March 19, 2014

Treasure Cove Artwork Analysis

In the article, I took a closer look at the artwork of "Treasure Cove" in Shanghai Disneyland and discovered a few interesting details.
(Please correct me if I made any mistakes)


First let's take a look at the leaked park layout.


This is the layout for "Treasure Cove". If you compare it with the artwork above, you will realize that they are very similar.

And here is a list of the rumored attractions and shops.
(For the full list, please go to http://lukeandthetempleoffun.blogspot.sg/2014/03/shanghai-disneyland-ride-shop-and.html) 

Treasure Cove

(Food) Pintel & Rigetti's Grub to Grab
(Food) The Snackin' Kracken
(Food) Tortuga Treats
(Ride) Explorer Canoes
(Ride) Pirates of the Caribbean -- Battle for the Sunken Treasure
(Shop) Barbossa's Bounty
(Shop) Doubloon Market
(Show) EASTSIDE PERFORMANCE VENUE
(Show) El Teatro Fandango
(Show) Stunt Theater
Jolly Gypsy
Ocean Song
SPARROW'S NEST
Shipwreck Shore
Siren's Revenge
I immediately realized that the name "Pirates of the Caribbean -- Battle for the Sunken Treasure" is exactly the same as the one announced by Bog Iger. This gives the list a lot of credibility.

Now let's look at the artwork.

To my surprise, I found the attraction logo for Pirates on the building to the right, instead of the bigger building to the left. Does it mean that the attraction will be housed in the smaller building?


I then compared the artwork with the leaked layout, I realized that the two buildings could both be part of the Pirates attraction! This could mean that the boat will go underground during the ride and transit from one building to another. 
(Personally I would love it if the boat comes out of the building and rides on the surface of the lake for a while during the ride.)


So... how about other attractions? can they be found in the artwork? Let's see.

Explorer Canoes are very easy to spot! (I'd say this is going to be very popular among Chinese visitors.)


This could be a row of shops and restaurants, but I couldn't really tell which ones they are.


This is also an interesting area, probably interactive as well. 
From the look of it, I'd say it is Shipwreck Shore.


The one below, with those chairs and tables surrounding it, definitely looks like a restaurant.


I tried really hard to locate Sparrow's Nest, which sounds like a Meet and Greet with Jack Sparrow. My best guess is this.
But given the location, this is more like an exit for either of the two show buildings.




Actually the artwork does not show all of "Treasure Cove". There are two more buildings in this area.


The left one appears to be a theater. Considering that, according to the rumored list, there will be three shows in this area, this could very well be a venue for performances.

The building to the right could be a restaurant or a shop. Or something else entirely.

Finally I recalled that the lake will feature a show as well. But again, I can't tell which or where that will be. 

Now let's go back to the list.

Treasure Cove

(Food) Pintel & Rigetti's Grub to Grab
(Food) The Snackin' Kracken
(Food) Tortuga Treats
(Ride) Explorer Canoes - Confirmed
(Ride) Pirates of the Caribbean -- Battle for the Sunken Treasure - Confirmed
(Shop) Barbossa's Bounty                                          
(Shop) Doubloon Market                                            
(Show) EASTSIDE PERFORMANCE VENUE      
(Show) El Teatro Fandango
(Show) Stunt Theater
Jolly Gypsy
Ocean Song
SPARROW'S NEST
Shipwreck Shore - Confirmed
Siren's Revenge

Although only three of the above are confirmed, that doesn't mean the others will not be there. It's just that I don't know where they will put the remaining facilities. 

Hope you enjoyed this analysis! Please comment below if you have any other findings!

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Update:

A reader "SWW" has left a comment below which I find very interesting and promising.
Here is what he said:

-The main PotC ride will be entirely contained in the big showbuilding in the art & map (on two levels), but I don't think it will pass underground to any separate showbuilding. (My response: on two levels?! Yeah!)

-The one labeled PotC that looks like a Governor's Mansion is pretty tall so that could potentially be the "Stunt Theater", though a little on the small side.


-The lower portion of the main POTC building, designed like a village, will be the main retail and dining area of the land.


-I think El Teatro Fandango and "Eastside Performance Venue" are one and the same: the rectangular circled building on the left side of the plan (there is a matching "Westside Performance Venue" on the other side of the Castle).


-"Siren's Revenge", "Ocean Song" and "Jolly Gypsy" all sound like potential ship names to me. 


Image Sources:
Disney
Inside the Magic: http://www.insidethemagic.net/2014/03/new-pirates-of-the-caribbean-battle-of-the-sunken-treasure-ride-announced-for-shanghai-disneyland-based-on-movies-set-in-new-treasure-cove-land/

7 comments:

  1. Nice analysis, Luke! Just curious, why do you think the canoeing attraction be popular with Chinese visitors?

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    1. Ah. That is actually just an educated guess... XD

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  2. Hey Luke,

    Some thoughts:
    -The main PotC ride will be entirely contained in the big showbuilding in the art & map (on two levels), but I don't think it will pass underground to any separate showbuilding.
    -The one labeled PotC that looks like a Governor's Mansion is pretty tall so that could potentially be the "Stunt Theater", though a little on the small side.
    -The lower portion of the main POTC building, designed like a village, will be the main retail and dining area of the land.
    -I think El Teatro Fandango and "Eastside Performance Venue" are one and the same: the rectangular circled building on the left side of the plan (there is a matching "Westside Performance Venue" on the other side of the Castle).
    -"Siren's Revenge", "Ocean Song" and "Jolly Gypsy" all sound like potential ship names to me.

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    1. Thanks, SWW!
      I think your thoughts look more valid than mine!

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  3. It's amazing to see all these large and small details from this artwork. Great analysis, and I hope there's more to come!

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    1. Thanks, Ryan! Sure there will be more to come! I had a great time doing this!

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  4. We can talk about that later. We need to find the missing plane first. This is after all the 50th Anniversary of the "Its A Small World" attraction. It made its debut at the 1964 World's Fair and later installed at Disneyland in 1966. They announced a special interactive & charitable program too.
    http://www.smallworld50.com/

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