PHOTOS, VIDEO: Final Boat Floats Past Iconic Redhead Auction Scene, Now Gone From Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World

Last night, Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World closed for “refurbishment”. The closure was prompted by Disney’s decision to make drastic changes to the auction scene, one of the only scenes in the ride that has remained untouched since it opened back in 1973 (1967 at Disneyland).

We of course went to say goodbye to the iconic scene and managed to be on the final guest boat that floated by it:

The new scene was announced back in June 2017, and first debuted at Disneyland Paris last summer, as seen below:

The new scene features an auction of surrendered goods, with the infamous redhead now becoming a pirate assisting with the taking of the items from the townsfolk.

While no date has been announced as of yet, the Disneyland ride (the original) will close later this year to change the scene as well. The Walt Disney World version will return on March 19th, 2018. Tokyo Disneyland will have the last remaining original version of the scene and at the time has no plans to make any changes.

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Robert Waldbauer
Robert Waldbauer
2 years ago

“We wants the redhead!” was voiced by the late, great storyteller Mark Lewis, famous for “Word Pictures” and hosting Faeriewords and Faeriecon as MC, along with Billy Scudder. Going to miss hearing his voice…

Les
Les
2 years ago

How sad that its getting removed.

DJ
DJ
2 years ago

Why not just change the ride to “Green Peace Activists of the Caribbean”, and instead of pirates, have hippies shouting at us about various social issues in each scene?

PJ
PJ
2 years ago
Reply to  DJ

We could put it right next to the “it’s a small world but I don’t care I’m an angry old white man and the world confuses and scares me now so everyone gets to hear how much I don’t like it!” ride!

DJ
DJ
2 years ago
Reply to  PJ

What have you got against “It’s a Small World” PJ?

dusty
dusty
2 years ago
Reply to  DJ

you know dj that’s not a bad idea. I am sure somebody has already thought about it. much like the Clinton/ trump aa @ hall of presidents

c
c
2 years ago

Bummed I missed one last ride on this version :-(

Kingtut61
Kingtut61
2 years ago

just sucks I’m tying to find the words to say here but just can’t find them. Why are things being change because or a few not the majority? We are becoming a very week country!