SHANGHAI (February 8, 2017) – Shanghai Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure was recognized by the Visual Effects Society (VES) with the award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project in their annual VES Awards. The VES Awards honor outstanding visual effects in motion pictures, television and other media.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure is an all-new, innovative ride experience developed specifically for Shanghai Disneyland. The spectacle experienced on the ride is on a grand scale and involves technology that has never been used before in a theme park attraction. It includes a highly advanced propulsion system that provides unprecedented control over the position and rotation of boats carrying guests through large, dimensional set pieces combined with large-scale media screens. Integrating media produced in collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering and Industrial Light & Magic with advanced animated figures and newly developed special effects creates a highly immersive experience.
This marks the second major industry award following the announcement last fall by the Themed Entertainment Association that the attraction won the Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement – Attraction.