Disneyland California finally opened after more than 400 days and park- goers flocked to the new Snow White ride: “Snow White’s Enchanted Wish.”
The revamped ride tells the story of Snow White, and is more in line with the 1938 movie than the previous ride: “Snow White’s Scary Adventures in Disneyland.”
The description for the ride on the theme park’s website reads:
“Begin your fairytale journey in the cozy cottage of the Seven Dwarfs, then visit dazzling mines filled with glowing gems. Soon you’ll be riding into the Queen’s sorcery chamber and discovering a magic mirror just as Snow White bites into a poisoned apple! When all looks lost, will Snow White find her own happily ever after?”
Why is the Snow White ride ‘cancelled’?
While the ride has proved popular with park- goers, an article on the SFGate website has drawn attention to a rather controversial part of the ride.
“The new grand finale of Snow White’s Enchanted Wish is the moment when the Prince finds Snow White asleep under the Evil Queen’s spell and gives her ‘true love’s kiss’ to release her from the enchantment.”
“A kiss he gives to her without her consent, while she’s asleep, which cannot possibly be true love if only one person knows it’s happening.”
“Haven’t we already agreed that consent in early Disney movies is a major issue? That teaching kids that kissing, when it hasn’t been established if both parties are willing to engage, is not OK?”
Twitter reacts to the Snow White refurb
People took to Twitter to discuss the revamped ride, and many users seemed pretty impressed with the design and story telling aspects.