When DISNEYLAND first opened, Walt Disney saw the Fantasyland attractions as being a way for his guests to enter the world of his animated features. As a result, he decreed that the attractions would not feature their titular characters. After all, *you* would be experiencing things as Snow White or Peter Pan might have seen them.
However, this confused park guests, who assumed that they would actually get to see Snow White when they rode her attraction. It didn’t take long for the park to change things up and include Snow White in subsequent upgrades.