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Big Thunder Mountain

Disneyland® Park

Frontierland

Guest Must Be

1.02 m

Age Interest

Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Physical Considerations More Information

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Accessibility

  • Suitable for Guests with Learning Disabilities
  • Suitable for Cognitive or Mental Disorder
  • Suitable for Guests Suffering from Debilitating Illness
  • Suitable for Hearing Impaired Guests
  • Suitable for Guests with the Lower Limbs Atrophy
  • Suitable for Guests with a Behavior or Autism
  • Suitable for Guests Who Have Difficulty Standing
  • Suitable for Visually Impaired Guests
  • Suitable for Blind Guests
  • Must Transfer from Wheelchair or ECV

Due to the nature of the experience, service animals are not permitted on this attraction.

Interests

Fastpass, Not To Be Missed, Big Thrills

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 or disabilities that could be aggravated by this adventure
  • Expectant Mothers may not ride
  • Supervise children at all times. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Persons who do not meet the minimum height requirement of 102 cm may not ride
  • Transfer Time of 30 seconds will be required for Guest transferring from their wheelchair.
  • Number of Guests with a learning disability, mental health disorder, behavioral disorder or autism allowed onto the attraction as a group accompanied by at least one helper: 1
  • Authorization to ride the attraction depends on the type of limb impairment. Guests should check with a Cast Member at City Hall or Studio Services

Hold tight, as this runaway mine train cart rattles you and your family wildly around a haunted mountain...

As part of our continuing efforts to exceed the expectations of our Guests, this attraction is closed today.

Big Thunder Mountain: the Wildest Ride in the West

Climb steep heights and dive below raging waterfalls in this family-friendly, rattling race in a speeding mine cart.

In Big Thunder Mountain you board a mysterious train deep in the heart of a legendary mountain for a thrilling journey of dips and sharp turns beneath Rivers of the Far West and around a ghostly mining town.

Fire in the Hole!
As you plummet through the darkness along a dynamite-littered track, a huge explosion shakes the cavern. But the train doesn't slow up, hurtling you onwards amid the rumbling sounds of a falling mineshaft. Bats swoop. The tracks shake. A river rages above. Will you make it out alive?

The Big Thunder Mountain Legend

Legend has it that a supernatural force dwells within the mountain. When gold was first discovered in the 1850s, a mining company was established. But soon, eerie things began to occur. Miners heard ghostly sounds, cave-ins became frequent and equipment mysteriously failed. Trains would take off and race through the mine and around the mountain driverless! Word got out that the mine was haunted and Thunder Mesa became another ghost town.

Years later, when eyewitness accounts had faded into folklore, new prospectors resurrected the Mining Company and began blasting into the spooky mountain once again. But as the new settlers became aware, some legends turn out to be true.

A Train Ride for the Entire Family
Big Thunder Mountain is a speedy rollercoaster-type attraction designed with your entire family in mind. However, some parts of this attraction are bumpy and, in some instances, take place in the dark.

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