Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs was the first full-length animated movie that Walt Disney Pictures produced, so it is only fitting that the company create an amazing ride for it. What better way to introduce kids to this classic movie than by riding the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride Disney World? Here are 4 things you need to know about the ride.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Disney World.

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Fantasyland’s roller coaster debuted on May 28, 2014. Photo courtesy of Disney.

4 Things to Know about the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train:

1. It’s a Roller Coaster

I found the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to be the smoothest roller coaster I have ever been on. The individual cars actually sway side to side; it’s a gentle motion that you notice when slowing down or climbing. This motion may help make the ride smooth, without any of the jerky side motion you normally get with roller coasters.

And as Disney does so well, there is a story involved in the ride. The ride slows down and takes you through the mine with the hard working dwarfs before speeding up again. (Look for the wicked witch at the door to the cottage as the ride ends.)

Because it is a smooth ride and it has such sweet story to it, my thought is that it makes the perfect first roller coaster ride for your little one. The height requirement is 38 inches tall – a little bit taller than Goofy’s Barnstormer (35 inches).  Overall, it’s a mild ride – perfect for grandparents to enjoy with little ones!


2. Ride in the Back for the Fastest Ride

To feel the sudden drops and speed, sit as close to the back as you can.  I was able to ride in the very front car and the very back car, where I really felt the drops and speed. If you want a gentle ride, choose a car closer to the front.

3. Interactive Queue

Another thing Disney does so well: Entertain you while you wait in line. Seeing the great success with the interactive queue at the new Dumbo, Disney’s Imagineers created some fun games to keep you and your little ones busy while you are waiting in line.

4. Get a Fast Pass EARLY

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a very popular ride; plan early and grab a Fast Pass as soon as you can. If you don’t have or can’t get a Fast Pass, hop in line as soon as the park opens. Another thing I really enjoy about Disney rides is that I feel they are “line-worthy.” The rides seem to be longer and more engaging than your typical theme park rides, so you feel the amount of time you spent in line was worth it.

It was a thrilling experience to be immersed in such classic story in such a fun way.  I can’t wait for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to open to the pubic for everyone to enjoy!

What you need to know about disabled access to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride.

Disclosure: I was hosted at Walt Disney World and invited to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Preview Party.  I was not paid for this post.  All opinions are my own.