Walt Disney World gave one of its original rides a final kiss goodnight as Snow White’s Scary Adventures permanently closed at the Magic Kingdom last night. The attraction has existed at the theme park since opening day, October 1, 1971 and though it received a few changes over the years, it has remained a Fantasyland staple for the millions who have visited it in more than three decades.
Snow White’s Scary Adventures has closed to make way for Princess Fairytale Hall, a future Disney Princess meet-and-greet location that will open in late 2013 as part of the New Fantasyland expansion. Though this particular attraction is now gone forever from Orlando, it still exists at Disneyland in California, predating Florida’s version by more than 15 years. And Snow White won’t be gone from the Magic Kingdom for long, as the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster / dark ride is currently under construction, set to cap off the expansion in 2014.
But those who have visited the Magic Kingdom for 30+ years will always have fond memories of visiting Snow White, the seven dwarfs, and even the wicked queen, following the story of Walt Disney’s (and the world’s) first feature-length animated film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” To keep these memories alive, I offer a tribute to the classic attraction through video and photos, shot in the days leading up to its closure.
The tribute video below features an in-depth look at the ride’s facade, queue, and two full back-to-back ride-throughs, one unedited and the other featuring close-ups of its many characters. Both ride videos feature binaural audio, so be sure to wear headphones while watching for the best experience.
Video: Snow White’s Scary Adventures tribute
The New Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom, including Princess Fairytale Hall and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, is scheduled to be completed some time in 2014. In the meantime, Snow White will still be seen in the park meeting and greeting with guests, despite the loss of her dark ride.
More photos from Snow White’s Scary Adventures at Walt Disney World: