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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster -- Soft Openings?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks General Discussion' started by StoneCutter589, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. StoneCutter589

    StoneCutter589 Member

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    The anticipated completion date for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster is in December of 2013. I will be visiting WDW in August. Any chance to catch a soft opening, or is August too early? When do soft opening usually occur in relation to official opening dates?
     
  2. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    It varies in almost every project. Some have been months before, some have been days before. There really isn't anyway to know at this point. My guess would be that August will be too soon.
     
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    KCheatle Well-Known Member

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    How about late September/early October???? :rolleyes:
     
  4. Fantasmic

    Fantasmic Well-Known Member

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    I'd be very happy if it was in softs then!
     
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    danlb_2000 Well-Known Member

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    Everything I have seen says the anticipated completion date is the first quarter of 2014. During one of the Fantasyland grand opening presentations Tom Staggs also said it would open "Spring 2014".
     
  6. mickey2008.1

    mickey2008.1 Well-Known Member

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    It's not even built yet. The slowest moving project ever. And it's in the middle of a brand new section, eyesore. Not mad, it just doesnt make sense.
     
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    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Winter at the earliest I'd imagine unless speed picks up.
     
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    rsoxguy Well-Known Member

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    Having seen the construction recently, I can not imagine that a fully functioning attraction would be available by this Summer or early Fall.
     
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    RonAnnArbor Well-Known Member

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    I can virtually guarantee that it will NOT be open for any kind of soft openings throughout 2013. There was another thread where someone "guessed it might be open by the end of the year" -- no, it won't. They announced first quarter of 2014, and even that isn't guaranteed. Current construction is nowhere near even finishing laying the track, let alone theming, building the mountain landscaping around it, and finishing it and testing it. The answer is, 2013, no.
     
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    You just burst my bubble :( You sound so confident...are you in the know?
     
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    MattC Well-Known Member

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    If it does soft open this year I may actually die from the surprise.
     
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    You know what's really sad? The Amber Mine coaster they're planning for IOA will probably open around the same time as this...and that hasn't even started construction yet!
     
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    Just in time for Jurassic Park 4, eh?
     
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    I can't wait until it's complete, Mickey2008 is right, it is kind of an eyesore. New Fantasyland still seems to have an odd kind of traffic flow. I hope the SDMTC opens everything up a bit.
     
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    I was thinking about this too. I hope it is done by the holidays 2013! I will be going close to christmas...but if they are saying early 2014, that could be clear to April 2014...so I hope they work fast lol
     
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    This was in early December: (I don't think it's going to happen for you Dec '13 trip; I'm thinking this one is going to run into '14) JMO

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    Just there last Friday, and it doesn't look a whole lot different then those pictures. It will be a while, no doubt. If it is this year, it for sure will not be before December, but that is a very optimistic view.
     

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