In an announcement that stirred up a bit of controversy this week, Disney revealed that the infamous Wench Auction scene would be removed from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Disneyland Paris. The Pirates ride there is currently closed for refurbishment where it is set to receive several new scenes and upgrades including turning the traditional bride auction into a marketplace selling furniture, jewelry and art. However, in a tip of the hat the original ride, Disney did announce that the redhead will still be present but will be given a new role as a pirate! Guests heading to Disneyland Paris will be able to see the new scene in place when the ride re-opens to visitors on July 24th.
But that’s not the only place where Disney fans will see the change, the Pirates of the Caribbean attractions in both Disneyland and Disney World’s Magic Kingdom are slated for renovation in 2018 which will see the classic scene removed on both Coasts.
This move has sparked its fair share of controversy with traditionalists arguing that the ride is fine the way it is and others that it’s about time that Pirates change with the times.
Therefore it’s not surprising that a petition has popped up at Change.org urging Disney to keep the scene as it is. More information can be found here. As of going to print, the petition currently has over 2700 participants and is aiming for 5,000.
What are your feelings about the Pirates of the Caribbean update? Should it stay as is? Or is it a much needed change?
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