Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride to open this spring at Disney World

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BYU students Jamie and Quentin Willey pose with Finneas and Pherb at Walt Disney World resort. The resort is scheduled to to open a new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride this spring. (Photo courtesy of Jamie Willey.)
BYU students Jamie and Quentin Willey pose with Finneas and Pherb at Walt Disney World resort. The resort is scheduled to open a new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride this spring. (Photo courtesy of Jamie Willey)

Disney is preparing to open a new ride this spring in its Orlando, Fla., resort, Walt Disney World.

Based off of Disney’s first full-length animated featured film “Snow White,” the ride will feature the seven dwarfs’ mine. The ride will be a family-friendly roller coaster and will cater to the fun atmosphere of Snow White.

Dave Minichiello, a Disney Imagineer who has been on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train team for two years, shared, on a live chat through Disney Parks Blog, how the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will be a feature to check out while at the park.

“What’s special about Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the journey,” Minichiello said. “You travel through the forest and explore the mine where the dwarfs are working, but we’re seeing the mine in a grander scale in a way we’ve never told the story before.”

The ride will expand on the seven dwarfs’ experience of the story of Snow White and will play into the traditional environment of Disney World’s Fantasyland.

“I think this ride will be a good addition to the park,” said Jamie Willey, a BYU student who has done multiple internships at the theme park in Orlando. “So far the new Fantasyland has had many enjoyable attractions that have attracted and excited guests, but there are no “thrill” rides to the new Fantasyland. Although the mine train won’t be as thrilling as Big Thunder Mountain or Space Mountain, it will be a good addition to Fantasyland to add a little excitement and adventure to the guest experience.”

Although no official date has been set for this new attraction, Disney World park guests can expect the ride to be up and running before the summer hits.

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