We are just three short days away from the Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction at Walt Disney World beginning its 3-week refurbishment. Disney announced last year that both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland parks would see a big change to the Redheaded Wench scene in 2018. Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed starting February 26, 2018, and will re-open March 19, 2018.
Currently, drunken pirates holler out bids for the redhead who is next in line to be auctioned off while ignoring an overweight but chipper woman currently offered for bidding. In the new version, instead of being auctioned off herself the redhead has now joined the side of the pirates and is helping the auctioneer sell off loot from the townspeople at the Mercado auction.
This has been a highly controversial change to one of the original Disney attractions. The Disneyland version was actually the last attraction whose construction was overseen by Walt Disney himself. Many people were so upset that a petition was created to keep the Redhead scene as-is. To date, this petition has received close to 40,000 signatures.
Below is my video of the Redhead in all her glory, shot during my last visit. Will you be sad to see her role change?
Posted by Chip and Co. on Friday, February 23, 2018
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