Walt Disney Co. is removing a scene of women getting auctioned off from its “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Disney officials reportedly said Thursday that the company would remove the segment from three of its parks by 2018.
The scene originally depicting a line of women tied up to be auctioned off under a banner reading “Auction, Take a wench for a bride” will vanish from the affected parks.
The new version will sport town folk lined up to surrender their belongings to pirates under a sign reading “Auction, Surrender yer loot.”
Some Twitter users on Friday criticized the change, which will reportedly impact Disneyland Paris in France, the Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando, FL and Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.
Other people on the social media platform praised the move updating the historic attraction for modern park visitors.
there is a part in the ride with a bride auction where they're selling tied up women. It makes sense why they're removing it— katrina misses d&p (@katrinaannalee) June 30, 2017
The Orange County Register on Thursday reported that Disney’s Paris park will experience the change in July, while the two U.S. parks will undergo the transformation next year.
A red-haired woman from the original scene will reportedly become a pirate in the new version, helping an auctioneer character collect townspeople’s valuables for the auction.
Suzi Brown, a spokeswoman for the Disneyland Resort, told the Register Thursday that the classic attraction is ready for an update.
“We believe the time is right to turn the page to a new story in this scene, consistent with the humorous, adventurous spirit of the attraction,” she said.