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Live Chat: Walt Disney Imagineers to Talk Princess Fairytale Hall, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train September 16

posted on September 14th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Our next exclusive Disney Parks Blog live chat will be one you won’t want to miss – we’re talking Princess Fairytale Hall and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with some of the Walt Disney Imagineers who are making it all happen. On September 16 at 2:15 p.m., Walt Disney Imagineering creative designer lead Jason Grandt and executive creative director Dave Minichiello will join us here to chat live with readers and answer questions.
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During the chat, we’ll be sharing more about Princess Fairytale Hall before it officially opens at Magic Kingdom Park on Wednesday, as well as something that you’ve never seen before, so be sure and join us on Monday.

Also, please share any questions you have in the comments section of this post and then check back here on the Disney Parks Blog on Monday at 2:15 p.m. See you then.

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Craig on September 14th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Would like to know if the Imagineers have a estimate on when the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will open. We’ve been provided 2014, and I was hoping for something more specific.
Thanks

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Melissa on September 14th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

2:15pm Eastern Daylight Time?

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Kyle on September 14th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

What hidden details are there that might go unnoticed by some guests also the classic question. Are they any hidden mickeys?

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Kuleen from TX on September 14th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I put it on my calendar! It sounds exciting. I can’t wait to see the Princess Fairytale Hall when I visit in October.

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Courtney from NE on September 14th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

What techniques have you had to use to make sure the Mine Train blends in seamlessly with New Fantasyland? How exactly do the imagineers do such a great job transitioning from a French village to a Denmark sea castle to a German mountainside?

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Alycia Jean on September 14th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

When will the Seven Dwarfs mine be open?

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Sharon on September 14th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Is there any chance that the 7 Dwarfs ride will be open Dec. 16, 2013?

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Howard on September 14th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I can’t wait to experience Princess Fairytale Hall for the first time! What were the challenges in turning Snow White’s Scary Adventures into a new meet-and-greet location? Also, how can we expect to see each of the princesses (current and future) integrated into the experience?

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Carolyn on September 14th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Here are my questions for the 7 Dwarfs ride:
1. How many people can sit in one cart?
2. How long is the ride?
3. Is it considered a thrill ride like Big Thunder Mountain?
4. How does it compare to Big Thunder Mountain?
5. What is the exact date for opening?

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Susan from IL on September 14th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Please post an archive of this chat, since I will be at work during this time. Thanks!

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Andrea on September 15th, 2013 at 6:15 am

Just curious, didn’t Fantasyland and Test Track open on December 6, 2012? So, what about the Seven Dwarfs mine train opening one year later to the date? I do hope so, because my husband & I will be down there on December 03-14, 2013! Pretty Please, make my wish come true!

Thanks,
Andrea

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Tracey on September 15th, 2013 at 9:13 am

Will you have another special Passholders event for the preview of the mine train? We enjoyed being some of the first to see Enchanted Tales and the new Under the Sea ride. These are the perks that keep us Passholders.

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Deborah from MA on September 15th, 2013 at 11:55 am

My question about the Seven Dwarves Mine Train: Will the individual cars be stationary or swing freely side to side? Looking forward to riding it soon! Thank you!

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Jackson on September 15th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Hi! So excited for the Mine Train! I have a couple questions. First, would you consider this ride more of a D-ticket or E-ticket? And second, how many dark ride sections can we expect on the ride? I know there is the mine section, but are there anymore?

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dee from VA on September 15th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

How exciting! What activities and events will be held at the Princess Fairytale Hall? Looking forward to the chat!

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Kim on September 15th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

How did the Imagineers come up with the idea for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train? What will the height requirement be?

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Angela from RI on September 15th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

If Cinderella will be greeting guests in Princess Fairytale Hall daily, will she not be greeting guests CRT too?

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Patricia on September 15th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Ooooh! This is fabulous that the Imagineers are doing this! I know they are so busy creating magic and giving us fans this chat is amazing of them. Here are my questions:

1. How big a role will Snow White have in the Mine Train coaster? Will we have an animatronic of her in there too?

2. Will the Evil Queen have a role in the ride as well?

3. I’ve seen a pretty little cottage in concept art for the ride and have spotted the steel shell of it being built now…and I wonder if that will be a building that guests walk through to get onto the ride.

4. What inspiration from the original Snow White’s Scary Adventures was used in designing and creating this new ride?

Thank you imagineers for for creating such magic!!!

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Ashlee on September 16th, 2013 at 7:57 am

If the ride will not be opening until 2014, is there a chance that the outside will be finished enough for the construction walls to be removed for January 2014. We’re anxious to see the park without all of the walls!

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Lindsey on September 16th, 2013 at 8:28 am

How often will the guest princess be changed out? Will we see more than the ones whom have their portraits hanging in the queue area?

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Diane on September 16th, 2013 at 9:52 am

Will the Mine Train Ride be OK for little kids, what is the recommended age? Will their be any big drops in the ride? Will The Princess Fairytale Hall expand to include more Princesses in the future?

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Marco from RM on September 16th, 2013 at 10:04 am

Is there any chance that the Seven Draft Mine Train will be open in April 2014?
Thanks a lot for your answer

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Kimberly from NJ on September 16th, 2013 at 10:10 am

Will the Mine Train have at least one (but hopefully more) manual wheelchair-accessible ride vehicles?

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Daren from TX on September 16th, 2013 at 10:54 am

Can you confirm this is a 2:15 Eastern Time? Really don’t want to miss this, thank you!

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Bob on September 16th, 2013 at 11:34 am

What aspects of the attraction will separate this ride from its predecessors?

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Chuck from NY on September 16th, 2013 at 11:40 am

When New Fantasyland was first announced at the 2009 D23 Expo this location was originally slated to PixieHallow. Shortly after there was an update on the announcement and The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train replaced PH. It seems that the Mine Train was a fairly fleshed out attraction when it was announced. Was this already on the drawing board and slated for another area before being designated for this area?

Thanks!

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Maureen on September 16th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I have a child with autism who enjoys roller coasters. I’m curious as to the intensity of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Will it feel similar to Thunder Mountain Railroad or will it be a bit more intense withe sudden turns like Space Mountain or even more intense G-forces like Everest? Are parts of the ride in the dark? Thanks!

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Nicole on September 16th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Did any pieces from Snow White make it into the Mine Coaster or into Snow White’s former building where the new meet and greet is now located?

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Camille from OR on September 16th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Will the Dwarf’s Mine Train have any black light glowing fountains similar to what was in the Rainbow Caverns?

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Brian on September 16th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Are there any ways in which MyMagic+ will enhance the experience for either Princess Fairytale Hall or the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train?

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Sarah on September 16th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Do the carts run on an individual hydraulics system to have them sway back and forth or do they have individual tracks for pivoting back and forth with the ride?

Is there still going to be a cottage for Snow White?

How are you going to propel the ride: with snag chains to the top of a hill, propulsion via magnets, or some new way?

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Tiffany on September 16th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

What is the height requirement for the seven dwarfs mine train?

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Todd from NY on September 16th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

In Princess Fairytale Hall, I hear that the meeting rooms have wallpaper with slippers (Cinderella side) or a rose (Rapunzel side). I have heard that the Rapunzel side was actually designed for Aurora. Is there truth to this?

Will Rapunzel eventually get her own Meet and Greet by “her” tower and allow the room to be turned over to Aurora?

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dee from VA on September 16th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Will the live chat be here on this post?

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Lisa on September 16th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

I want to know what happened to all the props inside Snow White’s Scary Adventure dark ride. Are they going to be reincorporated into the mine ride? Stored? Sold?

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Lindsey on September 18th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Was the live chat recorded for viewing later?

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