Zootopia Land is coming! Are you as excited as we are? Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde, and the gang are headed to Disney! All-new concept art was released with details, hints, and more about the all-new Zootopia Land! A video detailing the ride’s headline attraction was also released today as well. Read on to discover everything Zootopia Land will bring once built.
Zootopia is a 2016 film from Walt Disney Animation Studios that follows the dreams and struggles of a rabbit (don’t call her a bunny) named Judy Hopps. She moves from her small town to the thriving metropolis of Zootopia to become a police officer. Because of her size, most laugh at her and dismiss her but she remains committed. She teams up with unlikely partner Nick Wilde, a conman and a fox, and together the pair sets out to unravel a mystery. Zootopia is the land where anyone can be anything and Judy Hopps is going to prove it!
It’s been 7 years since the movie’s release and it hasn’t had any significant presence at Disney Parks aside from the one off character meet for special occasions. That changes later this year! In its second major expansion since opening in 2016, Shanghai Disney shared all new footage and concept art for the highly anticipated new land.
Zootopia– Hot Pursuit
We knew the area would have an “E-ticket” ride, but until now that’s all we knew. We didn’t know it would be a roller-coaster, trackless dark ride, or some sort of high-tech innovation. The ride, in fact, will be a trackless dark ride that sees us as Zootopia police recruits headed out to the big city to help Judy and Nick in pursuit of Bellwether, the baddie who has kidnapped singing sensation Gazelle!
Check out the concept art:
Disney also released a video of the queue where we see an extremely advanced Chief Bongo animatronic giving us our mission:
A new look at the Chief Bogo animatronic as seen in the queue for "Zootopia: Hot Pursuit" – the main attraction in the upcoming Zootopia-themed land opening later this year at Shanghai Disney Resort. pic.twitter.com/Kzc9X1M5bX
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This will be a race through all the various terrains of Zootopia. Disney says ” here you’ll pursue Bellwether and her gang sliding across the ice of Tundra Town, prowling for fugitives through the streets of Sahara Square, sharing a too-close-for-comfort encounter at Mystic Springs Oasis, and plummeting from the canopies of the Rainforest District!” This confirms that the ride will have a drop, probably similar to the one on Rise of the Resistance.
The ride vehicles will be all-terrain police cars that look like something straight from a sci-fi movie.
Jumbo-Pop: a Zootopia Land Treat
After you get your adrenaline pumping on Hot Pursuit, head over to Jumbeaux’s Café for a treat straight out of the film. Here you’ll experience the ice cream shop where Judy first met the wily Nick.
Try Officer Clawhauser’s favorite chocolate donut and you guessed it: you’ll even be able to enjoy a gigantic Jumbo-Pop or Pawpsicle. No hustle required!
Zootopia Land Atmosphere
In keeping with recent tradition (think Cars Land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and Toy Story Land), Zootopia Land will put guests right in the middle of the action. You’ll actually feel like you’ve stepped into the film. Just like Judy Hopps, you’ll arrive in Zootopia Land from Zootopia Central train station and immerse yourself in the city’s urban center.
In the mood to shop? Head into Fashions by Fru Fru, owned by resident fashionista, Fru Fru. You can’t miss it, it’s right by the entrance of Mane Street (see what they did there?). Get your fill of Zootopia merch with “hundreds of different themed products” including the Zootopia Cute collection as well as fun new headwear (read: Zootopia-themed ears), clothing, accessories and more.
Are you as excited as we are about the brand-new Zootopia Land coming to Shanghai Disney? The land has long been rumored for Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World and after seeing these details, we have to admit, it would be perfect! Stay tuned right here at Disney Dining for what is shaping up to be a memorable week for Disney fans as Disney celebrates the “Road to Destination D23” with exciting updates all week long!