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Disney Parks After Dark: The Sun Sets on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Tonight’s “After Dark” image was snapped at Magic Kingdom Park. Here, you can see the sun setting on one “the wildest ride in the wilderness.”

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad debuted in the park’s Frontierland in 1980 to offer guests an adventurous railroad ride through an old gold-mining town run by the Big Thunder Mining Company. 

Thanks to Photographer Mark Willard for the image.


  • I have to admit, I thought this headline meant that Big Thunder was being taken out of the park. Sun has set = it’s time is done. Panicked for a few seconds. 🙂

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