There’s diamond (and other assorted gems) in them there hills! Where hills equals Fantasyland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park, which, in all honesty, isn’t that hilly. It does, however, have the nearly completed Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride, and that’s a treasure for the whole family (at least those family members that are tall enough to ride).
Disney Parks has released an incredibly cool video that shows a side-by-side comparison of current (see, unfinished) onboard footage with the original CGI images of the same. It offers a rare and exciting look into the making of a Disney attraction.
As you may have guessed the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is replacing the Magic Kingdom’s version of Snow White’s Scary Adventures (you can still ride it in Disneyland!) and represents Walt Disney’s first animated feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. No word on whether or not there will be an adjacent apple stand.
The new ride is an indoor/outdoor family coaster that incorporates technology allowing the “mine cars” where guests ride to sway and tip, just like the real thing! It looks to be a lot of fun, and just might be the fairest ride in all the land. Ask a mirror (or watch the video).
It’s funny, even though the new Snow White ride is more of a thrill attraction, the case has been made, specifically by my children, that it couldn’t be nearly as scary as the one it will replace. Snow White’s Scary Adventures may have been the darkest of the dark rides, and my kids are looking forward to the new spin, or sway as the case may be, on the Seven Dwarfs.
Whit Honea is the author of The Parents’ Phrase Book. Read more at his site Honea Express. You can follow Whit on the Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest (his opinions are his own and do not reflect those of Babble, Disney, or most rational people).