Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure ride, Treasure Cove land announced for Shanghai Disneyland

in Disney, Entertainment, Movies, Shanghai Disneyland, Theme Parks

At the Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Disney CEO Bob Iger made the surprise announcement that Shanghai Disneyland will feature a new version of the classic Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure will prominently feature characters and settings from the 4-movie film franchise inspired by the theme park attraction. It willinclude Captain Jack Sparrow and Davy Jones as main characters, but also likely to feature many of the supporting roles missing from the rest of the Pirates rides worldwide.

The new ride will be a prominent feature of the park’s newly-announced Treasure Cove land, entirely themed to the Pirates franchise:


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No further details about the land or ride were revealed, though Iger did note that a fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie is in development, though not yet green lit.

Iger called the upcoming Shanghai attraction a “one-of-a-kind experience that would appeal to our Chinese guests.” Sources indicate the ride may include new technologies such as pivoting boats and a creative uses of projections.

The area will include a full scale pirate ship, boats guests can paddle, and other Pirates-inspired elements along with the attraction itself.

Construction progress on the new Pirates ride was also shared:

Shanghai Disney Resort is scheduled to open by the end of 2015.

11 Comments

  1. Marc Morini

    So will they not have an Adventureland or will this be like New Orleans square where it kind of morph from Adventureland to a different land?

  2. Chaz

    I love how everything we’ve seen of this park shares distinct similarities with the traditional Magic Kingdom style park, but with a distinct twist. I’ll likely never get to experience this park in person, but I look forward to seeing it develop nonetheless.

  3. Eric B. Freeman

    Would that be so cool if Disney and Universal would join together as partners to someday build a movie studio-themed park somewhere at Australia maybe in the future?

    1. Wow, that comment became more and more outlandish and absurd as it went on! Great comment!

  4. Nicky

    Treasure Cove is really a cool name, better than calling it Tortuga or something. It’s like the real name of the island in the ride ‘Isla Tesoro’. Simple and sweet.

  5. Richard

    Great news the entrance looks like the building on the right with sail signage, it’s the fort building on the left still part of the show building or another attraction? As the joining of theses two building looks a little low height wise?

  6. Randy

    Wow! This is on a whole other level… I wish they would do something This incredible in the States..

    1. Belliott

      We want it in the US parks!! Awesome! The old pirates ride is alrightt, but is seriously outdated. Would love to have a new ride that focuses on the movies!

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