When Pirates of the Caribbean reopened in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on Monday, riders may have noticed a big change to the classic amusement park ride. That super-dated, non-PC auction scene had finally been removed from the attraction.
After announcing last summer their plans to remove the animatronic women — who are depicted as being sold into marriage — the park has shared its new version, which oversees a sale of the townspeople’s most prized possessions and goods. (Better, yeah?)
“In this scene, the familiar redhead figure has switched sides to become a pirate named Redd, who’s just pillaged the town’s rum supply and has something to say about it,” Disney Imagineer Kathy Mangum explained on the Disney Parks blog.
“Just as Walt Disney embraced and encouraged Disney Parks to ‘keep moving forward’ since the opening of Disneyland Park in 1955, Walt Disney Imagineering has introduced many new characters at Pirates of the Caribbean attraction over the years,” Mangum added.
The auction scene at the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland Paris received a similar update last year and the attraction at Disneyland park will start to get woke when its revision begins on April 23.
See a picture of the updated attraction above.