Snow White's Enchanted Wish is a dark ride at Disneyland, which replaced Snow White's Scary Adventures as a revamped and less frightening version of the attraction. Based on the 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the attraction was originally known as Snow White and Her Adventures before its redesign in 1983, where it became known as Snow White's Scary Adventures until 2020.
Snow White's Scary Adventures opened on Disneyland's 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 completely 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. Additionally, Snow White appeared once in the attraction and 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 reached out to steal the apple now find their hands passing through it.
On January 7, 2020, the attraction at Disneyland closed for an extended refurbishment. Walt Disney Imagineering will install new scenes as well as update the attraction's audio and visual technology. The attraction's exterior will also be refreshed to complement the nearby Sleeping Beauty Castle. On December 21, 2020, the film's 83rd anniversary, Disney announced that the ride would be renamed Snow White's Enchanted Wish, and would include state-of-the-art audio and visual technology, including new music, LED black lighting, laser projections and a new animation system.
Guests once again enter the ride building through the Evil Queen's castle, now repainted and refurbished to compliment the color scheme of Sleeping Beauty Castle and to also create a more light-hearted aesthetic. No longer can guests go up to the gold-colored apple and hear the Witch's evil cackle; instead, there is a storybook telling the story of Snow White in which helps fill the gap between how Snow White encountered the dwarfs cottage. As guests make their way into the queue, the once resided dungeon has been reimagined into Snow White's room containing various outfits, books, another storybook telling her story, and doves. The boarding area is now refreshed with more greenery, forest creatures, and a new projection on the window of the Dwarfs' cottage showing the silhouettes of Snow White and the Dwarfs' dancing.
The guests journey begins as they enter the Dwarfs' cottage first. Here, the music and yodelling from "The Silly Song" can be heard. The first segment still includes the stove though there is a lot more movement coming from the pot as well as more smoke emanating from below it. In addition, more animals have been incorporated. The added scent of apple pie fills the cottage while the guests move past Snow White's animal friends along the staircase (the former place where a static Snow White once stood) as they watch the Dwarfs, who are performing "The Silly Song" with Snow White now dancing alongside Sneezy and Dopey.
As guests leave the cottage and into the woods passing by the Evil Queen peering into the cottage as she divulges her plans, saying "These Dwarfs can't hide Snow White from me." The guests pass through the woods and a projection on a cliffside reveals the shadows of the Dwarfs as they march to work. Another new projection (in the place of the castle mural) shows the Dwarfs going to work on a log while singing "Heigh-Ho". As guests enter the Dwarfs' mine Dopey is spotted waving at guests in a mine cart with diamonds in his eyes. The mine is now shimmering with shiny diamonds, new projections including Grumpy hard at work, and Doc admiring and inspecting diamonds.
Exiting the mine, guests pass under the two vultures and into the Evil Queen's castle. There, they see the Queen as she stands before her Magic Mirror with her back to the guests. She then turns and faces the guests. They see that she has become the Evil Witch. The guests then make their way through the laboratory passing by chemicals and experiments made by the Evil Queen. Guests now encounter Witch is accompanied by her raven in a dungeon where she is creating a poisoned apple for Snow White with enhanced lighting and projections added. Passing by the castle tunnel where the Witch previously appeared on a boat now features a magic mirror projection showing Snow White taking a bite of the poison apple only to have the mirror shatter into pieces right after.
Now relocated and altered, guests come across the Dwarfs pursuing the Witch on the cliff, now featuring a projection showing the Witch running from the Dwarfs (albeit she does not fall to her death nor no scream is heard so her fate is left ambiguous). Turning the corner, entering the forest shows the Prince giving the kiss to Snow White to reawaken her from the poison apple. As guests make their way towards the cottage lies which has been adorned with more foliage, another storybook is in the place of the moving door, saying "True Love's Kiss Awakened Snow White and the good Dwarfs danced for joy." Now featuring the all new ending scene (in the place of the original cliff sequence), guests pass by Snow White reunited with all her animal friends with her Prince standing with his horse awaiting her whilst the clouds disperse reveal a projection of his glimmering castle.
Returning to loading/unloading area, guests pass the giant book featuring a silhouette of Snow White and her Prince with his horse as they wander away towards a castle. The words at the bottom of this picture read, "And they lived happily ever after" and "Snow White's wish had come true!" The guests then disembark from the ride vehicles and return to Fantasyland.
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- Pinocchio's Daring Journey
- Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
- Alice in Wonderland (attraction)
- Peter Pan's Flight
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
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