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All in the Details: First Track Laid at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Earlier this month, our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering celebrated a milestone in the New Fantasyland expansion with the laying of the first piece of track in the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction.
The First Track for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is Laid at Magic Kingdom Park

The attraction, which is set to open in the park in 2014, will take Magic Kingdom Park guests on a musical ride into the mine “where a million diamonds shine.” The coaster will feature an innovative ride system with a train of vehicles that swing and respond to every twist and turn of the track. The journey will be accompanied by music from the classic Disney film and animated figures of Snow White and the Dwarfs.

Speaking of Snow White, actress Ginnifer Goodwin, who portrays Snow White on the ABC television show “Once Upon A Time,” recently took the time to share her excitement about the New Fantasyland expansion in this video clip:

And just a reminder for you fans of “Once Upon A Time” – season two returns to ABC this Sunday at 8/7c.

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  • can’t wait it looks awesome already!

  • Guess there’s no chance of it opening in 2013, huh? Just booked out trip for May. Guess we’ll have to catch that another time. Just gives us another reason to back:-)

  • Is all of Fantasyland closed? Any rides open?

  • OMG I so can not wait till 2014. We were just there in April this year first time ever. We were so sad that so many things were closed. But my son graduates in 2014 and our WHOLE family is coming. There is going to be around 30 of us to celebrate with him cause this is what he wants. He was not able to enjoy his first time in april because he had the MAGICAL time of Marching in the Parade down Main St at Magic Kingdom with his High School marching band. So it was a BUSY few days for him. 2014 cant get here fast enough lol

  • Jennifer, I thought Pixie Hollow with Tinkerbell & the fairies was also coming to Fantasyland yet you did not mention this in your description. Is it going to be part of Princess Fairytale Hall?

  • I’m going to pretend that they are going to work extra hard, and surprise us with an opening by Oct. 2013. That’s when we’ll be back. If not, we’ll catch it in 2014 for sure. 😉

  • 2014 seems like such a long time for the New Fantasyland to be complete. Our family can only afford a trip to Disney World every two years. We were due to go next summer 2013 but may wait until the Mine Train and all of Fantasyland is complete. I’m sure it will be worth the wait!

    • Timothy – Keep in mind that as of December there will be only two things still left to complete in New Fantasyland – Princess Fairytale Hall (2013) and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (2014). A good part of Storybook Circus has already debuted (“doubled” Dumbo, Goofini, Casey Jr.), and New Fantasyland offerings Enchanted Tales w/Belle, Gaston’s Tavern, Be Our Guest Restaurant and Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid will open this December.

  • I had seen this last week during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. I’m curious to know how long this attractions length is (time wise) and will there be an interactive queue? I’m excited nonetheless!

    • We hope to have more details on the attraction to share soon. Keep checking back!

  • So is this going to be a roller coaster or one like Snow White’s Scary Adventure? Super excited!!

  • Hi ince they have started laying the track any ideas off an opening time?? roughly???

    • All we know at this time is 2014. Keep checking back. As soon as we know, we’ll post it.

  • This is so exciting!! I need to start making my 2014 plans now!! I know I will miss Snow White’s Scary Adventure but, this will be a wonderful tribute to one of my favorite movies. HI HO HI HO

  • Is there an estimated completion date for 2014? We will be there in April, I would love to go on this ride then!

    • No opening date has been announced yet.

  • The mine train ride is the part of the new Fantasyland expansion I am looking forward to the most! And we can’t wait for the return of Once Upon a Time at our house- it’s our favorite show!

    • Sounds like this was the update for you!

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