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Big Thunder Mountain reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Big Thunder Mountain, a roller coaster in Frontierland at Disneyland Paris. (The minimum height to ride is 40 inches.)

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Posted: July 24, 2012

Disneyland Paris' Big Thunder Mountain is located in the middle of the Rivers of America, where Tom Sawyer Island would be at the three older "Magic Kingdom" theme parks.

You board Paris' Thunder on the mainland, then travel in a tunnel under the river before ascending the first lift for the ride. From there, Big Thunder runs much like its siblings around the world, except for the addition of another trip back through the tunnel to return to the mainland station.

The drop in elevation to get through the tunnel helps add speed to the ride, making this version of Thunder Mountain the longest and fastest in the world.

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Readers' rating:

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33 votes, so far

Chunnels! - Matt Kutylo

Big Thunder Mountain is my favorite of the "Disney Mountain Range", and this one is my favorite of the Big Thunders. The trip under the Rivers of the Far West are exhilarating, and the ride itself is beautiful. - Sean Huckel

Like its Pirates cousin in Adventureland, this version of BTM is the best and longest of all the Disney BTMs. It features two great underground dips that take you under the lake and is also the fastest. A fantastic ride for all ages. - Jason McLaughlin

The other BTMs are very tame. This one has a bit of bite in it and also lies on a lake! 8/10 - D H

Gotta agree with the rest this is one of the best BTM's of the Disney parks. Three lifthill's, two pitch black tunnels, great speed and good airtime. The theming is stunning and its location as an island makes it a perfect focal point thoughout Frontierland. The attention to details as always is perfect, for example in the first lift hill you will pass a steam engine and you can actually feel the heat coming off this engine and you can smell the lubrication oil as well. Also a great ride for kids who for the first time ride a Rollercoaster. - Ty Wijnans

One of the best rides at a Disney park. The airtime is pretty decent and the theming is simply stunning. What I love about this ride so much is the fact the whole family can ride it. - Ciaran Grewar

This is THE best BTM but still leaves more thrill to be desired from me! - Ali Salem

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