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Old 05-31-2014, 04:09 PM   #16
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I don't know how long ago your last trip was, but I see you are at least aware of the DAS.
Pretty much everything changed on October 9, 2013 when the DAS (Disability Access Service) came into use. So, if your last trip was before that, wheelchairs are probably bring handled differently than what you remember.
There is a WDW DAS thread stuck near the top of this board; the first post is DAS FAQs.

I don't know for sure, but expect this attraction will have Mainstream access in both the regular and Fastpass Plus line, which means all guests will wait together in the line.
I have read somewhere that one row in each set of mine cars will have an ADA car, which would be more easily accessible. For roller coaster rides, that usually means a wider door opening.

I am going to combine this thread with some other Mine Train threads so we can keep the information accessible without people needing to open multiple threads.

Thanks Sue. Last trip was March 2013, so so much is new with this trip (DAS, MBs, FP+, and the wheel chair) I'm a bit nervous about everything.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:25 AM   #17
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Question Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Accessibility?

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I was wondering if any of you have been able to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train yet? I will be at the Magic Kingdom on Friday to celebrate my birthday. Unfortunately we haven't been able to get any Fast Passes. So I am hoping we'll be able to somehow hit it right and not have a tremendously long wait.(wishful thinking, I know) Anyway, my question for those of you who have ridden is, how easy is it for someone to transfer into the mine cart? I am in a wheelchair and my parents will have to help me into it, lifting if necessary. Any info/tips you all have would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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Old 06-03-2014, 08:34 AM   #18
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I'm going to merge your question with another thread (so, you will find your questions as one of the last posts on that thread)

It has some guesses about accessibility, but no one has given a first hand report yet. If you are able to get on, posters would appreciate whatever information you can give.

Happy Birthday and hope you get a ride for your birthday!

PS - be sure to pick up a birthday button from Guest Relations - you will get lots of birthday wishes.
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Hello!

I was wondering if any of you have been able to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train yet? I will be at the Magic Kingdom on Friday to celebrate my birthday. Unfortunately we haven't been able to get any Fast Passes. So I am hoping we'll be able to somehow hit it right and not have a tremendously long wait.(wishful thinking, I know) Anyway, my question for those of you who have ridden is, how easy is it for someone to transfer into the mine cart? I am in a wheelchair and my parents will have to help me into it, lifting if necessary. Any info/tips you all have would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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If you can could you take a picture of the accessible car and send it to SueM in MN so she can post it.

Thanks and have fun!
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:15 AM   #20
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Thanks for the birthday wishes I'll be getting a birthday button. I get one each time we go for my birthday I will do my best at posting, if we are able to ride. I didn't see this thread for some reason, so thank you for merging my post! I'll let you all know my experience whenever I get to ride

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We rode it last week, I was asked if we needed the accessible vehicle but as we didn't, I couldn't get a look at it. At least this shows there is one at least.
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just saw some dark pictures, I lightened them, on rollingwiththemagicblog.com. Definitely worth checking out before standing in line.
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Hello! I was wondering if any of you have been able to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train yet? I will be at the Magic Kingdom on Friday to celebrate my birthday. Unfortunately we haven't been able to get any Fast Passes. So I am hoping we'll be able to somehow hit it right and not have a tremendously long wait.(wishful thinking, I know) Anyway, my question for those of you who have ridden is, how easy is it for someone to transfer into the mine cart? I am in a wheelchair and my parents will have to help me into it, lifting if necessary. Any info/tips you all have would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! Jennifer aka SnowWhite79
Happy Early Birthday!

I'll be at MK on Friday too. I haven't been able to get a FP either but I'm hoping Disney is going to release more on thursday or friday morning. If you see a girl with a black (or blue, haven't decided yet) face mask and red backpack, that'll be me. Maybe we'll run into each other. I don't have advise on transfering as I'm still mostly mobile but I hope it all goes well for you. Try to get the mine train in early if you can.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:59 AM   #24
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just saw some dark pictures, I lightened them, on rollingwiththemagicblog.com. Definitely worth checking out before standing in line.
Thanks for posting that blog link, I hadn't seen it yet.
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Thanks for posting that blog link, I hadn't seen it yet.
Here's a direct link to that blog post.
http://www.rollingwiththemagicblog.c...ain/#more-8775

Right now, it is the top post, but once she posts some new things it might be.
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Happy Early Birthday!

I'll be at MK on Friday too. I haven't been able to get a FP either but I'm hoping Disney is going to release more on thursday or friday morning. If you see a girl with a black (or blue, haven't decided yet) face mask and red backpack, that'll be me. Maybe we'll run into each other. I don't have advise on transfering as I'm still mostly mobile but I hope it all goes well for you. Try to get the mine train in early if you can.
Thank you! My birthday was yesterday, June 4th, but we couldn't go anywhere. So we're celebrating tomorrow at the MK. I keep checking Fast Pass availability just in case. So far only standby is available. We'll be staying at my sister and brother-in- laws tonight so we'll be closer. We're planning on getting there early. So we'll see.. It'll be the first time for my 7 month old niece, so I'm excited! Anyway, I'll try and keep an eye out for you. If you see a girl in a black Seven Dwarfs Mine Tran shirt or a Snow White tank top that's me. Have a great time!

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Old 06-08-2014, 04:17 PM   #27
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I was able to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train on Friday. I really like it! If you are like me and not really a coaster person it will be more intense for you. I had never really done one before. If you are a coaster person it may not be as thrilling for you. Getting in wasn't too bad. Like someone had said before, the most difficult part was getting my legs in the cart. As far as the actual ride goes, the next time we ride I will need to either hold on to the higher bar or maybe one hand on the higher and one on the lap bar to stabilize myself better. The lap bar is really tight, so I wouldn't suggest having a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino right before you ride like I did, lol. Getting out was more difficult. One thing we did find that helped was turning and going backwards so I could use the back of the seat to try and help push myself up easier. My Mom and Dad were both there to help me as much as they could. We did end up doing the Fast Pass queue, so we missed the interactive queue. We had tried to get a DAS card, but I don't really qualify since the majority of the queues are completely wheelchair accessible. The cast member was very nice though. Since we were there to celebrate my birthday, she was nice enough to give us a pass we could use on any one ride. So overall, it was a great experience! I didn't miss some of the details though. All the more reason to ride again, I guess I hope this helps some of you on your next trip!

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Thanks for the report, SnowWhite.
Glad you got to ride.
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I'm curious about the lapbar. Will pooh size people fit? Also is each bar for each person separate or is it one bar across? Thinking about if I'm riding w a child and they need a tighter bar. Or are there seatbelts?
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I have now ridden it once. Should say I am pooh sied. The issue fotr me wasn't the lapbar at all that's fine the issue is the size of the seat I was defintely spilling over good thing no one was riding with me! Its mall. Frankly and I am a coaster person I didn't like it. I also suffer from menieries desease so can get vertigo or just dizzy and the combination of the shaking sideways and the dips and turns wasn't funny I came of feeling sick. Not a ride which I would do again which is sa shame, I thought the animatronics were loverly and would have liked another look at them I did standby and it was posted 90 minutes and I was in less than an hour.
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