Disneyland makes big change to 'Pirates of the Caribbean' ride

Disneyland makes big change to 'Pirates of the Caribbean' ride

One fan is really hurt that a "lady of the night" is going to be turned into a pirate because, well I don't know. - Disney will remove the infamous "bride auction" scene from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland next year, the company announced on Thursday. A banner that now reads "Auction, Take a wench for a bride", will be replaced with a sign that says "Auction, Surrender yer loot".

"There is very little that is politically correct about Pirates of the Caribbean", Paul Pressler, then president of the Disneyland resort, told the Los Angeles Times in an interview at the time.

In 1997, a scene that involved pirates chasing women was altered so that they were chasing the pies carried by women, and not the females themselves.

The a video of the ride went viral a year ago when Johnny Depp acted as Captain Jack Sparrow.

As riders pass by, the pirate characters can he heard saying "We wants the redhead", in reference to the most prominently displayed of the "wenches" at auction, The O.C. Register reports.

Pirates of the Caribbean has been a part of Disneyland since 1967.

The Redhead Is Being Changed: Pirates Of The Caribbean Attraction At Disney Parks Getting New Look In 2018

Marty Sklar, an 83-year-old woman who retired as the head of Walt Disney Imagineering, said the company always looks to update its rides, according to KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City.

Characters from the movie have been been a mainstay of the USA version of the ride for several years, with Jack Sparrow taking the place of a woman in a barrel amongst other things.

The tall redheaded woman will become a pirate, the Times reported. After all, Pirates of the Caribbean was the final attraction that Walt Disney himself had a personal hand in before his death in 1966, which makes it sacred ground. Walt Disney World's version of the ride will also be subject to the same modifications. I can't think of a single attraction that has not been enhanced and improved, some over and over again.

In the current version of the ride, the scene depicts a market in which women are auctioned off, which, though someone somewhere apparently have thought it made some sense in the context of the pirate-themed ride, doesn't exactly send a message of empowerment to visitors.

The new scenes at the domestic Disney Parks are expected to debut sometime in 2018, but no exact date has been given.

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