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This week’s “All in the Details” photo was snapped by Walt Disney Imagineering inside the Mine Scene at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction in New Fantasyland. In this scene, the Dwarfs are hard at work in the mine and this chalkboard is how they keep track of the treasures they find.
When you ride through the attraction, you’ll see that jewels appear in four different sizes and in six different colors: red, green, amber, purple, blue and clear.
By Steven Miller... I’ve found it’s no secret that Disney’s “Frozen” continues to be popular with guests of all ages visiting Disney Parks. Recently, my son made a drawing for Anna and Elsa, which he gave to them during a visit to Norway Pavilion at Epcot. On the back of the image, he wrote that he “couldn’t wait for their film to be released on DVD.” With the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release for this award-winning, animated feature on March 18, I wanted to give... [Read More]
A part of the construction wall around the site of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster has been removed at Magic Kingdom, giving guests a better view of one end of the last piece of Disney's Fantasyland expansion.
Everyone in the park can now see, without obstruction, the end of the project that faces Be Our Guest Restaurant. Visible loops and hills of the track, mere feet from the walkway, dozens of trees, an operating waterfall, extensive rockwork and construction workers on the job.
Guests and cast members alike were peering into the site from the Fantasyland bridge on Monday. Just as I was wondering if that was OK with Disney management, along came Phil Holmes, vice president of Magic Kingdom, complete with hard hat, to look it over.
The ride, said to be between Barnstormer and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad coasters in intensity, is scheduled to open in spring of 2014. Disney has not shared a grand-opening date for Mine Train, which... [Read More]