PHOTOS, VIDEO: New “Politically Correct” Redhead Scene Debuts in Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World

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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?

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C
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C

Impressed with the turnaround .. looks fine. Audio sounds meh, don’t love it. Will see it in person on Friday !

Mike H
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Mike H

Aesthetically it looks and sounds great.. BUT, this change never needed and never should’ve happened. Completely unnecessary and just not as good as the original. There are some things you just don’t change

walt
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walt

What do I think? It’s all about the rum. “Drink up, me hearties, yo ho!”

Dan Uff
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Dan Uff

Give me a break. The old scene is what pirates did in those days. Just another example of Disney caving into “Political Correctness”.

Dan Druff
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Dan Druff

Like the est of the ride is historically accurate? Glad they left that historically accurate mermaid skeleton.

411IDSigo
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411IDSigo

Typical dope response. The Mermaids and fantasy elements were only added as they started making the Pirates movies in the 2000s.

The Wench Auction and the bulk of the elements were the same since the ride opened in 1971 in Walt Disney World.

Your spurious debate point holds no relevance. It just shows that you don’t know what you’re talking about.

Sulley
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Sulley

And all of your blathering shows your a stunted man-child obsessing over a theme park ride. Your parent must be so proud!

Jeff B
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Jeff B

I wonder if Disney was “caving into political correctness,” or are they leading the charge? I doubt that there were many complaints from guests or activists. I suspect that it is the Disney execs themselves who are the political correctness activists.

Bob
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Bob

You’re right. The ride should definitely show more “true” pirate behavior, for accuracy sake. Instead of Jack Sparrow at the end, it should be the hardcore rape scene with the redhead crying out for someone to save her.

It’s not political correctness. It’s the fact that parents should feel safe to take their kids to a Disney park and not have to explain to them why a woman is being is sold like property, and what they’re being sold into.

Progressive Music Lover
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Progressive Music Lover

Ehhh, it’s ok.

Disney Pete
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Disney Pete

So, what do you think of this new scene?
It blows

Sulley
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Sulley

Oh Pete, you know they didn’t mean you specifically. No one cares what you think, sweet cheeks.

Richie
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Richie

Well said Pete …. Direct & to the point!
We ‘wants’ the ORIGINAL redhead!

Sulley
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Sulley

Pete stop making up other names so it looks like people think you actually have a valid opinion.

411IDSigo
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411IDSigo

It’s funny that you accuse others of making up names to try to validate their opinions when you are doing exactly that. Nice try small fry.

Sulley
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Sulley

You might want to make sure you don’t use the same insults you always do when switching between screen names, little Petey poo

Chris
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Chris

It really is amazing how many pirate historians there are in the Disney fan community. The original ride scene was probably not historically accurate either. I don’t think they would have auctioned the women. They’d probably just rape them and leave them for dead–shall we include that scene so we have complete accuracy?

Progressive Music Lover
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Progressive Music Lover

Thank you for that history lesson. I was quite unaware of the amount of debauchery that pirates partook in until I read your insipid comment.

Sulley
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Sulley

What you’re unaware of could fill a library of pretentiousness.

andrew
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andrew

Her voice just doesn’t see to fit, really still could have them say “We wants the red head” and should could have taken a shot at them.

Chris
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Chris

This is a great idea. Would have made most happy.

Irish Barfly
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Irish Barfly

Now *that* would be some serious girl power. Better still would be if the targets were a rotating cast of overwrought Disney bloggers and Twitterati.

Paul
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Paul

Oh my god…. evolved is not PC.

As someone who champions female jousters, I also applaud this. Not because I’m “PC” (whatever that bullshit really means), but because I know that there are young girls that don’t want to be princesses and want to be Knights or pirates. Good on you Disney!!!

Sulley
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Sulley

Stop trying to be reasonable. There are emotionally stunted fanboys whining about something that has no affect on them! There’s no room for being a rational adult!

Progressive Music Lover
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Progressive Music Lover

This coming from a dolt that probably threw a fit while feigning anger at the original scene.

Sulley
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Sulley

I don’t give a flip either way. I just find this lot pathetic and hilarious.

WDWNT: The Spellcheck
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WDWNT: The Spellcheck

*effect

Sulley
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Sulley

Aw, sorry buddy but it’s actually both. Maybe you should have looked that up before chiming in.

Tim
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Tim

While a relatively simple reimagining, for a first-timer, I think it does a nice job reinventing the story and making it more enjoyable for more parties. I was just at Disneyland Paris, and while I don’t speak much French – the scene, being new to me, and on a version I had never been on, felt like it belonged. Of course, if we’re upset about it — a better scene could be Red, the pirate, and her all female pirate crew, exchanging pirate insults and pirate slurs across the canal at the disheveled, unwashed group of Disney Bloggers who are… Read more »

DizDuck
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DizDuck

What he said.

J
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J

Looking forward to either annoying or amusing people in my boat with shouts of “We want the redhead!”. It’ll fit right in with singing “If you had wings” on the Buzz Lightyear ride.

kf
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kf

I thought I was the only one that did that…

Sulley
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Sulley

Wait a minute, you’re telling me they made a minor change to a theme park ride and the world didn’t get sucked into a black hole ending all life as we know it?!

Figment
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Figment

If this keeps up I will not be allowed to fart in people’s faces anymore

Enuff
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Enuff

PC culture is killing everything. Absolutely pathetic and totally our fault for letting this crap happen.

Ferg
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Ferg

“Mommy what is Rum?” Go ask your Father. Ha! Now we just have to wait and read all the complaints from a new group of PC’ers.

Offended
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Offended

As an alcoholic, I’m offended by the reference to rum. I’m going to have to protest.

goofy44
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goofy44

This was totally unnecessary. What is so wrong with the original, the way Disney wanted it? It amazes me what Disney is doing with re-imaging their standards. I am sure it is not going to stop with only the Pirates, there will be others. Just who is making all these stupid decisions, just to please and make changes so they have political correctness. Give me the original back.

Disney
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Disney

No

Neil
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Neil

I think it’s stupid, should have left it alone. But must have hurt someone’s feelings.
????????????

DizDuck
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DizDuck

Like a change hurting yours?

John
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John

I really can’t stomach the Disney hypocrisy…the bust of Cosby was removed from HS (for his alleged inappropriate behavior), and this scene was re-done for political correctness…yet they have no issue including Trump in the Hall of Presidents (after his infamous video vis a vis groping women). Talk about inconsistency?!?

Joe
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Joe

How terrible of Disney to cave in to these crazy liberals who force everything to their version of political correctness! This scene of human trafficking was one of my favorites growing up! It really is great to see so many others in support of the old version of the women being sold off to be raped! This is a terrible new scene that shows young girls that women can be displayed in a make-believe scene having some sort of power and are in charge of selling “goods”. I’m sure this will be a total flop and guests will no long… Read more »

Joey
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Joey

Come to Universal they have a new ride the Fast and Furious Supercharged that takes place on a party bus and shows no respect to women at all.