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Big Thunder Mountain

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 40 inches

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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.

Reviews

Best of all the BTMS for the extra speed! Must-ride! LOVE IT!
This long coaster is one of the best "family-style" coasters I've ever ridden. The theming is out of this world, and we were constantly finding new things - even on our 5th ride. The extra burst of speed at the end makes it quite thrilling. This is an absolute must-do at this park.


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