Boarding ride vehicles designed like the beds of the seven dwarfs, guests are transported to a make believe world in Snow White’s Scary Adventures located in Fantasyland of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Just a word of warning in advance, despite changes in recent years, the ride can still be a bit on the scary side for some youngsters.
Based on the first animated feature ever created by Walt Disney, it is not surprising to find that a version of this ride was present when Disneyland had its grand opening in 1955. In the original, Imagineers confused guests by creating a Snow White ride without the heroine. Guests never once seen her image, but instead were supposed to “take the place” of Snow White, something guests did not comprehend.
Today, Snow White does appear in the ride, much to the delight of kids and adults. She is featured almost immediately on the steps of the Queen’s castle shortly after guests board the ride vehicles in the painted mural queue area.
From there, guests are taken through a dark ride incorporating several scenes from the movie including a forest scene with the hunter warning Snow White to “Run away, and never come back!” A musical scene with audio-animatronic dwarfs is featured as well adding a bit of comedy to the more sinister ride.
Make sure to watch for Dopey on the bridge waving to you near the end of the ride!
As stated before, some young children can be frightened by the ride with an estimated six appearances of the evil queen included. Forewarning the kids can help, but base your decision to ride on your child. It would not make for a pleasant Fantasyland visit if your child is reduced to tears. (Save that for when you say they can’t have another Mickey Ears bar!)
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