It may have added more thrill and advanced technology than Snow White’s Scary Adventures, but it doesn’t have it beat by any means for environment building, storytelling, or fright. The ending is a nice nod to the classic ride but you can’t help but miss the castle and it’s dungeons or wonder why they didn’t incorporate the scary trees in the otherwise story-less coaster/forest parts of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. It’s an alright ride that makes for a lovely centerpiece but doesn’t replace the classic ride.
Zach — the classic Scary Adventures still exists at Disneyland and will arguably never leave there. The thing is, WDW was not supposed to repeat all the rides from Disneyland…but budget cuts caused them to do that. WDW was supposed to have all different rides from Disneyland (Sleeping Beauty instead of Snow White, Sword in Stone instead of Peter Pan, Mary Poppins instead of Mr. Toad, etc.) But they cheaped out and just recreated what they already had in Disneyland.
I see this Mine Train ride as a long belated correction of that. I think all the repeats of rides that originated in Disneyland should be replaced. Let Disneyland have the originals and be a museum and let WDW evolve and change. This encourages people to go to both coasts.
Nicely put 🙂
I like what you said here.
I agree that both parks need to be different from each other, but nothing is wrong with resorts sharing some attractions, especially when both attractions represented slightly different interpretations of the same story. I share Zach’s opinion that the Mine Train is nice, but it doesn’t have the same level of magic as Snow White’s Scary Adventures. A different but lesser attraction is not better than two nearly identical but spectacular attractions
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