FANDOM


Snow White's Scary Adventures is a dark ride at Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. Located in Fantasyland, it is one of the few remaining attractions that was operational on Disneyland's opening day in 1955. It also existed at the Magic Kingdom, but closed on May 31, 2012.

History

Snow White's Scary Adventures opened on Disneyland's opening day as Snow White and her Adventures. Imagineers had designed the ride so that guests felt like they were the main character of the story; in this case, the guests were Snow White. Few people understood this concept and some wondered why Snow White herself was not featured in the ride. Some footage of the original version would be part of the 1962 film 40 Pounds of Trouble, which featured a lengthy sequence set inside Disneyland.

During 1983, all of the Fantasyland dark rides were expanded and redesigned as part of a large overhaul of Fantasyland. This attraction and the other dark rides were modified to include the main characters of the films they represented. Today, Snow White appears once in the attraction. The present outdoor façade was made to resemble The Evil Queen's castle from the movie.

When the Witch offered guests the poisoned apple in one scene, guests frequently tried (and sometimes managed) to steal the apple and bring it home as a souvenir. When Fantasyland was reopened in 1983, they solved the problem of the ever-missing poisoned apple by replacing it with an image of an apple projected by means of a parabolic mirror. Guests who reach out to steal the apple now find their hands passing through it.[1]

The Magic Kingdom's original version of this ride also put the guests in the role of the story's main character (Snow White). Around Christmas of 1994, a less-frightening version of the ride took its place and appearances by Snow White were also added. The redesigned ride took some cues from the Disneyland Paris version, including increasing the capacity of each ride vehicle from four to six passengers.

The Magic Kingdom version closed for good on May 31, 2012 to make way for Princess Fairytale Hall.

Attraction summary

Disneyland

Guests enter the ride building through the Evil Queen's castle. Overlooking the entrance is a high window whose curtains are parted every few minutes by the Queen. A metal gold-colored apple is within reach of guests standing in the queue. Touching the apple causes the disembodied voice of the Queen to cackle menacingly. Guests wind their way through a dungeon inside the castle, passing by a book of poisons. The book reads, "One taste of the poisoned apple and the victim's eyes will close forever in the Sleeping Death..." The background of the boarding area is a forest setting dominated by the Dwarfs' cottage.

The mine cart ride vehicles resemble the beds of the Seven Dwarfs, but are officially considered "minecarts," and feature the names of each dwarf on the front of them, much like their beds in the film. After guests board the vehicles, they enter the Dwarfs' cottage. Here, the music and yodeling from "The Silly Song" can be heard. Guests pass Snow White and some of her animal friends climbing the stairs to the cottage's second floor. The guests then move past the Dwarfs, who are performing "The Silly Song". Happy is on bass, Grumpy is on organ, Bashful is on accordion, Doc is on mandolin and Sleepy is on fiddle. Dopey is standing on Sneezy's shoulders.

When guests leave the cottage, they pass by the Queen and her pet raven, peering through one of the cottage windows as the Queen divulges her plans to get rid of Snow White. They then pass the Queen's castle then enter the Dwarfs' diamond mine, which is full of jewels of many colors.

Guests then pass under a branch with two vultures perched on it. A false path leads guests to believe they are entering a cave, but the vehicle turns toward a different path and enter the Queen's castle. There, they see the Queen as she stands before her Magic Mirror with her beautiful reflection saying, "Magic Mirror on the wall..." She then turns and faces the guests. They see that she has become an ugly, green-eyed, toothless hag with a wart on her nose. "With this disguise, I'll fool them all!" she adds. This effect is achieved by two models—one queen and one witch—rotating on different sides of the 'mirror', which is actually a sheet of transparent glass. Projections and LED lights create the effect of cobwebs and electricity running through the walls.

The guests continue on to the castle's dungeon, laden with skeletons, who warn guests to turn back. Nearby, the Witch is in her laboratory, where she is creating a poisoned apple for Snow White. She heads for the Dwarfs' cottage in a small boat, bumping into the guests on her way out.

The guests wind their way through a menacing forest. Here, trees have ugly faces and branches like talons or grasping hands. Bats fly everywhere and logs resemble snapping crocodiles. The echo of the Witch's cackle is heard throughout the forest scene, implying that she is chasing the guests. The guests then turn toward the Dwarfs' cottage. The door opens to reveal the Witch, who offers the guests the apple, bribing the guests by saying phrases such as "Just one bite!" and "Taste the apple!" (the apple was originally a physical object, but Grad Night guests made it tradition to swipe the apple, so it became an optical illusion in the 1983 rehab). Guests turn towards a mountainside where the Dwarfs pursue the Witch. Nearby, the Witch tries to roll a boulder down the mountain to crush the Dwarfs and guests below. However, a strike of lightning causes her to tumble to her death; her scream is heard as guests exit to the unload area.

Arriving at the unload area, guests pass a giant book featuring a silhouette of Snow White and her Prince with his horse as they walk away towards a castle. The words at the bottom of this picture read "And they lived happily ever after." The unload area also features a mural depicting Snow White, the Prince, the Dwarfs and the forest animals bidding the guests farewell. The guests then disembark from the ride vehicles and exit back out into Fantasyland.

Magic Kingdom

The original Walt Disney World version of the ride in 1971 was very different and inarguably much scarier. The witches were much more realistic than their animated counterparts. There were also seven witch figures in this version, while there were only six in the second version. The queue was similar to Tokyo's current queue. It featured the Dwarfs' mine and their house was visible in the distance. Guests began by entering the castle in a scene very much like the 1994 version; however, there was no Snow White cleaning. Upon entering, the guests saw a mirror, but not the magic one. The Queen transformed into the Witch and disappeared until a raven began to shriek. It was reacting to the witch, who was then seen at the cauldron around the corner. The riders "crashed" through the dungeon walls and escaped through the dark forest, bumping into the witch on her boat along the way. Soon, the guests arrived at the Dwarfs' cottage to see the animals peering in at them. They passed the Dwarfs (in their only appearance) walking up the stairs to the wall perpendicular to their room to investigate a scary shadow floating on the wall, which was initially intended to be assumed to be the witch; however, she was seen literally right around the corner, meaning that the shadow was a ghost, as the Dwarfs had guessed. On the way out, the Witch was waiting at a window with the apple, sliding into view on the top half of the door similar to in the movie. Riders would again escape into the forest, where the Witch would come out from behind a tree and offer you the apple for a fourth time. The final scene was the diamond mines, where the Witch appeared on top of the door to the mine, tipping over one of the wooden support beams; by this point she had given up on using the apple. A mine cart, pushed by the witch, would run out of control and nearly hit you. Her final appearance was on top of the door to the vault, prying an enormous jewel from the rocky outcrop and onto the riders. Riders would then enter a room full of flashing cartoon strobe lights, with the witch's cackling still in their ears, echoing like a skipping record. The guests would then crash through the wall to return to the boarding area. This version followed the film least accurately of all of the versions.

In 1994, the Disney World attraction was completely redesigned to be similar to the upgraded Disneyland version, but in a different order and with a few new scenes, as well as one scene being omitted. Guests board by a mural depicting the cast of Snow White and begin their ride in the Queen's courtyard where Snow White is seen working outside. The Queen is watching her (and the guests) from her window. Inside the castle, the scene is similar to the Disneyland version (with the Queen turning into the Witch and working at her cauldron), although the Magic Mirror has been added. The ride continues into the forest and we see the Huntsman telling Snow White to run away. She can be seen with a terrified expression after a flashing strobe light goes off. We then see the Witch on the boat and the forest similar to the original version and then into the Dwarfs' Cottage, where the Dwarfs sing to the Silly Song. In a new scene, the riders pass the Witch giving Snow White the apple, then emerge from the cottage to see her gloating that she is fairest in the land. From there, guests went through the forest, where flashing strobe lights revealed that the witch was in the forest with them. Guests ride through the mines where Bashful and Sneezy call to them to stop the Witch. We then see the Witch and Dwarves on the cliff. After her comeuppance there is a new happy ending with the Prince waking Snow White amidst the cheering Dwarfs. Dopey is seen above the bridge, on leaving, waving to all the passengers. Guests then travel through the open doors under the bridge and disembark. Ironically, this version followed the film most accurately out of all of the versions, but was the replacement for the least movie-accurate version.

On May 31, 2012, the attraction closed and was replaced by Princess Fairytale Hall as part of a major expansion of that park's Fantasyland.

When the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opened in 2014, many of the Dwarf and animal figures from the Silly Song scene were recycled for use in the new ride, as were the two vultures. The Witch received a new design which looks the most accurate to the movie and less scary.

Disneyland Park, Paris

Disneyland Paris' ride is basically the same as the current Disneyland version. The only real difference is a happy ending similar to Disney World's. However, in this variation, instead of passing the Prince waking up Snow White and then Dopey on an arch, all the Dwarfs, the Prince and Snow White are on an arch, with Snow White sitting on the Prince's horse and waving the guests goodbye. On the left side of the guests, the Prince's castle is seen above the clouds. The cottage at the loading area is replaced with a mural of the characters. The ride is also called Blanche Neige et les Sept Nains, which is French for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland represents a mix of all the other versions. It begins in the courtyard then into the castle where the Queen transforms into the Witch, moving on to the dungeon and passing her on her boat. After going through the forest, guests enter the cottage and see the Dwarfs singing, with Snow White watching from the stairs. Exiting the cottage, guests find the Witch outside waiting for them, they see the Queen's castle then enter the mines. They approach the cottage again to find the Witch is once again waiting. The ride ends like Disneyland's version, with the Dwarfs and Witch on the cliff. There is no happy ending

Gallery

Wiki
The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Snow White's Scary Adventures.

See also

References

  1. Strodder, Chris (2008). The Disneyland Encyclopedia. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Press, page 380-382. ISBN 978-1-59580-033-6. 


v - e - d
1000px-Disneyland Park Logo svg
Main Street, U.S.A.
Disneyland RailroadMain Street CinemaThe Disney GalleryGreat Moments with Mr. LincolnDapper DansMain Street Vehicles
Fantasyland
Sleeping Beauty CastleAlice in WonderlandCasey Jr. Circus TrainDumbo the Flying ElephantIt's a Small WorldKing Arthur CarrouselMad Tea PartyMatterhorn BobsledsMr. Toad's Wild RidePeter Pan's FlightPinocchio's Daring JourneySnow White's Scary AdventuresStorybook Land Canal BoatsPixie HollowSword in the Stone
Adventureland
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki RoomIndiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden EyeJungle CruiseTarzan's Treehouse
Tomorrowland
Astro OrbitorAutopiaSpace MountainStar Tours: The Adventures ContinueDisneyland MonorailInnoventionsBuzz Lightyear Astro BlastersFinding Nemo Submarine VoyagePush the Talking Trash Can
Mickey's Toontown
Chip 'n' Dale's TreehouseDonald's BoatGadget's Go CoasterGoofy's PlayhouseMickey's House and Meet MickeyMinnie's HouseRoger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
Frontierland
Big Thunder Mountain RailroadPirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer IslandMark Twain RiverboatSailing Ship ColumbiaGolden Horseshoe SaloonFantasmic!
Critter Country
Splash MountainDavy Crockett's Explorer CanoesThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
New Orleans Square
The Haunted MansionPirates of the Caribbean
Future expansion
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Resorts
Disneyland Hotel


v - e - d
Magic Kingdom-logo
Main Street, U.S.A.
Walt Disney World RailroadMain Street VehiclesDapper DansNight of JoyMove It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street Party
Fantasyland
Cinderella CastleIt's a Small WorldPeter Pan's FlightMickey's PhilharMagicMickey's Royal Friendship FairePrince Charming Regal CarrouselDumbo the Flying ElephantThe Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohMad Tea PartyThe Great GoofiniCinderella's Royal TablePinocchio Village HausSword in the StoneSeven Dwarfs Mine TrainAriel's GrottoUnder the Sea: Journey of the Little MermaidBe Our Guest RestaurantEnchanted Tales with BellePrincess Fairytale HallPete's Silly SideshowThe BarnstormerCasey Jr. Splash and Soak Station
Adventureland
Swiss Family TreehouseThe Magic Carpets of AladdinWalt Disney's Enchanted Tiki RoomJungle CruisePirates of the CaribbeanPirates League
Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland SpeedwaySpace MountainAstro OrbiterTomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMoverCarousel of ProgressBuzz Lightyear's Space Ranger SpinStitch's Great Escape!Monsters, Inc. Laugh FloorPush the Talking Trash Can
Frontierland
Splash MountainBig Thunder Mountain RailroadTom Sawyer IslandCountry Bear JamboreeFrontierland Shootin' Arcade
Liberty Square
The Hall of PresidentsLiberty Square RiverboatThe Haunted MansionMemento MoriThe Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History
Current Entertainment
Festival of Fantasy ParadeHappily Ever AfterOnce Upon a Time
Resorts
Disney's Contemporary ResortDisney's Grand Floridian Resort & SpaDisney's Polynesian ResortDisney's Wilderness Lodge


v - e - d
Tokyo Disneyland logo
World Bazaar
Omnibus
Fantasyland
Cinderella CastleSnow White's AdventuresSnow White GrottoPinocchio's Daring JourneyDumbo the Flying ElephantCinderella's Fairy Tale HallCastle CarrouselAlice's Tea PartyPeter Pan's FlightPooh's Hunny HuntIt's a Small WorldMickey's PhilharMagicThe Haunted Mansion
Adventureland
Swiss Family TreehouseWestern River RailroadJungle CruisePirates of the CaribbeanThe Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!
Tomorrowland
Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go SeekSpace MountainBuzz Lightyear Astro BlastersStar JetsStitch EncounterStar Tours: The Adventures ContinuePush the Talking Trash Can
Toontown
Mickey's House & Movie BarnMinnie's HouseGoofy’s Paint ‘n’ Play HouseDonald's BoatChip 'n' Dale's TreehouseRoger Rabbit's Car Toon SpinGadget's Go CoasterToon Park
Westernland
Big Thunder Mountain RailroadMark Twain RiverboatCountry Bear TheaterTom Sawyer IslandWesternland Shooting Gallery
Critter Country
Splash MountainBeaver Brothers Explorer Canoes
Current Entertainment
Happiness is Here ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade DreamlightsHappiness on HighOnce Upon a Time
Upcoming
Beauty and the Beast RideBig Hero 6 Ride
Resorts
Tokyo Disneyland HotelDisney's Ambassador Hotel


v - e - d
Disneyland Paris.svg
Main Street, U.S.A.
Disneyland RailroadLiberty ArcadeDiscovery ArcadeMain Street Vehicles
Frontierland
Legends of the Wild WestBig Thunder Mountain RailroadPhantom ManorRiver Rogue Keel BoatsRustler Roundup Shooting GalleryThunder Mesa Riverboat Landing
Adventureland
Le Passage Enchanté d'AladdinAdventure IsleLa Cabane des RobinsonIndiana Jones et le Temple du PérilPirates of the Caribbean
Fantasyland
Le Château de la Belle au Bois DormantLe Carrousel de LancelotBlanche-Neige et les Sept NainsLes Voyages de PinocchioPeter Pan's FlightAlice's Curious LabyrinthDumbo the Flying ElephantIt's a Small WorldMad Hatter Tea PartyLe Pays de Contes de FéesCasey Jr. - Le Petit Train du CirqueSword in the Stone
Discoveryland
AutopiaOrbitron, Machines VolantesLes Mystères du NautilusBuzz Lightyear Laser BlastsStar Tours: The Adventures ContinueHyperspace MountainDiscoveryland Theatre
Current Entertainment
Disney IlluminationsDisney Stars on ParadeMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”
Current Seasonal Attractions and Entertainment
La Forêt de l’Enchantement: Une aventure musicale Disney
Former Attractions and Entertainment
Beauty and the Beast Live on StageCaptain EoCircle-Vision 360°Davy Crockett's Explorer CanoesDapper DansDisney's FantillusionDisney's ImagiNations ParadeDisney's Once Upon a Dream ParadeDisney Dreams!Disney Magic on ParadeDisney Toon CircusFantasy in the SkyHoney, I Shrunk the AudienceMain Street Electrical ParadeMulan, La LégendeSpace Mountain: Mission 2Tarzan: The EncounterThe Legend of the Lion KingThe TimekeeperThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeWinnie the Pooh and Friends, too!Woody's Roundup Village
Former Seasonal Attractions and Entertainment
Chantons La Reine des NeigesDisney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDisney's Showtime SpectacularDr. Facilier's Carnival-LoweenFollowing the Leader with Peter PanFrozen Summer Fun!Le Voeu de Noël de la Princesse AuroreMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Winter WonderlandMickey and his Magic Halloween Night
Resorts
Disneyland HotelHotel New YorkDisney's Sequoia LodgeNewport Bay Club HotelDisney's Hotel CheyenneDisney's Hotel Santa Fe


v - e - d
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs logo
Media
Film: Snow White and the Seven DwarfsVideoThe Seven DwarfsRose RedLive-action remake

Television: House of MouseOnce Upon a TimeSofia the FirstThe 7DA Poem Is...
Video games: Video gameKingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Kingdom Hearts χ Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χ
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Big Little BookClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookFairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked QueenSnow White's Royal Wedding

Disney Parks
Art of AnimationCinderella Castle Mystery TourClub VillainDisney Animation BuildingFairy Tale ForestMickey Mouse RevueOnce Upon a Time AdventureSeven Dwarfs Mine TrainSnow White's Scary AdventuresSnow White GrottoStorybook Land Canal Boats

Entertainment: Cinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDream Along with MickeyFantasmic!Golden Fairytale FanfareLe Livre Magique de MickeyMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey's Magical CelebrationOne Man's DreamOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Singin', Dancin', Heigh Ho!Snow White: An Enchanting MusicalSnow White: Happily Ever AfterThe Golden MickeysVillains Tonight!
Shops: La Chaumière des Sept NainsMountainside TreasuresSeven Dwarfs' Mine
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Stars 'n' Cars... As Never Seen BeforeFestival of Fantasy ParadeMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressSpectroMagicSnow White's Golden Anniversary CelebrationThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Firework: Once Upon a TimeWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDisney's Not-So-Scary Halloween ShowHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularInferno Dance PartyIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Villains WorldVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Snow WhiteThe QueenPrinceThe HuntsmanDocGrumpyHappyBashfulSleepySneezyDopeyForest AnimalsRavenVultures

Rose Red: Rose Red

Objects
Magic MirrorPoisoned AppleWishing WellHeart Box
Locations
The Queen's CastleCottage of the Seven DwarfsDwarfs' MineForestThe Prince's Castle
Songs
Original: I'm WishingOne SongWith a Smile and a SongWhistle While You WorkHeigh HoBluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum (The Dwarfs' Washing Song)The Silly SongSome Day My Prince Will Come

Unused Songs: Music In Your SoupYou're Never Too Old
Other Songs: Will I Ever See Her Again?

See Also
Bad Seven DwarfsUnused DwarfsMerchandisePromotional materialLegacyMusicalDisney Sing Along Songs: Heigh-HoSnow White ReturnsOne Hour in Wonderland