Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - Disneyland

A Disneyland classic, this mine train gives you the chance to experience "the wildest ride in the wilderness"! Climb aboard your train and beware! Earthquakes come around these parts often!

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BIG THUNDER RETURNS — Big Thunder Mountain Railroad reopens to guests at Disneyland park on March 17, 2014, with some new surprises and all the favorite dips and turns of this classic attraction. The ‘wildest ride in the wilderness’ has been fully refurbished with an upgraded track, new paint on portions of the mountain, a restoration of the historic Rainbow Ridge Mining Town, enhanced audio and updates to the ride vehicles. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Secrets, Trivia and History

  • Opened September 2, 1979 replacing Mine Train through Nature's Wonderland
  • Disney Legend Tony Baxter is credited with creating Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Versions of Big Thunder Mountain can also be found at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland