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There’s a NEW Procedure for Waiting in Line at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

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Full disclosure – this may be a Spring Break-only procedure, but today we are seeing a new procedure for waiting in line at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Specifically we are seeing a new procedure for those wanting to depart the line while the rest of their party continues to wait in line. This has only been observed at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – 105 Minute Posted Wait – March 15, 2021

A new, temporary queue is marked with a white “x” made from tape, between the FastPass+ entrance and the standby line.

Here’s how it works:

  • Sleepy and Dopey are one party
  • Sleepy says, “I need a snack” and leaves the line
  • Dopey stays in line to wait
  • Sleepy can wait in new queue off to the side after getting the snack
  • Dopey reaches the standby entrance and reunites with Sleepy at the new “rejoin the line” queue
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – New Wait-For-Your-Party Queue

The members of your party that left the line, and are waiting for you at this temporary queue, must indeed be there at the temporary queue when you, the waiting party, reach the standby entrance sign. This is to hopefully reduce frustration from guests in line and those that need to step out of line temporarily. (We’ve all heard the “I’m moving ahead in the line to join up with the rest of my party ” and some of the grumbling that this can cause from some guests.)  Again, this procedure could just be in place for the Spring Break crowds. We observed this procedure at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train only, and our team checked multiple other attractions today.

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Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife

3 thoughts on “There’s a NEW Procedure for Waiting in Line at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

  • Jeff Love

    When I was there on Friday I also noticed that they would not let you past that area unless all of your party was present. If a member of your party was not there then you had to step out of line until your entire party was present.

  • Tiffany

    Interesting. We were there yesterday and didn’t see this. All but Peter plan were overstated wait times, most were half the posted time. Based on that theory and pattern we jumped in Peter Pan line when it said 25 minutes. It was probably 35. Still not bad all things considering. Saw a lot of ride queues we have never waited in. Everyone was pleasant and CMs were wonderful. Really impressed with the flow of the rides and how much we were able to do without FP+. And honestly likes not having to plan the full day 30+ days in advance.

  • Judy O'Neill

    I was there in late February and they were doing this. Keeps folks from getting too close to other parties as they try to resume their space with their friends.

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