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
fun ride through an "abandoned" mining village. Big Thunder
Mountain was recently renovated and enhanced with some new special effects.
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
Height Requirement: Guests must be 40 inches or taller to ride
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
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."
Train pulls into the station Runaway Train
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