Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Disney Shows Off Seven Dwarfs Mine Train POV

Via the Disney Parks Blog, we've got our first full look at the point of view video of the Magic Kingdom's Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster.

Embedded above, the video compares the actual ride footage (shot at night, thus obscuring some details) to an early CGI animation that the Imagineers did.  The video shows off a bit of the swinging that the actual mine cars will do during the experience as well, though I would wager that those motions are better experienced as a rider.

This is also the first time I believe that we've gotten a solid look at the dark ride portion of the attraction, where the trains actually travel through the Dwarfs mine.  Granted the animations and props weren't fully in place when the footage was taken, but it's still a nice preview.

No word yet on when the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will officially open, but it appears not to be too far off.  The park has taken down some construction walls, offering new views of the mountain.  WDWMagic has two recent galleries of photos, one featuring the waterfall and main drop for the coaster, and another of additional landscaping of the mountain underway.