Just before the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train officially opened to the public, these odd boxes were added to the track. They looked like on-ride video or photo cameras, but since there is no ‘gift store’ attached to the exit of the ride, there was no… Read More »Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Photopass automatic with Memory Maker
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train officially opened on May 28th. At the opening ceremony were Orlando Magic players Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris, plus “Littles” and “Bigs” from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida. Then once the park opened seven families chosen to be the… Read More »Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opens with a Whistle and a Song
The Seven Dwarfs have just opened up their mine for a fun ride on the mine train and they’re looking for some extra help for a few days. They invited Grumpy Cat to try out, but one Grumpy was apparently enough for the other dwarfs.… Read More »The Seven Dwarfs Are Looking for Some Help And Could Fly You to Walt Disney World
It’s a banner day at the old Diamond Mine. The Walt Disney World Resort celebrated the completion of New Fantasyland with the official opening of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Phil Holmes, vice president of Magic Kingdom Park, welcomed park guests, members of Big Brothers Big… Read More »New Fantasyland Finally Completed as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Officially Opens Today
Some of the very first people to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland were paid actors filming a commercial spot. I think it’s safe to say we were all a bit jealous. The commercial is now online to see just a few days… Read More »Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Commercial
Walt Disney World recently hosted a expert panel discussion featuring a deeper dive into what guests coming to the resort in the near future can expect. Carole Mumford, VP of Public Relations at Walt Disney World, lead the panel as they traversed such wide topics… Read More »A Deeper Dive into What’s New at Walt Disney World – Expert Discussion
Although Seven Dwarfs Mine Train already had its media preview and dedication, it remains closed with no sign of soft openings before its May 28th official opening (although I hear they want to soft open it, they just have to make sure all the training… Read More »Beautiful New Fantasyland and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Aerial Video
We talked a bit about Disney’s new idea of improved scene one guest experiences during our first look at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train interactive queue. These additions to the guest experience don’t just make waiting in time less boring, they transform the interaction all together.
Take the new Dumbo attraction. The play environment is friendly for kids of all ages and Disney has found that some families return to the attraction later in the day, just so the kids can experience the play zone again. In essence, it’s like its own attraction. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad recently had its own queue re-envisioning. It drastically updated the story Imagineers are able to tell and added a new variety of interaction as well.
With Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the audience is in the middle of those two attractions. As such, the interactive experiences are more a mix of the above some great Disney scene ones.
We were able to sneak back into the queue during a rainstorm and get some daytime shots and footage from the interactive elements.
I found at least one ‘easter egg’ in the gem sorting game. There’s a bar of soap, which we know the dwarfs don’t like, so when you touch it, it squirts off the screen. Cute.
There are also a few more photos below the jump.