The first Zootopia themed park expansion is now underway at the Shanghai Disneyland Resort!  Disney has just announced the mammal metropolis addition to the park has broke ground.  Zootopia is the eighth land to open at the Shanghai park and will feature a diverse and vibrant city inhabited by characters from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film.

“This is an immensely exciting time for Shanghai Disney Resort and Zootopia fans alike,” said Joe Schott, president and general manager, Shanghai Disney Resort. “Since we announced the development of our new Zootopia-themed land earlier this year we have been overwhelmed by the excitement and anticipation expressed by fans from across China and around the world.”

Zootopia will be located adjacent to Fantasyland and will include Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps, as well as Flash the Sloth, Gazelle, Officer Clawhauser, Chief Bogo and Yax the Yak.  Shanghai Disneyland currently features a themed construction wall with characters from Zootopia, including Flash and polar bear. More characters will be added to the wall in the coming months.

“We are pleased to announce the start of main construction for the new land today, a significant milestone in its development,” added Schott. “This expansion demonstrates Shanghai Disney Resort’s commitment to bringing new and unique experiences to our guests, offering more reasons for them to come visit us again and again.”

We can’t wait for this new land to open and really hope there will be a US expansion including Zootopia in the future.