This week the “media” will receive a special “sneak peek” at the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. These events are usually referred to as a “Grand opening,” so it could mean that the rumors are true that the new ride’s opening may be delayed until later this spring.
As a part of this sneak peek, the members of the “media” will be visiting the Magic Kingdom May 1 and 2 to learn about the new ride and get some tours and special parties. As a result of these events, parts of New Fantasyland may close early or experience a delayed opening to regular ticketed guests.
May 1, closing at 5:00pm: Ariel’s Grotto, Bonjour! Village Gifts, Gaston’s Tavern, Hundred Acre Goods and Storybook Treats.The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
May 2, opening at 11:00am: Big Top Souvenirs, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Pete’s Silly Sideshow, The Barnstormer and Tomorrowland Speedway.
May 2 opening at 1:00pm: Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor.
When I asked when the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will open, I received this boiler plate reply:
“We are putting the finishing touches on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and look forward to all our Guests being able to experience it later this spring when it officially opens.”