Roaring Rapids & Voyage to the Crystal Grotto Closed at Shanghai Disneyland for Maintenance

The official Shanghai Disney Resort shows both Roaring Rapids and Voyage to the Crystal Grotto are both closed until further notice at Shanghai Disneyland.

There is no specific date for the re-opening of these attractions. The official website reads:

As part of our continuing efforts to exceed the expectations of our Guests, this facility is currently closed. Please check back here for the latest updates and information about when it will reopen.

Roaring Rapids at Shanghai Disneyland

Roaring Rapids has seen problems since the opening of the park back in June. It’s good to see they are — what appears to be — fixing the attraction. Which we ran into problems during the Grand Opening. Where after 3 hours of waiting in line, the attraction broke down and didn’t reopen for the rest of the day.

Once an opening date is known, we’ll keep you updated!

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  1. Luke

    well rapids I could understand, coming into the colder months, crystal grotto though, that surprises me.. then again, with the cold, perhaps the parts that hold the water in are not coping as well as Disney would like.

  2. Lewis Sutton

    They could be shutting down Roaring Rapids due to fatalities on a similar ride at Dream World in Queensland. Thunder River Rapids had a malfunction that killed four people and it is a similar ride system to Roaring Rapids so I would not be surprised if they shut it down to makes sure they will not have a similar issue. For more details please see this article, .

  3. Adam Black

    Absolutely not and you’re completely wrong for insinuating that they might be related. The Thunder River Rapids fatalities were related to a modification Dream World made to a lift hill on a ride that was manufacturered in 1986 by a completely different company. This is akin to saying Superman Ride of Steel at Six Flags America in Maryland closed for unexpected refurbishment in 2003 a month and a half later after a man died on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland in California, back in 2003. They have nothing to do with each other.

  4. Lewis Sutton

    Thank you for your opinion Adam.

    To clarify, I’m not saying that’s why they have closed the ride, I’m just saying it is a possibility due to the similarity of the rides. In regards to health and safety if they see it as a risk (no matter how small) I would see it as a good thing if this is what they are doing, if it is another operational issue I’m happy they have closed the ride (even though I will be in the parks at the end of December and may not get to ride it) to make sure the ride can be enjoyed safely and with out breakdowns.

    Thank you again for your input.



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