Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Closing Next Month to Revamp Scene of Brides Being Auctioned

The scene of leering pirates auctioning off women as brides on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Disneyland will be gone forever next month, replaced by a scene considered less offensive to contemporary tastes.

The Anaheim resort announced this week that it will close the ride on April 23 to begin its planned makeover, which includes replacing the auction scene with a depiction of pirates selling the pilfered belongings of local townsfolk.

The ride should reopen this summer.

A similar overhaul was completed this week at the Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. On that ride, a tall redheaded woman in a red hat — the prized bride in the auction scene — has been retained in the new scene where she plays a gun-totting pirate named Redd.

Learn more at The L.A. Times

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