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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Cast Invade Shanghai Disney Resort

Charles Stovall

by , Public Relations Manager

Ni hao!

Or “hello” in Mandarin.

Here at the Disney Parks Blog we are counting down the days until May 11 with our colleagues at Shanghai Disney Resort.

That’s when Shanghai Disney Resort will host the world premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre inside Shanghai Disney Resort’s Disneytown. The film marks the fifth installment of the popular franchise, and the first-ever Hollywood movie premiere in Mainland China. The film stars including Johnny Depp and producer Jerry Bruckheimer plan to attend the celebration.

Disney Parks are where our stories come to life and the soon-to-be-blockbuster movie is perfectly-timed to help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic attraction’s opening at the Disneyland Resort in California.

Disney fans know that Shanghai Disney Resort is also home to Treasure Cove, the first ever pirate-themed land at a Disney Park. And inside Treasure Cove is one of the most spectacular attractions we’ve ever opened, Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure.

I actually had the honor of being there during the Grand Opening, and I can tell you personally that riding that attraction is one of the most truly stunning experiences I’ve had in my history at Disney Parks. The attraction features special effects like you’ve never seen before, as it dips and spins – that’s right the boats spin – through a rough and tumble adventure of seafaring fun. And it also has favorite characters from the movies including Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Barbosa and a giant version of Davy Jones that towers over you as you drift through his scene.

It’s a game changer – and the movie looks spectacular!

The premiere will take place at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre, which currently houses the first-ever Mandarin stage production of the Broadway hit, THE LION KING, which has delivered more than 300 performances and is now one of the longest-running Broadway shows in the history of China.

Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more news from Disney Parks around the world and more Disney Parks news tied to what is sure to be our next blockbuster, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”!


  • “Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure” is by far the most amazing, fantastic mind-blowing Disney ride to date. It is completely unlike any other Pirates I have enjoyed in: Orlando, Anaheim and Paris. I went to Shanghai Disneyland May 9 & 10 and went on the ride NINE times! It is THE crown jewel of Shanghai Disneyland.

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