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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 40 inches

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This relatively mild coaster takes you through an abandoned gold mine in the old west. Try the "goat trick," by keeping your eyes on the goat as you descend the second hill for as long as you can. How mild is this coaster? The front cars of the train will bottom out on the third hill before the middle of the train even crests. A 2014 refurbishment added an "explosive" new surprise to that hill, though.


Probably the most fun you'll have on a roller coaster at DL. A classic in every way. Just thrilling enough and just themed enough to be a must ride. It is especially great at night. 8/10
Favorite ride in Disneyland Park and second best ride in all of DLR!
Great updates and new ending scene. This is the right way to keep old rides relevant.
Such a good classic rollercoaster. Its very simple, but this simplicity makes it so good. Its not scary with any crazy hills just enough too make your stomach drop (in a good way). In my opinion this ride is better at night, but during hot days I love it.
The only thing it really lacks, is a story. Aslike Space Mountain, its got a theme and potential to be something, but really theres no story. Its almost like its half finished. I've found that I've liked rides with strong stories like Tower Of Terror, but this ride will always be loved by me because I've grown up riding it and it is one of the best Disney rides. Better than the Disneyworld one.
Recent refurbishment was awesome.

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