10. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Snow White fans unite! The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opened to the public on May 28, 2014, and the queue has been bustling with Guests ever since. This family-friendly swaying coaster located in the heart of Fantasyland has Guests raving. It’s so magical that it has converted many coaster haters into coaster lovers! Scoring a FastPass+ time for the ride just after it opened proved difficult, and without one, Guests could expect to be in the stand-by queue for 90 to 200 minutes. Today, FastPass+ times are slightly easier to get, but during peak seasons in the park, those times go quickly, and Guests who wait until the week before their visit to book FastPass+ times will likely see this attraction listed under the “Unavailable Experiences” heading on the My Disney Experience app.
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is unique in that it offers Guests a 2-for-1 deal—it’s a thrill ride and a dark ride, combined into one experience. One part takes place on the outdoor tracks (hold on tight for that big drop and a whoosh behind the waterfall). And the other part of the ride takes Guests into the workplace of the Seven Dwarfs—a mine where “a million diamonds shine.” During this part of the ride, the mine carts move more slowly than they do during the rest of the ride, thanks to variable speed technology in the 20-passenger trains. This technology allows the ride vehicles to barrel down the mountainside and plummet into valleys, then race up the mountain again—then proceed into the Seven Dwarfs’ mine at a much slower speed. This is one experience that will have you coming back for more!