This just in: Disney is giving the Snow White attraction a serious upgrade in 2020!
The classic attraction located in Fantasyland in Disneyland in California will be undergoing a major refurbishment in early 2020. We had previously reported that permits were filed for a refurbishment on the Snow White’s Scary Adventures attraction, but at the time of our initial report, we were unable to tell exactly what Disney had up their sleeves. But now that Disney Parks Blog has made the official announcement, we’re so excited to share more.
Here’s how Disney describes the updates coming soon to Snow White’s Scary Adventures:
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.
We’re definitely excited that Disney is deciding to breathe new life into Snow White’s Scary Adventures. This is one of our favorite attractions in all of Fantasyland, and part of what gives Disneyland its nostalgic appeal is the fact that Disney has preserved its Fantasyland dark rides so well, including Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Alice in Wonderland. Snow White’s Scary Adventures is an opening day attraction at Disneyland and has been enchanting and delighting guests ever since the original southern California Disney theme park opened in 1955.
Disney also points out that Snow White’s Scary Adventures is the only Disney Princess-themed ride-through attraction in Disneyland park (the fan-favorite The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure attraction, also themed after a Disney Princess, is located in Disney California Adventure park). This is also the last original Snow White dark ride attraction in the U.S., as the Walt Disney World version was reimagined into what is now known as the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.
Guests can continue to enjoy Snow White’s Scary Adventures in its current state through January 6, 2020. After that, it will be undergoing refurbishment reopening at a later date.
What do you think of Disney’s decision to give the Snow White ride a major upgrade? Let us know!