Pirates of the Caribbean Will Close in Early 2018 to Change Redhead Auction Scene

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Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom will close in early 2018 for a refurbishment which will include controversial changes to the Auction scene of the ride.

The attraction will be closed February 26th to March 18th, 2018, reopening on March 19th, 2018 with the new scene.

The new auction scene will feature an auction of goods rather than for a Pirate bride.

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  • Absolutely ridiculous. Such a politically correct thing to do but it seems that the leadership at Disney has that mindset now. Very disappointing.

  • ah yessss everyone get mad because Disney wants things to be more appropriate. YOU GUYS ARE AWFUL, DISNEY IS AND WILL REMAIN MAGICAL AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THEM NOT WANTING TO EXHIBIT SEX TRAFFIC-ESQUE BEHAVIOR ON THEIR RIDES, even if it is about pirates – these are DISNEY PIRATES dammit

    • Perhaps. But this attraction is based on history, not on being politically correct. To that end, a lot of Disney would have to be removed (e.g., what kind of relationship did Snow White really have with the seven little guys? If you think that accusation is preposterous, you haven’t been paying attention.)

  • Oh stop whining everybody, it’s a freaking ride at a theme park. Anything they do will be to update the old crap they’ve had since the 80s, and that’s fine. Is this really ruining your childhood? You’re upset at a robot pirate.

  • SO ANGERY ABOUT THIS. WHAT SUCKS IS WE CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. THE PEOPLE WHO THINK THIS IS A GOOD IDEA REALLY NEED TO GET A LIFE. JUST SUCKS!!!! SAME PEOPLE WHO THINK EVERYONE SHOULD GET A TROPHEY. WE ARE BECOMING A WEEK AND STUPED PEOPLE.

      • Fully agree, it would be like saying let’s change our history cause blacks are not slaves, women are not property. Cause that is wrong and should change it so no one gets their feelings hurt.

    • Perhaps. But this attraction is based on history, not on being politically correct. To that end, a lot of Disney would have to be removed (e.g., what kind of relationship did Snow White really have with the seven little guys? If you think that accusation is preposterous, you haven’t been paying attention.)

  • lol look at all the snowflakes screaming about the PC POLICE! Yeah, sorry I’ll take the selling of stolen goods over the selling of women being forced in to marriage scene any day. Unlike the cry babies in the comments, Disney is willing to make changes for the better without destroying the ride. Don’t see these same people whining about other changes like Depp being put in about 6 different places. God forbid Disney wants to adjust a scene depicting selling women in to marriage against their will to something different but still fitting the theme of the ride.

    Get a grip

  • Times change.

    Grow up.

    Stop spending money at the parks. Vote with you wallet. Disney would put the redhead in a dog collar if it meant maintaining the stock price.

  • Good god. Settle down. This is ridiculous. Forget having a great conversation in the NEXT LINE YOU WAIT IN about why they used to do that and how far we’ve come. I think they should remove the dog with the key because they aren’t paying him and they are exploiting him. Lol. Good grief

  • If you are worried about this minor change then clearly you don’t have enough in your life to be worried about. If you don’t like it – don’t go. Oh, and stop with the snowflake rubbish. From either side it’s pathetic.

  • Next, maybe they can change the scene where the pirate lowers the man into the well. And that whole burning village part has got to go.

  • So they are going to change to scene to them auctioning goods that they killed, tortured, raped and stolen from people(aka plundered). I mean if we are being PC then there is nothing good about Pirates in general. They are no different then gangs and the mafia, just shut the whole ride down. This is how stupid this whole country is coming to. #whatashame

  • To bad Diz doesn’t give the same careful thinking to all the movie theaters they try to bully by making them keep the StarWars movies on the biggest screen at the multi-screen venues for at least 4 weeks. Used to love Disney and all did. Now, all they do is raise prices to the point the average family cannnot afford the parks.

  • I am so tired of all these snowflakes in the world. If the redhead goes, then bring back Mr Toads Wild Ride.

    Oh and ME WANTS THE REDHEAD.

  • I feel bad for ugly and big woman being auction off that was probably their last chance for a husband. Look at their faces they seem happy to be there.

  • The irony, we are making changes to show that women weren’t property, but the guy drowning in the well for information totally ok. If your going to take out the historical references then take them all out. Seems like a little bit of a double standard going on here.

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