The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Fantasyland's newest rolloercoaster debuted on May 28, 2014. Photo courtesy of Disney.

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

I have a confession. I’m a need-for-speed Traveling Grandmom, a fast, furious and screaming-until-you’re-hoarse rollercoaster fun for my multigenerational, multi-aged family..

Bonus for me is that when we hit the rollercoasters, my daughter prefers to watch while “Grammie” takes the kids on the rollercoasters. Better yet is Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom rollercoasters after dark because you can’t see what’s around the corner! While everyone is gathered around the castle watching the fireworks, take advantage of (often) shorter lines for the ride of your life.DestinationReview

Fasten your seat belts, grab your grandchildrens’ hands and ride these Walt Disney Magic Kingdom rollercoasters after dark.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

This playful and fun rollercoaster (which debuted on May 28, 2014) is faster than the kiddie Barnstormer, but not as intimidating as the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. A group of TravelingMoms experienced a sneak preview in early May – and we totally loved it.

The interactive line to the family-friendly dwarf-themed roller coaster is filled with pre-ride activities, such as

washing and sorting gems. The ride gets rolling through the mines with the iconic Snow White and Seven Dwarfs song, “Hi Ho, It’s off to work you go” and the clickety-click of the train on the track. Channel your inner dwarf – mine is Happy, as the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a screamer, but a belly-laughing, fun screamer especially after dark.

DETAILS: Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, FastPass eligible, height requirement 38 inches

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Almost 4 years ago, I took my 10-year-old niece to Walt Disney World and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was her first rollercoaster ride! We rode the Old West themed coaster twice, late afternoon and then in the early evening. We loved the speed (max 36 mph, 9 miles faster than Space Mountain), twists and turns, and 3 separate hills with the foreboding click-clickety of the train. The creepy indoor darkness set the stage for a super fun, Disney After Dark ride!

DETAILS: Frontierland in Magic Kingdom, FastPass eligible, height requirement 40 inches.

Splash Mountain

Cool off at Splash Mountain, a log rollercoaster ride in Disney's Magic Kingdom. Photo - Diana Rowe

Cool off at Splash Mountain, a log rollercoaster ride in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Photo by Diana Rowe / Traveling Grandmom

When the summer heats up, the lines are long at Splash Mountain, a log ride through animatronic- filled darkness on Br’er Rabbit’s quest for adventure. The 5-story splashdown is the final for this Magic Kingdom rollercoaster. You will get wet!

DETAILS: Frontierland in Magic Kingdom, FastPass eligible, height requirement 40 inches.

Space Mountain

Space Mountain is likely Disney’s most famous indoor roller coaster. It’s screaming fun, twisting and turning in darkness, but surprisingly its top speed is just 27 mph. Rising 183 feet above the Tomorrowland scenery, the special effect-filled ride through the cosmos and surprises along the way combined with the bumpy ride adds to the thrill!

DETAILS: Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom, FastPass eligible, height requirements 44 inches.

P.S. If you’re a big kid in an adult’s body, Disney offers a lot of adventures for you, too!

Disney After Dark: Magic Kingdom Rollercoasters Thrill Multigenerational Families

Disney After Dark: Magic Kingdom Rollercoasters Thrill Multigenerational Families