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Big Thunder Mountain Walt Disney World

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Aug 12, 2012

Location:Orlando, Florida, United States
Theme Park:Magic Kingdom
Year Built:1980
Coaster Type:Steel
Coaster Speed:35mph
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Nestled in the back of Frontiertown in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park you can see the 197-foot mountain landscape that is based on the windswept scenery of Arizona’s Monument Valley. As guest enter the ride they are taken back in time with the antique mining equipment, and the smell of sulfur as you pass the phosphorescent pools and see the red eyes of the cave’s inhabitants. Disney imaginers left no stone unturned for this attraction, but wait because the fun is just beginning as guest enter the mining train.

Hold on to your hats cuz Big Thunder Mountain is the Wildest Ride in the Wilderness as it mimics a runaway train through the mines of the gold-rush days with gorges, tunnels, caverns, and dry riverbeds. Guests will experience moments when you feel like you’re going to fly right off the tracks, or get caught in a collapsing mine, hairpin turns, and even through the belly of a dinosaur. Big Thunder will have guest laughing and screaming all at the same time.

Height Restrictions: 40 inches

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