Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride removing ‘bride auction’ scene

Forbidden fiction?

THE Hall of Presidents isn’t the only Disney attraction getting an overhaul. Suzi Brown, a spokeswoman for Disneyland Resorts, has confirmed that the popular Pirates of the Caribbean ride will be swapping out a scene in which a pirate buys his wife at auction.

The scene, which appeared in the “Pirates” rides at Disney World, Disneyland and Disneyland Paris, depicts a group of bound women on an auction block, with a banner reading: “Auction, take a wench for a bride” hanging above their heads.

As riders pass by, the pirate characters can he heard saying, “We wants the redhead,” in reference to the most prominently displayed of the “wenches” at auction, The OC Register reports.

Soon, however, the banner hanging at the site of the scene will read “Auction, surrender ye loot,” according to the Associated Press.

The redhead, too, will be recast as a pirate who will be overseeing the surrender of said “loot” at the three Disney parks in Orlando, Anaheim and Paris.

“Our team thought long and hard about how to best update this scene,” said Kathy Mangum, senior vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering, in a statement obtained by The OC Register.

“We think this keeps to the original vision of the attraction as envisioned by Marc Davis, X Atencio and the other Disney legends who first brought this classic to life.”
The ‘buy a wife’ scene at the park’s popular Pirates of the Caribbean ride will be changed to auction off “loot”. Image: Film Frame/Disney Enterprises

The ‘buy a wife’ scene at the park’s popular Pirates of the Caribbean ride will be changed to auction off “loot”. Image: Film Frame/Disney EnterprisesSource:Supplied

This isn’t the first time Disney has modified its “Pirates” rides to become more family-friendly. In 1997, Disney redesigned a scene in which pirates were chasing women, and changed it so the pirates looked to be chasing the women for the trays of food they carried.

In a post to the official Disney Parks Blog, Magnum also confirmed that the Paris version will feature new characters, including Captain Barbossa, from the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, and the “ghostly visages of Davy Jones and Blackbeard.”

Characters from the “Pirates” film franchise had already been added to the US version of the ride between 2006 and 2011.

Brown confirmed that the changes to the auction scene will be made in July at the Paris park, and next year in the US parks, the Associated Press reports.



Bird of Paradise said...

More P.C. poppycock and its getting out of hand soon they'll remove all statues of the Founding Fathers and replace them with Stalin,lenin and Marx like they did in moscow

Anonymous said...

BoP, you have got it wrong (yet again). The statues will be replaced by Trump , Nixon, Hitler, Benedict Arnold, and Judas (for all you religious wackos out there).

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:01 Your goberment school indoctrination is showing again. Go back to watching cartoons on CNN.

Anonymous said...

The statues are in an amusement park ride. What do people expect with pirates ?

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Anon 4:01 gets all their news from CNN,ABC NEWS,NBC NEWS AND CBS NEWS plus reading ROLLLINGSTONE,TIME and USA TODAY

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:03 is a prime example of home schooling.

Anonymous said...

Spurwing, you missed Huffington Post and Politico. Where are you from? Dumbfuckastan?

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

Anon 2:08 you dumb cluck its the Huffiington Compost and the Pinnochio

ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N said...

The PC brigade and permanently offended just want to suck the joy out of everything. One day grabbermint will tell us that only allowing us to buy black and white televisions with non-stop Pravda news repeated 24/7 on the only channel available is a good thing.