7 Reasons You Are Going To Love The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

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.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Disney World
I could hardly contain my excitement when I was one of the first riders to check out the new family-friendly coaster earlier this month. And I am pleased to tell you that the new attraction lives up to all of the hype and then some. Fair warning, the lines for this ride are going to be quite long, but there are some fun surprises along the way that make it all worth the wait.

7 Reasons To Love The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Logo
Family-Friendly Coaster – The first question everyone asks about this ride is the “thrill” level. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster is a unique ride with all-new technology that has never been seen before on a roller coaster. While the individual cars sway back and forth – just like a mine train would – it is the smoothest coaster I have ever ridden. In fact, it is almost silent as it whooshes past guests in Fantasyland – other than the squeals of delighted guests.

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!

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Height Requirement
A View Like No Other – Nestled in the heart of New Fantasyland, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train offers a unique view of the park – including a picturesque look at Cinderella’s Castle and Beast’s Castle from up high. While most rides are designed to avoid intermixing storylines, the Mine Train offers a rushing view of other storybook lands, which is pretty darn cool. There is so much to take in as you soar through the mountain that you will defiantly want to ride again (and again) to take it all in. And don’t miss a nighttime ride – the scene is totally different at night.

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.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Queue Gems
Go Inside The Mine – While the roller coaster tracks are visible to guests passing the mountain, the mystery of this ride lies within the diamond mine. For the first time, a roller coaster has been combined with a dark ride and the result is phenomenal. Inside the mine riders visit the Dwarfs hard at work “dig dig digging.” Greeted by Dopey, the cavern inside the mine is filled with thousands of sparkling gems. And everywhere you look, there is something to see from a Hidden Mickey within the gems to shadows of the Dwarfs as they march off – just like in the movie – the inside portion of the ride is just as spectacular as the coaster.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Gems
Disney’s First Animated Movie – Yes it is a ride, but it is also the return of Disney’s first princess to the Magic Kingdom. The movie that started it all now takes center stage within the busiest park in the world. More than 75 years after she made her debut she is still beloved by audiences, and this ride proves it.

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.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Cottage
Heigh Ho – The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is first and foremost a roller coaster, but it is also so much more — filled with hidden gems that guests will continue to discover once it officially opens to the public. A thrilling roller coaster combined with a visual experience, this ride will have you humming a merry little tune for the rest of your stay.

Heigh Ho Heigh Ho it’s off to ride we go! 


6 thoughts on “7 Reasons You Are Going To Love The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train”

  1. This looks like so much fun for the kids and adults alike in the family. We live by Disneyland so we won’t get to this one but love seeing it.


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