Walt Disney Imagineering Gives Fans a Behind the Scenes Look at the Cars for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is set to open later this spring at the Magic Kingdom and will be the final addition in New Fantasyland.

As fans eagerly await the debut of the new attraction, Disney Imagineering is giving everyone a sneak peek into what it takes to produce the themed cars for the ride.

In this video, Imagineers Ben VanBeusekon and Mary Mac Eachin explain the creative process behind the creation of the mine cars.

The coaster's cars are made to resemble mine cars and Imagineers have painted them so they look aged, lending to the storyline of the attraction. The cars are also built to give guests an immersive experience in the ride. The Imagineers say each vehicle is unique in its design, and each has its own story.

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is an, indoor-and-outdoor coaster and the cars sway from side-to-side. It takes guests on a journey through the mine where the Seven Dwarfs spent their days digging for gems, and will feature music and characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


vanessa gordon wrote on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:54:

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I don't see a handle or lap bar. What do you hold onto while on the ride ?

Jenny wrote on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:53:

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Do you think it will be open by May? More around the middle of May.

Kevin Dunn wrote on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:11:

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Surely you have your arms up in the air.

JasonD wrote on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:32:

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When is this ride expected to be open?

John Hoinacki wrote on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:20:

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I noticed you said later this Spring, I was hoping be open before Spring as going 1st week in March, maybe a soft opening?

Jeanna wrote on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:51:

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If you look at the :40 sec mark you will see a T-shaped lap bar.

Deb M. wrote on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:10:

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How fast will this ride go? Is it more like Thunder Mountain or Winnie the Pooh?

JoAnn C wrote on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:26:

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I can't wait to ride it.

Kim S wrote on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 02:10:

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Love it. My daughter Lucy age 7
is a big fan of Snowhite. Also my son Tyler age 9 is a big roller coaster critic he is very excited to test it out in the fall... :)

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:50:

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Jenny, Jason, John - The only information that we have been given at this time is "Spring." It's always worthwhile to stop by while in the Magic Kingdom to see if there are soft opening happening, however they are not something that is talked about ahead of time because they start and stop in a random fashion. It's luck of the draw.

Deb - This will be a coaster, so more like Big Thunder than Winnie the Pooh.

Vanessa - I don't know, but I do think that Jenna is correct in thinking there is a lap bar.

Paul C. wrote on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 02:30:

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It looks fun! Do you get slammed into the sides when riding? What music plays in the background?

Ajay P. wrote on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 13:15:

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I can't wait to go on this ride!!!

Paul C. - The music 'Heigh Ho' plays in the back.

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