Shanghai Happy Valley

Happy Valley, Shanghai
Happy Valley, Shanghai

Shanghai Happy Valley is renowned as a theme park of beautiful scenery, huge areas to explore, superb scientific and technological content with breathtaking and exciting amusements. It is located in the central area of Shanghai Sheshan National Holiday Resort, Songjiang District, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of the downtown area. Covering an area of 863,500 square meters (213 acres), this Happy Valley is composed of seven major areas, each with different themed zones, such as Sunshine Harbor, Happy Times, Typhoon Bay, Gold Mine Town, Happy Ocean, Shanghai Bund and Shangri-la Woods. There are more than a hundred attractions and 12 top recreational distractions.

The Sunshine Harbor contains Arthur's Palace and the Soaring Dragon. Arthur's Palace can host banquets, performances and shows whilst the Soaring Dragon is a cinema that gives the feeling of flying while watching the movie. In the Happy Times area, there is the Wooden Coaster-Fireball. It is the first wooden roller coaster in China, and is shielded against the elements! The Twin-Tower Heroes attraction is also located here. The Typhoon Bay zone has exciting water based adventures, and you would hurtle from 26 meters (85 feet) high to the water in 'Shoot the Chute'.

The Gold Mine Town is a recreation of American West during the gold rush, with authentic looking trains and saloons. The realistic scenery makes you believe you are really there! There is a mine cart which is known for its high speed, high altitude and high adrenaline thrills. The place at the highest point of this theme park is known as the Treasure Island and has amazing views of Sheshan Mountain and Moon Lake. Apart from these, the OCT (Overseas China Town) Theater is also located in this area and contains lots of performances, including circus, musical and acrobatics shows.

Happy Valley, ShanghaiIf you get tired of extreme sports and thrills, you can head for the Happy Ocean, which contains many distractions for children. In Shanghai Bund zone you return to the thrills with the world best backboneless drop-coaster which plummets from 197 feet (60 meters), giving it the nickname the "king of coasters". The Gyro Swing, which cost more than a hundred million RMB to construct, is also located here. It can raise up to 15 stories high and gives a spectacular overview of the park. The Shangri-la Woods zone has many nature based distractions, such as the Rapid River and Jungle Rescue. Take your time drifting along the river and admire the beautiful canyon, rockeries, culverts, forests and flowers.

Besides fairground-style attractions, there are also numerous performances in the amusement park such as the Mayan Carnival and International Magic Festival. No mater what your tastes Happy Valley has something to cater to all tastes and make your dreams come true!

Rides and Attractions

 Happy Times: Wooden Coaster-Fireball, Twin-Tower Heroes, Power Surge, Dreamy Top, Double-decker Carousel, Happy Bouncing, Wave Swinger, X-Dimension

 Sunshine Harbor: Soaring Dragon

 Typhoon Bay: Shoot the Chute, Splash Over, Magic Hat, Storm Travel

 Gold Mine Town: Memory of the West, Ranger Camp, Treasure Island, Mine Adventure, Magic Theater

 Happy Ocean: Arctic Safari, Jumping Frog, Diving Kangaroo, Water Airship, Ocean Adventure, Marine School, Star of Ocean, Bubble Bash, Dancing Waves, Ants Convoys, Crazy Elves, Coral Theater, Little Flying Fish

 Shangri-la Woods: Mega-lite, Hovering Hump, Jungle Rescue, Kenpei Ancient Pagoda, Rapid River

 Shanghai Bund: Sky Drop, Energy Storm, Gyro Swing, Diving Coaster, 4D Theater

Tips for dining:

There are Pizza Hut and East Dawning in the business street near the entrance. KFC is located at the entrances of Shanghai Beach and Gold Mine Town. Special restaurants are located in Typhoon Bay and Shangri-la. Coffee house and tea house are located in Shanghai Beach and the Ants Kingdom.

How to get to Happy Valley Shanghai

1. Take bus Songjiang no. 19, Songchong Line or Songzhu Special Line and get off at Happy Valley Station.
2. Take Metro Line 9 to Sheshan Station. Leave from exit 1. Cross the overpass and find the free shuttle bus in orange color to Happy Valley in five minutes.
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How to tour around the park

You can take a battery powered car or sight-seeing train to travel around. It costs CNY 30 per person. You just need to wave the driver to stop and then board the car or train. By the way, there is no limit on how many times you can take the car or train.

Ticket Price

CNY 230 for adults and children above 1.5 meters (4.9 feet)
CNY 160 for children between 1.1 and 1.4 meters (3.6 and 4.6 feet).
Free for children under 1.1 meters.

* Night ticket: CNY 150
Visitors are allowed to enter after 16:00.

Opening Hours (2022)

09:00 - 21:30

Nearby Attractions: Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden

 Read more:
10 Cool Things to Do in Shanghai for Youngsters
15 Things to Do in Shanghai with Kids
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- Last updated on Jul. 05, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Happy Valley
Asked by James from CHINA | Jun. 20, 2020 22:53Reply
Is Shanghai Happy Valley open in July?
Right now the "Opening Hours" only list May 6 - June 30, 2020.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ryan from FINLAND | Jun. 22, 2020 02:18

Generally speaking, it will open in July. But I didn't find the opening time too. You are suggested to keep close attention to the news on the official website.
Asked by Ana from CHINA | Jun. 07, 2020 17:48Reply
Is there a ride of Shanghai Happy Valley all you can? And how much would it be?
Answers (1)
Answered by Michael from CANADA | Jun. 08, 2020 02:34

Well, what do you mean about the a ride of the theme park? Do you want to know whether the entrance ticket includes all recreational facilities inside?
Asked by Yousuf Khan from SHANGHAI CHINA | Apr. 26, 2020 07:12Reply
How about yearly tickets for those who are staying at Shanghai for longer period?
Answers (1)
Answered by Camden from CANADA | Apr. 26, 2020 20:42

Yes, the yearly tickets of Shanghai Happy Valley is CNY985 per person.
Asked by V from CHINA MAINLAND | Dec. 06, 2019 10:53Reply
Is Shanghai Happy Valley open in January?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kim from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 09, 2019 19:05

Yes, it opens all year round from 9:30 to 20:00.
Asked by Andy from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 03, 2019 17:57Reply
How long does it take if I get the train from Xiaonanmen Station to Sheshan Station?
And how long does the shuttle bus take from Station to Happy Valley Park?
Answers (1)
Answered by Danny from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 05, 2019 18:26

Take metro line 9 from Xiaonanmen station to Sheshan station, it takes 55 minutes with CNY6. To Happy Valley, it takes around 1.5 hours.
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