Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a great new addition to Fantasyland. This rollercoaster is great for the whole family. You will climb into a run away mine cart and go through the hills and watch the dwarfs mine for treasure.

Walt Disney’s first full-length feature cartoon was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Now you can head off to work with the little guys and find some neat jewels. This is the “crown jewel” of the New Fantasyland.

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Recently, WDW has made its waiting areas more interactive. So instead of just standing in line and sipping on water while talking with the family, you can play an video jewel swapping game. As you get further down the line make sure to check out the water spigots. When you wave your hand under the wooden animal head a small section of music from Snow White will play.

Further on, there are wooden barrels that can be moved to make images of the seven dwarfs appear. If you work really hard and get lucky, you might even see Snow White herself appear.

The Attraction

After all of the excitement of waiting in line, you will hop into a runaway mine train. The train will take you on an exhilarating through sharp turns and ups and downs.  You will travel both inside the structure and outside.

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the first attraction to feature a tilting vehicle. This state-of-the-art technology simulates the swaying and movement of a mine train. Some of the elements from Snow White’s Scary Adventure have been incorporated into the new ride.

Post Show

It’s interesting that in New Fantasyland, Disney has stopped dumping guests into gift shops after the rides. There isn’t any post show here. Just come out of the ride into the beautiful Florida sun.

Dad’s Ride Information Table

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Description: Roller Coaster based on the Snow White Movie
Height Requirement – 38 inches FastPass+:Yes Length of Ride: 3 minutes
Type of ride: Roller Coaster

Dad’s Ratings

Toddlers
Pre-Teens
Teens
Adults
Grandparents
4 3 4 4
Other Information: Parents with children who do not meet the height requirement can utilize Riderswitch

Crowd Factor

Expect huge crowds in Fantasyland for the next few years. The new castle’s attractions and updates around are really bringing in the fans. Lines for all the new rides are long. The best time to ride the Mine Train is early in the morning or late in the day.

History

In 2010 WDW decided the outdated Fantasyland needed a makeover. They updated many attractions and even replaced a few. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is part of the overhaul of Fantasyland. The old Snow White’s Scary Adventures was closed to make room for the new Fairytale Hall.

Snow White was the first full-length feature film out of the Disney Studios.  So they decided to keep an area of the new Fantasyland dedicated to it. This area features the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and a meet and greet area with Snow White.

Fun Facts

Here are a couple of fun facts at the attraction.

  • This ride does reach speeds of up to 30 mph
  • You can test the pre show game on the Walt Disney World Website
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are a big part of the new Festival of Fantasy Parade

Need to Know

There are a few things you need to know about the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

  • The seats aren’t very comfortable especially for larger adults.
  • Must be 38 inches or taller to ride this ride
  • FastPass+ is offered and highly recommended for this ride
  • Guests using wheelchairs must transfer from their chair to a seat
  • Expectant mothers should not ride
  • Guests under the age of 7 must be accompanied by someone at least 14 years old

Dad’s Bottom Line

Disney continues to hit it big with the Fantasyland upgrade. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train might not be the best roller coaster in the Magic Kingdom, but it’s a lot of fun. It is a not to be missed attraction.