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Enchanted Storybook Castle is the centerpiece castle of Shanghai Disneyland Park, which opened in June 2016. The castle is the first to represent all of the Disney Princesses, contrary to other parks. It is also the tallest Disney castle ever built.

Summary

Being the largest Disney castle ever constructed, Enchanted Storybook Castle houses a variety of functional facilities including a walk-through attraction, a restaurant, a makeover boutique, an elaborate stage, and a boat ride that goes underneath the main level.

In the main hall of the castle are mosaics depicting four Disney Princesses, representing the four seasons. With The Princess and the Frog representing Spring, Tangled representing Summer, Brave for Autumn, and Frozen for Winter. In the center, a golden chandelier cascades down from a regal blue ceiling shaped like a star that resembles a starry night sky. This is also the first castle in a Disney Park to have multiple main entrances from different sides, with elaborate walkways that all meet at the center rotunda.

Contrary to Sleeping Beauty Castle, inspired by Germany's medieval Neuschwanstein Castle; Cinderella Castle, which borrowed styles from gothic French architecture; and Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant's storybook whimsicality; Enchanted Storybook Castle's overall look was inspired by Renaissance architecture. However, its design features numerous details and elements previously used in precedent Disney castles. Designers also incorporated Chinese stylings and decorative elements to appeal to the country's audience. For example, the castle is topped with a golden peony, a flower popular among Chinese traditions. Besides the peony, the castle also bears a great amount of symbolic elements illustrate the partnership and the blending between Disney and Chinese culture.

During the designing phase, modern technologies such as 3D computer modeling had to be applied to design and break down the constructional steps for the team. Adding to its gigantic size, the castle is actually built on an elevated platform and can be seen miles away from the park. The platform itself is in fact a gigantic building that houses the boat ride that goes underneath the castle as well as behind the scene facilities.

Attractions

Entertainment

Restaurants

Shops

Gallery

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References


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Shanghai Disney Logo
Mickey Avenue
Shanghai Disneyland Band
Gardens of Imagination
Dumbo the Flying ElephantFantasia CarouselGarden of the Twelve FriendsGolden Fairytale FanfareMarvel UniverseMeet Mickey
Fantasyland
Alice in Wonderland MazeBai Ling StorytimeEnchanted Storybook CastleFantasy FestivalFrozen: A Sing-Along CelebrationHunny Pot SpinOnce Upon a Time AdventurePeter Pan's FlightSeven Dwarfs Mine TrainSword in the StoneThe Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohVoyage to the Crystal Grotto
Adventure Isle
Camp DiscoveryHappy CircleRoaring RapidsSoarin' Over the HorizonTarzan: Call of the Jungle
Treasure Cove
Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt SpectacularExplorer CanoesPirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken TreasureShipwreck ShoreSiren's Revenge
Tomorrowland
Baymax Super Exercise ExpoBuzz Lightyear Planet RescueJet PacksStar Wars Launch BayStitch EncounterTRON Lightcycle Power RunTRON Realm, Chevrolet Digital Challenge
Toy Story Land (Upcoming in 2018)
Rex's RacersSlinky Dog SpinWoody's Round-Up
Current Entertainment
Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightMickey's Storybook ExpressThe Lion King (musical)

Seasonal: Summer Blast

Resorts
Shanghai Disneyland HotelToy Story Hotel


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Disney Princess 2014 Logo
Princesses
Official Disney Princesses: Snow WhiteCinderellaAuroraArielBelleJasminePocahontasMulanTianaRapunzelMerida

Other Princesses: Maid MarianLeia OrganaEilonwyCallaAriel's sistersKiaraMelodyKida NedakhTing-Ting, Su and MeiGiselleKilala RenoAttaDotKairiPrincess of GentlehavenCharlotte La BouffVanellope von SchweetzPirate PrincessSofiaStar ButterflyElenaAnnaElsa
Other Female Protagonists: Minnie MouseDaisy DuckFalineAliceWendy DarlingTinker BellSallyNalaEsmeraldaMegaraJane PorterMadellaineShantiNitaMoana

Disney Parks
Enchanted Storybook CastleFairy Tale ForestFantasy FaireGolden Fairytale FanfareMickey's Magical CelebrationPrincess PavilionRoyal Banquet Hall
Media
Video Games: Disney PrincessDisney Princess: Royal AdventureDisney Princess: Enchanted JourneyDisney Princess: My Fairytale AdventureDisney Princess Enchanting Storybooks

Home Video: Disney Princess Sing Along Songs: Once Upon a DreamDisney Princess Sing Along Songs Vol. 2: Enchanted Tea PartyDisney Princess Sing Along Songs Vol. 3: Perfectly PrincessDisney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams
Books: Kilala PrincessDisney PrincessDisney Princess BeginningsPrincesses Through the SeasonsDisney Princess Comics TreasuryDisney Princess Treasury

See Also
Sofia the FirstDisney FairiesPrincesses of Heart