Attraction Spotlight: Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean and a Farewell Look at The Redhead Auction Scene

Jessica Figueroa

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Attraction Spotlight: Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean and a Farewell Look at The Redhead Auction Scene

Editor’s Note: You could say we’ve been navigating some rough waters lately, but that’s no reason to miss the anniversary of one of our favorite iconic attractions: Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean.

Having opened on March 18, 1967, Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland was the last attraction that Walt Disney himself participated in designing. The attraction debuted three months after his death, but was an instant hit. In celebration of the attraction’s 53rd anniversary, we’ll be bringing you all kinds of fun content throughout the afternoon, recapping the storied history of Pirates of the Caribbean. For a safe voyage, remember to stay seated with your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the boat—and watch your children. And remember, no flash pictures! Now, off with ya!

The following article was first published back in May 2018, shortly before the attraction’s scheduled refurbishment that ultimately brought the controversial auction scene change in June. Below, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse at the classic auction scene before it went from “We wants the redhead!” to “We wants the rum!”


Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean is undergoing a minor refurb to make way for a major change. The over-50-year-old “We wants the Redhead” scene is now history at the Disneyland Resort. Let’s take a look at the attraction and the beloved scene!

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It’s going to be sad to see this scene go since it’s been a part of this attraction for so long.

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So long Redhead, we will miss you!

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