It’s FINALLY here! Are you ready to experience the new Disney Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride? Well I just got a special sneak peek preview of the new ride. And guess what? It’s FANTASTIC! Walt Disney World has really stepped up their A-game for the newest ride to the New Fantasyland area. Your family is going to be thrilled! I’m sharing with you and your family the things you should know, highlights you don’t want to miss and of course, an on-board camera view of this amazing ride!
- Must be 38 inches+ to ride
- Ride lasts about 2 minutes 15 seconds approximately (from my calculations)
- Each swinging bucket seat sits 2 across, 2 deep
- Each seat contains a small pocket to hold your belongings
- Each seat has a lap bar that comes down
- Bucket seats swing during the ride
As with all of the new rides, there will be a FastPass+ option for this new ride. BUT, for a first time visitor, I do recommend going through the standby lane. Why? So you don’t miss out on all of the FUN interactive features for you and your family while you’re waiting in line. Keeping up with the family aspect, Disney has added some really neat hands-on activities to keep those kids from boredom.
Gem Matching Station – Match up colors and shapes of gems in this touch screen pool.
Music/Water Station – Place hand under the carved animals to release a drizzle of “colored” water (just from the lighting) and music
Rotating Gem Barrels – Give these barrels of colored jewels a spin while you wait
The first thing you notice when sitting on this ride is how SMOOTH it is. The tracks/seats have been upgraded on this ride. It’s very easy steering and very quiet too. The added swinging bucket feature as you race along the tracks gives an added “x” factor to your ride. While you will certainly experience some fast turns, I think this coaster is actually on the mild side. To compare (if I must), I would say much easier than Thunder Mountain, but maybe a notch faster than Barnstormer.
There’s a great break in the middle of the coaster ride as your bucket seats turn into a slow ride through the mines. There we are greeted by all Seven Dwarfs working hard (or hardly working?) inside the mines. Disney has integrated some really awesome technology to get those dwarfs singing! Don’t worry, there’s lots of great “Heigh hos.”
Climbing high, you are soon whisked back into a coaster experience with one minor drop and a few more swerves. Don’t miss the end of your ride! Be sure to look out to the right of your seat for a few cameo appearances 🙂
On Board Camera View:
Want to see the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride in action? Check out my video! Spoiler alert! I would recommend NOT watching if you’d like to be surprised for your first ride 🙂
Opens to the public on May 28, 2014!! HURRY and grab your FastPass+ NOW. There has already been 50,000+ reservations made just this morning!
Disclosure ~ I attended a special Disney summer media preview event (EKK!). I was able to ride the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride as a part of my wonderful experience. Be sure to follow Saving Said Simply via Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube for more fun Disney happenings!