New concept art has been posted on construction walls at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, providing a glimpse of the planned Seven Dwarfs Mine Train rollercoaster.
Disney announced the new ride last week, revealing that it will open as part of an updated Fantasyland expansion. The coaster, themed around the classic Snow White animated movie, will take guests on a musical ride deep into a diamond mine. The attraction will use a first-of-its-kind ride system that allows the vehicles to swing back and forth as they move along the twisting track, accompanied by tunes from the movie's soundtrack.
One concept art image for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was released alongside the announcement, but a further image has now been unveiled on construction walls close to the Magic Kingdom's Dumbo The Flying Elephant attraction. Shown below, it features artwork of the interior of the coaster, which looks set to be a cross between a classic Disney dark ride packed with animatronics and a traditional coaster experience:
The concept art, captured above by Twitter user dcdeb_allears of AllEars.Net, includes a description of the ride which reads:
"Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho! They dig in a mine from sunrise to sunset but they march off to work each morning, singing. Silly? No, just Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful, Grumpy, Doc and Dopey – The Seven Dwarfs.
And now you can join their merry band on a wild ride through the rolling countryside and into the mine 'where a million diamonds shine.'
It's a merry, musical family adventure as the mine rain swings and sways along rocky ledges, down steep mountain trails and through dark, winding tunnels. Then it’s home from work you go to join Snow White in song and celebration at the little cottage in the woods."
The first concept art image for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is shown below:
The revised plans for Fantasyland are designed to broaden the appeal of the expansion, which had been criticized by some analysts as being too girl-centric. The first new attractions are set to open by late 2012, with majority of the expanded area due to be in full operation by 2013.
You can find further details of Walt Disney World's plans in our recent overview of the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland expansion.
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