Jack Sparrow fans rejoice: The first of the Shanghai Disney theme park‘s six themed lands will be dedicated to characters and stories from Pirates of the Caribbean, making it the first-ever Pirates-themed land in a Disney park, the Shanghai Disney resort announced yesterday.
According to yesterday’s press release:
Seamlessly blending Disney’s storytelling and state-of-the-art technologies, Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure will be the first attraction built since the release of the Pirates films, and the first to heavily feature the characters and scenes derived directly from the movies. Employing many never-before-seen effects and technologies, Guests will be enlisted to go with Captain Jack Sparrow on an epic journey to find Captain Davy Jones’ treasure. The ride will take Guests down to the ocean depths, through the bellies of pirate ships, and straight into the heart of a ferocious naval battle, all the while braving the nautical twists, spins and turns of a pirate adventure.
We’d like to shamelessly express our excitement in response to this recent development solely for the love of the franchise’s first installment and that installment only.
Tokyo’s Disneyland and the Disneyland Park in Paris both feature Pirates-themed rides but they are stand-alone attractions.
Yesterday’s announcement coincides with the completion of key structural work on the resort, according to Shanghai Disney, as the build site in Pudong Shanghai and the resort are still expected to open at the end of 2015.
Take that, Hong Kong Disneyland, and your precious Disney Line. Drink up me hearties, yoho, etc.