Shanghai, September 5, 2023 – Shanghai Disney Resort today unveiled the wonderful and shocking creative highlights of the world’s first “Zootopia” themed land, the eighth land of Shanghai Disneyland, marking another important milestone before the official opening of the new lsnf. Combining Disney’s enduring creative ideas and cutting-edge technology, this lifelike new park will allow visitors to fully immerse themselves in this colorful and vibrant mammal metropolis and feel that “every animal has infinite possibilities” in the “Zootopia”. The highly anticipated theme park is scheduled to open at the end of this year.
Concept art of Zootopia
As the world’s first park with the theme of Zootopia, its design and development condenses in-depth cooperation with the filmmakers of Walt Disney Animation Studios and the joint efforts of hundreds of professional creative talents from around the world. Today, some creators of the “Zootopia” theme park came to the stage of the creative release event from behind the scenes, shared the creative highlights of the new park, told how to integrate Disney classic stories and creativity into the development, and created a lively theme park in an imaginative way; and such as He extended the design concept of “original Disney, unique Chinese style” of Shanghai Disneyland to “Zootopia”. Fantasy engineers revealed the cutting-edge technology used to create an immersive experience, including trackless riding system and mechanical animation doll technology, and unveiled a number of concept maps of new parks and attractions, as well as the latest photos and videos of the construction site. In addition, the resort also unveiled the name of the main attractions of the new park for the first time in this creative release event – Zootopia:, and introduced the wonderful storyline.
Joe Schott, president and general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort, said: “The popular Disney animated film Zootopia has aroused strong resonance among the audience as soon as it was launched. We are very happy to have the opportunity to create a unique “Crazy Zootopia” theme park in Shanghai, so that visitors can experience this vivid and interesting story immersively. In the development over the years, experts and talents from more than 140 professions from all over the world have worked together to create a special experience for tourists to fully immerse themselves in this colorful mammal metropolis. We are very proud of the new park presented with the joint efforts of various teams. We believe that tourists will be full of surprises from the moment they step into the ‘Crazy Zootopia’ park.
The lifelike theme park invites visitors to immerse themselves in the “Crazy Zootopia” in an all-round way and find ubiquitous surprises.
Stepping into the new park, tourists will immediately immerse themselves in the world of this mammalian metropolis. Walking on the main road of the “Crazy Zootopia” – the main road, large and small shops on both sides are lined up, leading directly to the Zootopia people’s square – the savannah center. This square is also the first stop for Judy to enter the promising Zootopia for the first time in the movie.
In the center of the savanna, a tall office building stands tall, on which there are super-large electronic billboards in the center of the Zootopia and billboards of major brands in the Zootopia. All kinds of fun, interesting and colorful animated advertisements are played on the super-large electronic billboards, highlighting the brilliance and vitality of this modern city. On the back of the super-large electronic billboard is the “Crazy Zootopia” skyline, a building inspired by the iconic building in the movie and inspired by the skyline of major cities.
The lifelike Crazy Zootopia will immerse visitors in this colorful and vibrant mammal metropolis.
“Crazy Zootopia” not only has various special business logos and billboards tailored for different animal residents, but also the combination of novel ideas and cutting-edge technology has injected diversified vitality into the city. For example, at Zootopia Station, you can see a large train passing through the decorative stained glass window above. Just like the clips in the movie, trains keep coming and going, picking up and dropping off animal residents. In the Tiger Dance Club, the famous dancing tigers and other animals of Xiaqi sheep are dancing upstairs, and their dynamic dancing can also be seen through the glass windows. With the support of advanced multimedia technology, these dynamic ingenuity allows the whole “Crazy Zootopia” to vividly display a variety of animal residents.
The advanced mechanical animation doll technology of Walt Disney Fantasy Engineering is also a key factor in making this theme park vibrant. The Zootopia Transportation Bureau has just installed advanced “super pipes” for lemmings to commute to the lemming brothers bank every day or go to other places in the city. The “Super Pipeline” has multiple exit points, giving visitors the opportunity to see how the smallest animal residents of the “Crazy Zootopia” get out of the pipeline – just like moving a movie into reality! On the other side of the street is the modern crazy gym in the “Crazy Zootopia”. The tall giraffe is running on the treadmill, and the conveyor belt at the bottom of the treadmill is the movement area of the rodents, and several mice are running hard in the gear. Mechanical animation doll technology is also widely used in the scenic spots of the new park. Many beloved animal friends in the movie “Crazy Zootopia” will meet tourists in the form of mechanical animation dolls.
The “Crazy Zootopia” theme park is full of carefully designed details and ingenuity, allowing visitors to get the original “Crazy Zootopia” experience. Animal themes can be seen everywhere on the building, such as animal patterns, stripes, spots and claw marks; the inspiration of the landscape design corresponds to the unique geographical characteristics of the four major areas of the Zootopia, such as succulents and palm trees in the Sahara Square. In the “Crazy Zootopia”, the facilities and equipment in the city are of different sizes, which are convenient for animals of different sizes, such as direct drinking water points of different heights and benches of different sizes that can be seen in the new park.
On Crazy Zootopia Day, follow police officers Judy and Nick to start a tense and exciting “Hot Pursuit”
“Crazy Zootopia” is a mammal metropolis, which is carefully built by mammals of different sizes. Here, carnivores and herbivores have long put aside their differences and coexist harmoniously in this city. In the “Crazy Zootopia” in Shanghai Disneyland, visitors can not only immerse themselves in this story, but also celebrate the most important day of the year in Zootopia – Crazy Zootopia Day. Carnivores and herbivores gather together to celebrate and live in harmony. At the city-wide crazy singing party held tonight, Xia Qiyang, who is popular in the city with a song “Try Everything”, will sing on the stage as the official ambassador of Zootopia Day, bringing the festive atmosphere to a climax. Visitors to the park will be immersed in such a vibrant and festive mammal metropolis.
As soon as they step into the main attraction of this new theme park, Crazy Zootopia: thermal tracking, tourists will become new police officers of the Zootopia Police Department, following Officer Judy and her partner, Nick, who has officially become an Zootopia police officer, to embark on an exciting chase. Officer Leopard will warmly welcome tourists to participate in the induction training in the lobby of the Zootopia Police Station. He said enthusiastically about the concert of Xiaqi Sheep tonight. Suddenly, the alarm rang, and the new police officers were urgently called to the command room, where Director Niu was dealing with the escape case. While he was assigning a task, he was suddenly interrupted by a video from a bad sheep on the screen – it turned out that she and her accomplices not only escaped from prison, but also kidnapped Shaqi sheep to plan to destroy the city’s upcoming crazy singing party tonight!
Tourists who have just entered the Zootopia Police Station and become new police officers, under the assignment of Director Niu, temporarily took on this task and embarked on a fierce and exciting chase with Judy and Nick. In the process of hunting, the all-terrain police car of tourists will slide across the ice of Glacier Town, search for fugitives on the streets of Sahara Square, track all the way to the mysterious spring oasis and the animals there to have an “intimate” contact, and fall from the altitude of the rainforest area… Along the way, tourists will encounter their favorite “crazy movement” All the friends in the city. In the spirit of “Crazy Zootopia”, Judy and Nick, who lead the new police officers forward bravely, will encourage everyone to keep trying, pursue their dreams, and never give up.
The original reproduction of animated movie scenes, clever design and new ideas
In addition to this new scenic spot, “Crazy Zootopia” draws inspiration from the popular movie of the same name, and will also present a unique entertainment performance, dining and shopping experience, stimulate tourists’ memories and resonance with their favorite movie plots and characters, and invite everyone to integrate into the lives of local residents in this beautiful city.
In the “Crazy Zootopia”, animals of different sizes run local “shops” and various “businesses”. Through the presentation of the facades of these stores, fantasy engineers vividly interpret the mammalian metropolis and animal residents. The characters in the film will also appear everywhere, including the fashion avatar of Mr. Big’s daughter, “Zootopia”. The “fashion boutique store” she runs, Lulu Boutique, is located at the entrance of the road. The theme store will launch more than 200 kinds of theme products, including exclusive designs for the new park, which are all available.
Shops in Zootopia – the golden spire of Lulu Boutique
The “Zootopia” theme park integrates a series of stories and scenes. By creating a thrilling and interesting experience like the plot of the “Zootopia” movie, visitors can fully immerse themselves in their favorite movie scenes. After the opening, visitors can go to the elephant dessert shop to experience the rich “crazy animal urbanization” themed catering. From the design concept to the menu, this dessert shop contains inspiration from the film. Of course, a giant popsicle-shaped chocolate marshmallow is indispensable for a trip to the new park, and the Disney Zootopia popsicles in the shape of fox claws are also not to be missed. The specially designed hawthorn flavor is sour, sweet, fresh and refreshing, full of childhood memories! Here, tourists can also find Officer Leopard’s favorite – the big donut, which will definitely become another must-eat food in the new park! There are also other unique “Zootopia” themed drinks, desserts, snacks and other interesting, delicious and attractive dining experiences in the Elephant Dessert Shop. Looking forward to tourists coming to taste it!
Inspired by the concept of Elephant Dessert Shop, a popular ice cream shop run by elephants in the movie
The new park will also present a very creative live entertainment experience, vividly interpreting Zootopia and its animal residents. Judy and Nick are recruiting new police officers at the police recruitment center, where tourists can take photos with the two beloved characters. In the Animal City Park apartment complex, many familiar characters in movies, including Lulu and her father, Mr. Koslov the polar bear, Sloth Lightning, the yak, the Duke of Weston and Judy’s parents and brothers, will poke out of different windows from time to time every day, or tease each other, or interact with tourists. . This special atmosphere performance, jointly created by Walt Disney Fantasy Project, Disney Live Entertainment Performance and Shanghai Disney Resort Entertainment Performance Team, will focus on the vivid and interesting storyline in the movie. At the same time, based on the careful polishing of details in the new park, it will present the beloved to tourists in this unique way. Role. In today’s creative release event, Lulu can’t wait to appear in surprise. Welcome visitors to the “Zootopia” and bravely “try everything”.
Concept map of the special atmosphere performance in Zootopia
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Gray is a lifelong Disney fan! From Disney+ to the parks, he loves it all. His favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast, and his favorite attraction is The Haunted Mansion.