Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Take a Peek Inside Shanghai Disney's Pirates Attraction

The Disney Parks Blog has offered readers an existing first peek at Shanghai Disney's new Pirates themed ride, named Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure.  The ride will be the staple attraction of the Treasure Cove themed area of the park.  Disney previously released some details and concept art of the entire Treasure Cove area, but left us guessing as to what the inside of the Pirates ride may be like.

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Not any longer, however, as now they have given us some great concept art of one of the attraction's major scenes.  The above image shows this scene, a major battle between two ships taking place with another ghostly ship in ruins in the background.  The Blog notes that the ride "will feature a combination of new technology and innovation and will take guests on a pirate adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Davy Jones, providing an experience unlike anything else in the world."  The press release for the new photos mentions that crews "are using advanced technologies and construction techniques to complete Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure, an all-new high-technology boat ride attraction."

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For comparison purposes they also released this image of the ride under construction, taken from the same perspective as the concept art above.  It's exciting to see the major set pieces already in place!  The cavernous building will look spectacular under show lighting - with such high ceilings riders are certain to feel as if they're really out on the stormy open sea.  Also worth noting is the not fully installed ride track, assumed to go in the path between the two ships.

Also released along with these images are aerial construction photos of Shanghai Disney's two resorts, both now topped out and looking great.  Be sure to check those out at this link!