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Adventure Isle

 

Disney Description from June 2016 -

Adventure Isle, a place found only at Shanghai Disneyland, immerses guests in a newly discovered lost world brimming with mystery and hidden treasure. Guests easily find this land by the sight of the mighty Roaring Mountain, source of an ancient legend. The mountain’s sporadic rumbling is said to be the roar of a mysterious reptilian being which lives on the mountain, just waiting to be discovered.

At the base of Roaring Mountain, guests are invited to prove themselves as true adventurers and blaze their own trails at Camp Discovery. They may choose to travel across time and space in Soaring Over the Horizon, or embark on the thrilling rafting adventure Roaring Rapids, straight through the heart of Adventure Isle.
 
The history of Adventure Isle combines lore and Disney imagination, beginning with the Arbori people, whose thriving civilization was founded on this island several thousand years ago. The island was discovered by a group of international explorers known as the League of Adventurers. Three key League of Adventurers members – the expedition leader, photographer and artist - are all from China, and they tell the story to visitors in a way that is easily understandable. Every corner of Adventure Isle offers guests of all ages the chance to unravel ancient mysteries, reconnect with a land lost in time and create cherished memories.
 
Roaring Rapids
Roaring Rapids takes guests on a white-knuckle adventure through the heart of Adventure Isle. Riding a raft propelled only by gravity and water, anything can happen as guests plunge down a mountain and into a dark cavern where the undiscovered secrets of an ancient tribal legend and the reptilian creature Q’aráq are revealed. Only those who venture into the mountain will encounter the massive, mysterious Q’aráq.
 
“Tarzan: Call of the Jungle” at Storyhouse Stage
“Tarzan: Call of the Jungle” is an original production starring Tarzan and his friends, included as part of the entertainment at Shanghai Disneyland. It’s a high-energy, musical retelling of the boy who was raised by apes to become King of the Jungle. Featuring the iconic score from the animated Disney feature film, Tarzan, the stage show is a fusion of theatrics, Chinese acrobatics and a rock concert. It is performed in Mandarin at Storyhouse Stage, a center of song, art, and dance.
 
Camp Discovery
Shanghai Disneyland is the first Disney park to offer Camp Discovery, a place where adventurers of all ages and abilities gather to explore ruins and dig sites in search of ancient tribal relics. They may explore natural wonders and ancient legends, trek past waterfalls and discover tribal ruins in an elevated ropes course created specifically for this land. Guests will choose their own expeditions and levels at Camp Discovery, with some opting for the thrilling natural wonders of Roaring Mountain and others choosing to enjoy the views and become immersed in science, nature, and history.
 
Soaring Over the Horizon
Anyone who has dreamed of seeing the world or soaring like a bird will enjoy the exhilarating experience at Soaring Over the Horizon, with an aerial tour of the globe never seen before. Guests will feel the wind in their faces and treetops whizzing beneath them as they soar high above some of the world’s most iconic landmarks. Starting from an ancient observatory nestled in the cloud forest, guests will marvel at vistas and discover spectacular scenic wonders, with a view of the Great Wall of China and special sites in Shanghai. An ideal attraction for the entire family, it features an original story, a new walk-through experience and a new aerial tour. The attraction is an epic re-mastering of the popular attraction at Disney parks in the United States, which use giant-screen projection technology.
 
Tribal Table
The Tribal Table, a festive, art-filled restaurant, invites guests to come together for an appetizing meal in a sensory dining experience. Sights, sounds and smells will whet the appetite as guests enjoy the action of live cooking with fiery woks and rotisseries. This ancient gathering house in the Arbori village is the heart and soul of the land, offering vivid flavors, a friendly atmosphere and beautiful artwork. The murals, artifacts and illustrations will dazzle visitors with scenes from a rich tribal culture.

 

Attractions
Current Attractions:
  • Disney Jungle Characters at Happy Circle (Opened: Jun 16, 2016)
  • Roaring Rapids (FP) (Opened: Jun 16, 2016)
  • Soaring Over the Horizon (FP) (Opened: Jun 16, 2016)
Retired Entertainment:
  • Tarzan: Call of The Jungle (Jun 16, 2019 - Aug 06, 2019)
Dining
  • Tribal Table
  • Piranha Bites
  • Outdoor Corndog Cart
  • Outdoor Popcorn Cart

 

Quick Facts
  • The land of Adventure Isle contains approximately 24,000 square meters of rock work, hand sculpted and painted by Chinese and international artisans and rock work designers.
  • Roaring Mountain dominates the land, with a waterfall that is nearly 32 meters tall, making it one of the highest manmade waterfalls in Asia. Every 4.8 minutes, the volume filling an Olympic-size swimming pool (2.5 million liters) flows through the flume of the Roaring Rapids attraction.

 

Geek's Thoughts
From April 2018:
  • Used FastPasses to visit Soaring Over the Horizon.  I debated about spending the time then curiosity of the queue/intro got the best of me.    The queue reminding me of Indiana Jones almost in terms of texture and feel.  The night scene you walk through is well done.   The preshow and boarding areas also have the same feel but the illusion/theme is broken as soon as you enter the projection rooms. The ride carriages and room are the same industrial feel as the US counterparts.   The show load/unload feels even slower than here in the states so the experience took quite a while even with a FastPass.   The Introduction/Safety Video has a much different feel to it, even with some similar elements (I posted a video in the picture set).  The safety portion had English sub titles but not the rest of the film.  It would have been more entertaining to have some sort of translation available.   The film itself is the same as Soarin’ around the World but the finale is downtown Shanghai instead of Disneyland or Epcot.  Same fireworks though.   We drew seats on the bottom left edge, about the worst view in the house.  I had not seen the new film from there and I can confirm it is terrible.  Everything looks even more warped.  Also the lighting seemed up or something because the screen seams really jumped out.  Lastly it was worth noting that you exit on a path by the restroom.  This seems a little awkward on first pass.
  • Tarzan: Call of the Jungle takes place several times a day on the Storyhouse Stage in Adventure Isle.  I found this to be the signature show of the park.  It recreates the story of Tarzan with live acrobatic and dance performances.  The show is in Mandarin but if you know the film and Music it is easy enough to follow along and since I knew the songs my mind was able to fill in the English vocals.   This show is not as dialog heavy as the Eye of the Storm or the Storytime shows.    We really enjoyed this high energy show and found the performers to be extremely talented and entertaining.   The plan is to see it a second time tomorrow.
  • Songs of the Arbori takes place in the Stone of the Sun & Moon area.  A trio of musicians parade out and perform a couple of songs in the area.  This is another of those shows that is not listed anywhere except at the theater.
  • The Camp Discovery Challenge Trails opened at 9am and I was there for the opening and within the first group through.   This is the attraction where you wear a safety harness and are able to walk through an elevated rope course that traverses the terrain of Roaring Mountain.   The preparation process was involved with four different cast members attaching gear and checking the harness.  I really enjoyed the walk.  You make choices as you go and if something looks a little outside your comfort zone or physical ability there were alternate paths.   If you trust the safety gear it was relatively straight forward to walk through.  As soon as I was on the course I put my weight into the gear and it was good to go so even on the narrow ledges, etc.. I really had no problems and just kept going.   There were quite a few guests that seemed really afraid or overly cautious of the situations along the trail.  I found myself admiring the view more than focusing on the course.  You are not allowed to have any cameras so for me it was a vacation being able to just soak in the sights and experience.  I did find myself wanting to take pictures frequently and wishing I had a camera.   I really enjoyed this unique attraction and wish I would have had more time or patience to do other routes.  The lines was well over an hour most of the day which was longer than I wanted to wait.

 

Geek's Pictures & Video
Shanghai Disneyland - Day 4 - Part IV Adventure Isle

Tarzan: Call of the Jungle and Songs of the Arbori. From April 12, 2018

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