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First Look: Feast Your Eyes On Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Characters

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Earlier today, Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, spoke at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in Anaheim, Calif., and shared updates on what’s new at Disney Parks around the world. During the presentation he unveiled a video that offered the first look at some of the amazing new characters who will be part of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. These are some of the most advanced Audio-Animatronics figures Walt Disney Imagineering has ever created.

See for yourself in the video below.

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  • Those look amazing! Great job on these!

    • Thanks, Alex!

  • Wow! That is simply amazing!

    • 🙂

  • It looks like the same type of animatronic to the Cars ride? With the unique look of projectors too? When you ride the Cars racers, the eyes on the actual ride vehicles. Apart from that, the new tech looks incredible!

  • When I first heard you were closing the original Snow White ride and opening this coaster I had hoped that you would reuse some of the original Dwarf figures as a tribute to the closed attraction. Seeing these figures though, I’m really glad you didn’t do that.

    Tell me, in person, do their faces glow as much as they do in the video?

  • Wow!! The facial expressions are amazing. I can hardly wait to see them in real life.

    • Thanks, Anne!

  • Neat-o! 🙂

  • Wow!, You left me speechless. I can´t imagine how beautiful it will be to see them in the attraction!. I´m counting the days to be there.

    • I hope you really enjoy it, Walter. 🙂

  • Wonderful but when?

  • I don’t even want to think about the extreme difficulty in getting a projection mapped face (eyes/mouth) to match up a moving animatronic face that well. And to get the lighting to work as well with that projection. That is an engineering feat in and of itself.

    These animatronics look amazing. Spectacular work and will bring so much life and character (ha) to the ride. Can not wait to see it all put together in one cohesive whole, from landscaping to characters.

  • Wow! Very, very cool WDI!

  • Wow! Wow-wow-wow!!!

  • They look amazing. I can’t wait to see them in person.

  • WOW! Those are so cool. Just when you think Disney couldn’t get any better……I can’t wait to see them in person!

  • Incredible animation! These are the best animatronics yet!

    • Thanks, Amanda. I hope you love the attraction.

  • Is there going to be soft openings for this ride toward the end of April?

    • No word yet – please keep checking back!

  • Awesome work! I love it! that animatronics is awesome!

  • These are absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to see it in person. The imagineers are so talented.

    • I can’t wait to see it, too!

  • Any plans to do this at Disneyland? It looks so cool!

  • Hi-Ho-Hi-Ho it’s off to WDW we go! There until May 1st. If this opens May 2nd, like some of the comments have mentioned, and we miss it, my kids will think I’m so Dopey! We’ve been watching and waiting for over a year!!!

    • Please stay tuned for an opening date.

  • Oh I can’t wait.
    Any news on if there will be soft openings for Pass Holders?
    AHHHH!! I looks great!

  • Ok, I was heartbroken when they closed the Snow White ride since it was one of my fav’s … BUT, these look phenomenal! Disney is always a class act! So excited we’re going next spring!

    • It’s going to be amazing, Genessa!

  • Are they using projection mapping for the facial expressions? looks like pico projectors mounted on the inside. great effect disney!

  • Hoping it will be open by Mid July 😀

    • We’re on track for a spring opening. Please stay tuned!

  • Will be there soon can’t wait to ride it looks like a great ride

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