Pirates at the Parks: Past, Present, and Future

It’s only fitting that today, on the anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean’s Disneyland debut, Disney Parks unveiled a first look at their next Pirates-themed land and attraction. On track to open in 2015, Treasure Cove and Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure are headed to Shanghai Disneyland Park.

Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Davy Jones will both be featured in the new attraction, along with innovative new technology and a new story that has never before been told to guests.

The Disney Parks Blog broke the news, including part of the speech that Disney Chairman and CEO, Bob Iger, and Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, delivered to Disney shareholders:

“Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most iconic attractions in our parks, and we really couldn’t imagine Shanghai Disneyland without Pirates,” said Bob Iger, Disney chairman and CEO. “We wanted to create a one-of-a-kind experience that would appeal to our Chinese guests while remaining true to its Disney heritage.”

“We are extremely proud of all the work underway to bring the Shanghai Disney Resort to life,” said Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “And we’re excited to re-imagine the iconic world and characters of Pirates for the first time as an entire land that celebrates the creativity, imagination and adventure of both the fan favorite attraction and the popular film franchise.”

Disney Parks has shared a photo of the ride, currently under construction:

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