Out of all the amazing attractions I’ve experienced in recent years, none come close to Shanghai Disneyland’s epic Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Sunken Treasure. I have seriously considered finding a way to fly back to Shanghai just so I can ride it continuously for days. Unless you experience for yourself, it’s hard to imagine just the incredible scale and scope of this massive attraction. For reference, here is a video to get you started.
Thanks to the Themed Entertainment Association, we now have an idea on what the process of creating what is easily the crown jewel of Shanghai Disneyland.
Like most new Disney projects, Pirates of the Caribbean was first visualized in a computer generated animatic. Seen above are Imagineers in a DISH VR room analyzing the battle sequence.
Not only do we get a great visualization of the ride in CG form, but this video also gives us a glimpse at the massive scale model that was created for Shanghai Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Sunken Treasure.
In my opinion, the greatest animatronic created to date is this Davy Jones figure seen above. In the video below, you can see him being created at Imagineering. The amount of movement in this figure is absolutely stunning and it takes several ride throughs to let it all sink in.
If I haven’t raved about it enough, there are some amazing construction photos in this video as well. I won’t take up any more of your time, go ahead and enjoy the 30-minute presentation from the Themed Entertainment Association below!
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