The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is the first festival of the year and the media had our first chance to explore all the offerings this young, but popular, event has to offer. This unique festival features a wide variety of experiences that celebrate… Read More »What to Expect when the Festival of the Arts arrives at EPCOT on January 17th
One last Seven Dwarfs Mine Train mini-update before the big media preview later today. Work on last minute details continued yesterday and, although a few hopefuls waited it out, there were no soft openings in the offing. As for when it might open to the public, I’m hearing two stories. From one camp comes the assertion that the roller coaster will be open to guests as soon as Friday evening or perhaps this Saturday morning. From the other camp comes the worrying report that the test and adjust phase continues as they work on making the cars themselves work a little better on the attraction and deal with problems with the audio-animatronics in the show scenes.
They also have to do some work installing a permanent sprinkler system meant to run during nightly fireworks as Snow White’s Mountain exists inside the fallout zone. The question is, can the open to guests with the temporary system in place now or will they have to wait until the final system is installed?
As the big media preview commences today, you might want to go back in time to watch Seven Dwarfs Mine Train come to life via the 20+ videos assembled in our New Fantasyland Playlist on YouTube. Below are a few more photos taken from around Snow White’s mountain yesterday.
Follow Walt Disney’s seven dwarfs as they welcome you to their cottage and mine for a tour
The final section of wall has come down at last to reveal, the cast member entrance to the attraction down that hall.
A temporary stage has been erected for the Media preview event today and ribbon cutting tomorrow.Read More »Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Last Update Before Media Preview