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Top 7 Reasons to Love Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train officially opened inside New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida at the end of last month. This new attraction is sure to be come an instant classic with guests of all ages so we wanted to share with you the top seven reasons to love Seven Dwarfs Mine Train!

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As the crown jewel of New Fantasyland, the new attraction features “just the right combination of heart, humor, and thrill to appeal to everyone in the family.” The attraction was built with a unique new ride system that allows the mine cars to sway back and forth while you are immersed into the world of Snow White! Inside the mine, you can see some newly invented Audio-Animatronics magic that brings the seven dwarfs to life unlike ever before: Doc, Sneezy, Sleepy, Grumpy, Bashful, Happy, and Dopey are all there!

Here are the top seven reasons to love Seven Dwarfs Mine Train:

    1. It’s the newest Disney “mountain” – The debut of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train not only added another attraction to New Fantasyland, but it also plussed up the park’s landscape with another Disney “mountain” – the newest sinceSplash Mountain debuted in 1992.
    2. It features an innovative ride system – Imagineers developed special five-car trains designed to swing independently from side to side as they move along the track.
    3. A fun interactive queue – The attraction’s queue allows guests to immediately step into the story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” by becoming miners themselves and playing a jewel washing game. See photoshere.
    4. Awesomely advanced Audio-Animatronics figures – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train features some of the most advanced Audio-Animatronics figures our Imagineers have ever created.
    5. Its amazing level of detail – Like the rest of New Fantasyland, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is incredibly detailed – from the Wisteria Vine that lines the door of the Dwarfs’ cottage (just like in the film), down to the tracks of forest creatures that can be seen in the attraction’s pathway.
    6. Special nods to the film – Be on the lookout for a few historic treasures on your way through the attraction, including the song “Music In My Soup” in the queue. This tune was originally cut from the film during production in the 1930s, but Imagineers re-recorded it for this attraction. Also note the shadows of the Dwarfs marching home along the lift inside of the mine. These shadows were actually rotoscoped (traced frame by frame) from a scene in the original film.
    7. References to the previous Snow White attraction – When Magic Kingdom Park first opened back in 1971, Snow White’s Scary Adventures was one of the opening day attractions. As a tribute to the original attraction, be sure to look for familiar vulture figures sitting at the top of the first climb as well as Grumpy, Doc, Bashful, Sleepy, and Happy figures toward the end of the ride.

Have you had the chance to experience the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train first hand? What did you think of the ride?

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New Fantasyland Updates at the Walt Disney World Resort

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The New Fantasyland expansion is still underway at Magic Kingdom. Here are some New Fantasyland updates on the last two attractions to be added.

Princess Fairytale Hall:

  • Opens tomorrow, Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
  • Storyline is that Princess Fairytale Hall is a gift to Cinderella from the king for her and any visiting princesses to meet Fantasyland subjects
  • Design was based on the original Cinderella film and Cinderella Castle
  • Cinderella and Rapunzel will meet guests in Princess Fairytale Hall every day and a third princess will also be present (the third princess can change from day to day)
  • Storybook collection pays homage to all of the Disney princesses (Hint- look for the Snow White book that is open on a table to honor the former ride)
  • Cinderella’s famous glass slipper will be on display
  • FastPass and FastPass+ will be available, with FastPass machines located near Peter Pan’s Flight

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train:

  • Still no official date announceed for completion (other than 2014)
  • Began manually pushing a mine car through the ride yesterday
  • Ride height restriction will be 38″
  • Wheelchair/ECV guests will need to transfer to ride so a transfer accessible seat will be available in each coach
  • Seating for four guests per car (2+2)
  • Ride moves in and out of interior/exterior areas/scenes
  • Cars will swing independently
  • Storyline is from the seven dwarfs’ perspective
  • Cottage will not be a walk through area (just part of scenery)
  • The evil queen and Snow White  may make appearances and elements from the former Snow White ride may be integrated as well

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Here’s What you Can Look Forward to Coming Soon to Walt Disney World

At Disney Parks, the Walt Disney Company is always working to improve their offerings and add new, magical experiences. New Fantasyland is now open at Magic Kingdom Park and there’s even more on the horizon at the Walt Disney World Resort. The addition of New Fantasyland completed the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history, but there is still more coming soon to Walt Disney World!

Here are some of the newest offerings you will find at Walt Disney World later this year:

  • You Will Soon Be Able to Interact with Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in a New Immersive Queue–In the works in Frontierland at Magic Kingdom Park, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is about to get a new interactive queue.
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park – Imagineers have laid the first pieces of track in the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction in the New Fantasyland expansion, set to open in 2014.
  • Development of AVATAR-Themed Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park Continues – Work continues to bring the epic fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Disney Parks.
  • Starbucks Locations at Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot Set to Open Next Year – The first two Starbucks locations at Walt Disney World Resort will open next year, one at Magic Kingdom Park and one at Epcot.

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