The Disneyland community has been rocked by controversy last week since the park unveiled a reimagined version of Snow White’s spooky adventure, replacing it with a more technologically advanced version called Snow White’s Enchanted Wish. The problem, however (as presented by Katie Dowd and Julie Tremaine in a play for SFGate), rather than ending with the dramatic death of the Evil Queen, like in the original version of The Ride, does it now end with the prince kissing the sleeping Snow White – like in the ‘kiss of true love Non-consensual that a person involved is even aware of, which is the thing that makes the original film problematic. Contrary to ” ‘wokeness “ruin the Disney World bullshit”, it’s a bit like Disney had replaced Splash Mountain with a second Southern song drive it wasn’t trying to hide anything racist.
So people are not happy with that, then people are crazy that other people are crazy, and now Disney’s Jim Shull imagination is ringing (Going through Weekly entertainment) with a half-hearted defense of the changes to the ride that basically boils down to saying “this is what happens in the movie.” (He’s right, of course, because that’s what happens in the movie, but that’s also The problem.) Shull notes that people are “allowed to dislike the story,” but he notes that “the Imagineering team did a spectacular job” unless. That’s right, because it should be Disney’s job to stop making movies about kissing while they sleep, while Imagineers should just focus on finding exciting new ways to transport Disney fans. in a small car, but surely someone along the way. I should have objected to framing an entire round around something that people object to a lot more now than they did 80 years ago.
Or maybe it’s all about balance and Disney is making an effort to keep its bad things and good things equal? Or maybe it should have kept the old ending where a bad lady dies?