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Old 06-01-2014, 05:36 PM   #1
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Disappointed in seven dwarfs mine ride!

I was expecting lots of character/animatronics and there was only 1 scene at the very end. It won't please roller coaster fanatics and is too scary and not interesting for children. After all the hype what happened? Staff at universal were laughing about it!
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:46 PM   #2
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I was expecting lots of character/animatronics and there was only 1 scene at the very end. It won't please roller coaster fanatics and is too scary and not interesting for children. After all the hype what happened? Staff at universal were laughing about it!
Disney hype or impatient, clueless-about-the-ride-particulars fan hype?

I thought the dark scene in the middle was gorgeous and the overall theming excellent. The coaster itself was pretty much exactly what I expected.

I don't think target-age children will find it too scary or uninteresting.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:47 PM   #3
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I wonder if Universal will still be laughing if/when Disney pulls the Marvel plug out from under them...

That being said....you were apparently mislead or uninformed if you thought this was a thrill ride. This is nothing more than a family attraction dark ride themed to a mine train. It was never sold as anything else. It was never mentioned it would contain more scenes than what is inside the mine. Never mind the fact there is another scene after the mine. We shall ignore that fact.

In fact at no point do I ever remember the the expansion listing tons of thrill rides for fantasyland. If you want to go to an amusement park go to an amusement park. Disney is in the business of themeparks. I can live without all the rollercoasters and I actually like rollercoasters but I don't go to Disney for rollercoasters. I can stay a heck of a lot closer to home for rollercoasters just as good as anything Universal offers. If I went to Universal it would be for its themed attractions.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:48 PM   #4
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It would be cool if it was longer, but I think it looks good for what it is supposed to be..a kiddie coaster.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:51 PM   #5
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Disney hype or clueless-about-the-ride-particulars fan hype?

I thought the dark scene in the middle was gorgeous and the overall theming excellent. The coaster itself was pretty much exactly what I expected.
agreed! Loved the theming. Thought the whole thing was adorable. I'm really not sure why anyone would assume there are big thrills here, the height requirement is lower than Thunder Mt.
However, I had FP for it. It's not worth the 105 min wait time we saw all day yesterday. (Although I confess, I don't think ANY theme park ride is worth 105 min. . .but that's just me)
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:03 PM   #6
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We enjoyed it and my 11 year old said it was one of her favorites.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:18 PM   #7
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I wonder if Universal will still be laughing if/when Disney pulls the Marvel plug out from under them...

That being said....you were apparently mislead or uninformed if you thought this was a thrill ride. This is nothing more than a family attraction dark ride themed to a mine train. It was never sold as anything else. It was never mentioned it would contain more scenes than what is inside the mine. Never mind the fact there is another scene after the mine. We shall ignore that fact.

In fact at no point do I ever remember the the expansion listing tons of thrill rides for fantasyland. If you want to go to an amusement park go to an amusement park. Disney is in the business of themeparks. I can live without all the rollercoasters and I actually like rollercoasters but I don't go to Disney for rollercoasters. I can stay a heck of a lot closer to home for rollercoasters just as good as anything Universal offers. If I went to Universal it would be for its themed attractions.
Doubtful that will be happening anytime soon.

I'm sure the ride is cute based on youtube, but do think it is basically the same as the majority of the rides MK offers. It is nostalgic for adults and is fun for kids to see. I do think it is a let down b/c it is all they have to really offer NFL based on the time it took. I can see why Universal would be getting a little grin since they are offering way more in less time, but I am sure they know this will not impact WDW bottom line in a negative way. It is still going to bring in crowds. I do think what Universal has to offers will impact their bottom line...as their profits over the next few years continue to grow.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:27 PM   #8
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Pretty good, but would have liked a 3rd lift hill, like with Big Thunder.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:38 PM   #9
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Actually i am not a thrill coaster rider but LOVE traditional fantasy land rides like the old snow white. Maybe I expected a ride like that with a little spice thrown in and instead was surprised and dismayed. I love Disney and think they could have done better.
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Actually i am not a thrill coaster rider but LOVE traditional fantasy land rides like the old snow white. Maybe I expected a ride like that with a little spice thrown in and instead was surprised and dismayed. I love Disney and think they could have done better.
Serious question: in what way?
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:48 PM   #11
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Pretty good, but would have liked a 3rd lift hill, like with Big Thunder.
It was a footprint problem. They had to shoe-horn the attraction into a space that was originally designed for meet and greets. That limited that size of the coaster.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:55 PM   #12
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I'm disappointed that yet again, Disney has gone the non-thrill ride route. They have the family-friendly market covered a thousand times over. But they are falling SO far behind in other areas. Did we really need yet another mine train ride? I have no doubt I'm in the minority here, but I want to see innovation and thrills. Then again , I've beaten this drum since the whole Alien Encounter de scarification. Guess folks looking for thrills will continue to find them elsewhere, which is great news for Universal!
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:00 PM   #13
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I'm disappointed that yet again, Disney has gone the non-thrill ride route. They have the family-friendly market covered a thousand times over.
Because family-friendly is Disney's niche. Also, since Fantasyland is geared more towards children to begin with, it doesn't really make sense to put a thrill ride in there that most children wouldn't be able to ride.
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I'm disappointed that yet again, Disney has gone the non-thrill ride route. They have the family-friendly market covered a thousand times over. But they are falling SO far behind in other areas. Did we really need yet another mine train ride? I have no doubt I'm in the minority here, but I want to see innovation and thrills. Then again , I've beaten this drum since the whole Alien Encounter de scarification. Guess folks looking for thrills will continue to find them elsewhere, which is great news for Universal!
I'm done enjoying thrill rides. Outgrew them or something. They all give me a headache. Thunder mountain is about my limit.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:05 PM   #15
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I'm done enjoying thrill rides. Outgrew them or something. They all give me a headache. Thunder mountain is about my limit.
Agreed....can't deal with thrill rides anymore. Test Track, Thunder Mountain etc is enough for me.
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