Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to Open at Walt Disney World This Month

Posted on May 8, 2014

Tom Staggs announces Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will open at Walt Disney World on May 28. The new ride completes the park's New Fantasyland. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs previewed the ride to the media on May 2, 2014. He had help from Sleepy Dwarf, Dopey and Snow White.

Staggs said in the announcement, "Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is both literally and figuratively the centerpiece of New Fantasyland, so we knew it had to be something special. The attraction appeals to everyone in the family and provides just the right blend of heart, humor, and thrill while keeping with the charm of this special land."

The family-style coaster takes riders through a world inspired by "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The ride system enables cars to pivot back and forth during the twists, turns, hills and drops of the ride. The attraction features a mine glowing with gems. Disney says the dwarves were "replicated from the film to exacting detail by Walt Disney Imagineers."

The ride does officially open until later this month, but Attractions Magazine captured some people on the ride last month when a commercial was being filmed. Take a look:

Photo: Ryan Wendler/Walt Disney World

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