This might be obvious to some people, but I can't figure out why it's going to take until early 2014 for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to open up.
I've been looking at the construction progress pictures put up here on MiceChat and the steel skeleton for this ride is already going up, with the hole dug for it and everything. It's currently April of 2012...and the Ariel and Beauty and the Beast parts of the expansion are all supposed to be up and running this year if I understand things.
I just don't know why it's going to take 20 more months for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to be finished if it's not supposed to be a big e-ticket ride or anything but just a fun little Jr. coaster type thing.
Do rides take that long to build?
Or is it just that Disney is trying to stagger the opening of new things so that people come back two or more times to be able to see them all?
I know that I am planning a big trip to WDW in September of 2013...but the thing I most want to experience is the Mine Train...so I am torn on whether I should wait to do my trip until September of 2014 instead...or if I should do the big trip and then come back later for one day just to experience the Mine Train at some point.
If the delay in opening is due to wanting to stagger the opening of these attractions, then I get it...but if the delay is because it really is going to take 20+ months to build this Mine Train then I just don't get it.
Does anyone smarter and more knowledgeable about this stuff than me have any idea of what's going on and why it's going to take until 2014 for the Mine Train to open?