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All in the Details: Jewel Sorting & More Inside Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Queue at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Today’s look inside Seven Dwarfs Mine Train takes a peek into an area we haven’t shared much about yet – the attraction’s queue, which features a few interactive opportunities for guests.

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According to our friends from Walt Disney Imagineering, first up inside the interactive queue is a jewel sorting station. As the jewels flow by in a 15-foot wooden sluice, guests will be able to drag them into different trays, matching them by color and shape (the gems come in four different sizes and six colors). Something to look for here is that a melody from the film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” can be created when guests move from spigot to spigot. There are 12 spigots, inspired by the Dwarfs’ woodland friends, that each correspond to the notes of a musical scale.

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Later on in the queue, guests will pass the Vault room. According to our friends at Imagineering, this is a nod to a scene in the film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in which one of the dwarfs hangs a key just outside the mine’s Vault room door. Do you remember which dwarf this was? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!

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All in the Details: The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Cottage Close Up at Magic Kingdom Park

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


This week’s look at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland offers a close look at the Dwarfs’ cottage. According to our friends at Imagineering, guests aboard the Mine Train will whisk past the cottage just after the first big drop out of the mine scene.
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The look of the cottage was inspired by the Dwarfs’ dwelling in the film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” As you can see, it has a thatched roof, thick beams, and charming carved details that serve as nods to the many forest friends Snow White and the Dwarfs have in the forest.

Be sure to check back this Thursday for another look at the details on this attraction.


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All in the Details: The Changing Terrain of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on March 27th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Walking through New Fantasyland and watching the evolution of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has been fascinating, seeing such a large attraction rise up from scaffolding and into a beautiful mountain covered with lush trees and colorful wildflowers. Let’s take a quick photo walk around it today with these shots.

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Earlier this year, Walt Disney Imagineering shared that two props from the former Snow White’s Scary Adventures attraction had been placed in Seven Dwarfs Mine Train as a nod to the previous attraction. Those vultures can now be seen at the top of the first big “climb” in the attraction, surrounded by stacks of crates – containing newly mined jewels, perhaps?

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Nearby, a Mine Train cart peeks out and is propped with mining tools and crumbling rock.
All in the Details: The Changing Terrain of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Overall, nearly the entire mountain has been covered with thick pine trees, poppy flowers and colorful shrubs.

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Bringing Maleficent to Life for ‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on March 26th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


One of the highlights of the new “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” at Magic Kingdom Park is seeing Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty” loom overhead in the form of an enormous, fire-breathing dragon.

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We recently sat down with Parade Designer Richard Improta from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment, along with Tony Award-winning Production Designer Michael Curry, to discuss the inspiration behind this show-stopping float and their collaboration that brought Maleficent to epic life on the street.

Have you seen the new parade yet? Tell us what you think of it in the “Comments” section below!

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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.

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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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