This family friendly roller-coaster has been anticipated by Disney fans since January 2011. Disney is heavily promoting this attraction through social media. Since it was announced on May 2 that this attraction’s official grand opening would take place on May 28, Walt Disney World’s Facebook page began the #MinersWanted initiative.
The #MinersWanted challenge is a Disney character contest uniquely themed to be associated with the upcoming Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. The winning character of this contest will “join the Seven Dwarf’s mining team.” The Seven Dwarfs and Snow White have their own individual teams. Each night when these contests are held is meant to find the representative for the team of the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs character who it is aimed towards. The character of the four choices each night whose name is commented most on the Facebook post wins and becomes a member of one Miners’ (or Snow White’s) team.
As of now, the representatives are:
Team Grumpy: Donald Duck
Team Happy: Ariel
Team Bashful: Bambi
Team Sleepy: Aurora
Team Dopey: Olaf
Team Snow White: Elsa
Tonight at 5PM EST, vote in deciding who will join Team Sneezy!
Another aspect of interactivity that is used to add to the hype of this attraction’s opening consists of “finding your Dwarf name.” On Walt Disney World’s website, visitors have the opportunity to answer a series of short questions in order to determine what his or her’s Dwarf name would be. I thought this was such a cool feature- the name I got was “Geeky.”
After completing this Dwarf-name questionnaire, there is an option to download the Miner’s Handbook. The information contained in this file will be used as of May 16 to “continue your training to become a miner.”
What name Dwarf name did you get? Which of the Seven Dwarfs is your favorite?