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  • Do you think the Shanghai castle is ugly or beautiful?

    I feel like I'm alone in thinking that is the ugliest Disney castle on Earth.

    Does Bob Iger have worse taste than Michael Eisner,
    whose Disneyland Paris castle looks really cool at night & when looking it from the grassy hill side?

    What to you think?

    Do you agree with me that despite nostalgia for the Anaheim castle,
    that the Tokyo Disneyland & Walt Disney World castles are the most beautiful?
    8
    The Shanghai Disneyland castle is ugly.
    50.00%
    4
    The Shanghai Disneyland castle is BEAUTIFUL!
    37.50%
    3
    Art/beauty is subjective, for ex. 1 can't say Mozart is a better musician than Brittney Spears!
    12.50%
    1

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by jcruise86; 04-12-2020, 10:11 AM.

  • #2
    It's not flawless, like Paris's castle or Disneysea's fortress, but it has some respectable aspects. For example, it looks like its made of marble or stone in its upper ramparts, whereas the smooth fiberglass turrets of Cinderella Castle has always looked too artificial to my eyes. Shanghai's problem is it has no buildings or trees to ensconce it like the other parks do. It just sits there, alone on an elevated plinth. And its least attractive side/angle is the most important one: straight on from entry. From diagonal and rear angles and with trees to help frame and obscure it, it can look really good.

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    • #3
      I dig it. It kind of gives me a feel like a castle the beast would live in pre curse.

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      • #4
        My friend and I visited a couple of years ago and neither of us had issues with it. At all. It's a beautiful castle. With a very, very spacious hub area in front of it. A very open park-like setting. Shanghai Disneyland was beautiful in our opinion.

        What's more though is the CMs there are phenomenal. They felt almost old school Disney, and took a lot of pride in their job. We didn't meet one CM who didn't greet us with a huge smile and an extremely positive attitude.

        Having both been Attractions CMs at Disneyland in Anaheim, we knew what it should look like. And they had it! Tokyo CMs had it too. HK Disney CMs? Not so much.

        So many great things about this park. The layout is quite impressive. And of course, their Tron is outstanding. Shanghai's Pirates is beyond phenomenal. Overall, a great visit.

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        • #5
          Like so many things it is impossible to properly weigh in on this topic based on internet photos alone. I personally thought it was somewhat ugly until I visited in person. It is a fantastic castle. Photos do not do it justice.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gelatoni97 View Post
            Like so many things it is impossible to properly weigh in on this topic based on internet photos alone. I personally thought it was somewhat ugly until I visited in person. It is a fantastic castle. Photos do not do it justice.
            That's a good point. I was outraged that Disney didn't fix the Yeti in the Animal Kingdom's Everest,
            UNTIL
            I actually rode it. We were in front of it for a second or two. and with the lighting it had I thought it still looked impressive. After seeing it in person, I though it would not be the best use of Disney's resources to spend millions fixing it.

            While I'm changing the subject, Micechatters, what other things (Disney or not) surpassed your expectations or disappointed you when you saw them in person?

            The Wizard World of Harry Potter (especially Hogwarts) blew me away when I first saw it, partly because I dark atmosphere enhancing thunderstorm had just started before we entered the area. I noticed another dad entered the area a minute after me and his jaw literally dropped when he looked around.

            Galaxy's Edge was no better than I'd expected. Enough with the rock work, Disneyland Resort. It's been done very well (Carsland, Big Thunder, and now Galaxy's Edge), but enough is enough.
            Last edited by jcruise86; 09-17-2022, 10:59 AM.

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            • #7
              Everything about Shanghai is ugly if you ask me. Horrible place.

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