Bad idea to change Snow White in MK for meet and greetWalt Disney World: It should be changed for another ride.
From Daniel EtcheberryBring back Mr Toad's Wild Ride!
Posted July 13, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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From Hermione PotterWhile I agree it is a horrible idea to swap out a ride for a boring meet and greet, the ride in question kind of...well, sucked. It was old and needed to be replaced by something. In true recent Disney fashion they decided to cheap out and give us what we already have in a different location.
Posted July 13, 2011 at 3:58 PM
If they put a ride in there though, I would rather they use one of their newer movies as the basis for it. Either that or build an amazing Peter Pan ride with up to date AAs and a Pooh style queue where Snow White was and when that's done, close the old Pan and do the same thing with Snow White. :)
None of this will ever happen, but it's nice to dream.
From Albino PygmyI'd like to see it get replaced with a ride about Sleeping Beauty, and would love to see Maleficent do her dragon thang :)
Posted July 13, 2011 at 4:33 PM
From Daniel EtcheberryDisney adds 2 new rides, but take away one. The "Seven Dwarfs Mine Train" makes "Snow White Scary Adventures" redundant, but then change it for another ride.
Posted July 13, 2011 at 5:23 PM
Even with the Fantasyland expansion, MK's Fantasyland will still have less rides than Disneyland's same land. Well, at least we will brag that we have a new ride (Dwarfs) that Disneyland will not get :p
From Anthony MurphyBad Idea,
Posted July 13, 2011 at 7:36 PM
All the classic Dark rides are going by the wayside.
From Tim WI generally think its a good idea to have the new coaster. I think alot of the dark rides are becoming obsolete. I really think they need to updated all dark rides with AAs and be on a better level.
Posted July 13, 2011 at 8:34 PM
From Daniel EtcheberryWhat does AA mean?
Posted July 14, 2011 at 7:21 AM
From David L.Daniel, AA stands for Audio Animatironic(but i think i spelled that wrong), all of the moving pieces in a dark ride. They can be simple like the dolls in Small World to very complicated like the presidents in Hall of the Presidents. As for the ride. Snow White isn't my favorite but it is worth riding once in a while. My understanding is, the meet and greet area will not take up the whole building(how can it?) and the track will remain in place(but maybe not if it's in bad condition). I Don't think disney would want to spend too much money to replace it yet. One of these days Disney will most likely put a ride there. Disney couldn't have two snow white rides and the coaster seems like the better of the two. Overall, I'm very happy with the expansion as its a very good response to potter(though the HP ride seems superior to any one ride in the fantasyland expansion).
Posted July 14, 2011 at 7:37 AM
From Daniel EtcheberryThanks David, I was thinking of the AA's batteries lol.
Posted July 14, 2011 at 8:36 AM
From Orrin CarstarphenI sort of liked Snow White because it is really the only ride they had left that sort of had a "dark" feel to it. But if they must take it out then they should defintely put in another ride. I think either a Rapunzl, Sleeping Beauty, or Tiana ride would work in this space as all 3 of these characters are underutilized in Florida. Also to the poeople saying the current dark rides are dated you have to look at it from a child's point of view. My 2 year old grandaughter loved those rides when we went in May so I think we need to remember that Disney's rides in Fantasyland are geared more towards children under 10 and not us "adults" on this board.
Posted July 14, 2011 at 8:48 AM
From Tony PerkinsIt's a shame they're removing a classic dark ride like Snow White for a coaster. Yes, they say the coaster will be themed but I'm doubtful it will be as well-themed as the dark ride was. Snow White was a throwback to old dark rides that had some danger and menace in them to the riders with things popping up and "attacking" your car. To lose that for a meet 'n greet is terrible, especially for a company like Disney that has made its reputation based on dark rides.
Posted July 19, 2011 at 4:42 AM
And to say that there cannot be two Snow White rides, there are two Alice rides in Disneyland and nobody gets confused. There are two Toy Story rides in both WDW and DL (Astro-blasters and Mania), and nobody gets confused. Guests would be smart enough to tell the difference between the Snow White dark ride and Seven Dwarves coaster. Sheesh...
From Flavio de SouzaCouldn't they find another place for a meet and greet? Inside the Castle, or among the new rides? Put it near the new circus!!!
Posted July 19, 2011 at 5:59 AM
Why close an atraction? Yes, it is a bit outdated, but still has its apeall with children. A new dark ride, with Disney standards would cost at least 50 millions. They have one for free, with only the maintenance cost. Why would they give up?
From travis traymooreLast time I was at WDW I noticed that they havent demolished the original Toontown Fair tents yet and I mean ANY of them, so why not just put a meet and greet in there? Snow white is one of the park's last original rides, it should be kept just for the sake of nostalgia, or replacve it with a worthy replacement like the Beauty and the Beast ride Disney had planned that would have been similiar to Pooh's hunny Hunt at Tokyo Disney
Posted July 19, 2011 at 9:36 AM
From Ashley McChesneyI personally wouldn't want to see it go, as Snow White is my absolute favorite princess. If they were to get rid of it, I would love to see a dark ride based on Fantasia. Though the Sleeping Beauty idea with Maleficent (my fav villain) sounded pretty amazing too. To be completely honest, I haven't been nuts about the rides based on new movies...
Posted July 20, 2011 at 11:15 AM
From robert morrisPut the Meet & Greet in the Village Haus, since its sales will obviously suffer going forward
Posted July 25, 2011 at 9:36 AM
With two new restaurants opening in Fanstasyland and an empty Tortuga Tavern and hardly open Tommorrow Land Terrace already in the Magic Kingdom.
Then either keep Snow White or convert it to any number of themes. My vote Pinnocio as a trade off for the loss of the restaurant in the park
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