Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a mine train roller coaster located in Frontierland at several Disneyland-style Disney Parks worldwide. The ride exists at Disneyland Park (California) and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and at Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Park (Paris) as Big Thunder Mountain. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is also the name of the fictional rail line the roller coaster depicts.ThemeAlthough the details of the backstory vary from park to park, all follow the same general story arcs. Some time in the late 1800s, gold was discovered on Big Thunder Mountain in the American Southwest. Overnight, a small mining town became a thriving one (the name of the town varies from ride to ride. In the California ride, the town is known as Rainbow Ridge. In the Florida version, the town is known as Tumbleweed, and in Paris, the town is known as Thunder Mesa). Mining was prosperous, and an extensive line of mine trains was set up to transport the ore. Unknown to the settlers, the Mountain was a sacred spot to local Native Americans and was cursed.Use our Anaheim travel route planner to add Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and other attractions to your Anaheim vacation plans.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad reviews
I can’t believe how old these rides are now that I’m reviewing them. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened in 1979! EXPERIENCE: What makes this ride appealing is first and foremost the visual... more »
Thunder Mountain has been a staple of Frontier Land for many years. Essentially it is a short roller coaster ride that is enjoyable for all ages. There is a height minimum; my eight year old... more »
Big Thunder is fun, but will either slam you up against the side of the car or the person next to you! Definitely one of those rides that just gets painful as you get older. But it's an amazing, well maintained classic.
One of the classic Disney rides! It's a fast roller coaster (no loops). Waits are very long so I recommend you get a fastpass for this ride!
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