The 8 Most Controversial Rides in Disney Theme Park History
Opening date: 1971
Three generations of children were traumatized by this ride at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida. From 1971 to 2012, the scariest ride in the park was neither the Haunted Mansion nor Space Mountain. It was this ride with multiple jump scares and morbid undertones that won the grand prize.
The original Snow White Dark Ride, which opened at Disneyland, California in 1955, was also a spooky experience designed to put the rider in Snow White’s shoes. The audio animatronic witch appeared several times, cackling her head off and offering a poison apple. You sped through a forest with menacing trees and bats. That was bad enough.
But the Magic Kingdom version of the ride went way too far. First off, there were now seven different moving witch audio animatronics – the original Disneyland version had six. Like the original ride, this one didn’t have a Snow White character on the ride as you, the driver, were supposed to be Snow White. The witches were positioned and revealed to surprise and terrify the guests. There was no soundtrack – just the cackle of the witch in the background. And the best part (worst?) was that the witch ended the ride by pushing a boulder at you, “killing” you. Happily ever after, my foot.
The current version of Snow White’s ride at Disneyland is vastly different from the original – it’s much closer to the plot of the film and includes scenes of the gnomes dancing and mining. The Magic Kingdom version closed in 2012 and was replaced by the Princess Fairytale Hall, an elaborate meet-and-greet area.
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