Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the perfect attraction for thrill-seekers and Disney fans alike. This family-friendly coaster has small drops, turns, and twists that are thrilling for children of all ages up to adults!
The Mine Train is one of the most popular attractions in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The roller coaster opened several years ago and has become an integral part of Fantasyland.
Even though Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has been open for a decent amount of time, it is still the new kid on the block when it comes to Magic Kingdom attractions. However, Tron is expected to open at some point. When Tron does open, that will likely shift some of the popularity of the Mine Train over to the new ride.
Until then, you can expect the majority of guests to head straight to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at the park opening. And it will continue to stay busy throughout the remainder of the day.
This review of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will go over all the details you need to know to experience this fun attraction on your vacation.
Here’s a quick reference chart for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
|Seven Dwarfs Mine Train||Magic Kingdom|
Height Requirements at Disney:
|Eligible for Lightning Lane Entrance?|
Seats Per Vehicle:
2 per row
Rider Switch at Disney:
Fans of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
Mild Thrill Seekers
Children, Tweens, Teens, and Adults
On ride photo opportunity
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Review
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a headliner attraction located in the New Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom Park. The majority of guests head here first thing in the morning to experience the attraction in hopes of not waiting a long time in line.
Need to Know: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is eligible for the Lightning Lane entrance when it’s available. This is part of the new Disney Genie Service. Guests will have to purchase a pass on the day of their visit in order to access the Lightning Lane for this specific attraction.
The queue for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train normally offers multiple interactive elements. This usually helps keep children (and some adults) entertained while waiting in the standby line.
However, some of these elements might be roped off, given the circumstances.
The majority of the social barriers have been removed.
As you approach the loading area of the mine train, you’ll notice these overhead videos. It’s a good idea to watch a few as they direct you on what to do when climbing aboard.
For instance, this one is directing you to remove all backpacks, hats, picks, and shovels, before climbing aboard.
As an example, I lost my hat on Slinky Dog Dash last year, and it was never recovered. So I always recommend securing or removing your hat and any sunglasses. I really loved that hat.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train starts inside and goes in and out of the mine. Therefore you will not want to wear sunglasses for the entirety of the ride. Unless they are diamonds goggles, you pick up down in the mine like Dopey here.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Photo Opportunity: For those that have the Memory Maker, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has an on-ride video option for you. Once you come up out of the mine area where you see the Seven Dwarfs at work, you’ll immediately be recorded for several seconds. The video will be accessible in your My Disney Experience account.
I’m usually busy trying to take a photo of the Beast’s castle in the distance. Nevertheless, it’s a pretty nice view if you know to look for it.
Is Seven Dwarfs Mine Train scary?
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the most gentle roller coaster I’ve experienced in all of the Disney theme parks. It even pauses in the middle for a look at everyday life in the mine for the seven dwarfs.
When my niece was around the ages of 6-8 years old, she was wary of experiencing attractions like Expedition Everest and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. However, she loved the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. She would ride it over and over if she could. And for reference, she would panic if we encouraged her to ride something she felt might be scary.
Which leads us to how long is Seven Dwarfs Mine Train?
The attraction comes in at just under three minutes, and it will end very abruptly. It can be a considerable amount of time to wait for such a short ride.
The drops on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train are very gentle. There is one close to the beginning and kind of an elongated up and down after exiting the mine. Below is where a mine car is exiting the mine area.
Guests can stand out to the side of the attraction and watch this portion if they like. It’s kind of fun to see the ride in action.
At the very end, your mine car will stop in front of this long set of windows. If you stop at just the right point, you’ll see the old hag knocking at the door with her poison apple.
But most will have a view directly into the cottage where the Seven Dwarfs are playing and dancing along with Snow White.
Bashful is endearing looking on as Snow White dances with Dopey. You can tell he is longing for a dance as well.
One of the things I want to mention is that when you exit Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, you’ll notice the cottage to your right. This is actually the same cottage that you see at the end of the ride, just the opposite side. It took me a really long time to realize that.
Anyway, it makes for a nice little photo spot. But so many people exit the ride in a rush that I don’t think it’s noticed too often.
Most guests will want to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at least twice during their visit to Magic Kingdom. Whether that be with purchasing Lightning Lane or riding standby, you’ll have to decide.
As long as you get in line for any attraction before the park closes, you will get to ride. That means if the park closes at 9:00 p.m., get in line at 8:55 p.m. for the shortest possible wait. Supposedly, the new Genie system will give us ideal times to ride the attraction as well.
One more important thing about not only Seven Dwarfs Mine Train but all the attractions in the park is to remember the following statement.
Know Your Disney Rules When Riding With Children-Any child under the age of seven or younger must be accompanied by an adult fourteen years or older.
In addition, you might like these specific Magic Kingdom rides in the immediate area:
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at Disney World
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
- Magic Kingdom’s Enchanted Tales with Belle
- Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
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