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7 Magical GIFs from Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at New Fantasyland

posted on May 2nd, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Earlier today, we shared the exciting update that the “crowning jewel” of New Fantasyland, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, will officially open on May 28. To celebrate, we’re sharing a special series of GIFs featuring the attraction.

To see Disney Parks come to life through more GIFs be sure to check us out on Giphy.

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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opens May 28 at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on May 2nd, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


On Friday, May 2 at Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs announced that the “crowning jewel” of New Fantasyland, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, will officially open on May 28.

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During this morning’s ceremony, Tom was joined by Disney Princess Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as he invited everyone to celebrate the addition of the final component to New Fantasyland.

“Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is both literally and figuratively the centerpiece of New Fantasyland, so we knew it had to be something special,” Tom said. “The attraction appeals to everyone in the family and provides just the right blend of heart, humor, and thrill while keeping with the charm of this special land.”

The family-style coaster features an innovative new ride system that allows cars to swing back and forth as they travel down the track. The cars are even designed to reflect similar vehicles that appear in the film, handmade of wood by the Dwarfs, shaped by an axe, and used to haul rocks and jewels.

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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train also uses the latest in technology featuring some of the most advanced and charming Audio-Animatronics figures we’ve ever created. Adding to the fun, the journey will be accompanied by music from the film classic and scenes filled with Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs and playful forest critters.

We have much more to share in the weeks before the attraction opens on May 28, so be sure to keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for updates.

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Video: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Dedication from Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 2nd, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


This morning, we offered a special opportunity to watch the official dedication of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at New Fantasyland live – right here on the Disney Parks Blog. Click the video to watch a replay of the ceremony.

Follow along as we provide updates on the @WaltDisneyWorld Twitter account during the event. You can also learn more about the family-style coaster by checking out our exclusive “All in the Details” series.

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Watch the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Dedication Live from Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 1st, 2014 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


If you can’t join us in New Fantasyland tomorrow, we’re offering a special opportunity to watch the official dedication of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train live – right here on the Disney Parks Blog.

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Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs as well as Disney Princess Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be inviting everyone to Rock Your “Disney Side” and celebrate the addition of the final component to New Fantasyland during Friday’s dedication.

Our special Disney Parks Blog live stream begins at 7:25 a.m. EST on May 2, and we’ll be providing updates on the @WaltDisneyWorld Twitter account before and during the event. You can also learn more about the family-style coaster before the live stream by checking out our exclusive “All in the Details” series.

See you back here on Friday morning.

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Exploring the Interactive Queue at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland

posted on May 1st, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Last week, we unveiled the first look inside the interactive queue at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Today we have a new peek inside at some of the hands-on fun guests can have when the attraction opens this spring.

As you can see in the video, guests can sort gemstones in digital sluice boxes, twirl buckets of gemstones to create some magical projections on the ceiling, and more. The area is also themed with picks, shovels and barrels.

Will this attraction be a must-see for you this summer? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.

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Full Ride-Through: Take A Trip Aboard Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland

posted on April 30th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Are you ready to take a trip aboard Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and journey into the lives of the Seven Dwarfs? Then check out this full ride-through video of the attraction, which is set to open this spring in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park.

It sure looks like the Imagineers did a great job. What makes you excited to ride? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.

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Imagineers Bring New Audio-Animatronics to Life at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

posted on April 29th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


How do you recreate Disney characters for a new attraction? According to Walt Disney Imagineering, it all starts with a hand-drawn sketch …

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In this new video, our Imagineers take you behind the scenes to see how they’re bringing to life some of the most advanced Audio-Animatronics characters ever created. According to them, the process involved working with Walt Disney Animation Studios and going back to the original film to study each Dwarf’s individual motions and even facial expressions in order to get them just right. The end goal: To make them look as if they just jumped off of the screen.

What do you think of the Dwarfs? Tell us in the “Comments” section below

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All in the Details: Construction Walls Come Down at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

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


Seven Dwarfs Mine Train achieved another milestone overnight last night, when Walt Disney Imagineering removed the final construction walls from around the attraction.

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These are the first photos we’ve shown that offer a look at what the entrance will look like, including both the Standby and FastPass entrances.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is scheduled to open later this spring. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more news and updates on the attraction.

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All in the Details: Glittering Gems Light Up Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Queue at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on April 22nd, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week, we’ve received some of our most exciting “sneak peek” photos yet from within Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. As we previously shared, the attraction features an interactive queue with a few different elements guests can look forward to.

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One interactive opportunity, according to our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering, is the chance to sort gemstones at a 15-foot digital sluice box. Here, guests can drag gems into different trays and match them by color and shape.

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Buckets of glittering gems also highlight the area – simply gorgeous props!

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‘Frozen’ Anna & Elsa Arrive at Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on April 20th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Let’s have a royal welcome for Anna and Elsa, the sisters from “Frozen” who make their official debut appearance at Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom Park starting today.

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Elsa and Anna will appear together each day until the early evening, after which guests can meet other visiting Disney Princesses. Cinderella and Rapunzel will also continue making appearances at Princess Fairytale Hall, and you can see all these characters (and more) during the afternoon performance of the new “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade.”

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