In the Shadow of the Mouse

Secrets of a theme park obsessed local who lives next door to Mickey, with annual passes to every Central Florida park

The many faces of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: Join me for five rides on video

One of the best parts of the recent Seven Dwarfs Mine Train media event was that not only did I get to try out this new ride, but I got to ride it multiple times. In the first go-’round, the camera was on me to catch my initial reactions. I’m happy to say that the ride was just as delightful as I’d imagined it would be.

Later in the evening, I attended the pre-dedication party and had a chance to ride it several more times. I captured video from the front car, middle, and even the back with the camera pointing backwards. If you’d like to see the ride from all those angles, check out the video below, which captures five of my rides.

I actually rode Seven Dwarfs Mine Train eight times in total, but three of them were for pure enjoyment. I love writing about the theme parks because I get to do so many cool things, but sometimes it’s nice to kick back and relax and enjoy the attractions as a tourist.

By the way, I know that my first ride looks a little wild, but I promise you that it’s not. Yes, you move around some, but it’s nothing like the vicious whip action that Big Thunder Mountain can conjure up when it’s in a mean mood or the abrupt dips and turns in the darkness on Space Mountain. It’s a pleasant ride for everyone, and the dark ride through the dwarfs’ mine is just as much fun as the coaster itself.

The ride has already been officially dedicated, and it opens on May 28. If you’d like to see the dedication ceremony in the meantime, check out the video below:

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