By Yuzhou Hu
China Tourism Day is on Sunday May 19. To celebrate the special occasion, 70 tourist attractions across Shanghai will offer half-price promotions that day, reports Shine.
It’s no surprise that the most iconic tourist spots around town are on the half-price list: Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Wild Animal Park, Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Shanghai Changfeng Ocean World and Shanghai Disney Resort. But because most of us who live in Shanghai have visited these places more than once, we put together a list of new family-friendly destinations that are offering the 50% off promotion.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Shanghai
Image via LEGOLAND Discovery Center Shanghai
Located inside the Changfeng Joy City, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Shanghai is a haven for all you brick-aholics out there. Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, the whole family will have a great time building something out of bricks. The Center currently features a model of Shanghai’s most famous landmarks completely composed of LEGOs.
Regular Price: RMB200, Discounted Price: RMB100
10am-8pm. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Shanghai, see listing here.
The Shanghai Dungeon
Image via The Shanghai Dungeon
If you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping, look no further than the Shanghai Dungeon. Combining lost legends of old Shanghai and mesmerizing special effects, visitors will be enthralled by the immersive 60-minute experience. But don’t worry, it’s not that scary compared to other haunted houses. We recommend the Shanghai Dungeon for kids aged 12 and above.
Regular Price: RMB200; Discounted Price: RMB100 (for adults)
Regular Price: RMB160; Discounted Price: RMB80 (for kids)
10am-8pm. The Shanghai Dungeon, see listing here.
Peppa Pig World of Play
Image via Peppa Pig World of Play
If your little ones are hardcore fans of this adorable pink piglet, then there’s no reason for you to miss out on the Peppa Pig World of Play. Spanning 1,100 square meters, this indoor park has brought Peppa’s village to life. Whether it’s Miss Rabbit's bus, the train around Grandma Pig's farm or the iconic muddy puddles, kids will definitely have a fun time here.
Dream City of Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland
Image via Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland
Dream City is an amusement park right located right next to the Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland. Apart from having tons of facilities for kids, the park features a glass aerial walkway where tourists can have a bird’s-eye view of the breathtaking scenery of the Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland. A Smurfs theme park is also slated to open there before the end of the year.
Regular Price: RMB120; Discounted Price: RMB60
10am-10pm. Dream City of Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, see listing here.
Anderson Dream World
Image via Sohu
Occupying an area of 81,400 square meters, Anderson Dream World takes visitors back in time to the North European town. Boasting seven themed sections covering classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, your little ones can immerse themselves in the world of "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Match Girl" and more.
Regular Price: RMB180, Discounted Price: RMB90
9.30am-5.30pm. Anderson Dream World, see listing here.
Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park
Image via Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park
Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park – the world’s largest ocean park – opened to the public in November last year. With six exhibition pavilions spread out across the venue, the ocean park gives tourists an opportunity to meet polar bears, penguins and white whales. Moreover, animal theaters, 4D cinemas and thrilling rides are also available to keep you entertained all day long.
Regular Price: RMB390; Discounted Price: RMB195
9am-6pm. Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, see listing here.
It is worth noting that May 19 is a Sunday, so we suggest avoiding peak hours at these venues. Otherwise, you may encounter the horrible congestion, which we just experienced over the Labor Day holiday.
[Cover image via LEGOLAND Discovery Center Shanghai, The Shanghai Dungeon, Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland and Sohu]
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