Dis­ney­land takes wives off auc­tion block on ‘Pi­rates’ ride

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

ANA­HEIM, Calif. —Yo ho, yo ho, no pi­rate’s wife for me. Dis­ney­land’s “Pi­rates of the Caribbean’’ ride is los­ing a scene where a bound and tear­ful woman is on the auc­tion block for pi­rates to buy as a wife.

A ban­ner that now says “Auc­tion, take a wench for a bride’’ will be changed to “Auc­tion, Sur­ren­der yer loot,’’ and the woman on the auc­tion block will her­self be­come a pi­rate. Dis­ney­land spokes­woman Suzi Brown tells the Or­ange County Reg­is­ter and the Los An­ge­les Times that the changes will be made at the Paris park this month and at the Ana­heim park next year. The change is the most re­cent of sev­eral up­dates to the ride to match mod­ern sen­si­bil­i­ties, in­clud­ing one where a scene was al­tered to have pi­rates chas­ing a woman’s food in­stead of the woman her­self.

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