Plans are in the works surrounding construction of a high-speed rail that would connect the new Shanghai Disneyland with other city rail and air hubs, Shanghai Daily reports.
The new Shanghai East Railway Station will be built in Pudong, near Shanghai Disneyland, according to blue prints.
A high-speed link would be extended from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, passing through Shanghai East Railway Station and on to Pudong International Airport, said Guo Zhuxue, chief of Shanghai Railway Bureau.
This would provide a speedy link to Shanghai Disneyland, both for passengers on rail services that would otherwise terminate at Hongqiao and for visitors arriving at Pudong International Airport.
Hongqiao Railway Station is 35 kilometers from the Disneyland site, while Pudong airport is 10km from the resort. As China’s high-speed trains travel at up to 300 kilometers per hour, the distance could be covered within minutes.
Earlier this year, Shanghai transit authorities announced that Metro Line 11 will run a Disney-themed train on the subway extension taking visitors from Luoshan Road Station to Shanghai Disneyland, which has been under construction since October.
The theme park, which will feature Disney’s largest theme park castle, is expected to open by the end of 2015, so dust off your Mickey hats, kids.