So glad to see that someone else is thinking what I was thinking after riding Mine Train. What a huge let down. I know it is silly, but I was actually angry when I rode this. Thank goodness I did not stand in the extremely long standby line for this. I could not help but wish it was more like Splash Mountain. You have summed up my thoughts and given such a great explanation as to why it does not work as well as Splash Mountain. It is not just how short the ride is. I go on PP every year and although the ride is over in a blink, I will continue to do so. Such a lovely ride. Did not care for Mine Train. Maybe I should give it a second chance. Rode it once. Last year I skipped it.