Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom reopened today after being closed for a few weeks, debuting the new, “culturally sensitive” auction scene. The new scene replaces the original scene which had been a part of the ride since it opened in 1973 (and as originally envisioned by Walt Disney and the legendary imagineers who first created the attraction at Disneyland in 1967).
The new scene is an auction of goods. The Redhead has been recast as a Pirate named Redd here, with the larger woman in the scene now holding a chicken that is being auctioned off. Classic lines were completely removed in the change, such as:
- “We wants the redhead!”
- “What be I offered for this winsome wench?”
- “What are ya’, sellin’ her by the pound?”
- “Shift yer cargo dearie, show ’em your larboard side.”
The Auctioneer was completely re-recorded with a new voice as the scene was drastically rewritten to meet the new story needs.
Here is a video of the new scene (you can watch it here if it doesn’t show up below):
So, what do you think of this new scene?