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News Disneyland to give Snow White’s Scary Adventures dark ride a major facelift in 2020

johnsmith1917

New Member
It's crazy how the tide turns so fast in this sub. It's not even 2 days old and people are already turning super negative about it. If you read the backstory, this was some intern's passion project that Disney actually green lit. Disneyland is investing in improving their dark rides which is a huge win. I know it's been awhile, but if you remember the Snow white ride was forgotten by the general public. They have breathed new light into it and better captured the spirit of Snow White. The dwarves dancing with Snow, Jewel mine, magic mirror, and castle on the clouds ending are iconic and the ride really focused on bringing to life those moments. Yeah I personally would have changed a few things, but this is a huge home run overall
 

MerlinTheGoat

Well-Known Member
Here's the version at Paris (i dunno if it was already posted before)-


As I've said before, this was previously an almost exact clone of the 1983 version at Disneyland CA. The show building is exactly the same size, the track layout is identical (even sharing the vehicle storage with the neighboring Pinocchio ride), rooms are structurally the same other than a few props being in different positions (and Paris has still yet to get the digital effects on the mirror and cliff scenes added to Cali some years back). The only major different is that the vehicle unload is pushed closer to the load in order to add a more elaborate ending.

Without having had a larger show building to accommodate the coffin scene like WDW's used to have in its 1994 renovation, implementing Paris' ending was the best and most logical way to "plus" the ride. Wouldn't have sacrificed any scenes to do so, and would give it a lovely ending scene (including some of the dwarfs as well). Unfortunate...
 

raven24

Well-Known Member
It's crazy how the tide turns so fast in this sub. It's not even 2 days old and people are already turning super negative about it. If you read the backstory, this was some intern's passion project that Disney actually green lit. Disneyland is investing in improving their dark rides which is a huge win. I know it's been awhile, but if you remember the Snow white ride was forgotten by the general public. They have breathed new light into it and better captured the spirit of Snow White. The dwarves dancing with Snow, Jewel mine, magic mirror, and castle on the clouds ending are iconic and the ride really focused on bringing to life those moments. Yeah I personally would have changed a few things, but this is a huge home run overall
Tides turning? From the moment the video was posted, many of us have had both criticisms and praise for the new version. It’s been pretty consistent.

It’s fine if you think it’s a home run. Some of us don’t and that’s fine, too.
 

mickEblu

Well-Known Member
It's crazy how the tide turns so fast in this sub. It's not even 2 days old and people are already turning super negative about it. If you read the backstory, this was some intern's passion project that Disney actually green lit. Disneyland is investing in improving their dark rides which is a huge win. I know it's been awhile, but if you remember the Snow white ride was forgotten by the general public. They have breathed new light into it and better captured the spirit of Snow White. The dwarves dancing with Snow, Jewel mine, magic mirror, and castle on the clouds ending are iconic and the ride really focused on bringing to life those moments. Yeah I personally would have changed a few things, but this is a huge home run overall

Interns passion project? Is her name Kimberly Irvine?
 

KingMickey

Active Member
In the Parks
Yes
I overall like the first half up until the mirror projection. The pacing gets chaotic from that moment on. You have at least a few seconds to take in the cottage, the mine, the Queen’s castle and the dungeon.

I get why they added the mirror projection for “the story” and having Snow actually eat the apple to be seen so that the new ‘true love’s kiss awakening’ ending fits better.

But it’s just too much all at once. You have the mirror projection, the Queen on the cliffs and the start of the happy ending sequence all happen in five seconds with the next scene beginning before there’s enough time to even take in the scene you’re supposed to be in.
 

Rich T

Well-Known Member
It's crazy how the tide turns so fast in this sub. It's not even 2 days old and people are already turning super negative about it. If you read the backstory, this was some intern's passion project that Disney actually green lit. Disneyland is investing in improving their dark rides which is a huge win. I know it's been awhile, but if you remember the Snow white ride was forgotten by the general public. They have breathed new light into it and better captured the spirit of Snow White. The dwarves dancing with Snow, Jewel mine, magic mirror, and castle on the clouds ending are iconic and the ride really focused on bringing to life those moments. Yeah I personally would have changed a few things, but this is a huge home run overall
Couldn’t disagree more. In my opinion, they improved the ride up to the cauldron scene, and then butchered the rest by replacing exciting scenes (that were so appropriate for a good dark ride that the Snow White ride existed in the first place because of them) with bland prettiness and a bizzare final scene where the happy couple are apparently parting ways.

There’s talent and artistry on display here for certain, but I think the approach they took with the second half is more appropriate for a good Main Street window display, park stage show or parade float than for an effective, memorable dark ride.
 

George Lucas on a Bench

Well-Known Member
They removed the skeletons because it's just too macabre for modern Disney. These macabre attractions just aren't appealing to guests anyway. They absolutely want nothing macabre. Not at all. It's not popular with Disney guests. At all. Get rid of 'em. More funny books, princesses and Star Wars.
 

Sharon&Susan

Well-Known Member
Wait, so the extra long boring dungeon scene is still there but they took out the entire cool scary forest? Did they shorten the dungeon scene?
Dungeon is still the same size just with the skeletons replaced with other props. Personally I thought it was fine length before, but I'd have to personally ride the new version myself to really judge how it compares.
 

mickEblu

Well-Known Member
Dungeon is still the same size just with the skeletons replaced with other props. Personally I thought it was fine length before, but I'd have to personally ride the new version myself to really judge how it compares.

Wow. Obviously they tried to do this without changing too much infrastructure. I always thought the dungeon scene dragged. Ideally they would have cut the dungeon scene in half and kept the forest.
 

mickEblu

Well-Known Member
They removed the skeletons because it's just too macabre for modern Disney. These macabre attractions just aren't appealing to guests anyway. They absolutely want nothing macabre. Not at all. It's not popular with Disney guests. At all. Get rid of 'em. More funny books, princesses and Star Wars.

Yup pretty much. No more dead people on TOT. No shrunken heads on Jungle Cruise. No skeletons in Snow White (Inside and out). Snow Whites bedroom inside the dungeon/ jail cell is my favorite. Why wouldn’t they removed those jail cell bars? Lol
 

ParkPeeker

Well-Known Member
I think with the rebranding and physical parameters they decided on, this is the best they could come up with sadly. The kiss scene is pretty neat and I like it, but yea pacing feels flat out wack! I’m really curious to see if they could’ve done a better job even with the rebranding and physical parameters they set and what not.
 

George Lucas on a Bench

Well-Known Member
Yup pretty much. No more dead people on TOT. No shrunken heads on Jungle Cruise. No skeletons in Snow White (Inside and out). Snow Whites bedroom inside the dungeon/ jail cell is my favorite. Why wouldn’t they removed those hail cell bars? Lol

Why is there even a Haunted Mansion in these parks anymore? Caves in POTC? It all. Has. To go. Nobody likes this stuff. More Marvel, Star Wars and Princesses.
 

ParkPeeker

Well-Known Member
I would expect some changes to Pinocchio in the next few years. The problem with Pinocchio is there isn’t a whole lot of pleasant stuff in the movie. So hopefully he just gets the “upgrade” and not the ax.
He’s not a princess so I’m guessing he’s safer but idk with the new remake and all.
So do they now change the scarier second half of the Sleeping Beauty Castle walkthrough? I hope not.
Stay tuned. Hahaha jk, i don’t think so, it’s relatively new so there’s that lol
 

raven24

Well-Known Member
I would expect some changes to Pinocchio in the next few years. The problem with Pinocchio is there isn’t a whole lot of pleasant stuff in the movie. So hopefully he just gets the “upgrade” and not the ax.
I can definitely see them going after Pinocchio before Toad.
 

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