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Heigh Ho to the Highly Anticipated Coaster
The much loved Seven Dwarfs Mine Train put the final touch on the new Fantasyland expansion in Disney World's Magic Kingdom. The ride takes families on a rollicking, musical ride into the mine "where a million diamonds shine" and through the rolling countryside surrounding the mine.
This is a rather tame roller coaster designed with younger kids in mind, similar in intensity to Big Thunder Mountain. Kids must be at least 38 inches to ride.
Want to ride this coaster without a long wait? You can reserve your ride time with FastPass+.Continue to 2 of 4 below.
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Wait Time is Play Time
If you don't use FastPass+ to reserve your time, you'll go through an interactive queue with fun activities to make the wait time more fun. For example, kids can play a digital gem-washing game by dragging and dropping gems to matching shapes. Get it right and a treasure chest opens to reveal glittering jewels.
Gems appear throughout the mine in four different sizes and in six different colors: red, green, amber, purple, blue and clear. All the props, including lanterns, ropes, pulleys and buckets of shiny jewels are inspired by items found in the mine scenes of the film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”Continue to 3 of 4 below.
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Swing and Sway Along the Track
If possible, sit in the back to best appreciate one of the coolest features of this ride. The mine cars swing and sway independently of one another, thanks to a first-of-its-kind ride system that use vehicles mounted in cradle-like pivots.Continue to 4 of 4 below.
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Zoom In and Out of the Mine
The family-style steel coaster travels outside, twisting and turning around the small mountain, before slowing down for a trip through the mine, where animatronic dwarfs are at work, singing "Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho." Later, the coaster travels back outside for another trip down and around the curvy tracks.