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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opens at Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Family-friendly roller coaster is the centerpiece of New Fantasyland
by Zach Everson Posted May 28th 2014 11:17a.m.
MapQuest's travel news/travel buzz editor, Zach's dwarf name is Snarky. Follow him on Twitter at @Z_Everson.

Inspired by, you guessed it, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the ride's mine cars twist, turn, climb and drop through mountain scenery decorated with poppies and oak, cedar and birch trees. Halfway through, the ride slows and enters a mine where the dwarfs are digging for gems and singing a tune guests are probably familiar with (hint: it starts with "Heigh Ho"). The train speeds up and emerges from the mine and rapidly drops down with a few more turns before slowing in front of the dwarf's cottage with a dancing Snow White inside. The ride lasts about three minutes.

Halfway through, the ride slows and enters a mine where the dwarfs are digging for gems and singing a tune guests are probably familiar with (hint: it starts with "Heigh Ho").

To ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine train at Disney World, guests must be 38 inches or taller. It wasn't clear at press time whether the dwarfs qualified.

The seven dwarfs are, of course, Doc, Dopey, Bashful, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy and Happy. The tale of Snow White appeared in the Grimms' Fairy Tales collection in 1812, while Disney's animated version—which named the dwarfs—was released in 1937. The story's place as one of the best-known fairy tales was cemented in 1973 when the Brady Bunch—and Sam!—put on a performance of it to raise money to buy a retirement gift for Mrs. Whitfield. 

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Watch the "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs" trailer

 Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs trailer

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Watch the "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs" trailer

 Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs trailer

YouTube/Disney Movies

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