Glorious Magic Kingdom Sunrise and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opens

Written by Cory Disbrow. Posted in Dateline Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

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Published on May 28, 2014 at 2:00 am with 21 Comments

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Cory likes Walt Disney World so much, he recently packed his bags and moved to Orlando. Cory is a photographer and writes MiceChat's Dateline Disney World columns every Friday.

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  1. Great photos! Now nothing is going on until Avatar in 2017, and it won’t be visible from the current walkway.

  2. Cory Cory Cory, I was anticipating some great shots from the unusual times that the extended party day provided, and you certainly did not disappoint! Those Dawn shots around the Kingdom are just stunning. The Dawn Light is unique and really adds something very different to these familiar sights. How on earth did you get so many great shots of so many different places around the Park!?! You must be super fast at getting from one place to another, and we thank you for that!
    And great shots of the new 7DMtrain. A 3 year build certainly sounds excessive still, but it sure is pretty. Watching a few of the on-ride videos, it reminds me a LOT of Grizzly Gulch coaster in HKDL, except minus the ‘thrills’ (which weren’t that thrilling really) of the backwards drop and explosion acceleration. Great AA’s and themeing, smooth track, banks/turns, drops. I think the landscaping of the ‘mountain’ and surrounds will truly change the whole area for the better. It looks wonderful – inside and out.

    Thanks again for these (and every weeks!) great shots, I really appreciate them from Australia.
    -Q

  3. Gorgeous photos. Not many people made it all the way through the night, eh? Or was this at the 6 am start of the day?

    Either way, that’s some of the most beautiful footage I’ve ever seen taken of a Disney park. It’s easy to get sunset and nighttime shots, but crisp, misty mornings are a whole other thing. Thanks for that.

  4. Very nice! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Word on the street is,,,, if you talk to the other folks in your ride car, and lean in on the turns, you can get the mine car to sway substantially more — giving a far more enjoyable ride I’ve heard. Try it out, post the results!!!

  6. Incredible photos Cory. Thanks!

  7. Great update and photos! I really used to enjoy those sunrises when I used to work at Disneyland.
    The mine train looks great and blends right in to its surroundings like it has been there the whole time.

  8. Funny, there’s not a single kid on the 7 Dwarfs Mine ride. It’s all “big kids”.

    • It’s better that way. ; )

  9. And I really like that Cuckoo Clock.

  10. Most excellent shots! And, I’m glad you can get close to the cottage like that. It would be so cool if you could look in the FRONT windows and see a completely different scene from the film, like the dinner scene.

    This is a huge improvement to the Fantasyland that’s needed upgrades for years.

    I hope improvements/new innovations come to Peter Pan and the other dark……wait. they’re all gone. Nevermind. Well, maybe they could do the same tweaks to Mermaid that California did.

    • Agreed on the Mermaid tweaks. Since my first ride on that attraction I’ve thought that it was really bizarre that they let the ceilings throughout scenes in the ride be so obvious. You can really see the modern lighting in the under the sea scene, and then in the next room the ride invites you to look up at Flotsam and Jetsom and directly behind them is a big bare concrete wall and empty building look. The queue line and most of the ride is high quality, and then random glaring flaws like that in places.

      Peter Pan is 40+ years old and honestly looks like a blacklight mini golf course, so I take that one for what it is haha.

      Fantasyland is really impressive now. Like 10 attractions, three major meet and greets, both CRT and BOG restaurants, brand new technology everywhere, just really great stuff done there from Disney. I wish DHS or Epcot had anything on the table to compliment it.

  11. Amazing photos!!

  12. Beautiful photos. They make me want to return to DW. It looks like the well crafted Mine train and cottage are fantastic. I really like the look of the cottage. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Photos are insanely beautiful!!! You never disappoint us! Thanks!

  14. Hi! We rode 7DMT 3X in the last week. A few comments. It feels different after dark, like many other rides, so try it both night and day. You missed a photo of the old Hag, at the end of the ride, waiting outside the door of the dancing scene. And those queue spinning jewel barrels can be great fun, IF you have a fun group of guests online with you…… Spin ALL 7 (?) at the same time, at top speed, and not only do the Dwarfs show up on the ceiling, but Snow White appears too! We had a group of guys spinning them like crazy during the 24 hour day event (at around 5 am Saturday). (Some guys did 2 barrels each). A huge cheer went up each time they succeeded in Snow White popping up. It is tricky though, requires cooperation of 2 parts of the line queue.

  15. Great update as always. I will finally see the mine train in January. I can hardly wait.