POV video from Shanghai Disneyland's Tron lightcycle ride

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Ricky from Inside the Magic writes, "This weekend Shanghai Disneyland began soft openings and that means the world has now had the pleasure of finally seeing a TRON ride come to life - and it's brilliant. The Tron Lightcycle Power Run is a roller coaster that lets guests hop on the film series' signature vehicles and race around the track to Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy tunes, surrounded by special effects. The Grid is live and is very real." Read the rest

Drone flyover of Shanghai Disneyland construction site

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It's a third-party clip, not sanctioned by Disney, so it's pretty remote/long-lens, but there's still some tantalyzing stuff in this video. From what I know about the Shanghai park, it's going to be pretty bad-ass. Don't miss the brown/yellow smog on the horizon! Read the rest

Gorgeous geometric reimagining of a stained-glass chapel

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This Rainbow Chapel at the Shanghai Museum of Glass was created for events like weddings, but a visit might make any day feel special. Read the rest

Shanghai hotel provides smog-masks for guests

Redditor Mthomaseddy snapped this photo of the elegantly packaged "gas mask" (apparently an air-filter mask, not something to be used in gas-attacks) that was waiting in his room at the Shanghai Fairmont when he checked in. China's pretty damned smoggy these days.

Shanghai hotels know how to pamper you (via Super Punch) Read the rest

Shanghai Disneyland's magnificent castle

An early peek at the castle they're building in Shanghai Disneyland -- looks like quite a beautiful piece of work, the first Disney castle to top 200 feet.
When work is complete, the castle will become the largest Disney castle to have been built. Visitors will be able to take a 10-minute ferry boat trip from the ground floor of the castle around other scenic spots in the resort. In the heart of Enchanted Storybook Castle is a magnificent winding staircase (left) that will lead guests on a "Once Upon a Time Adventure" featuring Disney princesses, the company said yesterday. An ornate archway (right) provides a grand entrance to the castle, which Walt Disney says is the inspirational icon of Shanghai Disneyland.
Once up a time in Shanghai ... (via The Disney Blog) Read the rest