Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains

Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains / Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains / Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains / Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains / Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains / Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains / Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains / Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Follow Snow White on her adventure to find her fairy tale prince - inspite of the leathel plans of her stepmother, the Wicked Queen...

Blanche-Neige et les Septs Nains (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) is one of Fantasyland's three "dark" rides (along with Pinocchios fantastic Journey and Peter Pan's Flight) which tell the story of a classic Disney film.

The ride starts innocently enough as guests join the dwarfs as they dance around in their cottage. But danger lurks outside the window in the form of the Wicked Queen who cackles something sinister (in French - you can just tell she is up to no good).

After a short trip through the dwarf's jewel mine guests enter the Wicked Queen's castle just in time for a magic mirror transformation sequence (in which she transforms herself into the old hag). Next comes a trip through the dark dungeons complete with spooky skeletons just before meeting with the old hag brewing up a poison apple. Then it's off to the haunted woods where the trees have faces and the branches seem to reach out as arms.

But as in all Disney film's good overcomes evil and the Wicked Queen meets a timely death leaving just enough time for a curtain call from the Prince and Snow White herself.

Tips

The wealth of detail included in the ride means that there is plenty to notice with each new trip. Keep an eye on the poison apple the old hag is holding it as you pass, for one such Disney detail.

  • Waitingtime: Waitingtime: 4 of 5

Specials

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was a breakthrough achievement for animation and its place in movie history.

It took more than three years to produce and costed a (for those days) startling $1,5 million. Bold new experiments had to be done in preparation for this movie like the invention of the multiplane camera, learning how to animate a fairy tale princess that was supposed to look like a human and not like one of Mickey Mouse's friends and even such simple things like aquiring new desks, because the cels for a animated feature had to be larger than those for the cartoon shorts.

And many had doubts about Walt Disney's vision of a full-lenght animated feature movie and if those investments would pay off. Would anyone be willing to sit for one and a half hours just to watch a cartoon? As it turned out, a lot of people would do that. Maybe because "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was not just a cartoon: it was a beautiful fairy tale with unforgetable characters, wonderful music and - overall - a great movie.

"Snow White"'s premiere in December 1937 in Hollywood's Carthay Circle Theater was a triumph for Walt Disney and the more than 1.000 people that worked at the Disney Studios at that time. For his masterpiece, Walt Disney was rewarded with a special Academy Award: one large Oscar and seven little ones...

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was the highest grossing movie ever - at least untill "Gone with the Wind" was released a few years later. It was dubbed into ten languages and the reaction of audiences worldwide was overwhelming. To date, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" has generated several billion dollars and has become the most profitable movie of all time - and more important: one of Walt Disney's most memorable and most beautiful classics...

Limits

There are notices at the entrance that warn that the ride's content may not be suitable for young children but these are often missed. The models included are situated much closer to the car than those at Phantom Manor therefore can have a more intense effect and the tone of the ride is much darker that any other Fantasyland attraction.

This said the vast majority of children do enjoy this ride but it is worth noting that it can be to intense for young or particularly sensitive children.

DLP.info votings

Child:
3,5 Spacer
Atmosphere:
3,5
Youth:
2,5  
Thrill:
2,0
Adult:
3,0  
Music:
4,0
Senior:
3,0  
Themeing:
4,0

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