Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

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Zip in & out of a deserted gold mine on a runaway train. It's a swervy, curvy roller coaster ride through steep mountain passes, into caves, under falling boulders & on to Tumbleweed, a flooded mining town. Ride it again & again to take in all the wacky Disney touches.

The Frog Family Experience

"The front cart is usually the best choice for coasters, but not this one...the back carts of the "train" whip around a little faster and experience a wilder ride. You might slide from side to side in the cart, so make sure the little ones are in the middle."


Rating - 5 Star

Location - Frontierland

Tips & Fun Facts

This attraction opened September 23, 1980. Look for the gears near the station- they form the silhouette of a famous mouse. See if you can spot the following residents of Tumbleweed: chickens, donkeys, possums, a goat, a longjohn-clad resident spinning through the flood in a bathtub and a rainmaker whose name is Professor Cumulus Isobar. The Frontierland station of the Walt Disney World® Railroad drops you off right next to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Restrictions - 40" or 1.02 meters minimum height

Duration - 5 minutes 5 seconds

Suitability - Mild but Wild Rides, Outdoor, Thrill Rides

Ages -  4 thru 6 yrs, 7 yrs & up, 12 yrs & up

Reviews Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Reviews
Undercover Tourist - Editorial

Bone shaking fun, enjoy the themed scenery and thrills.

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