A new, much-anticipated Disneyland just opened on June 16 in Shanghai and some of the attractions are so insanely futuristic, that we’re tempted to call it a new wonder of the world.
One of the most popular attractions at the park so far, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, has gathered a heck of a lot of attention because of the intricate animation and lifelike animatronics used.
Theme park rides just keep on getting better. The Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland Shanghai looks unreal! https://t.co/lWhO4M1GS6
— Becky (@BeckyC_tweets) May 20, 2016
Are you seeing what we’re seeing? Somehow, an old skeleton becomes an animatronic replica of Jack Sparrow in the blink of an eye right off the bat. We don’t know what Disneyland did to work its magic, but this ride makes present technology look like it’s from 50 years in the future. To prove it, here’s a closeup on one of the animatronic robots:
It’s ugly, yes, but it’s nearly identical to the character in the movie.
And can we talk about Davy Jones’ beard for a sec? Each tentacle moves in such a lifelike way, it’s hard to believe he isn’t real. Maybe if we go in person, we’d be close enough to reach out and touch one (a fan can dream).
The animatronic characters coupled with a massive, animated screen that takes riders underwater, raised the bar for every other amusement park ride. But as much as we’d love to ride through this attraction over and over again, there are a couple of other high-tech exhibits worth noting too.
The Storybook Castle exhibit uses a lot of interactive animated characters to give your little tots the thrill of their lives and even incorporates animatronic characters and animals into the attraction. We may be adults, but who could possibly resist cute 3D animals?
You can also hop on a bike from Tron and ride along a strategically crafted track where you’ll be flying by 3D graphics.
— Nightline (@Nightline) June 10, 2016
Oh, and did we mention this ride is the fastest indoor roller coaster at any Disneyland so far?
You can buy tickets here to experience the fully-immersive experience with animatronics, animation and holograms at the biggest and baddest Disneyland as of yet. Sign us up!
— Radio Disney Club (@RadioDisneyClu) May 22, 2016