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Snow White's Scary Adventure

Snow White's Scary Adventure is the Magic Kingdom's most controversial rides. The movie Snow White brings back memories of a handsome prince and a beautiful girl. But this ride looks at the dark side of the movie. (Cue the Darth Vader music.)




This is not your normal, everything is beautiful Disney World ride.


Snow White's Scary Adventure

Snow White's Scary Adventures

Photo by Joe Penniston

The Attraction

Guest hop on wooden mine cars 6 at a time. Then go on a scary adventure through the enchanted forest. Guest will encounter vultures, falling rocks, and even Snow White's evil stepmother.


Guest begin the ride watching Snow White work outside and the Queen is watching from the window. The ride then goes into Snow White's castle where they witness the Queen turning into the evil witch. Guest watch as the Witch makes poison to put on the apple in her cauldron. She evens talks to the Magic Mirror.


Riders then go into the forest, and to the Dwarves' Cottage. The guest even get to witness the Witch giving Snow White the poisoned apple. Guest next go into the mines where the dwarves are hard at work. The dwarves yell out to passengers to stop the Witch. The guest the encounter the Witch who drops a rock on them. Then they see Snow White being awoken by Prince Charming to the cheering of dwarves and riders alike.

Fun Facts

Here are some interesting tidbits -

  • Very basic technology, There's hardly ever a line.
  • Snow White did not join the ride until 1994, to make the ride just a tad bit less scary.
  • Copies of the ride are at Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Paris.
  • Cars were originally built to hold four people, but in the 1994 redo, each car was expanded to six.
  • If you look real close you can see Dopey waving to the passengers at the end of the ride.
  • Ride vehicles were built to be the dwarves' beds and each is named after one of the dwarves.


This attraction first opened with Walt Disney World on October 1, 1971

  • The original ride was way to scary for younger crowds, so in 1994 Disney Imagineers redesigned the ride and added Snow White and made the ride a little less scary.
  • Cars were expanded in 1994 to fit six passengers instead of four.
  • This is one of the original rides in the Magic Kingdom.
  • Walt Disney World copied the ride from Disneyland in California, but changes were made along the way.

Dad's Ride Information Table

Snow White's Scary Adventure
Description: Scary ride through the movie
Height Requirement - none Fastpass:no Length of Ride: 2 minutes 25 seconds
Type of ride: Scary, fast moving, in the dark, intense

Dad's Ratings

1 3 3 3 3

Other Information: Not for the little ones or the faint at heart.

The Fine Print

Here's some small print information

  • Handheld Captioning is available with this attraction
  • Guest may rent translation devices at Guest Relations
  • Assisting Listening Receivers may be used at this attraction, they are available at Guest Relations
  • Guest must transfer from the wheelchair, motorized scooter or ECV to enjoy this attraction.
  • This ride may frighten small children.
  • Guest with young children may take turns riding.

Dad's Bottom Line

Over in Tomorrowland, the Carousel of Progress has a song that repeats over and over "it's a great big beautiful tomorrow". That's not the story of this classic Magic Kingdom ride. This is the dark side of Snow White. Be afraid, be very afraid.



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