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INTERCOT > Theme Parks > Magic Kingdom > Frontierland > Big Thunder Railroad

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad FastPass+ Enabled Attraction

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Get ready folks, 'cause this here's the wildest ride in the wilderness! A roller coaster type ride on a runaway mine train, Big Thunder Mountain's top speed of 35 mph provides plenty of thrill for the young and young at heart. Timid as far as coasters go, but still a fun ride through an "abandoned" mining village. Big Thunder Mountain was recently renovated and enhanced with some new special effects. 

Big Thunder Pools

Intercot Tip: Like some of the other more popular attractions, see it at night or first thing in the morning. If you time it just right, the ride is a wonderfully unique vantage point for the nightly fireworks show.

 FastPass+ Enabled Attraction

Height Requirement:
Guests must be 40 inches or taller to ride


Fun Facts:

  • Set in a Southwestern landscape, reminiscent of the brilliantly colored wind-swept scenery found in Arizona's Monument Valley, the attraction is punctuated by narrow gorges, tunnels, caverns and dry river beds.

  • Imagineers scoured ghost towns out west in search of antique cogwheels, buckets, ore carts and mining gear to add to its authenticity.

  • Passengers climb aboard a 15-row train that ventures to the mountain's peak.

  • It took years of planning, hundreds of rock makers, tons of steel and concrete, 4,000 gallons of paint and 900,000 gallons of water to create realistic red rock buttes and mine buildings.

  • Favorite western melodies can be heard throughout the ride, including "Oh, My Darling Clementine," "Home on the Range," "Little Brown Jug," "Red River Valley" and "Turkey in the Straw."

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    photosm.gif (1068 bytes) Train pulls into the station
    photosm.gif (1068 bytes) Runaway Train

     

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