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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

A topless train with several passengers passes rock formations and tilts as it rides on its tracks

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

Dash in and out of craggy caverns and rumble through an old mine aboard a speeding train.

The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness
Streak through a legendary gold-mining town aboard a rollicking runaway mine train.

Amid rugged bedrock and desert cactus, venture inside a barren mountain to the Big Thunder Mining Company, established in the early days of America's Gold Rush. Traipse down and discover a mysterious 5-car locomotive waiting to take you on a journey inside an abandoned mine shaft.

Hang Onto Your Hats
Hurl forward into the darkness of a tunnel as the train's wheels chug back and forth across a winding track. Swoop around sharp turns and dip and drop into canyons and caves, darting through the ghost town of Big Thunder.

Peel under a booming waterfall, past rock formations, and dodge a rumbling boulder from an unexpected landslide. Glimpse the remnants of an earthquake and behold a bevy of local critters— including bats, possums and a goat with a stick of dynamite in his mouth— before hastily making your way back to the safety of the railroad station.