DISNEYLAND: Snow White's Non-Consensual Kiss Controversy


Disneyland recently updatedSnow White's Scary Adventure, one of the theme park's classic rides, but for some, it's still way out of date.

Along with new audio, animation and music, the ride now also includes a re-creation of the film's finale, when Prince Charming gives sleeping Snow White "true love's kiss" to wake her up. But some are saying including such a scene on the ride isn't woke in 2021.

SFGate theme park reviewers Katie DowdandJulie Termainetook the ride to task, writing that Prince Charming's kiss is one "he gives 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?" (Entertainment Weekly)