The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train doesn't officially open to the public until May 28, but some lucky members of the media had a chance to sample it early. Walt Disney World held a special party on May 1 to introduce them to the new ride and let them sample the interactive queue line elements and, of course, the ride itself.
I was among that group, and I took full advantage of the opportunity to ride the roller coaster several times after I'd explored the queue line fun. I also enjoyed meeting many characters, including Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, and even a special guest. You can see highlights of the festivities in the photos below.
If you're planning to ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train on your next visit to the park, I highly recommend grabbing a FastPass+ time if you can manage to get one. It will slash your wait time, and it's also available for a huge number of other rides, shows, and attractions in all four parks, as you'll see in this list. If you'd like to see the full dedication ceremony for the mine train, go to this article.
Want to meet all seven dwarfs and Snow White, too? Check out this article, which has my photos with all of them.