We’re sharing your complete guide to Zootopia, a new land that will open on December 20, 2023 at Shanghai Disneyland.
The first-ever Zootopia-inspired land inside of a Disney theme park is coming! Planned to welcome its first guests on December 20, 2023 at Shanghai Disneyland, Zootopia Land will offer the chance to see the stories, characters, and worlds of the 2016 film. With new attractions, shops, and dining establishments planned for the land, plus plenty of characters to meet and greet, it’ll be a must-visit destination within Shanghai’s Disneyland Park.
Zootopia Land will become the seventh land within Shanghai Disneyland, and it’ll introduce Guests to a whole new themed area when it opens. As the second major expansion of Shanghai’s version of Disneyland since its opening in 2016, this is one hugely anticipated new land! What’s in store, and how will the world of Zootopia come to life? Find everything you need to know below.
- Zootopia Land Opening Details
- Zootopia Land Attractions
- Zootopia Land Shopping and Restaurants
- Frequently Asked Questions
Zootopia Opening Details
In fall 2023, Disney revealed new details on the rides, entertainment, and other experiences coming to the land. While the anticipated opening timeline for the land is late 2023, Disney has not confirmed or updated this date for awhile. We expect we may get more details at the 2023 D23 Expo.
Zootopia Attractions: Rides and Experiences
Disney has revealed a first look at the upcoming main attraction for the land — Zootopia: Hot Pursuit. Along with the ride, Disney previewed exciting new character meet-and-greet opportunities for guests to enjoy. We’re sharing all the details below.
Zootopia: Hot Pursuit
On the ride, guests will become rookie police officers with the Zootopia Police Department, joining Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde on a mission. The storyline is set after the events of the film, and the residents of Zootopia are celebrating Zootopia Day with a big concert by superstar Gazelle. On the ride, you’ll start off being greeted by Officer Clawhauser, who is the animatronic we’ve gotten a few previews of over the years!
But, time with Officer Clawhauser will be short. That’s because an alarm will be set off, and you’ll be brought in for an emergency briefing with Chief Bogo. He’ll tell you that Gazelle has been kidnapped ahead of the concert, and you’ll be assigned as backup to Officer Judy Hopps and her partner, Nick Wilde, to find her.
Your ride vehicle will be a police car, which will take you throughout Zootopia in search of Gazelle.
As part of the ride, you’ll get to see some of Zootopia’s different terrains, including the ice of Tundra Town, Sahara Square, Mystic Springs Oasis, and Rainforest District.
Zootopia Character Experiences
As part of the land, you’ll be able to actually interact with characters from the film. Head over towards the buildings of the land, where you can check out characters like Fru Fru and her father, Mr. Big, as well as Koslov the polar bear, Flash the sloth, Yax the yak, Duke Weaselton the weasel, and the Hopps family in an interactive space. They will be interacting amongst themselves, as well as guests, throughout the day in the windows of the Zootopia buildings.
Along with this experience, you can also take a selfie with Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde over at the Zootopia Recruitment Station.
Zootopia Land Shopping and Restaurants
Along with new details on the big ride for the park, Disney also revealed the names and details of dining and shopping experiences coming to the land.
For dining experiences, you’ll get the chance to try out some of the delicious bites from the film over at the Jumbeaux’s Cafe. The ice cream shop is a prominent part of the film and sells recognizable food, such as the Zootopia Popsicle in the shape of a paw print.
At the location, you can also pick up other eats like a Chocolate Marshmallow (beloved by Officer Clawhauser), a giant popsicle, and more. We’ll continue to share updates as we learn more about the menu
Fashions by Fru Fru
There will also be new shopping experiences that you can check out as part of the Zootopia land. Located by the entrance of Mane Street, you can check out Fashions by Fru Fru, owned by the character Fru Fru.
Here you can pick up different themed products, like the Zootopia Cute Collection. There will also be apparel, accessories, and more that you can bring home as the perfect souvenir. Inside the shop you’ll also find two special areas themed after the characters of Yax and Duke Weaselton.
Frequently Asked Questions About Zootopia Land
Where is Zootopia Land going to be?
Zootopia Land will be located at Shanghai Disneyland Park.
Will there be a Zootopia Land at Walt Disney World or Disneyland in the U.S.?
Currently, there are no official plans to recreate Shanghai Disneyland’s Zootopia Land at either of the U.S. resorts. At 2022’s D23 Expo, Disney did reveal that a Zootopia Land is a “potential expansion” that could come to DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom within Disney World – but that idea is still in the very early concept exploration stage and is not yet official.
When is Zootopia Land’s opening date?
Disney has revealed that Zootopia will open on December 20, 2023.