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Big Thunder Ranch

A young girl hugs a goat at the Big Thunder Ranch Petting Zoo in Disneyland park

Disneyland Park


Guests Can Be
Any Height
Age Interest

Pre-schoolers, Kids, Tweens

Accessibility and Other Information

  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Interactive, Discovery

Guest Policies
  • Adult Supervision is required for children utilizing this Attraction.
  • No Policies
Get up close with some friendly critters at this delightful petting zoo located alongside Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue.
A young girl gets face-to-face with a goat at this Disneyland petting farm

Make a Furry Friend

Meet and greet a bonanza of animals at the only petting zoo at the Disneyland Resort.

Pet, brush and feed barnyard creatures at this expansive, outdoor petting zoo, inspired by the western ranches of the 1880s. Featuring a small wooden ranch house and petting barnyard, Big Thunder Ranch is the perfect place for young cowpokes to share in a hands-on encounter with goats, horses, sheep, donkeys and pigs.

The ranch has even served as home to the Thanksgiving turkeys pardoned by the President of the United States, and even a holiday reindeer. You just never know who’ll be visiting the Big Thunder Ranch, so be sure to stop by for a visit.

Keeping Clean
Guests are encouraged to cleanse their hands before and after making contact with the animals at the washbasin located next to the petting zoo.


A family gathers at Big Thunder Ranch to dine at the barbecue restaurant

Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue

Chow down on cowboy-style grub in a rustic ranch setting, complete with toe-tappin' country music and an all-you-care-to-eat barbecue feast.

Big Thunder Ranch

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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