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All in the Details: The Big Drop at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on March 25th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week’s photos from Seven Dwarfs Mine Train focus on the “big drop” in the attraction, just after you exit the interior Mine Scene. The top of the mountain is where you come out of the mine – and momentarily get an amazing view of the rest of the New Fantasyland area, including Beast’s Castle, Prince Eric’s castle and Cinderella Castle. (To see that view for yourself, be sure to check out this previously shared ride-through video of the attraction).

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This shot was snapped at the end of the drop, which whisks Mine Train Cars past a rushing water fall.

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It sure looks like the attraction is coming together! Will you ride when it opens later this spring? Let us know in the “Comments” section below.

Thanks to David Roark for the photos.

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Download Our Second Exclusive ‘Disney Festival of Fantasy’ Wallpaper

posted on March 19th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Last week, we celebrated the arrival of the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” at Magic Kingdom Park. Our Maleficent dragon wallpaper was so popular that today we’re sharing the second in that series with you. This design is inspired by the Bubble Girl costume from the parade.
Exclusive ‘Disney Festival of Fantasy’ Wallpaper, Featuring the Bubble Girl

Be sure to check out the terms of use about using the wallpaper before you download it.

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First Look: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Logo Unveiled

posted on March 18th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Check out the lovely piece of artwork that our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering just shared with us – it’s the first look at the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train logo.

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Can you name each of the Seven Dwarfs in order from left to right on your first try? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.

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Anna and Elsa from ‘Frozen’ Heading to Magic Kingdom Park

posted on March 14th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


We’re excited to share that Anna and Elsa, from Disney’s Academy Award-winning film “Frozen,” will soon move from Epcot to Magic Kingdom Park. Starting April 20, they’ll join some of their fellow Disney Royals at Princess Fairytale Hall, where Disney FastPass+ service will be available for this character greeting experience.

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Elsa and Anna will appear together each day until the early evening, after which other visiting Disney Princesses will be available to greet guests. Cinderella and Rapunzel will also continue making appearances at Princess Fairytale Hall, and of course, you can see all these favorite characters and more during daily performances of the new “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade!”

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All in the Details: Mining Props Inside Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on March 11th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week’s “All in the Details” photo was snapped by Walt Disney Imagineering inside the Mine Scene at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction in New Fantasyland. In this scene, the Dwarfs are hard at work in the mine and this chalkboard is how they keep track of the treasures they find.

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When you ride through the attraction, you’ll see that jewels appear in four different sizes and in six different colors: red, green, amber, purple, blue and clear.

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Just how many jewels have our Imagineers positioned in the mine? You’ll just have to wait and see!

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‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ Debuts at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on March 10th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


The “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” has arrived at Magic Kingdom Park!

The parade, which serves as a tribute to New Fantasyland, officially debuted as the park’s new daily afternoon parade on Sunday.

‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ Debuts at Magic Kingdom Park

The procession features nearly 100 performers and Disney characters, with floats specifically telling the stories of “Tangled,” “Peter Pan,” “Brave,” “Sleeping Beauty” and many more. Highlights you won’t want to miss include seeing Maleficent appear as a fire-breathing dragon, and an appearance by Anna, Elsa and Olaf (from “Frozen”) on the Princess Garden float. For more highlights and to hear what some of the first spectators think, be sure to check out the video below.

Were you there for the debut? What did you think? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.

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All in the Details: The View From the Top of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on March 4th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering just shared with us some amazing images from the top of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. These photos offer up the first look at what the view will be from atop the newest Disney “mountain” – what a gorgeous sight!

This first photo overlooks Beast’s Castle and the Belle’s Village section of New Fantasyland.
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This shot was taken in the direction of the castle wall, Cinderella Castle, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel and Pinocchio’s Village Haus. (You can also see a bit of the construction that’s still going on in this photo).
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In addition to these sights, the Imagineers tell us that guests will also get a great view of Prince Eric’s Castle and Storybook Circus during their ride around the mine.

Seven Dwarf Mine Train will open to guests later this spring. Be sure to keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more information.

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All in the Details: Exploring A Cartographer’s Map in Prince Eric’s Village, New Fantasyland

posted on February 25th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week’s “All in the Details” photos were shot in Prince Eric’s Village, a small area that lies just opposite Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid attraction in New Fantasyland. One feature of the cartographer’s shop is a large seafarer’s map on the back wall that features plenty of intricate detail.

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A Cartographer's Map in Prince Eric’s Village, New Fantasyland A Cartographer's Map in Prince Eric’s Village, New Fantasyland
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You may recognize some familiar faces in the map’s detail – including Ursula and King Triton. But what about the sea monster and winged beast that are attacking the ships? Have you seen those creatures somewhere before? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.

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Walt Disney Imagineering Shares First Onboard Video of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on February 24th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Just minutes ago, Walt Disney Imagineering released a new video of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train during our live chat with Imagineer Dave Minichiello – and we wanted to be sure you didn’t miss it.

In the video, we compare onboard footage of the attraction side-by-side with an original CGI onboard that was created early on in the attraction’s development.

Stay tuned for more updates on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

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Live Chat: Talk Seven Dwarfs Mine Train With a Walt Disney Imagineer Today at 2:30 p.m. EST

posted on February 24th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Imagineer Dave Minichiello will join us here on the Disney Parks Blog beginning at 2:30 p.m. EST, to answer some of your questions about Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. We’ve received many questions so far, but please keep them coming!

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This will be a text chat with a video element later on that will auto-play on most computers. You may wish to adjust your speakers now.

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