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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Live Chat to Feature New Walt Disney Imagineering Video

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

To replay our live chat with Walt Disney Imagineer Dave Minichiello, click here.

We’re continuing our series of New Fantasyland live chats next week with perhaps our most popular topic – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. On February 24 at 2:30 p.m. EST, Walt Disney Imagineering Executive Creative Director Dave Minichiello will join us here on the Disney Parks Blog to talk about the attraction and answer your questions.


During the chat, we’ll be sharing an exclusive Walt Disney Imagineering video of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train where you’ll get a sneak peek of the experience inside the attraction. We’ll also be answering questions you may have about the attraction and talking about the completion of New Fantasyland at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Be sure and join us here on Monday, February 24. The live chat featuring Imagineer Dave Minichiello will begin at 2:30 p.m. See you then.


  • Going to WDW as a day trip 5/28, fast pass online already sold out, will there be any stsandbys at all? and will there be a singles line like the aerosmith coaster and Test Track?

  • Hoping this ride will be open the week of March 23rd as that is when our family will be there. Do you know if this ride will have the baby swap, or does that even exist anymore? We have 4 adults and one 8 month old boy. I can’t wait because Disney always goes the extra mile for their rides. Also, when you enter the park, how far is it from the entrance?

  • So, I guess the chat didn’t happen?!

  • Chat? What chat? Doesn’t seem to be anything going on.

  • Will there be a store at the ride with new merchandise?? Also will there be character meets with any dwarfs by the ride? When does it open please?!

  • What is the queue line going to be like? Will it be interactive like some lines have been created? What can we expect as far as speed and intensity or will it be very calm like the goofy coaster?

  • What was the inspiration for the ride?

  • I’ve seen 40″. I would also love to the know the height restriction, date of opening, and fast pass+ info! We can’t wait!!

  • Is there going to be annual pass holder soft openings? When is the Seven Dwarf mine Train Ride opening? When is fastpass+ going to be available for this ride?

  • top question…. when does it open

  • What is the duration of the ride?

  • What was the inspiration for the ride vehicles?

    Why did you feel this was the right thrill ride for New Fantasyland?

    What kind of nods to the past can we look for in the Mine Train?

    Who was head of the painting/design/executional team? I adore all the rock work and landscape you guys do, and would love to know who created this masterpiece.

  • 4 Questions.

    1) What will be the ride-time duration?
    2) How many drops?
    3) What is the Max speed?
    4) How many dark-ride show scenes?


  • How will seven dwarfs compare to other disney attractions in terms of intensity? For example is it more like big thunder mountain or less/more intense?

  • We are going on our first visit 6-5 – 6-9. Will The Seven Dwarfs ride be available to ride & will we be able to use our Fast-Pass for it?

  • What will the height requirements be and when will it be available for fast pass plus?

  • is there any soft openings going to happen before the April 30th-may 2 media day.

  • will it have the original songs in the ride and how many songs will it be in the ride ?

  • Ive seen it posted as 38″, but that may not be official yet…

  • What is the height restriction w/this ride. I have a 5 yrs. old and she would be so sad if she cannot ride it. thanks!

  • I am really excited about this ride! I am just wondering how it will compare speed and drop wise to other coasters such as Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain. Also will the queue be interactive like Space Mountain and Winnie the Pooh? Thank you! I can’t wait!

  • What are some special hidden mickeys or little details that we should look for on the ride?

  • We have a window on March 11 to book FastPass +. Will we be able to book then? Karyn

  • Will all major characters make an appearance in the ride? Ie. The Prince, Evil Queen, Snow White, etc.

  • Please advise on when it will be open so that we can book our vacation!!! At least having an estimate date could be interesting.

    Thanks a lot

  • When will it open and will it be part of the fast pass+ ? If so when will they incorporate it on the 60 day advance reservation?

  • When does this ride open! Need to know for my vacation!!!

  • Will Disney have Single Rider in the seven Dwarfs ride?

  • When does it open? We will be there 4-5 – 4-11

  • Says EST at the top…

    Guesses on how many people type a question on the soft opening date? 🙂

  • Which time zone please?

  • Why was the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride idea chosen?

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