First and foremost, it was one of the last attractions that Walt himself worked on, but that’s not the only reason. It’s been around since the 1960s, and it exists in three of the Disney Parks around the world. What’s more, the attraction has spawned a multi-billion dollar movie franchise that has since influenced the attraction.
Needless to say, there are many fans of the attraction.
Attraction Scene Change
Pirates of the Caribbean will be receiving an update soon, and one of the most recognizable scenes is going to be revamped.
The “Auction, take a wench for a bride” scene is being replaced with a new version called “Auction, Surrender yer loot”. This change will remove the scene selling women and move to selling goods like pictures and jewelry.
Don’t worry, your favorite red-headed audio-animatronic will stick around, but she’ll be re-costumed as a pirate. Other changes will come include other updated animatronic characters, costumes, special effects, lighting, sound, and music from the movies.
The Only Constant is Change
These changes will be consistent with the original vision of humor and adventure for the attraction and the land, but some critics still say this isn’t a good idea because it’s supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek nod to the mischievous pirates. However, Imagineers note that change is a tradition in Disney parks, and even Walt himself said that the parks will never be complete “as long as there is imagination in the world”.
It’ll be a little while before we see the changes stateside. Disneyland Paris will be updated first on July 24th of this year, but Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida won’t receive the update until 2018.
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