PHOTOS, VIDEO: Ride the NEW Snow White’s Enchanted Wish Attraction at Disneyland
Snow White’s Enchanted Wish opened to guests for the first time today during Disneyland’s soft opening. The attraction is a reimagined version of Snow White’s Scary Adventures, with new technology and updated scenes.
Of course signs have been updated with the attraction’s new name.
In the queue are storybooks detailing the beginning of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
One change we noticed immediately was that the owl on the wall ahead when first boarding has been updated. The wood board it is holding reads “Heigh Ho”, and the owl looks more pleasant overall. He used to forebode the upcoming “scary adventures” with a sign saying “beware”.
The entire queue used to be scarier, but has been updated to better reflect the new ride.
It now takes guests through Snow’s cozy room in the Evil Queen’s castle.
This used to be the Evil Queen’s chamber, with a skull, chains, and her spell book.
As it did before, the ride picks up Snow White’s story where the queue leaves off, beginning in the dwarfs’ cottage.
Watch our ride through of the updated attraction and then read more about the changes below.
In the first scene, Snow White is now dancing with the dwarfs instead of climbing the stairs with a candle. The rest of the scene remains the same, although the paint has been refreshed. This is also where you’ll smell cinnamon, meant to represent a freshly baked apple pie.
As the ride moves on, a shadowed projection and then a screen show the dwarfs heading off to work in the mine.
The mine itself is now brighter with more colorful gemstones shining all around the walls.
Here we also see new figures of Dopey and Doc.
Guests then enter the Evil Queen’s lair. The initial set pieces look approximately the same but as we go on, but the skeletons have been removed. New projection and lighting effects have been added throughout. Most notably, a new effect has been added to the reveal of the poison apple.
In an “archway”, a screen depicting the magic mirror shows Snow White take a bite of the apple. The mirror then appears to shatter. This is where the Old Hag used to emerge on a boat.
In this scene, the Evil Queen turns into the Old Hag.
Around the corner, the dwarfs are climbing a cliff to stop the Old Hag, who is depicted on a screen up high.
The room then sparkles as Prince Charming awakens Snow White with true love’s kiss. This is where the biggest changes come to the ride, as scenes with the Old Hag were previously drawn out for much longer. As such, the looming trees and alligators have been removed.
Guests see an image of a storybook before entering the ride’s final room where Snow White stands on a cliffside with the Prince and her animal friends.
It’s safe to say the new version of the ride puts more emphasis on Snow White’s happy ending than on her “scary adventures.”
If you want to compare it to the previous version of the ride, which was updated in 1983 from the original ride, watch our 2019 video below. If you watch these videos side-by-side (or just compare timestamps), you’ll notice that the ride is now slightly slower than it used to be.
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