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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:12 pm

So today a new update was posted with a visit to Magic Kingdom. Most of the stuff will not be of interest but there are a few good pictures of the SDMT and the cottage that is near completion. Also there is a hyperlink that takes you to another page where workers have been spotted riding the ride so we know that the minimum amount of testing has far been complete!

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2014/04/p ... ntasy-fun/

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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:25 pm

Here's a new testing vid:

http://youtu.be/y1GdsYD5QuU

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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:35 pm

Attractions Magazine have released this video of what appears to be the first riders on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ3DQQ44 ... youtu.be&a

It is thought the riders were part of the filming of the new advert for the ride
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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:53 am

I must say Disney always make rides with great stories and great themeing. This ride looks like the perfect family ride that both adults and kids are going to enjoy. I will be very excited to see a POV and more pictures of this.
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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:39 pm

So here is an update showing the final stretch of construction walls have been taken down. Thee is also an article saying that Magic Kingdom managers were seen riding the coaster earlier today and they expect so e soft openings in the next few days :)

http://www.wdwmagic.com/news.htm

Also we can see a fastpass queue which could mean fastpasses for this ride could be available straight away for hotel guests only. And look at the detail on that sign!! :)
 
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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:48 pm

Sorry, but I have found more!

Here's a link giving us more information on the interactive games you will find while queuing:
http://touch.orlandosentinel.com/#secti ... -79980817/

And here's a link with a brilliant picture update, before the fiancé lawless had been taken down:
http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2014/04 ... ening.html
 
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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:40 pm

So we have a new video from disney imagineering showing all of the audio animatronics in the indoor section of the ride. It looks amazing and some of the best ride technology I've ever seen!

If you want to keep the indoor section a surprise then I'd highly recommend you do not watch the video.

http://disneyandmore.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... eo-of.html

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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Fri May 02, 2014 6:52 am

We finally have an actual on-ride POV. It looks like quite a fun ride that has amazing theming, which you would expect, and the animatronics are especially impressive.
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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Fri May 02, 2014 4:44 pm

We have an opening date! A number of sources have stated on Twitter that the ride will open on May 28th.
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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Fri May 02, 2014 8:37 pm

Who are the sources??
 
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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Fri May 02, 2014 9:13 pm

The main source is Attractions Magazine who stated the announcement was made at the dedication ceremony for the ride
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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Fri May 02, 2014 10:26 pm

I couldn't help myself from watching the POV and it looks great! The animatronic are just simply amazing!
 
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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Fri May 09, 2014 6:42 pm

Heres a new update from today showing some great offride pictures including the first picture of the rides entrance in full:
http://blog.touringplans.com/2014/05/09 ... -fastpass/

Also here are some pictures of a meet and greet including many of the characters:
http://touch.orlandosentinel.com/#secti ... -72940681/

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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Mon May 12, 2014 4:58 am

I can give you an official source - me. Was on park Friday and the entrance has 'opening May 28th' plastered over it. It's also been on local news channels.

The trains were testing almost non-stop as if to tease us, but no signs of any soft openings.

I have a bunch of pics I'll post when I'm back in the UK.

From what I saw Friday, and from the POVs that are doing the rounds, I can't see why it needs another 2 weeks of tweaking. Just Disney covering themselves while ensuring they beat Diagon Alley's opening by a few weeks I guess.
 
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Re: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Thu May 15, 2014 5:38 pm

Another quick update now, nothing of much interest. It confirms a few things and includes some little details, including a review of someone who's rode it.
The thing that interests me most is the first picture I've seen of the front of the Cottage! Scroll about halfway down on the left.
The attention to detail is amazing! :)
 
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Disney's Seven Dwarfs Mine Train catches fire

Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:12 pm

Apologies if this has already been posted, but I didn't see another topic about it.

At around 10.20pm last night, stray firework embers set light to a section of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Full story, with pics and video below:

http://myfox8.com/2014/11/01/seven-dwar ... ney-world/

Amazingly, given how serious it looks in the video, the fire was extinguished quickly and the ride was only closed for less than 2 hours!
 
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Re: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:39 pm

Unfortunately Disney seem to have had another "one step forward two steps back" moment for some fans again after it's come to light a famous and iconic scene from the Pirates of The Caribbean attraction is being modified.

The "Wench Auction" scene is set to be altered to swap the women with chickens. It is believed to be due to the scene being too mature for some children, even though it has stayed fairly similar since the attractions opening day in 1973 (approximately 44 years ago). There are also concerns over the political correctness of the scene, however that's a whole other debate.

To me personally it seems like Disney are tackling a non-issue, and in all honesty the replacement sounds fairly lack lustre.

The refurbishment is anticipated for 2018. Hopefully this doesn't upset too many, as the ride will likely still be a great experience!
 
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Re: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:18 pm

It is now more or less confirmed that the TRON Lightcycle Coaster from Disney Shanghai is coming to replace the Tommorowland Speedway!

The official announcement is expected at D23 on July 15th!
 
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Re: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:13 pm

Looks to be an amazing coaster based on the PoV vids I've seen. 

The speedway was great when you were a small kid but lost all charm the second you learn to drive and it took up huge amounts of space, was coasting off of nostalgia
 
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Re: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:52 pm

With the design that the TRON Coaster in Shanghai has, I would have thought they would have been able to have the rollercoaster and "domes" over the top of the speedway and the show building out side of the railroad behind Space Mountain.
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