Disneyland’s Snow White ride attacked for ‘kiss without her consent’

Disneyland’s revamped Snow White ride has become the latest target of “cancel culture” — because it features the iconic kiss by Prince Charming that happens as she sleeps and “without her consent.”

The theme park in Anaheim, California, opened Friday for the first time in more than 400 days since the pandemic started — showing off its newly revamped “Snow White’s Enchanted Wish” ride.

But it was immediately ripped in a review that said the park should have “re-imagined” the 1938 cartoon classic to avoid ending with the iconic “true love’s kiss” that awakened Snow White.

The addition of the movie’s ending is a new part of the ride, replacing the death of the Evil Queen. Between the outdated animatronics and the slightly scary visuals, Snow White’s ride has been due for an upgrade for some time.

Theme park reviewers Katie Dowd and Julie Tremaine addressed the issue in an article on SFGate, writing that the kiss is one “he gives to her without her consent, while she’s asleep, which cannot possibly be true love if only one person knows it’s happening. Haven’t we already agreed that consent in early Disney movies is a major issue? That teaching kids that kissing, when it hasn’t been established if both parties are willing to engage, is not okay?”

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A representative for Disneyland didn’t immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.

However, Disney fans had quite a big reaction to this news and are coming to the defense of the newly reimagined Disneyland ride.

Inside the Magic reader Eric J. had the following to say: “Is there one female Disney-deconstructionist fan on the planet who remembers that Snow and the Prince ALREADY KNEW EACH OTHER after that first scene at the well? So, no, she’s not “throwing her dreams away waiting for a man to show up” when she sings that song about hoping the Prince would find her in hiding…She’s waiting for the guy who already said he’s crazy about her to show up, and he does. Next argument”

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