Enhanced Alice in Wonderland Attraction Returns to Disneyland's Fantasyland

Queen of Hearts - Alice in Wonderland Refurbished Attraction - Photo from @DAPsMurray's Phone
Queen of Hearts – Alice in Wonderland Refurbished Attraction – Photo from @DAPsMurray’s Phone

Guests visiting the Disneyland Resort today were able to experience a newly refurbished Alice in Wonderland attraction a day before it is officially scheduled to be open. This classic Fantasyland attraction takes guests through Alice’s adventures in Wonderland. The attraction itself has been centered around controversy through the last couple of years as it had scaffolding placed around the outside track (vine).

This refurbishment not only fixed this aesthetic issue, but also enhanced many of the effects inside. The new effects included enhanced animatronics, projections throughout the attraction, and some changes in scenery. The biggest changes include the addition of Alice herself to the attraction and the removal of the Cheshire Cat before the final tea party scene.

Originally opened in 1958, Alice in Wonderland has seen other changes through the years. When Fantasyland was refurbished in 1983, the Upside-Down and Oversized Rooms were removed and the Mad Hatter’s tea party scene was moved to the end of the attraction. New narration was recorded by Kathryn Beaumont, the original voice of Alice in the movie of the same name, for the attraction at this time as well. Alice in Wonderland would remain closed until 1984.

The lead up to these changes from a public standpoint came in 2010 when the attraction was closed temporarily to add scaffolding and handrails. This look remained for the next four years until this new and more permanent solution was implemented.

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  1. I personally think these are fantastic enhancements! I love the new projections and animatronics. I also think the replacement of the Cheshire Cat at the end makes sense as well. While nothing will ever beat the original outside vine track, they have done a decent job here as well.

    A big thanks to Murray for shooting the video! I can’t wait to experience this attraction for myself! :)

  2. the handrails look so much more pleasing and fit the atmosphere so much better and If I wasn’t looking for rails on the outdoor portion of the ride I wouldn’t even notice them and they added the perfect amount of animation on the inside, spectacular referb hope they don’t go over board on the other dark rides they put the perfect amount of preservation and innovation in this referb

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