As part of Disney’s Magic Kingdom Fantasyland expansion, the park has announced that it will build a Snow White-themed roller coaster tentatively named Snow White and Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster. The LA Times Funland Blog reports that Disney recently shifted their plans for the new area from a girl-centric focus to one less focused on the princesses. And ScreamScape has more on Fantasyland’s planned 2012 roller coaster: According to the description the mine train will, “take guests on a rollicking, musical ride into the mine “where a million diamonds shine.” The coaster will feature a first-of-its kind ride system with a train of ride vehicles that swing back and forth, responding to every twist and turn of the track. The journey will be accompanied by music from the classic Disney film and animated figures of Snow White and the Dwarfs.” Unfortunately, a mainstay of the park, the Snow White’s Scary Adventures dark ride will be removed to make way for the ride. Should Disney brace for a backlash from long-time fans who’ll miss the ride or will they welcome the new state-of-the-art family coaster? This isn’t a rhetorical question. I have no idea as I’m not a Disney fan and I didn’t ride the Scary Adventures on my one and only visit to the park when I was 8. I’d love to hear what people think though. Coaster geeks are trying to decode Disney’s announcement and figure out exactly what the ride will be like. It sounds a bit like a suspended coaster, but they’re claiming it’ll be first-of-its-kind. Suspended coasters are on the endangered coasters list at this point, but maybe the new Snow White coaster will be the next generation suspended coaster. Lance from ScreamScape mentioned that Mack and Premier have prototype coasters that might fit the bill. The image to the right is of Mack’s Powered Suspended Coaster. It appears to only be a concept for now as there were no pictures in their gallery of existing coasters. This is how Mack describes it: Get a great ride as our suspended powered coaster comes as a long, non swinging train which you can even make spin. This allows you to get a great system for a dark ride coaster hybrid. Great for flying through turns! We may just have to speculate for now. But, don’t worry we’ll be looking at construction photos of the project with ‘Whistle While You Work’ subtitles before you know it. What’s Your Take? How do you think the new Snow White coaster sounds? Will you miss Snow White’s Scary Adventures? Leave a comment below. 2012 Roller Coasters Page Go to The Swarm at Thorpe Park 18 Responses Frog January 20, 2011 This looks really cool! Reminds me a lot of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad though, and its really sad that they are going to take away Snow White's Scary Adventures. I think people will be upset about that more than excited about the new coaster, but I'm fine with it. This coaster better be amazing! Reply Prof.BAM January 20, 2011 The image from the park says that the train will be above the track, not below. I'm heading out that way in 2014, so here's hoping it's open at the time. Reply Prof.BAM January 26, 2011 The latest artwork I've seen looks like it will be Premier, knowing how they did the fabulous Mummy Coasters Reply Piedude81 January 29, 2011 I rode the Mummy Coasters and totally agree. Quil January 20, 2011 SASW was never a very exiting ride, it was to scary for many todlers, and boring for most older kids and adults. I think this new ride will be a HUGE improvment, especialy if it's a next generation suspended coaster. Reply Tweets that mention Snow White Roller Coaster on the Way to Magic Kingdom — The Coaster Critic's Blog -- Topsy.com January 20, 2011 […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by The Coaster Critic, Rick Clanish. Rick Clanish said: Snow White Roller Coaster on the Way to Magic Kingdom — The …: Get a great ride as our suspended powered coast… http://bit.ly/eppRjf […] Reply Kevin January 22, 2011 SWSA wasn't bad, but I can certainly see how it would be scary for young kids. But, the story goes that the witch tries to kill her step-daughter, who has to run away to live with strangers. How exactly do you make that kid friendly? Make those strangers dwarfs… Based on the position of the current ride, they are going to have rebuild a lot of that Fantasyland section, unless the coaster will be so small to fit inside the space of a house. If it is something like Big Thunder Mountain, then it should be cool. Was just there and they've been doing quite a bit of work at the back of Fantasyland, but nothing around SWSA (like the plans on moving Dumbo and adding a 2nd one, etc). Heading back in probably October, so I'll give you an update on any visible progress with this coaster. Reply Jill January 24, 2011 Good riddance; I never really liked the old ride anyway. I welcome the new coaster and I think people will be excited. If they were getting rid of Pirates or Space Mountain or one of the other older classic rides, I think they would have some pretty upset folks out there. I don't think too many people are going to miss the old Snow White ride though. Reply zach January 29, 2011 i have a feeling it will be really small Reply zach January 29, 2011 do uk with it will be inside or out?? Reply Quil January 30, 2011 Seeing that this new ride will be located at disney world, yes, it will probably be inside. Reply Mike M. February 8, 2011 Now if only they would replace Peter Pan with a FLYING coaster! Yeah, keep dreaming. Reply Quil February 8, 2011 Don't worry, I am. Reply bella4eva March 18, 2011 i disagree w/ the people who found it scary, yes for *toddlers* it was, but when i like it the most was when i was 5-7. i'm only a teen now, but it was a fun ride. i do agree it will be an improvment, but as it's a mine ride, wouldn't it make more sense for it to be a WOODEN coaster? Reply Prof.BAM June 9, 2011 it would've made sense if big thunder mountain was wood too. it's steel. Reply disneyfan June 4, 2011 i think the new coaster will be great for disney but i do think the meet and greet is kinda dumb their are characters all over the park Reply Dillon September 7, 2011 Disney has done it again, they are going to build another coaster that no coaster enthusiasts care about Reply Matthew August 21, 2013 It will be cool to ride! Cannot wait at alllll! 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.