Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Anaheim

#15 of 75 in Fun & Games in Anaheim
Ride / Activity · Hidden Gem · Fun & Games
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.
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  • We love this roller coaster so much. We have ridden it for years at Disney World and were happy to find it was just as fabulous at Disneyland. Ride it at night if you can - the roller coaster itself....  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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