The new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is heading for Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom! The Mine Train is a steel roller coaster and is part of a major expansion of Fantasyland. The ride will be based on the classic Walt Disney animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Fantasyland is undergoing a huge expansion and renovation, which is being done in phases and should be completed by 2013. This is the same time many of the rides and new experiences are expected to open, but the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which will also feature Snow White’s cottage, is not expected to open until 2014. Snow White’s Scary Adventures was permanently closed in May and will be replaced by Princess Fairytale Hall.
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Ride will be a steel roller coaster that will travel both in and outdoors. This attraction will be more family friendly than some of the other rides which include California Screamin’ and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith. It will be a traditional roller coaster but will also feature a new ride system that simulates swaying and moving as if you were in a mine cart.
Disney revealed today that the first tracks had been laid for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride. The ride will join the new Little Mermaid based ride and the Beauty and the Beast themed area in the updated Fantasyland. Below is a time lapse video that Disney released showing Fantasyland’s build out.