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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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Compared most accurately to its Orlando relative, this mine train roller coaster evokes the rugged Wild West, replete with animatronics, dioramas, and intricate landscaping. The ride also includes enclosed portions. The ride opened in 1987.


Always an amazing ride!
A really great take on Big Thunder Mountain. The drop out of the station and up to lift one has a lot more props and effects to get you ready for your trip through the mountain. The track after lift three also seemed to be a bit longer and more involved. There was also a close encounter with another train after lift one that I had never noticed in DL or MK. It caught my by surprise and I really enjoyed it. Won't go into detail, but again, tight seats.

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