Disneyland Adding New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Meet and Greet Character

A longtime Pirates of the Caribbean icon comes to life at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, with the debut of an all-new meet and greet character.

Redd, a “fierce and independent” nomadic pirate, will step straight out of the ride this summer as the fiery redhead trades in the auction block for a stroll around Disneyland Park’s New Orleans Square.

“Pirates call me ‘Rrr’ for short,’ the brassy buccaneer tells Disney Parks, who debuted the first look at the upcoming character encounter. “I been ‘round the world, but the sea is always home.”

The animatronic-turned-meetable character has long served as part of Walt Disney’s original 1967 attraction, which underwent a significant refurbishment to alter the…

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