Pirates of the Caribbean closing for refurbishment in February for new auction scene

Nov 08, 2017 in "Pirates of the Caribbean"

Posted: Wednesday November 8, 2017 1:19pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Pirates of the Caribbean will be closing in February 2018 for a three week refurbishment that is expected to see the introduction of the new auction scene.

The refurbishment is scheduled to begin February 26 through to March 18, reopening to guests on March 19 2018.

Disney has previously announced that the iconic auction scene will see the redhead play a new role, joining the pirate ranks and overseeing the pirate auction of the townspeople's valuables.

A similar scene opened at Disneyland Paris this past summer, and the change will come to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort in 2018. 

Pirates of the Caribbean last saw a major change with the introduction of characters and elements from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise back in 2006.

View current and upcoming Walt Disney World refurbishments.

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Kman101May 05, 2018

I like the idea too but the blog post was LOL worthy

smileMay 05, 2018

fine line between a plus for show sake and synergistic shoehorn ... except when it actually changes the story.

Tom MorrowMay 05, 2018

Yeah, the blog post was lame but I don't really see a problem with a face character.

FigmentForver96May 05, 2018

I...I actually kind of like the idea 😒

Cmdr_CrimsonMay 05, 2018

They weren't too enthralled when it was announced during the D23 panel...

larryzMay 04, 2018

Well, maybe someone can ask her why the pirates are auctioning off chickens and household goods instead of ravaging and pillaging...

Kman101May 04, 2018

lol, really? A face character? I swear they ask for trouble. Do they think guests are too stupid to understand the change over at Disneyland? I mean ... I shouldn't really be against a character or even a face character but ... That blog article was painful. I feel like I'd lose IQ points trying to write a Disney blog post. Sheesh.

Captain BarbossaMay 04, 2018

Haha, no big deal.

Cmdr_CrimsonMay 04, 2018

At this point in juncture...It's hard to remember which was which...:hilarious:

Captain BarbossaMay 04, 2018


KBLovesDisneyMay 04, 2018

No words. Just. Nope. No words.

Cmdr_CrimsonMay 04, 2018

It reminded me of the time they tried it out with Angelica doing M&G's during the time On Stranger Tides was released...

KBLovesDisneyMay 04, 2018

That...was extremely painful to read...

KBLovesDisneyMay 04, 2018