7 Best Theme Parks And Amusement Parks In Shanghai, China

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Shanghai is China’s most populous city and its main commercial center. It’s one of the world’s busiest port cities, which sits on the eastern sea coast off the country. Doubling as China’s financial capital and its most vibrant destination, it is a beautiful place of diverse experiences and activities. Its name translates to “the city by the sea,” and it is divided into two parts - Puxi and Pudong by the Huangpu River. Blessed with an incredible climate, the region is also home to amazing skyscrapers, science and technology centers, remarkable galleries, glamorous malls, unique shopping centers, and exceptional diners to enjoy Chinese and intercontinental dishes. If you are thinking of outdoor fun, the location has several parks, outdoor game centers, picnic spots, and so much more. Check out these exciting theme parks and amusement parks in Shanghai, China, with your family and have the fun of your lives.

1. Jinjiang Amusement Park

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One of the oldest theme parks in the city, Jinjang Amusement Park, is somewhere you must visit. The beautiful spot is situated south of Shanghai South Railway Station and offers a series of exciting rides and fun activities to keep you fully engaged throughout your stay. Jinjang features four thrilling roller coaster rides, with two going backward! There is a huge Ferris wheel, an exciting boat adventure, and a long inverted boomerang ride. Regardless of what you choose to do, the experience is bound to be memorable. Don’t forget to check out the ghost train and log flume too!

Jinjiang Amusement Park

Address: 201 Hongmei Rd, Minhang, Shanghai, China

Website: Jinjiang Amusement Park

Opening hours: 8:45am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 9 USD

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2. Happy Valley Shanghai

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A trendy park amongst tourists and locals, Happy Valley is one of the best amusement parks in Shanghai. It was established in 2009, and this interactive place offers you and your family or friends a perfect place to have a great time together. Go on any one of its seven electrifying roller coaster rides, test your fear of heights in the speed drop rides and water splashes. Although there is usually a line to get in, the experience inside is thoroughly satisfying. One extra thing about this spot is that you can stay here all night!

Happy Valley Shanghai

Address: No.888 Linhu Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201602, China

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

Price: 33 USD

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3. Shanghai Disneyland

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The most popular theme park in the city, and arguably in the entire country, Shanghai Disneyland is a Walt Disney masterpiece. With different thrilling packages, there is something for everyone here, whether you go with friends or with family. This fantastic place offers you a mixture of family shows, themed house experiences, thrill rides, entertainment shows, and so much more. There are so many fun things to do that you might be confused about where to start. But everything here is interactive and designed specially to give you a wonderful time.

Shanghai Disneyland

Address: 310 Huangzhao Rd. Chuansha New Town, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

Price: 56 USD

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4. Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park

If you are thinking of a SeaWorld experience, then go no further than Haichang Ocean Park. It’s an ideal site for all water lovers to have fun. The park gives you an insight into life under the sea excitingly and engagingly. Segmented into five different areas, the park is home to a large number of aquatic mammals, fish, and other underwater creatures. Also, you will get a chance to see polar bears, penguins and even sharks. Watch fascinating exhibitions and dine in an underwater restaurant all at this incredible spot.

Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park

Address: No.166 Yinfei Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 201306, China

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 9am - 6pm; Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 5pm

Price: 45 USD

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5. People's Park Amusement Park

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A unique amusement park in the city, this place is loaded with things to do and see. It’s home to landmarks like the Antarctic Stone, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, a teahouse, an outdoor theater, a dance hall, and other entertainment venues. Serene and massive, the park also boasts of places to play chess, beautiful picnic spots, and stone tables and stools where you can sit and relax. Other points of attractions in this park include its massive artificial hills, pools and stunning landscape architecture.

People's Park Amusement Park

Address: 231 Nanjing W Rd, Ren Min Guang Chang, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 200003

Opening hours: 6am - 6pm (daily)

Price: Free

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6. Shanghai Film Park

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Shanghai Film Park is situated in the quiet Chedun Town, Songjiang District. Much like Hollywood, this film park is a wonderful film-making location in the country. Boasting of having the urban style of old Shanghai, the park has been used to shoot several blockbuster movies. Check out the artistic buildings, the lovely European style garden, see how movies are made, tour the former residence of Song Ziwen, and the Art & Design Academy on-site. It is a great place to visit, and if you are lucky and you visit during a shoot, you might end up appearing in one of the great movies produced within the park.

Shanghai Film Park

Address: 4915 Beisong Hwy, Chedunzhen, Songjiang, Shanghai, China

Website: Shanghai Film Park

Opening hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm (daily)

Price: 12 USD

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7. Legoland Discovery Center

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Shanghai is home to China’s first Legoland Discovery Center. And it is much more than where you can buy Lego products in bulk; it is also a place that offers some of the best experiences for children. It’s home to ten theme zones and incredible displays of Lego-made structures. There is a full mini-replica of the entire city, including the airports, bridges, skyscrapers, cars, landmark buildings, people, and even a tiny Godzilla, all made with Lego! It is built especially for children between the ages of three and ten years, and adults are only allowed in the company of their children.

Legoland Discovery Center

Address: 196 Daduhe Rd, Putuo, Shanghai, China, 200062

Website: Legoland Discovery Center

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (daily)

Price: 26 USD

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Have fun in the unique parks in Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the world’s greatest cities and the second most populous city on Earth. It is filled with a series of engaging, diverse and fascinating experiences. Booming businesses, towering buildings, cultural centers, art galleries, night clubs, fancy hotels, world-class restaurants, and beautiful natural parks, this city has it all. And if you are interested in something unique, some of these theme parks and amusement parks in Shanghai, China are just perfect for you.

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