated. Highlights include immersive rides such as Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure and TRON Lightcycle Power Run, not to mention the heartwarming parades like Mickey’s Storybook Express and the dazzling Ignite the Dream nighttime spectacular.

We invite you to join us in celebrating this milestone of Shanghai Disneyland and share your favorite memories and experiences. Have you visited Shanghai Disney Resort? What stood out to you the most? Drop your thoughts and stories in our comments section below!

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