Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Walkaround


Dwarfs and Princesses alike will love the latest addition – the completion! – of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom. I haven’t ridden the ride yet – I’ve got a FastPass+ for opening day – but I had to share the 200+ photos I took on Sunday! As I said over on twitter, if you have ANY concerns about Imagineering’s ability to pull off the beautiful world of Pandora over at Animal Kingdom, the absolutely stunning work exhibited here should help you sleep at night.

These photos were all taken during Cast Member testing, and it’s such a delight to see them having the fun they’ve earned through all their hard work. Look closely, you may see some familiar faces.

I used a Canon 6D and a Canon EOS M for these photos. I made use of the 24-105mm F/4L lens on the 6D and both a 22mm f/2.0 and a 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 on the EOS M. (I’m seriously in love with the M, despite how much hate it gets on the web…) I processed the photos in Aperture for OS X, save for the banner photo above, for which I used Photomatix Pro for HDR work.

I can’t wait to put down the cameras and ride this coaster on Wednesday! Please share these pics with anyone you feel needs to visit without leaving their computer!


(SPOILER ALERT: I found a pretty cool track layout map here!)

206 pictures, in order from walking clockwise starting from the Mad Tea Party, click to enlarge:


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Rich says:

    I’ve seen so many pics of 7DMT on Twitter, Facebook, and Disney Parks blog that I was starting to get sick of seeing it until now. Excellent gallery!

    1. Thank you kindly. I know there are a ton of pics out there, but I wanted everyone to see it as it stands in person. Tried to just capture a walk around in reality.

  2. George Brens says:

    Great set of pics of a beautiful attraction. Once again, an incredible degree of attention to detail by the Imagineers. Were all these shots taken from publicly accessible areas?

    1. Thanks for the comment. Yes, all photos were taken from outside of the ride. All of the parts I photographed are visible to anyone who walks by.

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