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Video: Disney offers virtual ride-through on Magic Kingdom's planned Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train concept art

Disney has released a new video that offers a virtual ride through on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train rollercoaster, which is due to open as part of the expansion of the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland.

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. The swinging motion can be seen in the video, which is embedded below:

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is set to be a cross between a classic Disney dark ride packed with animatronics, and a traditional coaster experience. The ride's circuit will encompass both indoor and outdoor areas, including sections in the mine and in a forest.

The ride vehicles on the new coaster will swing from side-to-side, accentuating the corners of the circuit. This can be seen further in the video below, shown at the D23 Expo in Anaheim and posted by Orlando Attraction Magazine. It includes footage of Disney Imagineers carrying out testing on the vehicles, which are mounted on the back of a pick-up truck.

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was included in a revised plan for the Fantasyland 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 the plans for the new rollercoaster at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in our look at seven rumors about the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

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