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Final day for Snow White at the Magic Kingdom

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Published: May 31, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Today is the final day of operation for Snow White's Scary Adventures at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Snow White sign

The Fantasyland dark ride closes after today, to make way for the new Princess Fairytale Hall meet-and-greet. Snow White and the dwarfs will "relocate" to the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which will open in 2014. Snow White fans can continue to ride the Scary Adventures ride at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, where it remains open.

Please share your thoughts and memories of the Snow White ride, in the comments.

Update: In other Disney World news, Disney's Art of Animation value resort hotel opens today. Would love to hear comments on that one, too.

Readers' Opinions

From Mark Hollamon on May 31, 2012 at 8:41 AM
It's a classic and on one hand I am going to miss it, but on the other the technology is quite dated and I am very confident the new attraction will be a show stopper.

I forgot today is the last day, so I just changed my plans and am heading out to MK to take one more ride!

From Robert Niles on May 31, 2012 at 8:53 AM
Feel free to post some photos to our Facebook page. I'd love to see some from the final day.
From 166.251.215.152 on May 31, 2012 at 10:21 AM
I remember riding that ride when I went to Disney as a 4 year old
From Dominick D on May 31, 2012 at 10:51 AM
I'm gonna miss it because it was one of my first rides I rode at MK. On the other hand, the mine train seems better then SWSA.
From Justin M on May 31, 2012 at 12:13 PM
I thought this was one of the worst rides in the park. I will not miss it at all. Looking forward to the Mine Train!
From robert morris on May 31, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Still wish it had been converted into another ride, instead of a meet and greet as the net gain for all the fantasyland expansion is 1 ride and 1 splash pad
From Dominick D on May 31, 2012 at 1:19 PM
^2 rides, actually.
From Stevo B on May 31, 2012 at 3:54 PM
I'm amazing at the explosion of meet and greets popping up at the disney parks. I guess it makes sense, my niece loves visiting the fairies in Pixie Hollow at Disneyland. But I hate seeing the old standards going to Yesterland.
From robert morris on May 31, 2012 at 5:42 PM
@dom what second ride

Adding little mermaid and mine train

Barnstormer just rethemed

Dumbo moved and added capcity not a new ride

Lost Snow White...that's a net of one ride

Plus got Casey Splash area but lost a chip and dale play area (granted it was bad)

Lost mickey and minnie houses also

From robert morris on May 31, 2012 at 6:17 PM
@dom what second ride

Adding little mermaid and mine train

Barnstormer just rethemed

Dumbo moved and added capcity not a new ride

Lost Snow White...that's a net of one ride

Plus got Casey Splash area but lost a chip and dale play area (granted it was bad)

Lost mickey and minnie houses also

From Orrin Carstarphen on May 31, 2012 at 7:35 PM
Even though alot of people didn't care for Snow White(I am not one of them). Replacing it with a meet-n-greet is a travesty. They could have a least brought back Mr. Toad to that space.
From Dominick D on May 31, 2012 at 7:48 PM
Now that you say that nevermind.
From 173.189.15.197 on May 31, 2012 at 8:13 PM
I guess some might say that Harry Potter land only had a "net gain" of one ride (the other rides were already there)..... but look how much praise that new land got.

I'm excited to see the extra space and real trees amongst the new rides and buildings as well.

From 173.189.15.197 on May 31, 2012 at 8:16 PM
One of the things I will remember about this ride was how much it caught a lot of kids and adults by surprise, especially before it was renamed to Snow Whites Scary Adventures or whatever.

When we rode it when I was younger it was almost like a going through a ride through haunted house where the witch kept jumping out at you.... some younger kids did not neccessarily find being stalked by a witch a barrel of fun. My friend's little sister supposedly screamed so loudly during the ride that they could hear her outside the building!

I will always remember riding this ride, but I am really excited about the upcoming Mine Train ride.

From 64.84.96.142 on May 31, 2012 at 8:45 PM
Gosh. Such a classic ride. I'm only 19 years but still this was one of my favorite Fantasyland rides up until now! I just love the design of the little cars squeaking along down the track through the doors and past the scenes. For some reason, the first 10 seconds of the ride was one of my favorites, the part before you go into the building! I just thought the little turns every direction were fun. My other favorite part was going through the swamp with the noises and gator etc. I'm truly going to miss this ride. Unfortunately, my last ride was back in February of 2011. We live a good distant from Florida. I'm going to miss it, but I know the new coaster is going to be really neat!
From Flavio de Souza on June 1, 2012 at 5:40 AM
Mermaid will be at a place that once stands "2000L under the sea", so it is ZERO additions.

But off course there will be a quality gain.

From Rob P on June 2, 2012 at 2:54 AM
Hi Ho !
From 166.189.93.134 on June 2, 2012 at 6:12 PM
Meeting the princesses is great for the little girls, however, my 5 year old son has zero interest in that. I really think the location would best be served as a ride, either snow white or a new ride. We will be walking right past every time as it stands now.
From Anthony Murphy on June 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM
I went on it on the 28th and I think it is a mistake. They should keep the classic Fantasyland Dark ride. Why not get ride of Peter Pan, the most inefficient ride in all of WDW (I know, but I can wish).

Enough with the Princess stuff!

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