So I just got back from my trip to Shanghai and Disneyland. I was really impressed with the park; it's easily the best "new" park Disney has done in a long time, and feels remarkably fleshed-out and full-featured. The whole park really feels well thought-out and like a lot of money has been spent on it.
TRON is really fun and very well done; it's the first ride I've been on in a long time that offers a really genuinely new experience and you find yourself grinning the whole time. The attention to detail is great, and some of the individual moments are really impactful (the pre-show room with the frosted glazing turning clear for example).
Pirates is also pretty great, and the technology used is really impressive. The omnimover-type boat system works very well, and the huge screens blended in with physical scenery is incredibly well done. Small details like the shifting of the perspective of movie loops on individual screens to match the boat's position are really well done. If anything, the final scene could have been a bit more explosive and had some actual fire effects though.
Otherwise, everything else was nicely done - although I've never liked any of the Soaring attractions and still don't like the version here. I've never understood the appeal, but the Chinese seem to be going crazy for it.
Unfortunately the Rapids were closed for maintenance, as was Voyage to the Crystal Grotto although it claims to be open online. We managed 3 x Pirates and 5 x TRON, as well as most of the other main attractions.
Oh, and the deal with English Vs. Chinese FastPasses is - if you just scan your ticket in the machine, you get a Chinese language FastPass. If you press English on screen first to get the instructions in English then scan your ticket, the FastPass is also printed in English.
As an aside, we went to Happy Valley Shanghai as well which was a strange experience. The park was extremely quiet and we often had to sit on a 'coaster train for some time until it filled up to be dispatched. There's a nice clone of SheiKra there, as well as a fairly good wooden rollercoaster, a decent Intamin Mega-Lite and a B&M family inverted rollercoaster, which is actually surprisingly snappy and forceful for a kids' ride. One quirk of the park is that you're made to do stretches/exercises to music before getting on a couple of the rollercoasters! Aside from the main rides, they also have a truly dreadful rip-off of Soaring (you can see all edges of the screen, the movie is warped/not corrected for the screen curvature and some scenes are out of focus) and a horrendously bad attempt at a Spiderman-style dark ride themed to something to do with storms, which has to be experienced to be believed.