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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad train comes around a thrilling bend

Disneyland Park

Frontierland

Guests Must Be

40" (102 cm) or Taller

Age Interest

Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Thrill Level

Small Drops, Thrill Rides, Dark, Loud

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Accessibility

  • Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV

Interests

Rider Switch, FASTPASS

Guest Policies

  • WARNING! For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the exit to the unload area and contact a Cast Member for boarding instructions. Please remain behind the yellow line. A transfer access vehicle is available. If you have a Disney FASTPASS entitlement, follow the same procedures.
  • Rider Switch offered.
  • Service animals may not accompany Guests on this attraction.
  • Supervise children at all times.
    Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • Persons who do not meet the minimum height requirement of 40 inches (102 cm) may not ride.

Streak through a haunted gold mine aboard a speeding train on this thrilling coaster-style ride.

A happy mother and daughter ride the roller-coaster-like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Hang Onto Yer Hats!

Legend has it that after gold was discovered in the 1850s, eerie incidents took place in the mine. Trains would take off and race through tunnels… by themselves.

As you enter the cursed cavern, your train speeds up along the rickety track. Shoot under a booming waterfall and dodge a falling boulder from an unexpected landslide as you swoop around sharp turns and drop into desolate canyons.

On this rip-roaring adventure, you may learn that some legends turn out to be true...

Big Thunder Mountain Mining Camp: Panhandle Hotel, railroad tracks and destination sign post

How Scary Is it?

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a fast rollercoaster-type attraction designed for kids and adults. However, some sections of this attraction are bumpy and take place in the dark.

The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad train crests a cliff where dinosaur bones are exposed below

A Bit of Disneyland Lore

The miniature ghost town of Big Thunder that you roll past at the end of the attraction predates Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Originally named Rainbow Ridge, the town is one of several elements from the Rainbow Caverns Mine Train (later called Mine Train through Nature's Wonderland) that transported Guests around Frontierland from 1956 to 1977.

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Hours

Monday, December 10, 2018

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