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New Details about Snow White’s Scary Adventures Refurbishment in Disneyland

Disney has just announced some of the new details for the Snow White’s Scary Adventure attraction refurbishment, and there are some big changes coming to this classic dark ride in Disneyland. Let’s check them out…

Snow White's Scary Adventures refurbishment new concept art

These are not just small changes being done to the ride, Walt Disney Imagineering is completely enhancing the storytelling being done to Snow White’s Scary Adventures in Fantasyland. The classic dark ride will have some brand new scenes to add to the attraction when Disney Imagineers have finished working on it.

That’s not to say all the old scenes you love are going away. From the description, Disney gives there will still be “familiar elements of the attraction you know and love” yet at the same time there will be brand new details and totally new scenes in the ride.

Some of the changes and additions to the ride include:

  • A New vignette showing Snow White in a beautiful forest setting waking up from her deep sleep.
  • New attraction final scene with Snow White reunited with her animal friends and a shimmering castle in the distance.
  • New state-of-the-art audio and visual technology
  • New music
  • LED black lighting
  • Laser projections
  • New animation system
  • Attraction exterior refreshing

Those are a lot of changes, and I can’t wait to see how they look both won the old scenes and the new ones!

Disney wants to wait to get started until after New Year’s when the biggest crowds leave Disneyland. Work will begin on the new additions after Snow White closes on January 6, 2020. It’s expected to be reopened by May 21, 2020.

Snow White's Scary Adventures new concept art

This is the second time Snow White’s Scary Adventures has gotten a major refurbishment. When the ride reopened in 1983, Disney had given it a brand new name (added the word “Scary” to the title) and a whole new facade on the outside of the attraction.

Still even after these updates, there was a hole in the plot of the ride. The second to final scene depicts a boulder being thrown on your head (yes, this ride is for children believe it or not), then to be followed by a sign at the end reading: “And they all lived happily after,” without much explanation of how you even survived the attack.

These changes should resolve that problem, and also make Snow White’s Scary Adventures probably a little less scary and less dark.

Some had been wondering if the attraction needed to be replaced altogether. However, I’m excited that Disney is sticking to its roots and not throwing out a 65-year-old classic attraction for some new IP. Disney Imagineering is committed to continuing the story of Snow White and creating new ways to tell it, and I’m happy about that!

This isn’t the only refurbishment taking place in Disneyland in 2020. Disney recently announced a lengthy refurb to the Haunted Mansion, which includes some total scene overhauls. The Indiana Jones Adventure is also closing for a long refurbishment which will fix some of the broken effects on the ride.

Other Disneyland refurbishments include Hyperspace Mountain, “it’s a small world”, and the Mark Twain Riverboat.

The Snow White’s Scary Adventure refurbishment should be completed by May 21, 2020, but that date is not set in stone and could change. Stick with us here at Ziggy Knows Disney as we’ll continue to bring you the latest on this project and the rest of the news from the Disney Parks!

Your Thoughts

I want to know what you think about the new Snow White’s Scary Adventures refurbishment…

  • Are you looking forward to the new changes to the ride?
  • What part sounds the best?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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News Source: Disney Parks Blog

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