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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Construction Update – New Fantasyland

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Here’s the latest update from the last attraction scheduled to open in New Fantasyland – the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Construction is definitely moving along. More of back side, Prince Eric’s Village across from The Little Mermaid, is finished and detail rock work starting to wrap completely around the mountain. They’ve added the last piece of track and have begun working on some of the details around the track. That said there’s still a long way to go for a 2014 opening.

Don’t have time for a video? I’ve included some photos below the jump:

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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Construction Update

From near the Winnie the Pooh ride, the mountain is decidedly unfinished.

From near the Winnie the Pooh ride, the mountain is decidedly unfinished.

Construction on the final attraction that is a part of New Fantasyland is coming along nicely, if a bit slow. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is currently schedule to open some time in 2014. If you look at the ‘back half’ (the side facing the Little Mermaid attraction) you would be forgiven to thinking it was almost done. But a look at it from the Winnie the Pooh side and you’ll see they have a very long way to go.

A closer look at one of the exterior hill lifts.

A closer look at one of the exterior hill lifts.

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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Construction Update

I had the pleasure of wandering through New Fantasyland earlier this week and was impressed with the progress on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster. The mountain is starting to take its final shape as the skin is layered on. Artisans have started adding… Read More »Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Construction Update

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A few months ago we added THRLLD.com to The Disney Blog family as a place to report on and discuss events happening in the rest of the themepark and entertainment world and to remove a little of the off-topic chatter from what is now an… Read More »The THRLLD Report

Space Mountain Worker Injured in Fall at Disneyland

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Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Beast's Castle

Magic Kingdom Photo Update – Part 2 – New Fantasyland Progress

Update: Just added part three with a lot more from around the Magic Kingdom.

In part one of this week’s Magic Kingdom Photo Update we covered some of the latest details to show up in Storybook Circus. Now we’re venturing into the rest of the Fantasyland expansion project. It too is racing toward completion. Limited soft openings are already underway at the Enchanted Tales with Belle attraction the more of the land could open by late October or early November. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is still on track for sometime in 2014, but they did lay the first track inside the ride this week. So that’s a step in the right direction for sure.

Starting with Beast’s castle they’ve re-installed scaffolding to erect the artificial trees that will go up at the top of that hill.

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Beast's Castle

A peek through the wall gives us this great view of the menu podium and entrance sign for the Be Our Guest restaurant.

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Update - Be Our Guest

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Manta, SeaWorld San Diego’s First Double-Launch Coaster Opens

SeaWorld San Diego has officially opened its first double-launch, multi-media roller coaster, Manta! Although it shares the same name as the Orlando coaster it is a very different experience. More of a family friendly coaster, Manta features an exciting 54 ft drop, multiple high-banking twists… Read More »Manta, SeaWorld San Diego’s First Double-Launch Coaster Opens