The very first time I visited Disneyland I went right to Snow White’s Scary Adventures ride. I have loved Snow White since I was a little girl and I couldn’t wait to see what this ride was all about. When I walked up and saw the exterior of the ride I instantly got excited. It’s such a beautifully themed attraction. The ride cars are cute little mine trains with each of the 7 dwarfs names on them. I was lucky enough to get Grumpy, I most relate to him.
The ride takes you through the story of how Snow meets her Prince Charming. It reminds me very much of Mister Toads Wild Ride. While I loved the art and the theming, there was something missing. It just ends… I walked off the ride assuming I had missed something and went back on again to be sure. This time it was the same thing. It just ends and you feel like the ride isn’t exactly finished.
Yesterday, Disney announced they have big plans to give my girlfriend a makeover. Beginning January 6th, 2020 Snow White’s Scary Adventures will be closed for a renovation.
This classic Fantasyland attraction, Disneyland park’s only ride-through princess attraction, will be updated with new magic inside and out in 2020. Walt Disney Imagineering is reimagining how the classic tale of Snow White lives happily ever after, and guests will be invited to follow along with her story.
In addition to experiencing familiar elements of the attraction you know and love, you’ll discover enhanced story details and all-new scenes. For example, a new vignette will show Snow White in a beautiful forest setting waking up from her deep sleep. Also, the attraction will conclude when Snow White is reunited with her animal friends and a shimmering castle is seen in the distance.
Imagineers are implementing state-of-the-art audio and visual technology throughout the attraction, including new music, LED black lighting, laser projections and a new animation system. The exterior of the attraction will be completely refreshed with new, fairy tale-inspired details to complement the nearby charming Sleeping Beauty Castle.
This isn’t the first time the attraction has undergone a significant refurbishment. In 1983, as a whole new version of Fantasyland was unveiled, Snow White’s Adventures reopened with new technology and a brand-new facade, along with the new name. In 2020, this opening day attraction will celebrate 65 years at Disneyland!