The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – is it worth the wait in line?
I finally had the chance to ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine train at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and I wanted to share my thoughts on the experience with you all. Since its opening back in May it is still one of the hottest rides in the park with wait times exceeding an hour and it is a hot tickets for fast pass reservations. Being a travel agent and planning lots of Disney World itineraries I am up until midnight at least once a week snagging this coveted fast pass for my clients. So is all the hype worth it?
In one word – yes! This coaster has been dubbed, “a family coaster” and it is just that. I was on it with my 4 year old and my 70 year old father. We all loved it – my biggest complaint is that I wish it was longer. The ride is obviously inspired by the classic Disney animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It is the crown jewel of the New Fantasyland expansion. You can tell that much attention was paid to detail as you ride through the slow part of the attraction and see the amazing animated dwarfs along with the gorgeous jewels inside the ride.
The ride is super smooth and there plenty of twists and turns – one of the best parts is the riding cars actually rock and roll back and forth when you are on it adding to the feeling that you are swinging in the air though the mine train. I love the music on the interior of the ride, make it super fun. We rode the coasted 3 times and the best time we rode it was at night – you can get a glimpse of the entire Magic Kingdom at night as see how beautiful it is all lit up in the evening – it was actually a little breath taking. This ride is on my top 3 at the Magic Kingdom and is a must do! Ride it, if you like it, brave the line at night and do it again in the dark!