Friday, May 2, 2014

7 cool facts about the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in the New Fantasyland section of the Magic Kingdom at Disney World will open to the public on May 28.

The roller coaster is based on the classic film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Here's seven cool facts about the new attraction:

1. The figures of Grumpy, Doc, Bashful, Sleepy and Happy, seen in the cottage near the end of the attraction, originally appeared in Snow White’s Scary Adventure attraction at the Magic Kingdom.

Disney publicity photo
2. The shadows of the Dwarfs marching homeward along the track on the lift inside of the mine were taken from the scene in the original film where the Dwarfs march across a log bridge, singing "home from work we go.”

3. The Dwarfs cottage is detailed representation of the home from the film.

4. The footprints of forest creatures and the impressions of sticks, stones are embedded in the dirt path that meanders through the Enchanted Forest, leading to the attraction.

5. The two vultures on the jib crane near the mine entrance originally appeared in the Snow White’s Scary Adventure attraction.

6. The mine cars are designed to reflect similar vehicles that appear in the film, handmade of wood by the Dwarfs, shaped with an ax, and used to haul rocks and jewels.

7. Next to Doc’s workstation in the mine, the carved wooden clock is a replica of the one seen in the film with the figures of two miners striking an anvil. As in the film, that motion signals the start of the song, “Heigh-Ho.”

Source: Walt Disney World
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