Big Thunder Mountain
Big Thunder Mountain

The theming of Big Thunder Mountain is great!

Hello, and thanks for stopping by as we continue our Disney World Countdown!  Today we are looking at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, that great roller coaster located in the Magic Kingdom.  This is a fun roller coaster, and for timid roller coaster fans, I don’t think it’s a majorly scary one, so if you were going to try one roller coaster at Disney, I would suggest this one!

Big Thunder Mountain

This is a favorite shot of mine because it is like the train is just flying around the corner!

There are a lot of fun things about Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and to truly see all of them, I suggest that you ride it both during the day and at night.  At night it is particularly fun because the darkness adds another dimension to the attraction, including the dancing girls that can be seen on the 2nd floor of the saloon when you pass through town!

Big Thunder Mountain

I like this shot — you can see Cinderella Castle from Big Thunder Mountain!

Another thing I like is that, at night, if you take time to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad during Wishes, you’ll literally just walk right on, and on top of it, during the ride, you’ll be able to see some of the fireworks from the show!

Big Thunder Mountain is one of my favorite roller coasters, is it on your favorite list too?  Let me know, and thanks for stopping by!



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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!