List of 8 Theme Parks in Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the Chinese cities with the most theme parks. Some Shanghai theme parks are interesting, some are romantic, and some are thrilling... You can find the one that you expect with ease. Here are the 8 most popular theme parks in Shanghai. When traveling there, don’t miss the one that you take an interest in.


As the first Disneyland in the mainland of China, Shanghai Disneyland Park has been the most popular theme park in Shanghai and even the whole China. It is a magical world to play with Disney cartoon figures and have fun with various facilities in the background of Disney movies, like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Enchanted Storybook Castle, and Roaring Rapids. Besides the traditional Disney movie things, it adopts some Chinese elements, so you can have unique and amazing experience to find Disney style things in a Chinese style place. How amazing it is! There are 7 theme zones: Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Adventure Isle, Treasure Cove, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland & Disney·Pixar Toy Story Land. Treasure Cove is themed on pirates, which is the only one in all Disneyland Parks around the world.

 Recommended Tour:   1 Day Shanghai Disneyland Tour from $45

Shanghai Disneyland Ticket Booking
Happy Valley is a quite Chinese-style theme park in Shanghai. In addition to western style zones with merry-go-round, roller coasters, swing ride, etc., there is the Shangri-La theme zone for you to play in the lush surroundings with rockeries, jungles and flowers, and the newly opened Shanghai Beach, showing you how Shanghai looked like in the early 20th century. At night, you can also feast your eyes with the fountain show. 

Shanghai Happy Valley Tickets Booking

LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Shanghai

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is one of the best indoor theme parks in Shanghai. As a world of building blocks, it is an excellent place to enlighten kids and is popular among Lego enthusiasts. Visitors can create a marine animal, a house, a car or other creative things with blocks under the guide of the tutors. There are also other funs things to enjoy in addition to playing Lego blocks, like shaping a virtual mini-figure on the screen with the operating bar, going on an adventure to save the princess with a laser gun, etc. What is marvelous is the mini Shanghai built with blocks, which reproduces the cityscape vividly, and make you a giant in this mini city.

Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park

This Shanghai theme park is divided into five parts, which are the bay, the polar town, the icy kingdom, undersea land, and the tribe by sea respectively. You would watch the shows of killer whales, white whales, dolphins, and walrus, etc., and join the crazy float parade and town party. The aquarium with Antarctic penguins, polar bears, sharks, sea jellies and other lives in the sea are also charming. Drifting, roller coaster, and the ride in the tunnels underwater will offer you a great tour to get close to the ocean.

Sega Joypolis Shanghai

It is very distinctive out of the theme parks in Shanghai, originating from Japan and themed on anime. Located on the 4th Floor of Global Harbor, North Zhongshan Road, Putuo District, Joypolis is more like an entertainment arcade, as it provides the most advanced game devices. Via these devices, such as the 360 degree whirling game device, Ex-4D Theater and VR equipment, you can reach the goal line in the fastest speed and with the most handsome posture, beat the intruders with autobot Optimus Prime, or take part in the exciting car racing and car drifting... in the digital world. The central stage with LED screen will give you shocking visual feast, which mixes the “Digital World” and “Real World” into a fusion. Besides, there are some funny game machines for kids, like those to claw dolls, race moto, play a drum, etc.

Hello Kitty - Shanghai Times

If you are a Hello Kitty fan, Hello Kitty Shanghai Times cannot be missed. It’s an indoor park located at Shanghai Shimao Festival City on East Nanjing Road, the busiest place in Shanghai. Three scenes have been constructed in the background of Shanghai city in 1930s, 1980s and present. You will join in the life of Hello Kitty and her cartoon friends in the three time periods in Shanghai, like going for a time travel. You may feel you have gotten back to your girlhood in the pink world.

Peppa Pig - World of Play

It, in LCM Plaza on Zhangyang Road, Pudong New Area, is a Shanghai theme park highly restoring the scenes in the cartoon of Peppa Pig, including the camper, Peppa’s home, muddy puddles, the supermarket, etc. To experience Peppa’s daily life at the familiar scenes is a funny activity, and in the “World of Play” designed for family tour, children would have a great time learning some fresh knowledge and playing some games with parents or the director. This is a good site for kids to explore. There is also a gift shop selling Peppa dolls and other Peppa-themed items.

Dole Island Trampoline Park

Dole Island Trampoline Park, as the name says, is a super park for enjoy trampoline games. It is the first trampoline park in China, opposite to High School affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Yingao Road, Baoshan District. There are multiple jumping zones for people to choose from, including the free jumping zone, children zone, slam dunk zone, sponge pool zone, spacewalk zone and dodgeball zone. People of all ages can enjoy themselves there as well as keep fit. The trampoline gymnastics class for kids before schooling is also available.

Theme parks in Shanghai under construction are worth looking forward to as well, such as LEGOLAND, Discovery Adventures Park, Winter Star, Ganso Dream World, and so on.
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- Last updated on May. 05, 2023 by Catherine He -
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