Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opens at Walt Disney World

Join Doc, Sleepy, Grumpy and the gang on this new, family-friendly coaster


The long-awaited Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is now open in the New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World, giving families one more coaster that mom—and the younger kids—can handle.

The mine train, which travels both indoors (or underground) and outdoors, is more Big Thunder Mountain Railroad than California Screamin’, which makes it a nice middle ground for everyone.

Of course there are thrills, and drops, and the ride makes use of “tilting vehicle” technology, which simulates the swaying and rattling sensations of a mine cart as it travels through the diamond mine from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs .

The ride is based on the 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and guests will see the likes of Sleepy, Happy, Grumpy, Dopey, Sneezy, Bashful and Doc, as well as Snow White and all the friendly forest creatures.

The ride also recycles some of the figures and décor from the now-closed Snow White’s Scary Adventures. (I know my daughter won’t miss that attraction—she refused to step foot inside the dark, semi-creepy ride after one go-around.)

We now have Princess Fairytale Hall, a place where guests can line up to meet Disney Princesses one-on-one, and a new Snow White’s Cottage, recreated with great detail from the animated movie, from the wisteria vine to the birdhouse at the front door.

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster opened on May 28, and is part of a large expansion to the Magic Kingdom. The train will be its main attraction, and with its location being right in the middle of New Fantasyland, riders get spectacular views of the park.

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