The reimagined New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is now complete with Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is officially open!
For the last 18 months guests have been able to only peek at the progress of this new attraction through peep holes in the wall surrounding this very large and prominent ride. Which lead to much anticipation of the new coaster that sits at the entrance into New Fantasyland. Finally, the walls came down last month and guests have been anxiously awaiting the chance to experience the new ride.
7 Reasons To Love The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Because riders need only be 38 inches tall, it is the perfect first roller coaster for young riders. But don’t let that fool you; it may be a step down from Big Thunder on the “scare factor,” but it isn’t missing an ounce of fun. It is absolutely a coaster for the whole family!
A Queue Worth Waiting – I mentioned the lengthy anticipated wait time for time for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and while Fast Pass Plus is defiantly a must there are features in the queue worth waiting for. (A good reason to ride a second time!) Following in the footsteps of other newly reimagined attractions, the Mine Train queue removes riders from the theme park feel and immerses them in the story of the Seven Dwarfs. From sprawling foliage (aka shade) and the Dwarfs’ quaint cottage, there is always something pretty to look at.
And then you enter the mine. Once inside the heart of the queue you will find dazzling gems and interactive stations that are just plain awesome. Touch screens offer gemstone puzzles, trickling water triggers a musical reaction and spinning drums project images of the Dwarfs and their fair princess. A magical room of fun to be sure.
Absent from a full-time attraction since “Snow White’s Scary Adventure” closed in 2012, Disney fans will be delighted to know that the original figures of Grumpy, Doc, Bashful, Sleep and Happy from that ride now have a new home at the end of the Mine Train.
Don’t Miss Snow White – Speaking of the end of the ride, although this ride is about the Dwarfs, don’t miss Snow’s appearance at the very end of the ride. Depending on what time of day you ride, you’ll have to look hard to see Snow dancing with her friends inside the Dwarf’s cottage. Because you are peering into the stained glass windows, she is most clearly seen at night. (Yet another reason to ride twice!) And keep your eye on the house as you enter back into the mountain, someone wicked is lurking just outside the cottage.
Heigh Ho Heigh Ho it’s off to ride we go!