This article provides a review of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a family-friendly roller coaster at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World. Below, we’ll discuss the height requirement, the best times to ride, and other frequently asked questions.
Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a fan of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, you’ll likely want to experience the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train during your vacation. However, the thrills aren’t too scary! This family-friendly coaster has small drops, turns, and twists that are fun for all ages.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train sits in the center of Fantasyland and has become one of the most popular attractions since it opened nearly a decade ago. It replaced the former dark ride, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, during the expansion of New Fantasyland.
Guests rope-drop the park and head straight to the Mine Train each morning, hoping to experience it with minimal waits. However, this attraction often has long waits throughout most of the day. It’s not unusual to walk by and see an 80-minute wait, as shown in the photo below.
Here’s a quick reference chart for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
|Seven Dwarfs Mine Train||Disney World’s Magic Kingdom|
On-ride photo opportunity
Seats Per Vehicle:
2 per row
Fans of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Mild Thrill Seekers
Children, Tweens, Teens, and Adults
Interactive queue elements
*Guests in wheelchairs or ECVS must transfer to the ride vehicles. **Details for those with mobility issues (i.e., wheelchair, ECVs) are available on Disney.com.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Review
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has two queues-a Lightning Lane and Standby. It’s important to note that the attraction is not part of Disney’s Genie+ Service. It’s offered as a Lightning Lane entrance via individual purchase in the My Disney Experience app.
Each park has approximately two attractions with what we like to call “a la carte” or individual Lightning Lane entrances. A list of those attractions is available on Disney.com.
Individual Lightning Lane prices will vary per the attraction. You can expect Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to cost approximately $10.00. However, it could run a few dollars more or less.
Tip: You do not have to purchase Genie+ for individual Lightning Lane selections.
A sign outside the entrance provides a few details about who should not ride. Remember that Disney’s rules state that children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by someone 14 years or older.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has a 38″ height requirement.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train’s queue has interactive elements. These elements help keep kids (and some adults) entertained while waiting in the standby line.
Once you enter the vault, you’ll see an area with large barrels full of gems. A sign indicates to “Give the barrel a great big spin, you’ll be surprised, it’ll make ya grin!”
You’ll get an even bigger surprise if everyone spins the barrels at once!
Snow White will appear in the overhead middle of the ceiling. However, she only appears when everyone participates.
A few videos play overhead as you approach the loading area for the Mine Train. 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 this attraction and Slinky Dog Dash. Neither was recovered.
When you approach the loading area, a cast member will ask how many are in your party and assign you to a mine cart. The mine is dimly lit, so these photos aren’t great. But you can get an idea of what the ride vehicle looks like. Each cart sits two guests, and a lap bar comes down over each guest.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train begins in the mine. However, you’re quickly whisked outside once the ride starts. Heigh ho, Heigh ho, it’s off to work you go!
After speeding out of the mine, you’ll prepare for your first lap around the mountain. Anticipation builds as you slowly climb to the top of the first drop.
You’ll drop back into the mine after your first lap around the mountain. This is the endearing part of the ride, where you’ll see animatronics of the Seven Dwarfs busy in the mine.
This part of the ride is slow and includes the Dwarfs singing about digging in the mine.
Dopey has diamond eyes.
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.
At the end of the ride, you’ll see the Evil Queen disguised as the old hag knocking at the door with her poison apple. But most will look directly into the cottage where Snow White dances with the Seven Dwarfs.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Photo Opportunity:
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train records an on-ride video. The video will appear in your My Disney Experience account if you purchase the Memory Maker.
Is the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Scary?
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the most gentle roller coaster I’ve experienced. While the coaster has an abrupt stop and ending, it pauses and becomes a slow ride in the middle. This is an excellent attraction for children who meet the height requirement and are eager to ride it.
For example, when my niece was younger, 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.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is less than three minutes long.
When you exit Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, you’ll walk past the front of the cottage.
Most guests will want to ride the 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. Usually, the wait time is less than 30 minutes if you get in line at the end of the night. For example, if the park closes at 9:00 p.m., get in line at 8:55 p.m. You can use this tip for any attraction that has a standby line.
In addition, you might like a few other 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
For more information about planning a Disney World vacation, you might enjoy some of these resort-planning articles:
- Disney World Hotel Reviews
- Best Off-Site Resorts Near Disney World
- Benefits of Staying at a Disney World Resort
Or you can browse the entire list of Walt Disney World Resorts.
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?