Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Watch a ride-through on the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller-coaster

Disney Parks Blog
With every tree it plants and rock it paints, Walt Disney Imagineering comes closer to opening the long-awaited Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.

The ride has been described as both a "family-friendly coaster" and a dark ride -- but not a thrill ride. What sets it apart from other coasters is that the cars swing from side to side.

To give us a taste, Disney released a video this week of the real ride side-by-side with an original CGI ride-through that was created early on in the attraction's development.

The ride is on schedule to open "this spring," but that's as specific as the folks at Disney have gotten.

How wild is the ride? The height requirement of 38 inches is a good clue. That's right between Goofy's Barnstormer, at 35 inches, and Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain, which both have a cutoff of 40 inches.

Read more from this week's online chat with Imagineer Dave Minichiello, and check out the video.

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