You will no longer hear, “We wants the redhead!” when visiting the Pirates of Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World. This well-known phrase was yelled out by the pirates looking to win the redhead at the auction during the original Pirates of Caribbean movie.
The attraction will no longer have the redhead up for auction scene displayed when on the ride. Instead, she will have a more empowering role.
Disney altered these changes to be more fitting to today’s times.
Kathy Mangum, Walt Disney Imagineer, wrote on Disney’s 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.”
— WDW News Today (@WDWNT) March 19, 2018
The resort shut down the classic Pirates of the Caribbean ride at the Magic Kingdom this winter to remove the famous auction scene where pirate invaders are seen selling the women of the fictional town. Instead, the redhead character, now named Reed, has joined the pirate’s ranks and will be helping the local townspeople ‘unload’ their valuables at the Mercado auction.
She is now the pirate in charge of the auction –– instead of in it.
This is a very empowering move by Disney! It proves redheads (and all women) should have powerful roles in the work force.
What do you think about this? Rock it like a Redhead!