Monday, June 04, 2012

Snow White's Scary Adventures Final Day (pics)

The Snow White dark ride closed forever on May 31, and many fans came to see it off in style, some riding dozens of times that last day.

A very special member of that group was Ben, an autistic individual (now 18) who has been riding this attraction regularly for the last ten years, because it was the ONE attraction that would bring him out of his shell more than any other. He had amassed thousands of rides, and the Cast Members knew him well.

For the ride's last day, Ben got a huge surprise: a private visit with Snow White, and then a journey with her on the dark ride.

Ben and his family were also the very last riders on the attraction when it closed at 10pm that day. His all-time total was exactly 3,500 rides on the attraction.

Go well, Ben, and go well, Snow White. We will miss you.

Here's how the attraction looked the next day:

For an extremely extensive photo tour of the attraction (all pictures taken WITHOUT flash, visit this page:

Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.