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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disney's Magic KingdomSubmitted by Brian Krosnick on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 14:52
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Disney's Magic Kingdom
Nov 15, 1980
Steel Tube Tri-Rail roller coaster
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A mine train roller coaster that is based around a mock mountain that dominates Frontierland. Aimed at families, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad's lengthy circuit features 3 lift hills and heavy theming throughout.
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Reader reviews of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
This is one of my favourite rides at Disney. The runaway train shoots through realistic mountain and mine scenery. The ride lasts quite a long time with 3 climbs followed by twisting descents. Although by no means the fastest roller coaster in the world it goes fast enough to give an exhilarating ride, and seems to be popular with a wide age range. If the queue is more than 30 minutes its worth using Fastpass.