Walt Disney World’s Pirates of the Caribbean Will Close in February to Change Auction Scene

We reported previously that the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction located in the Adventureland area of the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World would receive a major refurbishment.  This major change impacts the iconic and famous scene with the “redhead” where she appears at the “wench auction” and you hear the pirates chanting, “we wants the redhead.”  From what we have learned, after the refurbishment the “redhead” will still be in the attraction, but with an entirely different role.  Per Disney Parks Blog, “You’ll even discover that a familiar character is playing a new role joining the pirates ranks and helping the local townspeople “unload” their valuables at the Mercado auction.”


We have learned that the refurbishment is finally set to begin in February 2018.  The attraction will be completely closed for the refurbishment, starting on February 26th.  It is expected to run through March 18th and completely re-open to guests on March 19th, 2018.

Here is the artist rendering of what we can expect the new scene to look like without any reference to a “wench auction”.

What do you all think of this change coming to Pirates of the Caribbean?  Will you miss the “wench auction” scene or do you think it is time for a change?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog

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About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2).