Thea Awards Recipients

Thea Awards 2017

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement: Attraction

Camp Discovery, Shanghai Disneyland, Shanghai Disney Resort

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Camp Discovery is an aspirational, hands-on mountain climbing expedition that caters to guests of all ages. Camp Discovery is ambitious in scale and complexity, rich in story, and big on adventure.

Guests join a group of 1930s explorers known as the League of Adventurers on a journey that will send them on a hike over tumultuous river gorges, through discover majestic caverns, across rickety bridges over bottomless chasms, and past rushing waterfalls.

  • The Excavation Site is a hands-on area for aspiring explorers looking to navigate tunnels and search for ancient relics in active archeological dig sites.

  • The Vista Trail is a walk-through expedition, interwoven with the Challenge Trails providing guests views and perfectly staged photo opportunities of fellow explorers traversing the mountainous terrain above.

  • The Challenge Trails are the primary experience of this area, featuring three unique and thrilling elevated ropes-course expeditions through spectacular settings. These expeditions are perfectly integrated into the iconic Roaring Mountain; Hidden Falls Chamber, Echo Cavern and House of the Ancients.

This attraction takes an industry standard - the ropes course - and evolves it into an aspirational, story-driven mountain climbing expedition. Representing the best in class of story-driven, participatory experiences, it also exhibits true excellence in design and execution with first-class placemaking and environmental immersion.

With over 100 bridges and three expeditions to choose from, combined with multiple ground-based activities, Camp Discovery is a highly repeatable, aspirational experience for the entire family.

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