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Stormtroopers are Hiding at Disneytown in Shanghai, and It’s Your Job to Find Them

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Calling all members of the Rebel Alliance! We need your help tracking down dozens of Stormtroopers hiding across Disneytown at Shanghai Disney Resort. Find them, and you just might be rewarded for your bravery.

Stormtroopers at Disneytown in Shanghai

As excitement builds in mainland China for the arrival of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters this Friday, following its China premiere with the cast at Walt Disney Grand Theatre several weeks ago, guests with a WeChat social media account can now get in on the action.

Just snap a selfie with every Stormtrooper you can find at Shanghai Disney Resort, post it on WeChat and follow the Disneytown Official WeChat to get a Star Wars-themed gift. But hurry – we’re hoping for their retreat as soon as possible.

If you’re visiting Shanghai Disneyland and looking for more of the Star Wars saga, step inside Star Wars Launch Bay where you’ll encounter props, costumes and memorabilia from a galaxy far, far away and come face to face with some of your favorite characters. May the force be with you!

Comments

  • We were lucky enough to visit the Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo parks for our honeymoon last year over the space of a week or so and the lack of ‘local’ appetite for Star Wars as a product was very noticeable in Shanghai and Tokyo, compared even to HK. The great thing was no queues as pointed out by Craig – especially in Shanghai. We were literally the only people in the Launch Bay and this was mid morning when the rest of the park was swamped and there were a full cast of characters to visit – think they were glad of the company!

  • Craig, FWIW I would imagine there is a comparatively small Star Wars presence in Shanghai because SW is not as popular there as in the US and elsewhere. If/when guests there show an increased interest in the franchise, Disney will then follow suit. Take, for example, Duffy. He is hugely popular in Japan, and as a result Disney offers a lot of Duffy-related stuff at TDL compared to what you can find stateside.

  • I have to say, Star Wars Launch Bay in Shanghai is sorely disappointing. It’s a mere fraction of what it is in the USA. No PhotoPass Photographers to take your pic, weak props (comparatively) other than Poe’s X-Wing, and a very small souvenir shop. However, if you’re dying for pics with the characters like Kylo Red, Darth Vader, R2D2, or inside the Millennium Falcon (very cheap prop though), this is the place. No wait since it’s way off the beaten path with little to no signage.