As of yesterday, May 28, the Magic Kingdom's Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is open for business. This momentous occasion marks the completion of New Fantasyland and the culmination of years of Disney fans' anxious anticipation. Since the project was first announced, Disney has been keeping fans up to date on all things Mine Train, from presentations at the D23 Expo to ample sneak peeks on the Disney Parks Blog and its YouTube channel. Yesterday, they held through to the end, posting the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Snow White and her dwarf-y pals!
It'll be a few days before I can go to work in Magic Kingdom's newest mine, but in the meantime, I'll be brushing up on my Mine Train know-how with my favorite sneak-peek videos.
I'm totally fascinated with the unique format of this attraction: half-roller coaster, half-traditional dark ride. As I'm sure I've mentioned (and probably to excess), thrill rides aren't so much "my thing", but show me an audio-animatronic and I'll go positively gaga. That's why I love this clip from the Imagineers showing us just what goes into creating the state-of-the-art technology used in the new attraction.
One of the coolest things about all of these preview videos is seeing everything that goes into the creative process. Disney is renowned for their attention to detail, but videos like this one pull back the curtain to inspire even further appreciation for all the Imagineers do. Just hearing about all that goes into painting the mine cars is enough to make my head spin!
Interactives queues are all the rage in Disney parks these days, and I am one hundred percent on board! Looking at this video, I wouldn't mind waiting in the standby line… in fact, I might even prefer it!
What are you most looking forward to on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train? I know I can't wait to ride!
Love and Pixie Dust,