Disneyland to Remove Bride Auction From Pirates of the Caribbean Ride
"We believe the time is right to turn the page to a new story in this scene, consistent with the humorous, adventurous spirit of the attraction," a park spokesperson said.
Disneyland is going to remove the bride auction scene from the classic Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
The change will take place next year according to Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown.
The ride will also be altered at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris.
"From introducing characters from the film saga, to the technology and story enhancements, changes to our attractions are done in the spirit of moving forward what Walt Disney inspired. We believe the time is right to turn the page to a new story in this scene, consistent with the humorous, adventurous spirit of the attraction," Brown said in a statement.
This is not the first time the ride has been changed to be less offensive or a sexist. The previous change involved pirate men chasing women, which was altered to them now chasing women to get food they have on trays.
The redhead who is among those being auctioned off the moment guests come through currently will become a pirate when the ride is altered, according to Disney.
For park purists who will not be in favor of the ride changing, Marty Sklar, former creative executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, who worked with Walt Disney, said, “Pirates of the Caribbean has always represented great Disney Park storytelling; it has set the standard for the theme park industry for half a century! But it’s a story you can continue to add fun to, with great characters in new ‘performances.’ That’s what the Imagineers have done with this new auction scene — it’s like a theatre show with a new act.”