July 25, 2018 – Splash Mountain Getting ZipLoc’d ! A new sponsor is taking over Splash Mountain and will be part of WDW’s Magic Kingdom’s popular ride well into the future. ZipLoc – the popular plastic bag company is the new host for Splash Mountain. For some time now, the S.C. Johnson company’s ZipLoc bags have been offered as a means to protect personal belongings. ZipLoc is also the sponsor of EPCOT Kidcot Fun Shops where younger members can meet to collect stamps and create personalized souvenirs in most of the World Showcase Nations.
MAGIC KINGDOM, JULY 2, 2017 – The iconic Pirates of the Caribbean ride will no longer be offering the beautiful ladies for auction. Disney has announced that the iconic auction scene will see the redhead in a new role, joining the pirate ranks and overseeing the pirate auction of the townspeople’s valuables. A similar scene will open at Disneyland Paris this 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.