Disney is coming to Shanghai, but there are already a number of amusement parks to amuse the family.
Disney Resort Shanghai
The Shanghai Disney Resort will be the first Disney park in mainland China and the second within the Greater China region, the other being the existing Hong Kong Disneyland. The resort is scheduled to open in 2016 in the family friendly suburb of Kangqiao.
Jinjiang Amusement Park
201 Hongmei Lu, Minhang District
Jinjiang Amusement Park opened to much fanfare in 1984 and drew a record number of visitors in its first year (2.4 million). Don’t expect a Six Flags or Disney experience but the park offers the usual suspects such as bumper cars, a ferris wheel, merry-go-round and a roller coaster that will get you inverted more than once. Typical eating options are available and for the RMB 70 entrance fee, six rides are included.
Disc Cart Indoor Karting
809 Zaoyang Lu
Family friendly go-karting at reasonable prices, this nortern go karting track offers double carts too with most sessions lasting around 8 to 10 minutes.
More affordable options include the child-friendly green spaces and parks in both Pudong and Puxi where children can roam freely and with some basic amusement rides.