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Top Five: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Videos from Walt Disney Imagineering

posted on April 17th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


With the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opening later this spring, this week we thought we’d review some of the best video content we’ve shared so far around this attraction.

Just to review, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was Inspired by the 1937 Disney animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” – but unlike Magic Kingdom Park’s original Snow White’s Scary Adventures attraction, this new experience tells the tale from the dwarfs’ perspective. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a family coaster with a ‘38-inch height requirement, and will be the final attraction to debut in New Fantasyland as a part of the park’s multi-year New Fantasyland expansion.

Over the past few months, we’ve released several videos that offer looks inside the making of the attraction. Check out some of our favorites below.

  1. Check out a ride-through video of the attraction, which is shown side-by-side with an early CGI rendering that Imagineers used to help design the attraction’s track.

  2. Take a peek inside the attraction for a first look at the Dwarfs and the technology used to bring them to life.

  3. Yellow Shoes Creative Group shared this CGI video of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

  4. Take a look behind the scenes to see how Walt Disney Imagineering created ride vehicles for the attraction.

  5. Head onto the construction site with Imagineers Dave Minichiello and Pam Rawlins to learn more about how Mine Train was constructed.

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1

Craig on April 17th, 2014 at 10:34 am

I’m ready to record my own mine train video :)

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on April 17th, 2014 at 11:36 am

:)

2

Alejandro on April 17th, 2014 at 10:43 am

you know people are getting frustrated with you even thought we all know you’re sweet as a peach. We JUST WANT the opening date of this ride so we can plan our trips “later this spring”.

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on April 17th, 2014 at 11:37 am

Well, thank you! I’m really looking forward to the day when we get to announce it!!

3

Amanda on April 17th, 2014 at 10:46 am

I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the April 30th so I can see this in person! Hoping for at least a DVC preview or soft openings while I am there in 2 weeks! :)

4

Mollie on April 17th, 2014 at 10:49 am

I am desperate for an opening date!! Talk about anxiety!! :)

5

Erika on April 17th, 2014 at 11:04 am

Ditto! We will be there May 7th and the not knowing is driving me crazy! Give us SOMETHING! Please :)!

6

Robert on April 17th, 2014 at 11:29 am

Jennifer, Did you forget I am still comming for my Birthday on May 2, and need my fastpass for Mine Train?

7

Eddie on April 17th, 2014 at 11:32 am

OP-EN-ING DATE! OP-EN-ING DATE! OP-EN-ING DATE!

I’m trying to start a chant :)

8

Alejandro on April 17th, 2014 at 12:22 pm

OP-EN-ING DATE! OP-EN-ING DATE! OP-EN-ING DATE!

9

Amy on April 17th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

OP-EN-ING DATE! OP-EN-ING DATE! OP-EN-ING DATE!

Seriously, enough with the teasers. We are all excited, now just tell us what we want to know, please.

10

audrey on April 17th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

I’m so sad that this probably won’t be open or have any soft openings while I’m in Florida, as my trip ends ON april 30th :( I tried to push back the family trip dates so we would catch this ride when it opened. I want to cry a little

11

Matt on April 17th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

The amount of coverage on this site for this attraction would be overkill for news covering the opening of a fifth park at WDW.

12

shira on April 17th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

OPENING DATE! OPENING DATE!

13

Shandiin on April 17th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Our family with be there at the end of May and I was hoping the Mine Train would be open!! We are so excited! Disney, you make us smile! Thank you once again for the anticipation.

14

Mary on April 18th, 2014 at 10:05 am

I happen to LOVE the teasers; I always look for them here and, well basically any where online. We won’t be able to visit the Kingdom until 2015, so I’ll take what I can get!!

15

Anthony on April 18th, 2014 at 11:09 am

So if this is the story from the Dwarfs perspectives, will we see Snow White or the Wicked Queen?

16

Gordon from TX on April 18th, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Have our fingers and toes crossed that it will be before we arrive at the World in 3 weeks……although we have a fall back plan for 26 weeks from now…..

17

Nicolette on April 21st, 2014 at 10:00 am

I will be there June 14th! I am so excited!

18

Anonymous on April 21st, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Yes we do need a opening date! Me and my other half are staying in Disney from 4th-25th May. Coming from UK. Had family really looking forwards to riding seven dwarfs mine train over Christmas period and My sister stayed over in February. At least 1 of the 3 groups of us should get to ride seven dwarfs mine train. Really looking forwards to it and not only that we have spent a lot of money to come over to have a disappointment. It will be my 4th time in Disney and my partners 1st time. so please please please don’t let me down. 12 sleeps lol. :)

19

Haissa on April 22nd, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Opening date. =)

Pleeaaseee….

20

Debra on April 29th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

We’re coming down to Disney World on May 10. Sure hope the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is open by then. :-)

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