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Seven Reasons You’ll Love Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 13th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Can you believe we’re nearly two weeks away from the official opening of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train? The attraction, which will officially debut to guests on May 28, is the crowning jewel in the New Fantasyland expansion, which has also included the addition of Enchanted Tales With Belle, Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and more.
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Here are seven reasons you’ll love this attraction.

  1. It’s the newest Disney “mountain” – The debut of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train not only added another attraction to New Fantasyland, but it also plussed up the park’s landscape with another Disney “mountain” – the newest since Splash Mountain debuted in 1992.
  2. It features an innovative ride system – Imagineers developed special five-car trains designed to swing independently from side to side as they move along the track.
  3. A fun interactive queue – The attraction’s queue allows guests to immediately step into the story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” by becoming miners themselves and playing a jewel washing game. See photos here.
  4. Awesomely advanced Audio-Animatronics figures – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train features some of the most advanced Audio-Animatronics figures our Imagineers have ever created. (To learn more about the design process, click here).
  5. Its amazing level of detail - Like the rest of New Fantasyland, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is incredibly detailed – from the Wisteria Vine that lines the door of the Dwarfs’ cottage (just like in the film), down to the tracks of forest creatures that can be seen in the attraction’s pathway.
  6. Special nods to the film – Be on the lookout for a few historic treasures on your way through the attraction, including the song “Music In My Soup” in the queue. This tune was originally cut from the film during production in the 1930s, but Imagineers re-recorded it for this attraction. Also note the shadows of the Dwarfs marching home along the lift inside of the mine. These shadows were actually rotoscoped (traced frame by frame) from a scene in the original film.
  7. References to the previous Snow White attraction – When Magic Kingdom Park opened in 1971, Snow White’s Scary Adventures was among the list of opening day attractions. Look for familiar vulture figures perched at the top of the first climb, as well as Grumpy, Doc, Bashful, Sleepy, and Happy figures toward the end of the attraction.

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1

Ben on May 13th, 2014 at 9:08 am

My family can’t wait to ride it on our trip in November!

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Jacqueline on May 13th, 2014 at 9:17 am

Hi Jennifer,

We cannot wait to experience the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train this October and I just want to thank the Disney Imagineers for designing such an interactive, sensory driven and entertaining queue. This will facilitate learning to wait for my Autistic son, who I am certain will be thoroughly immersed and captivated by the activities.

Thank you,
Jackie

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on May 13th, 2014 at 9:25 am

I hope you both love it.

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Deborah on May 13th, 2014 at 9:40 am

Hope to ride it in October!!

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Chelsea on May 13th, 2014 at 9:44 am

My daughter and I are planning on being in MK on the 28th but did not manage to get Fastpasses for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. What are our other options to possibly get to ride? Can’t wait to see and experience the finished product!!!

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Pat on May 13th, 2014 at 9:59 am

I can’t wait to ride this ride. Only 179 days until I will be down there. But who’s counting? :)

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on May 13th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Let the countdown begin!

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Leanne on May 13th, 2014 at 10:09 am

got my FP+ booking for June – pretty excited to ride! If this is a new “mountain”, what is it called?

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Kenny on May 13th, 2014 at 10:10 am

I love the idea of having a new mountain in the Magic Kingdom. Is there an official name for the mountain through which the attraction runs?

On a side note, I’ll be visiting in September, and can’t wait to try it out for myself!

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Monica on May 13th, 2014 at 10:28 am

Excited to see this ride in December!

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Barbara on May 13th, 2014 at 11:08 am

I’d like it a lot better if it was open when I’m in WDw from 5/14-5/21. ;-(

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Tracy from FL on May 13th, 2014 at 11:08 am

My wife and I have our Fast Passes for Day 1 and 3 of the official opening. So excited!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on May 13th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

I hope you enjoy it!

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Kelly on May 13th, 2014 at 11:42 am

Can’t wait! I know I’ll love it! Will there be any previews for DVC members or Annual Pass holders?

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Mark on May 13th, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Fast-passes for the first three weekends after it opens. Sure wish there was an AP pre-ride opportunity before then. Either way I cannot wait.

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Alyssa on May 13th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Can’t wait to ride it in Sept.

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Victoria from FL on May 13th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

So excited to ride! Got FP+ for the 28th! And I’m an AP so i can basically go on whenever i want xD !

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on May 13th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Let us know how you like it! :)

15

Captain on May 13th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Mine Train Mountain!

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Jillian from MI on May 13th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

My husband and I will be there over Memorial Day weekend…any news of soft openings? We were very disappointed that its opening two days after we leave :(

17

Brian on May 13th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

It’s not a mountain. It’s a sizable hill, at best.

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John from OR on May 13th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

I won’t be able to visit until December 2016. That’s a bummer, but on the other hand, maybe the lines won’t be so long by then. :)

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