Friday, May 2, 2014

New 3D Characters at Walt Disney World

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train 

Opens May 28 at 

Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs announced that the “crowning jewel” of New Fantasyland, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, will officially open on May 28.  A special dedication ceremony was held today at Magic Kingdom Park, in which invited guests got a sneak peak at the new ride.   

Imagineers Bring Full 3D Audio-Animatronics to Life

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Imagineers working on some of the most advanced Audio-Animatronics ever created!

Watch this video to see how they’re bringing them to life at the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction at Magic Kingdom Park.

Photos and videos are courtesy of Disney Parks and Walt Disney Imagineering.

Walt Disney would be proud to see his dreams coming alive in this new edition to WDW.

“Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is both literally and figuratively the centerpiece of New Fantasyland, so we knew it had to be something special,” Tom Staggs said. “The attraction appeals to everyone in the family and provides just the right blend of heart, humor, and thrill while keeping with the charm of this special land.” 

We found this video on YouTube - you are on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train thanks to  Attractions Magazine:

The exterior portion of the train ride reminds us a lot of Big Thunder Mountain, but once inside, there is no comparison. According to Walt Disney Company, "the family-style coaster features an innovative new ride system that allows cars to swing back and forth as they travel down the track. The cars are even designed to reflect similar vehicles that appear in the film, handmade of wood by the Dwarfs, shaped by an axe, and used to haul rocks and jewels."

The attraction opens on May 28, so be sure to keep checking here and the Disney Parks Blog for updates.

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