The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has opened (May 28, 2014) in the Magic Kingdom park. This was one of the final pieces of an extensive puzzle to be put into place within the New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World Orlando. This Orlando attraction is the centerpiece of Disney’s newest addition and offers an inspiring view when you reach the top of the mountain. It also offers much more.
New Orlando Attraction
The ride itself is unique in many ways. It is the first-of-its-kind coaster system that allows each cart to swing and sway individually. The specially-designed mine cars are created to look like the train in the film – hand-made of wood by the Dwarfs, shaped by an axe, built to haul jewels and rocks from the mine. As with most Disney creations, every detail has been accounted for.
Each train is made with 5 cars which hold 4 guests each. With a height requirement of just 38 inches, this new attraction welcomes younger guests who want to ride a grown-up roller coaster, but need to keep it somewhat calmer (no loops). The ride experience is somewhat different when in the front than the back. The total length of time on the ride is around 2 minutes, but there are plenty of fun things to do while you are waiting in line. You may want to experience this ride over and over again!
The theme park’s Imagineers have out-done themselves on this new ride attraction. While in the mine, you’ll be tempted to focus on all the jewels, but be sure to check out the animated figures, particularly the faces. They are amazing.
All of your favorite characters are included in the Mine Train attraction – the seven dwarfs… can you name them all? Snow White is there, of course, and the Wicked Queen. Your favorite music scores are included too. As you round the curve in the mine, “Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho” will take you up another hill as the dwarfs head home to a rustic cottage. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Watch the film before your trip to Disney if experiencing this new attraction is on the top of your list. You’ll be amazed at the detail to which the ride copies the film. Be sure to schedule this ride as one of your FastPass+ options if you have younger children (over 38 inches tall).
Although you’ll have to wait in line to experience this new ride at Disney, don’t be Grumpy – the wait is sure to be worth it. Until then, the Bashful can get a hint of what the ride will be like by watching the video below which Disney released prior to its opening. You won’t be Sleepy during this ride! A trip to Disney will make you Happy, and if not, you need to see the Doc!