Shanghai Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure won the award for “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project” honored by Visual Effects Society (VES), marking the second major international industry award following the announcement last fall by the Themed Entertainment Association that the attraction won the Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement – Attraction.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure is an all-new ride experience developed specifically for Shanghai Disneyland. The interior of the attraction’s massive 175,000 square foot building was filled to the rafters with fully-immersive media screens that bridge the space between massive practical set pieces. 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. Media production for the giant screens was a collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering Shanghai and Industrial Light and Magic.