Redhead debuts in new role in Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom

Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:11 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Redhead has assumed her new role at Pirates of the Caribbean, the long-standing attraction at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park. Formerly being sold into apparent sex slavery to pirates, now she's a participant in the pillaging, specifically of rum.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:12 AM

Opponents say it’s a sanitized version of history.

This just in: Pirates is fiction, not history, and there is no Jack Sparrow. People have a dumb.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:38 AM

It's definitely a repurposed Jane from the Great Movie Ride, though. That's for certain.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:49 AM

I can't believe they'd make a woman participate in criminal behavior. That's offensive.

And I realize that's a sexist statement. So men shouldn't be pillaging, either. They should all be repurposed as fine, upstanding citizens.

Also, there are cannon, gun and sword props everywhere. That glorifies violence. Not good. Plus, no one should ever be able to own a cannon.

The skeletons are all skinny...that's offensive to overweight folks. They're all white, too, so that's racist.

Pirates are evil. There's no place for that in this world, least of all in a place of entertainment for children.

The whole ride should be re-themed to something more wholesome.

How about "Mickey's Happy Fun Boat Ride"?

Wait, no...that's not inclusive of people who are afraid of mice...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:51 AM

I have a hard time not seeing someone that gets worked up over the change as being a little unbalanced.

Is the new version a little cheesy looking? Sure, but most people (including me) will forget about and not know the difference.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1:09 PM

“Aw, quit your cluckin’,” Redd says. “The gentlemen wants the rum -- dontcha, boys?” she indicates to pirates on the opposite side of the ride’s waterway.

“We wants the rum! We wants the rum!” they reply.

She’s also toting a rifle. Imagineer Kathy Mangum, in the parks blog post, explains that Redd had pillaged the town’s rum supply.

Sounds like she's doing all the work and the men get all the rum.

F'n wage gap.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1:22 PM

Jeff said:

This just in: Pirates is fiction, not history, and there is no Jack Sparrow. People have a dumb.

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Everyone knows the realistic pirate based ride would include the phrase "Look at me. I'm the captain now." And plenty of Tom Hanks

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:51 PM

Few things are constant but death, taxes, and theme parks change.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 3:05 PM

Lord Gonchar said:

“Aw, quit your cluckin’,” Redd says. “The gentlemen wants the rum -- dontcha, boys?” she indicates to pirates on the opposite side of the ride’s waterway.

“We wants the rum! We wants the rum!” they reply.

and if you believe the story that the nearly naked Red Head wearing the eye patch in the painting in the earlier scene (DL version) is actually Red from the Bride, no scratch that, Loot auction, then it's not really rum the gentlemen wants. :)

Which I think is about the best way to handle the scene in this day and age. Yes, I would love it if the original scene, and the original version of the turntable chase scenes were intact, but that's just not possible with a publicly traded corporation that caters to "families and children" in this day and age. If you know the attraction well, and link it with the painting, then there's still some adult humor and it plays on two levels. Which is about the best that we could hope for in this redo.

Last edited by CreditWh0re, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 3:09 PM
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 4:30 PM

Vater said:
Plus, no one should ever be able to own a cannon.

How dare you infringe upon my second amendment rights to own an assault cannon for my own personal protection.

Cannon control has never been shown to limit crime. Pirates will merely buy their cannons illegally on the streets.

The solution clearly is to arm citizens with even larger cannons than the pirates.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 4:57 PM

#cannonsintheclassroom

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:14 PM

Wake me when they add a restaurant to the ride.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 5:12 PM

Well, now that Merchandise and Parks/Resorts/Experiences have been merged into one, I'm sure it's not far off.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:18 PM

Disneyland already has the restaurant covered.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:45 PM

I looked at the video of the new scene and the whole thing felt off. Why couldn't they just do an english version of the reworked scene at Disneyland Paris? To give you a reference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZViIysnxo6Y

In Paris, they kept the original animatronic of the Redhead and she now holds a rifle. The auctioneer keep a very close to the original version speech and the heckling pirates scream "we want guns like the Redhead is holding"! It was done so seamlessly and the voiceovers so good it feels like its original to the ride.

Meanwhile in Florida, they go into a ridiculous get them drunk routine and the voice over quality is pretty awful.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 8:41 PM

And only the biggest Disney dorks will notice. Or care.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:01 PM

I wish they did have the restaurant. I loved it at DL. Wish we could have gotten reservations in Tokyo but that park busy.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:39 PM

Oh, you mean like the biggest coaster dorks won't argue about the trims on Coaster X or how they shortened the belts on ride Y this year? Disney could have done better with this refurb and the proof is right there in Paris bigboy.

Tekwardo, the restaurant in Tokyo is delicious and prices were more reasonable than I was expecting. For 50$ US, you get a seafood appetizer, Roast Beef Entree and dessert along with a drink. Best part? It includes taxes and tips.

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Friday, March 23, 2018 12:50 AM

The coaster dorks that argue about stuff like that are no better than the Disney dorks. Sure, they could have done it better but didn't because it doesn't matter. The only people that care are the people that don't like any change that Disney makes and don't know how to have fun in a park in the first place.

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Friday, March 23, 2018 8:59 AM

I'm 100% certain that my 8-year-old won't know the difference next time we ride it.

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