The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a roller coaster in Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. (The minimum height to ride is 38 inches.)
Written by Robert Niles
Visitors sit in mine cars that sway on a twisting track in this musical roller coaster adventure featuring Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Two outdoor segments on this gentle family roller coaster bracket an indoor section, where you will see the Seven Dwarfs working in their jewel mine, before Doc calls the crew to head home to the tune of "Whistle While You Work." Then it's back outside, where you pass the Dwarfs' cottage on your way back to the station. Be sure to take a look at Snow White dancing inside the cottage before peering around the corner, where the Wicked Witch knocks at the door....
Went on the ride on Saturday August 2nd. The ride overall was too short. The dark section was nicely done with good sound and visuals. There were 2 turns that had banking that you would feel otherwise it is aimed for younger riders. The queue was good with multiple play areas for kids with 3 different interactive areas. The big problem we had was getting into the cars. My wife has problems with her knees, replaced, and there was not enough room for her to bend her knees to get into the seat. That is a big negative for us. - Mitchell Botwin
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is an outstanding dark ride, but it's just not a real rollercoaster. There are no high drops, no extremely banked curves, and it doesn't reach very high speeds. The coaster time was much better if you sit in the back, because you swing a little more, but not much. You will absolutely love it if you approach it as a dark ride, but if you're expecting a coaster, you just won't get it. - DPCC inc.
By far the best themed family coaster in the world and second best overall ( next to Everest ). - Morgan Flay
All hype, below average coaster with great theming. - Terry O'Neal
It is a very beautiful ride but it is a really short amount of actual coaster time. It is a little under 2 minutes long I think, but a good part of that time is going through the mine really slowly. The mine is awesome to look at but makes the coaster time very short. - Brent Moody
I won't go into great detail on the ride as that should be experienced first hand by each guest. I will say the ride is beautifully themed and the audio animatronics are definitely top notch, but overall I did not enjoy the ride because it was so short. There is only one indoor scene. I thought what you see on TV was a teaser. It was the whole ride. The ride coaster is only 2000 feet long and with two lifts eating up a chunk of track the ride seems less than 2 minutes long. The last scene you will see would have made another great indoor portion of the coaster, but apparently coasting past it quickly to the offload area was good enough for the imagineers. One last comment I would like to make is Disney Imagineers said great pains were taken to keep the integrity of the storyline from the first ride. That is apparent nowhere in this ride with the exception of bringing in the vultures and witch figures from the old ride. I love most everything Disney, but this was a massive investment and there is no Magic in waiting in line for 1-2 hours for a mediocre 2 minute ride. This is just my opinion. I know kids will love it and that's the bottom line. - Mark Hollamon
Lots of fun, with amazing detail. The track felt similar to BTMRR, minus the jerkiness. This ride is definitely smooth! I did not notice any swinging of the car, which was a little disappointing. I wish it lasted a bit longer- It seemed like it was over just as it got going. - KJ Simpson
Supported by exceptional theming, this family coaster is a perfect addition to the expanded Fantasyland. A genuine E Ticket experience. To avoid long lines you MUST arrive at the park by 730 (pre-opening. By 915 the wait is 90 minutes-plus. - TH Creative
More attraction and restaurant ratings:
How to save money on a Disney World trip
Insider's Pick: You can afford that Walt Disney World family vacation of your dreams. Get started with 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World, a great guide to planning an affordable trip to the Vacation Capital of the World. Why wait? The sooner you start saving, the sooner you and your family will be enjoying your vacation!
Top U.S. Theme Parks
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Other Top International Parks
Features, News and Advice
"Stories from a Theme Park Insider"
Theme Park Insider Guidebooks