Description And Comments

In this opening day attraction, you ride in a mining car in the dark through a series of sets drawn from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The attraction has a Perils of Pauline flavor and features Snow White as she narrowly escapes harm at the hands of the wicked witch. The action and effects are a cut above Mr. Toad's Wild Ride but not as good as Peter Pan's Flight.

Compared to the now-closed Snow White's Scary Adventures in Walt Disney World, this attraction is more condensed, less coherent, and without a proper ending scene. But it does boast some very neat "plussing" added in the Summer of 2010, including two high-tech projection effects enhancing the magic mirror and clifftop rainstorm scenes.

Touring Tips

Enjoyable but not particularly compelling. Experience it if the lines are not too long or on a second-day visit. Ride before 11:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. if possible. Also, don't take the "scary" part too seriously. The witch looks mean, but most kids take her in stride. Or maybe not. A mother from Knoxville, Tennessee, commented:

The outside looks cute and fluffy, but inside, the evil witch just keeps coming at you. My 5-year-old, who rode Space Mountain three times [and took other scary rides] right in stride, was near panic when our car stopped unexpectedly twice during Snow White. [After Snow White] my 6-year-old niece spent a lot of time asking, "Will a witch jump out at you?" before other rides. So I suggest that you explain a little more what this ride is about. It's tough on preschoolers who are expecting forest animals and dwarfs.

In point of fact, we receive more mail from parents about this ride than about all other Disneyland Park attractions combined. The bottom line is that it really punches the buttons of the 6-and-under crowd, when other more traditionally scary rides don't. Many kids, once frightened by Snow White's Scary Adventure, balk at trying any other attractions that go into the dark, regardless how benign.

Special Comments

Quite intimidating for preschoolers; worth seeing if the wait is not long. Originally, Snow White was no where to be seen, as you were supposed to be experiencing the journey through her eyes. In 1983, in response to many confused guests, the attraction was refurbished to add Snow White.

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