Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Ride Length: 5 Minutes
Great for Kids, Teens, Adults
Open since May 28
Location: Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom
Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's down the mine we go.
This family friendly coaster is located smack dab in the middle of Fantasyland, across from Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and it is one of the best rides at Disney World.
Themed after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, this is a hybrid of a roller coaster and a dark ride. Guests board mine carts that gently sway side to side throughout the ride. The swaying is subtle, and you might not even notice it on your first ride-through on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. The roller coaster portion of the ride is much smoother and less wild than Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, making it an ideal first roller coaster for kids meeting the 38″ height requirement. Although this is kid friendly, the two drops in the ride are thrilling enough to be fun for teens and adults too.
The real show stopper is the dark ride scene inside the mine, featuring some of the best audio animatronic figures Walt Disney Imagineering has created. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing along while riding past each of the wonderfully-realized dwarfs. The ride also ends with another fun scene featuring Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, and a surprise guest.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train features two photo spots on the ride, included with Disney’s Photo Pass. One of the most fun perks of the ride is the on-ride video Disney creates, featuring slow-motion video of your group going down both drops.
If there’s one knock against Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, it’s a relatively short experience. It might feel too short if there’s a lengthy wait time, so FastPass is a must with this ride. With an insanely charming dark ride scene and some really fun, approachable roller coaster drops, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is one of the best rides at Magic Kingdom. Not to be missed.
- Be sure to make a FastPass+ reservation. Lines can get really long even early in the day.
- Ask for front row for the best view/slowest ride. If you’re looking for more of an intense ride, ask for the back row. I recommend going front row for your first ride and then back row in subsequent rides. You might have to wait an extra couple of minutes, but ask the cast member boarding the ride and they will honor your request.