Shanghai’s Enchanted Storybook Castle

Shanghai Disneyland’s Enchanted Storybook Castle is the newest and tallest castle of any Disney Park around the world.

Rather than representing a single Princess, this castle is the first to represent all of the Disney Princesses as evidenced by colorful mosaics and relief sculptures inside, distinctly shaped spires atop, and the theming of its Royal Banquet Hall. The overall architecture is Renaissance inspired (as opposed to Gothic-European architecture of the other castles) but also incorporates Chinese decorative elements. For example, a golden peony, the traditional floral symbol of China, tops off the highest point.

The Snow White room inside Royal Banquet Hall

Not only doesn’t this castle feature a restaurant (Royal Banquet Hall) where each room represents a different Princess story) but it has two attractions: “Once Upon a Time” Adventure, a walk-through attraction based on Disney’s first full-length animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (kind of like a high-tech, interactive version of the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough at Disneyland), and Voyage to the Crystal Grotto, a charming musical boat ride that winds around the castle and through the waterways underneath its massive structure.

The entrance to the castle’s main attraction

The Evil Queen appears in one of the many interactive displays

“Once Upon a Time” Adventure inside Enchanted Storybook Castle

View of Shanghai Disneyland’s Enchanted Storybook Castle with Voyage to the Crystal Grotto in the foreground

Be sure to take a look at the other iconic Disney Parks castles:

This location is mentioned in our blog post: A Photo Tour Of The BoardWalk’s Hidden Disney Castles

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