Published: April 25, 2011 at 10:42 AMjust rode th mtn rail on saturday, 4/23/11,in wdw fl. i noticed that there was no moving rock which i didnt give much thought to, untill i read this article. chris
Published: April 25, 2011 at 10:48 AMWhen I rode this 3 years ago at MK, I always knew those rocks would fall on me. Thankfull, they didnt. Feel bad for the injured people.Hope they are alright. :(
Published: April 25, 2011 at 10:55 AMthe rock effect has been disabled at WDW because the same thing happened there several months ago. one of the rocks on the left fell out (the space is now covered with a black tarp.) you think they would've learned.
Published: April 25, 2011 at 2:03 PMThe Disneyland CA version of big thunder is closing for a brief refurbishment at the end of may. Will it maybe shut down for a few more weeks now that this has happened? You would think that the rock effect will now be removed from the remaining big thunder rides.
Published: April 25, 2011 at 2:20 PMThe Big thunder mountain at DLParis,is alot better than Florida. They should get rid of the moving rocks,as it looks rubbish.
Published: April 25, 2011 at 6:24 PMIt sounds like there's the assumption this was from the "falling rock" effect. Do we know for sure that's the case? There are a lot of rocks around Big Thunder...
Published: April 25, 2011 at 7:24 PMConsidering the poor state of maintenance at DLP, this is, unfortunately, not surprising.
Published: April 25, 2011 at 8:12 PMThunder Mountain at DLP is the best one that I have been on (really!). Its longer, cooler, and on an island where Tom Sayer would be.
Its really too bad that rock fell. I am actually surpised that its never happened before.
Also, is there something up with Thunder Mountain? If I am not mistaken, the last big accident involving guests in the park was Thunder Mountain at DL. Whats up with that??
Published: April 26, 2011 at 6:23 AMAccording to this article, it did happen in the final "earthquake" section of the ride.
Published: April 26, 2011 at 10:03 AMThis is just a small pet peeve of mine, but it always irks me when people call it just Thunder Mtn. Do we call it just Thunder Trail, Thunder BBQ, or Thunder Ranch? No. The Big in Big Thunder plays a major role in the name. We should strive to keep it that way. ;-)
This is in response to the person some posts above that claims that we should get rid of the earthquake scene altogether. I felt that the MK's version paled in comparison to Disneyland's, due to the fact that the earthquake scene really adds to the chaotic nature of the ride. We get rid of that, we are further taking away from the overall "magic" of the parks. Keep it, but figure out how to stop the rocks from falling on guests.
Published: April 29, 2011 at 10:33 AMi agree with the person that said about the poor state of maitinence at dlp. when i went a few years ago, big thunder mountain stayed closed for a lot of the time, and always broke down. it's a pity the rock fell- those poor people