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Snow White’s Enchanted Wish Attraction at Disneyland Now Being Criticized for Nonconsensual “True Love’s Kiss” Scene

When Disneyland reopened at the end of April, the new Snow White’s Enchanted Wish opened as well. The ride is a reimagining of the former Snow White’s Scary Adventures, and Disney has been heavily promoting the new version of the attraction. One of the major new scenes near the ride’s finale features Snow White and Prince Charming’s kiss, an integral part of the movie.

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Disney is now under criticism from those who believe the scene should have been omitted from the ride as it portrays a situation in which Snow White cannot consent to be kissed. Acts of physical contact are often considered nonconsensual when one or more parties is asleep, inebriated, or otherwise not of sound mind.

Those who support the scene’s inclusion often cite that a Snow White attraction without true love’s kiss would then exclude a main plot point from the story, and the kiss is considered a life-saving action rather than a violation of Snow White’s autonomy.

Disney’s role in the portrayal of social and cultural issues has been a hot topic lately. This controversy follows in the wake of Disney’s push for inclusivity. Major changes have been afoot at the parks, including the new Disney Look guidelines and the ongoing refurbishments at the Jungle Cruise, plus the upcoming closure of Splash Mountain at the U.S. parks.

To see the scene for yourself, check out our full POV video of the new ride below:

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Jack Chester
Jack Chester
13 days ago

People have lost their minds, unbelievable.

Achilles
Achilles
13 days ago

I lost brain cells reading this article. Not because of the article writer, but because of the stupidity of the subject.

Dikfore
Dikfore
13 days ago
Reply to  Achilles

Yeah, people should stop rating articles low just because it’s written about some ridiculous news. Only rate low if the article is poorly written, which this one isn’t!

This is good journalism. She provided both sides of the argument and did not infer an editorial opinion. Thanks Katie!

Last edited 13 days ago by Dikfore
Dikfore
Dikfore
13 days ago

Meanwhile, attempted murder is totally fine.

Last edited 13 days ago by Dikfore
Nolan
Nolan
13 days ago
Reply to  Dikfore

facts

David
David
13 days ago

nvm

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rroe
rroe
13 days ago

Stop giving in to the Cancel Culture. They are Morons at their best and need to be totally ignored. They have no clout and obviously nothing better to do.

Dolph
Dolph
13 days ago

“the kiss is considered a life-saving action rather than a violation of Snow White’s autonomy” is not a sentence that I would have imagined ever reading, but that just happened. I get the point these people are trying to make. But people need to actually parent their kids and explain to them why they see in the movies might be problematic and how they should learn from this scene rather than emulating it. If anything, this attraction could give people a natural opening to start/continue discussing ideas of consent and body autonomy with their kids. Arguing that it should be… Read more »

Last edited 13 days ago by Dolph
The Phantom Blot's tailor
The Phantom Blot's tailor
13 days ago

You know, CPR is nonconsensual. We’d better wait for unconscious people to give us permission before getting too close.

It’s a fairy tale folks, if you’re so concerned about content in media go protest outside HBO’s offices. If everything offends you, then stay home in your living room and do nothing.

Impressions de Frank
Impressions de Frank
13 days ago

Meanwhile, Maleficent is saying: “Aurora, you in danger girl.”

Jackie Chun
Jackie Chun
13 days ago

What’s next?! Christopher Robin will be accused of “inappropriate touching” when he helps Pooh out of a honey tree /facepalm

Wendell
Wendell
13 days ago

Well Disney started this stupidity now they have opened the flood gates.

Hasnain
Hasnain
10 days ago
Reply to  Wendell

Can I give this comment 10 stars?!!

Natalie
Natalie
13 days ago

LOL is this actually a thing? Has the world gone mad?! Disney needs to stop catering to these social justice imbeciles. It’ll be the company’s downfall.

Brayden
Brayden
13 days ago

Let’s take a step back and analyze this for a second: all of this commentary stems from a single op-ed in SFGate, which is extremely similar to the op-ed posted in the Orlando Sentinel not too long ago. Both take (arguably) the same stance on Disney’s actions, just from opposite points of view. It is important to recognize that BOTH writers of BOTH op-eds bring up points that Disney should be considering, and seems like they are not. For this scenario in particular, we all need to recognize that consent IS an important thing to discuss and recognize for children… Read more »

David
David
13 days ago
Reply to  Brayden

This is by far the smartest and most well reasoned reply in this comments section. Thank you for bringing even handedness to a conversation dominated by loud and ignorant voices.

Joseph Kastner
Joseph Kastner
13 days ago

This is what happens Disney (and those who supported these changes) when you cater to the mob.

Natalie
Natalie
13 days ago

I’m just going to say for the record, if you just happen to find out you’re my true love, and let’s just say that you find me lying all sleepy dead in a forest, please kiss me and wake my dead ass up. I would very much appreciate it, and then maybe we’ll go get coffee.

Vicky
Vicky
13 days ago
Reply to  Natalie

Girl #Truth

Another Viewpoint
Another Viewpoint
13 days ago

Is it really nonconsensual if Snow White’s whole theme song is about waiting for her prince to come?

Disney Debbie
Disney Debbie
13 days ago

Unbelievable!!! Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the sweetest story with a very happy ending of Snow’s dream coming true with her Prince Charming. Nothing more… Nothing less and Nothing wrong with it or their “Magical” kiss at the end. Snow White is the “One Who Started It All” so Disney better hold their ground on this one. 🍎 💋 Next will be poor Jose in the Tiki Room to join Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Bear, Br’er Fox and Trader Sam. This woke mob, who are truly asleep, because they don’t know the difference between reality and the “Magic” of… Read more »

Chris
Chris
13 days ago

Love’s kiss is just the fantasy world’s version of mouth to mouth. Is giving someone life-saving CPR a violation of their autonomy? If he doesn’t give her the kiss, she is dead.

Matt Locey
13 days ago

HELP! If this is called “woke” take a bite of the apple and go back to sleep! Intent is everything! In act one of the film and story, there was love at first sight, when the prince sees Snow White, despite appearing to be of a lower caste, and before the scene ends it is clear the Snow White is smitten by the prince as well. While one can possibly dismiss this scene as a shallow “love at first sight experience”, deeper love is established later in the story. Most importantly, the feelings of love are mutual. Show white confesses… Read more »

OLIVER WARDERS
OLIVER WARDERS
13 days ago

I mean people can be sensitive!

Amanda
Amanda
13 days ago

We don’t need to be freaking out about the woke mob or cancel culture. This was discussed in one op-ed. It’s not like there’s a movement behind changing it or anything