One of the benefits of living in Central Florida is that Walt Disney World is pretty much in my back yard. I am even lucky enough to see the fireworks at night from behind our home. It’s a treat for sure. One that could be easily taken for granted, but with the constant new attractions opening, I don’t think that is possible. A perfect example of this is the opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
The Seven Dwarfs were there to join in the excitement of the opening of the new attraction. Here’s a special media look at the new ride.
Fantastic Fun from Start to Finish
Follow the path of forest creatures as you pass a cozy woodland cottage on your way to the mountain slope. From its footprints, enter the mine of the Seven Dwarfs, where a treasure trove of experiences awaits!
Help Doc at an Interactive Queue
Within a covered wooden tunnel carved into the mountainside, discover a series of mining stations prepared by Doc, each one a gem of its own:
- Jewel Sorting – Follow Doc’s instructions, etched into a nearby plank, and help match jewels by color and shape as they flow down a wooden trough—a.k.a. dozens of touch-screen video displays.
- Jewel Washing – After the jewels are sorted, grab ahold of a musical water spigot and start cleaning. Each spigot plays its own melody—heed Doc’s tips and you may hear a collection of familiar tunes!
- The Vault – Inside the door of the mountain, enter the center of the vault to find a collection of wooden barrels overflowing with glowing stones. Turn each barrel to see the ceiling above you transformed!
Climb Aboard for an Adventure
Hop into your mine cart—hewn together with wood, metal bands and nails—and get ready for a ride like no other as your train departs, winding down and around before starting its ascent up a steep hill.
Near the peak, beware the broken track that lies before you, along with 2 ominous vultures perched atop an abandoned jib crane. Peer beyond the sea of empty crates and barrels, and listen closely to hear a familiar song being sung from the depths of the mountain.
Once you reach the tippy top, hold on tight—this adventure’s only getting started!
Sing Along on a Rocking Ride
Feel the wind in your face when your cart teeters over the crest, traveling down and around the mountain and deep into the mine shaft. Soon, the dark begins to sparkle as you happen upon the Seven Dwarfs hard at work—whistling and singing while collecting diamonds, rubies and other shining jewels.
All your Dwarf friends are accounted for—Sleepy, Happy, Grumpy, Dopey, Sneezy, Bashful and Doc—as you careen through the cavern and climb toward an opening to the outside world. At the top, soak up an inspiring view of New Fantasyland before arriving back to the foot of the mountain.
After passing behind a waterfall, prepare for a party as you peek inside a rustic cottage where Snow White and her Dwarf friends are dancing in celebration, just as this rocking ride comes to an end!
From the walk by the Dwarfs’ cottage to the fun interactive queue, Disney has once again made standing in line an attraction in itself.
Imagineer Dave Minichiello gives a quick interview about the ride.
With the grand finale of the New Fantasyland complete, this will guarantee summer visitors something new and exciting to see.
The ride is super smooth and fun for the whole family. The ride restrictions make it possible for anyone over 38 inches able to ride. The animatronics of the Seven Dwarfs in the Mine are spectacular. I rode it 7 times and each time I saw more and more and kept being amazed over and over.
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will be open to all park goers on May 28th! I am excited for everyone to experience it for themselves soon!