Snow White's Scary Adventures

Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom Park

  • Land: Fantasyland
  • Type: Mild Thrill Ride
Where: Fantasyland
Height: Any Height
Experience: Fun For Everyone, Indoor
Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Snow White's Scary Adventures will be removed on May 31, 2012, and an area themed to Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be built. It will feature the Dwarfs' cottage and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Princess Fairytale Hall, a new Disney Princess meet and greet will be established where Snow White's Scary Adventures currently exists. Snow White's Scary Adventures is a suspenseful ride for big kids, teens and adults in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom theme park.

You may need an extra dose of courage for this chilling adventure into the spellbinding world of the Evil Queen from Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Board your wooden, 6-passenger mine car and get ready for a journey through dark and creepy surroundings. Suprises lie around every corner as you wander through the Enchanted Forest while Snow White's evil stepmother pursues her into scenes from the animated film. All's well that ends well at Snow White's Scary Adventures but beware of vultures, falling rocks and grizzled old hags peddling apples along the way!

Board the wooden diamond mine cars and follow Snow White as she wanders through the Enchanted Forest, meets the Seven Dwarfs, and encounters the Wicked Witch. Yes, the ride is themed to Snow White, but the Wicked Witch is featured and appears throughout the 2.5 minute ride. The ending is a happy one as Snow White and the Prince live happily ever after.

Touring Tips

  • Don't wait long for this very short ride. It's very low tech and there's rarely a wait.
  • This is a "dark" ride and can be very scary for young children. In various scenes throughout the attraction the Witch appears and can frightened young ones. The fear factor kicks in from the start when you see Snow White's stepmother become the Wicked Witch. That means your little one may very well keep his/her eyes jammed shut for the rest of the ride.
  • There are no character meet and greets in the immediate vicinity of Snow White's Scary Adventures.


  • Snow White's Adventures, as the attraction was originally called, opened with the Magic Kingdom in October 1971.
  • Snow White's Scary Adventures is adopted from the 1937 full length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!
  • The attraction closed in the early 1990s and reopened in 1994 as Snow White's Scary Adventures. The appearances of the Wicked Witch were toned down.
  • The character of Snow White did not actually appear in this attraction until 1994. She was added in an effort to tone down the scare factor.


Snow White's Scary Adventures opened on opening day as Snow White and her Adventures. Imagineers had designed the ride so that guests felt like they were the main character of the story; in this case, guests were Snow White. Few people understood this concept, and some wondered why Snow White was not featured in the ride. During 1983, all of the Fantasyland dark rides were slightly redesigned as part of a large overhaul of Fantasyland. This attraction and the other dark rides were modified to include the main characters of the films they represented. Today, Snow White appears once in the attraction. The present outdoor facade was made to resemble the Evil Queen's castle from the movie.

When the Witch offered guests the poisoned apple in one scene, guests frequently tried (and sometimes managed) to steal the apple and bring it home as a souvenir. When Fantasyland was reopened in 1983, they solved the problem of the ever-missing poisoned apple by replacing it with an image of an apple projected by means of a parabolic mirror. Guests who reach out to steal the apple now find their hands passing through it.

Walt Disney World's original version of this ride, like their early version of Peter Pan's Flight, also put the guests in the role of the story's main character (Snow White). Around Christmas of 1994, a less frightening version of the ride took its place; an appearance by Snow White was also added. The redesigned ride took some cues from the version at Disneyland Paris, including increasing the ride capacity of each ride vehicle from four to six passengers.

The original Walt Disney World version of the ride in 1971 was very different, and arguably scarier. Snow White did not appear, and the Dwarfs showed up briefly in one scene. There were also seven witch figures in this version, while there are only six in the current version. The queue was similar to Tokyo's current queue. It featured the Dwarfs' mine and their house was visible in the distance. Guests began by entering the castle in a scene very much like the current ride; however, there was no Snow White cleaning. Upon entering, the guests saw a mirror, but not the magic one. The Queen still transformed into the Witch and was still seen at the cauldron. The riders "crashed" through the dungeon walls and escaped through the forest (still bumping into the Witch). Soon, the guests arrived at the Dwarfs' cottage to see the animals peering in at them. They passed the Dwarfs (in their only appearance) walking up the stairs to their room to investigate a scary shadow, which was presumably Snow White. The Witch was waiting in the doorway with an apple. The final scene was the diamond mines, where the Witch appeared several more times. Her final appearance was on top of a doorway, pushing an enormous jewel onto the riders. Riders would then enter a room full of flashing lights.

In 1994, the Disney World attraction was redesigned to be similar to the Disneyland version, but in a different order with a few new scenes. Guests board by a mural depicting the cast of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and begin their ride in the Queen's courtyard where Snow White is seen working outside. The Queen is watching her (and the guests) from her window. Inside the castle, the scene is similar to the Disneyland version (with the Queen turning into the Witch and working at her cauldron), although the Magic Mirror has been added. The ride continues into the forest, and then into the Dwarfs' Cottage, where Snow White stands on the stairs. In a new scene, the riders pass the Witch giving Snow White the apple, then emerge from the cottage to see her gloating that she is fairest in the land. From there, guests ride through the mines where the two of the Dwarfs (Bashful and Sneezey) call to them to stop the Witch. After the scene where the Witch tries to drop a rock on the guests, there is a new ending with the Prince waking Snow White amidst the cheering Dwarfs. Dopey is seen above the bridge, on leaving, waving to all the passengers. Guests then travel through the open doors under the bridge and disembark.

Hidden Mickey

  • Look at the mural in the queue, on a pair of shorts hanging on the clothesline and the three stones on the chimney of the Dwarfs' cottage.
  • Below the bird and two flowers on the chimney in the loading area mural for three gray stones that form a classic (three-circle) Mickey.