“Explosions” Reported at Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

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Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks guest experience. No two guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Disney Dining’s personal views on Disney Park operations.

This could be massive news for this iconic Disney attraction.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland Resort is one of the most exhilarating attractions you can experience in the theme park. This classic roller coaster takes you on a thrilling journey through the heart of the Wild West, offering a combination of excitement, stunning scenery, and a touch of Disney magic.

Constructed in 1979, Disneyland Park’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has become a staple for millions of park-goers visiting annually. Now, one guest is reporting “Big Thunder explosions” that could drastically change the attraction.

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A Disneyland Landmark to See Potential Change

From the moment you step into the queue of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, you are transported back in time to the days of the Gold Rush at the Big Thunder Mining Company. The attention to detail is impeccable, with rustic wooden structures, mining equipment, and old-west charm surrounding you.

Another noteworthy feature of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is its unique design. The roller coaster is built to mimic an old mining train, complete with vintage locomotives and themed cars. This attention to detail adds authenticity to the overall experience and immerses you further into the Wild West setting.

The thrilling adventure reaches its peak as you zoom up the lift hill, preparing for the heart-pounding finale. The second lift hill takes you to new heights, setting the stage for an adrenaline-filled descent that will leave you breathless. The combination of speed, twists, and turns creates an unforgettable experience.

Related: NIGHTMARE at Disney: Woman Hides From POLICE at Big Thunder Mountain

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a must-ride for any thrill-seeker visiting Disneyland Resort. It perfectly blends the excitement of a roller coaster with the magic and storytelling that Disney is known for. Whether you’re a fan of the Wild West, roller coasters, or simply seeking a thrilling adventure, this attraction has something for everyone.

Guest Alleges “Big Thunder Explosions”

There have been several major news stories surrounding the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction at Disneyland Resort as of recent. Earlier this year, there was one guest who reportedly hid from police at the attraction. Numerous breakdowns and refurbishments were also reported sporadically throughout the summer of 2023.

However, that is not the only news story coming out about Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at this Disney Park. One Guest is now alleging that the ride has begun working on “smoke effects for the explosion on the final lift.” The full post reads:

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I heard someone say yesterday that they were working on the smoke effects for the explosion on the final lift. So here’s to hoping it comes up soon!

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If this is true, this would be a very exciting announcement and turn of events for this attraction. Adding extra effects to this theme park ride would really emphasize Disney’s commitment to creating new additions for its fans. By refurbishing and updating their old attractions, Disney Parks ensures these iconic rides stay fresh and exciting for generations to come. Only time will tell what will happen for the iconic Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.