The Mine Shaft Theming on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train's main drop is just an impressive sight.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Construction Reaches Milestone as Track and Ride Vehicle Begin Basic Tests

Disney has announced a major milestone in the construction progress of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the final and central piece of New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.  As evidenced by the photo released by Disney that shows Walt Disney Imagineers and the construction crew team standing beside the prized jewel of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction, Disney is now ready to begin push/pull testing for the ride.  Now that jewel of a ride vehicle, that is a first of its kind by independently swinging on its own axis will be slowly, you guessed it, pushed and pulled throughout the track to make a preliminary check of the track itself and the ride vehicle’s clearance.  Of course it should be exciting to see the mine car slowly progressing through its circuit around the steel and concrete mine hills shaping around it in New Fantasyland but the announcement we are most anticipating still has yet to arrive.  Disney is not willing at this point to confirm an opening date that is any less vague than 2014.  Still with construction continuing at a rapid pace, it won’t be long before we know more.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster Car