Disneyland fans stood in long lines Friday to board boats for the newly reopened Pirates of the Caribbean on Friday to see how park officials had replaced t he captive bride slave auction scene that in recent years had been criticized as offensive. In the newly revamped ride, the beautiful, saucy red-haired captive who spent 50 years tied up, defiantly waiting to be sold, has now become a buccaneer herself. Originally conceived by Walt Disney and his team as a walk-through wax museum, Pirates opened in as part of New Orleans Square, an entirely new section of the park.
Now, the uproar is understandable. Nobody wants to see a classic staple of their favorite ride—which has been there since the ride opened—be completely altered, especially simply to appease an angry, PC-happy peanut gallery who have probably been to the parks personally only a fraction of the times as they have. But, if approached correctly, this change has nothing to do with political correctness, or distortion of history, and is keeping with the traditional ideas of Disney as well as the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
For years, fans have chanted "We wants the redhead," along with the drunken pirates in the auction scene of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks around the world. Last year, Disney announced that it would redesign the scenechanging the role of the iconic Redhead from trafficked victim of the pirates raiding the city to an active participant in that sacking. The recast Redhead, who debuted on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride earlier this year, now brandishes a gun as the line-up of townspeople behind her now await their chance to "sell" their valuable to the pirates, instead of being sold off to the pirates themselves.
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By the end ofit will be loot rather than women that will be up for bidding at Disneyland and at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The moment has already been stricken from the attraction at Disneyland Paris. The revamp will also give Pirates of the Caribbean something it has long lacked: a strong central female character.
Posted on Monday, March 19th, by Jacob Hall. You can check out video of the tweaked scene, and its new female pirate character, below. For those of you who have never ridden Pirates of the Caribbeanwhich opened at Disneyland in before spreading to Walt Disney World and the various other Disney theme parks, the bulk of the attraction is a boat ride through a pirate attack on a costal town.
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By now everyone knows about the new Audio Animatronic figure Redd in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride which replaced the redhead from the original scene. But where did the original one go?? Thanks to a post from Disney we now know that the original Pirates of the Caribbean Redhead animatronic has a new home in the Disney Archives….