Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Review

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the perfect attraction for thrill-seekers and Disney fans. This family-friendly coaster has small drops, turns, and twists that are thrilling for children of all ages!

This Seven Dwarfs Mine Trail review will cover all the need-to-know details for this mild roller-coaster. We’ll look at the height requirement, the best time to ride, and other frequently asked questions about the ride.

Even though it’s been a considerable amount of time since Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opened, it’s still one of the newest attractions at Magic Kingdom. The roller coaster sits in the center of Fantasyland and has become an integral attraction of Walt Disney World.

However, Tron is expected to open at some point. And when it does, attention will likely shift from the Mine Train to the new high-speed, thrill attraction.

Until then, most guests will continue to head straight to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at park opening. Additionally, the queue will remain long throughout the day.

This article was updated on April 16, 2022.

Here’s a quick reference chart for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

Seven Dwarfs Mine TrainMagic Kingdom

Location:

New Fantasyland

Height Requirements:

38 inches
Eligible for Lightning Lane Entrance?
Yes

Ride Type:

Gentle roller-coaster

Seats Per Vehicle:

2 per row

Rider Switch:

Yes

Good For:

Fans of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
Mild Thrill Seekers

Scare Factor:

Mild

Must-Do List:

High Priority

Perfect For:

Children, Tweens, Teens, and Adults

Special Mention:

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.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is one of the two eligible attractions for Lightning Lane at Magic Kingdom. The other eligible attraction is Space Mountain.

Lightning Lane is part of Disney’s Genie service. Guests can purchase an individual Lightning Lane pass on the day of their visit to access the Lightning Lane for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

Disney World Resort guests can buy Lightning Lane options via the My Disney Experience app starting at 7:00 a.m. All other guests can purchase an individual Lightning Lane when the park opens.

Tip: You do not have to purchase Genie+ to purchase the individual Lightning Lane selections.

Prices for a la carte Lightning Lane will vary per the attraction. You can expect Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to cost approximately $10.00. It could run a few dollars more or less.

The queue for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has several multiple interactive elements. These elements help keep children (and some adults) entertained while waiting in the standby line.

As you approach the loading area of the mine train, you’ll notice a few videos overhead. It’s a good idea to watch a few as they direct you on what to do when climbing aboard.

For instance, this one directs you to remove all backpacks, hats, picks, and shovels before climbing aboard.

It’s a good idea to secure your valuables. For example, I’ve lost a hat on Slinky Dog Dash and the Mine Train. Neither were recovered.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train begins down in the mine. The roller coaster attraction carries you through the mine and back outside. I wouldn’t recommend wearing sunglass either.

Unless they are diamonds goggles, you pick up down in the mine like Dopey here.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Review

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Photo Opportunity:

For those with the Memory Maker, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has an on-ride video option. The video begins recording after you leave the mine where the Seven Dwarfs are busy at work. You can access the video in your My Disney Experience account.

If you think to look up, you’ll notice the Beast’s castle in the distance. 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. The coaster starts abruptly but soon pauses down in the mine.

As you ascend from the mine, you’ll see the Seven Dwarfs busy at work. This portion of the coaster is more like a slow-moving ride.

After reaching the peak, you’ll spiral downward around the mountain. Then you’ll come to another abrupt stop in front of the Seven Dwarfs’ cottage.

Make sure to check out what’s going on inside the cottage. And don’t miss who’s knocking at the door!

Overall, Mine Trail is a fun roller coaster. For example, when my niece was approximately six 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?

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is under three minutes long and ends rather abruptly. The wait time can be considerable compared to the short ride time.

All of the drops on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train are gentle. You can see one of the main drops in the photo below.

Guests can stand outside and watch this portion if they like. It’s fun to see the ride in action.

Your mine car stops in front of a cottage at the very end. Depending on where your mine car stops, you’ll see the old hag knocking at the door with her poison apple.

But most will look directly into the cottage where the Seven Dwarfs are 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.

When you exit Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, you’ll notice the front of the cottage to your right.

It makes for a nice photo spot. Unfortunately, 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. You might purchase one individual Lightning Lane and then ride it a second time via the standby line.

As far as the best times to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Trail, you’ll want to ride first thing in the morning or within the last few minutes before the park closes.

As long as you get in line for any attraction before the park closes, you will get to ride.

For example, if the park closes at 9:00 p.m., get in line at 8:55 p.m. for the shortest possible wait.

Remember Disney’s rules when riding with children. Any child under the age of seven or younger must be accompanied by an adult fourteen years or older.

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In the comments: What are your thoughts on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train? Do you plan to ride this attraction on your next visit to Disney World? Will you purchase Lightning Lane?

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