Big Thunder Mountain


Land: Frontierland  |  FastPass: Yes

Hang on to your hats and glasses cause this here’s the wildest ride in the wilderness! The mountain is full of gold but unfortunately a flood has ruined any chance of recovering it. The prospectors are having one last party at the saloon even though they’re in danger of washing away. Jump aboard the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and enjoy the fun!

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Height Requirement

  • 40″ (102 cm)

Ride Duration

  • 3:25 minutes

Top Speed

  • 30 mph (48 km/h)

Tips

  • Since Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain are next to each other, it might be a good idea to get a FastPass for one and ride the other while you’re waiting for your FastPass time to arrive.
  • You could also get a FastPass for this ride and then explore nearby Tom Sawyer Island while you’re waiting.
  • The back is a wilder ride than the front!.

Fun Facts

  • Utah’s Bryce Canyon is the inspiration for Big Thunder Mountain’s scenery.
  • The names of the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad trains are: U.B. Bold, U.R. Daring, U.R. Courageous, I.M. Brave, I.B. Hearty, I.M. Fearless.