Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Race through the diamond mine from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on this awesome coaster ride!

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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a family-friendly roller coaster located in the New Fantasyland area of Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. Inspired by the classic 1937 animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” this attraction takes guests on a musical journey through the dwarfs’ diamond mine, complete with Audio-Animatronics, special effects, and a unique ride system that adds an extra layer of excitement. Since its opening in 2014, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has become one of the most popular attractions at Magic Kingdom, drawing crowds eager to experience its immersive storytelling and innovative ride technology. In this review, we’ll explore every aspect of the attraction, from its rich history and design to the ride experience itself, as well as tips for making the most of your visit.

General Information

Average wait times: Average wait times are typically 30–60 minutes.

Height requirement: The height requirement is 38 inches (97 cm) tall.
Single Rider: There is no single rider line for this attraction.
Ride Duration: Approximately 3 minutes.
Genie+ and Lightning Lane: Genie+ and Lightning Lane are available for this attraction!
Rider Switch/Child Swap: Rider Switch is available for guests with small children. Talk with a Cast Member for details.
Disability Access Service (DAS): Is offered for guests with disabilities or mobility issues.
Location: Located in the New Fantasyland area of Magic Kingdom.
Early Entry Ride: Available during Early Theme Park Entry for eligible resort guests (7:30am – 8:00am)
Best times to ride: Are at park open (rope drop), during Extra Magic Hours if staying at a Disney resort hotel, or by purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane.

History and Design

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train draws its inspiration from Walt Disney’s groundbreaking 1937 animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” which was the first full-length animated feature in English and a landmark achievement in the history of animation. The attraction’s theming and design elements pay homage to the film’s iconic characters and settings, from the dwarfs’ cozy cottage to the cavernous diamond mine where they spend their days mining for gems.


One of the most remarkable aspects of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the innovative ride system developed by Walt Disney Imagineering. The patented swinging ride vehicles, mounted on pivoting mechanisms, create a unique and immersive experience that simulates the motion of real mine carts navigating the twists and turns of a diamond mine. Additionally, the Audio-Animatronics figures featured in the ride’s show scenes showcase advanced animation techniques, such as Doc’s high-range-of-motion, two-degree-of-freedom wrist, which allows for more lifelike and expressive movements.


The construction of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was part of the larger New Fantasyland expansion project at Magic Kingdom, which began in 2010 and aimed to enhance the park’s Fantasyland area with new attractions, restaurants, and immersive environments. After years of planning and construction, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had its soft opening on May 21, 2014, and officially opened to the public on May 28, 2014, as the final attraction to debut in the New Fantasyland area. The attraction’s opening was highly anticipated, and it quickly became a fan favorite, drawing crowds eager to experience its innovative ride system and immersive storytelling.

Queue Experience

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train features an interactive and highly themed queue area, designed to immerse guests in the world of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs even before they board the ride. As guests wind their way through the outdoor portion of the queue, they can admire the detailed rockwork and landscaping, including a replica of the dwarfs’ cottage. 


Inside the covered queue area, interactive elements like spinning barrels filled with glowing gems and water spigots for “washing” gems keep guests entertained while they wait. The queue also features ambient music and sound effects that further enhance the theming, transporting guests into the heart of the dwarfs’ diamond mine.

Ride Vehicles and Experience

The ride vehicles for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train are designed to resemble hand-carved wooden mine carts, each with a unique look to suggest they were crafted by the dwarfs themselves. One of the most innovative features of the ride is its patented swinging ride system. Each mine cart is mounted on a pivoting mechanism that allows it to sway from side to side as it navigates the twists and turns of the track, adding an extra layer of motion and excitement to the experience.


During the ride, guests will encounter several show scenes featuring Audio-Animatronics of the Seven Dwarfs hard at work in the mine, accompanied by music and sound effects from the classic film. The final scene depicts Snow White dancing with the dwarfs in their cottage, providing a heartwarming conclusion to the adventure. The ride lasts approximately 3 minutes and reaches a top speed of 34 mph (55 km/h), making it a thrilling yet family-friendly experience.

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Comparing Other Park Attractions

While Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the only attraction at Walt Disney World Resort based on the Snow White story, other Disney Parks around the world have their own unique takes on the classic tale.

  • Disneyland Park (Anaheim, California): Snow White’s Scary Adventures is a dark ride that takes guests through the story of Snow White, featuring Audio-Animatronics and special effects.
  • Disneyland Paris: Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) is a walkthrough attraction that allows guests to explore the dwarfs’ cottage and mine.
  • Tokyo Disneyland: Snow White’s Adventures is a dark ride similar to the one at Disneyland Park in Anaheim.

While each of these attractions offers a different experience, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train stands out for its innovative ride system, immersive storytelling, and seamless integration of Audio-Animatronics and special effects.

Tips for Riders

To make the most of your experience on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, consider the following tips:

  • Arrive early and take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry or rope drop to minimize wait times.
  • If you plan to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane, do so as early in the day as possible, as availability is limited.
  • Explore the interactive elements in the queue, such as spinning the barrels and “washing” the gems, to enhance your immersion in the story.
  • For the best ride experience, request the back row of the mine cart, as the swaying motion is more pronounced.
  • Keep an eye out for hidden details and references to the film throughout the ride and queue area.
  • If you’re a fan of the ride, consider purchasing the on-ride photo or video through Disney’s PhotoPass service.


Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a true masterpiece of Imagineering, seamlessly blending innovative ride technology, immersive storytelling, and nostalgic charm. From its highly themed queue area to its swaying mine carts and Audio-Animatronics show scenes, the attraction transports guests into the whimsical world of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs like never before.While the wait times can be daunting, especially during peak seasons, the experience is well worth the effort for fans of the classic film, thrill-seekers, and anyone who appreciates the attention to detail and creativity that Disney is known for. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned Disney Parks enthusiast, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is an attraction that should not be missed. So, heed the call of the dwarfs’ iconic “Heigh-Ho” and embark on this enchanting journey through the diamond mine where a million gems shine.

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The Final Word
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train brilliantly immerses guests in the world of Snow White through innovative ride technology, detailed theming, and nostalgic charm. With swinging mine cart vehicles, Audio-Animatronics show scenes, and an enchanting queue, this family-friendly coaster delights Disney fans of all ages with its magical storytelling experience.