Ride at Disney centerpiece of New Fantasyland
Scaffolding goes up for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which will be the last element of the Fantasyland expansion to be completed in 2014. In the background is the top of Beast Castle, which will house the Be Our Guest restaurant. (Marjie Lambert/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION, UNSPECIFIED DATE: In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, the largest expansion project in Magic Kingdom history began opening in March 2012 at Walt Disney World Resort, featuring attractions and experiences in an area that will nearly double the size of Fantasyland. Among the novelties, guests are able to fly high on the family-friendly coaster, Barnstormer, featuring The Great Goofini, or with an all-new Dumbo the Flying Elephant that is double the original fun (one spinning clockwise, the other counterclockwise), along with Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station. Grand Opening is scheduled December 6, 2012 for Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid, Enchanted Tales with Belle, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Gaston's Tavern and Ariel's Grotto. Previews are set for November 19. A 2013 opening is planned for Princess Fairytale Hall and a 2014 opening is scheduled for The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, taking guests on a musical ride into the mine 'where a million diamonds shine.' Walt Disney World Resort is in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Illustration by Disney via Getty Images)
Disney TV star Ginnifer Goodwin, from left, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts CEO Tom Staggs, and Mickey Mouse under a shower of confetti at the grand opening of the New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, December 6, 2012, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - DECEMBER 06: In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, fireworks light the sky over Cinderella Castle during the Grand Opening of New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World Resort December 6, 2012 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin, Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs, singer Jordin Sparks and Mickey Mouse joined dozens of Disney characters on Cinderella Castle stage to celebrate the opening. New Fantasyland is a new area in the Magic Kingdom and is the largest expansion in the 41-year history of the theme park. (Photo by Gene Duncan/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - The centerpiece of the New Fantasyland area inside the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World will open to the public on May 28.
On Friday, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs announced the opening date of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
The ride is a roller coaster aimed at the whole family. It does have a height requirement of 38 inches (97 cm).
It takes guests throughout the forested world of the dwarfs, then plunges them into a mine with glowing gems. Scenes and songs from the movie "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" play during the ride, and animatronic dwarfs and animals also make an appearance.
There are some steep hills and quick plunges, and the coaster's cars pivot back and forth.