Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Frontierland, Magic Kingdom

  • Main Details

  • Park Magic Kingdom
  • Land Frontierland
  • Ride Type Rollercoaster
  • Restraint Lap Bar
  • Thrill Level Medium
  • Ride Duration 3mins 25secs
  • Pre-Show
  • Post-Show
  • Gift Shop
  • Extra Magic Hours

  • Morning EMH
  • Evening EMH
  • Queue Details

  • FastPass+
  • FastPass+ Demand High
  • Standby Line
  • Standby Wait High
  • Single Rider Line
  • Interactive
  • Indoor Queue
  • Outdoor Queue
  • Comfort Level Low
  • Photography

  • On Ride Photo
  • Important Dates

  • Grand Opening Sep 23 1980
  • Ride System

  • Type Steel Rollercoaster
  • Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
  • Track Length 2780ft
  • Max Speed 30mph
  • Seating Layout 5 cars each seating 6 guests, 3 rows per car, 2 guests per row.
  • On-Board Audio
  • Restrictions

  • Height Req. 40"
  • Age Under age 7 must be accompanied by person age 14+
  • Frightening Kids
  • Accessibility Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad refurbishment pushed back to April
8 months ago

Big Thunder Mountain closing for short refurbishment in March
10 months ago

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad closed for refurbishment Apr 27, 2015 to Apr 30, 2015

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad closed for refurbishment Apr 07, 2014 to Apr 09, 2014

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad closed for refurbishment Nov 05, 2013 to Nov 05, 2013

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad closed for refurbishment Jun 22, 2013 to Jun 23, 2013

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad closed for refurbishment Jan 09, 2012 to May 27, 2012

Big Thunder Mountain is a rollercoaster-type attraction located in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom. Guests board a mine train at the Big Thunder Mining Co. for a trip through the mountain range.


Height/Age Requirement: At least 40" tall

Facts and Trivia

Trains: 6 trains, each featuring 1 engine and 5 cars.

Train names: U.B. Bold, U.R. Daring, U.R. Courageous, I.M. Brave, I.B. Hearty, I.M. Fearless.

Rider capacity: 6 guests per car gives a total of 30 guests per train.

Track length: 2780 ft.

Speed: 24-30mph.

Mountain Height: 100 ft

Ride duration: 3 mins 25 seconds.

Animatronics: There are 20 Audio Animatronic figures.

Height requirement: At least 40 inches tall.

Voices artist: The spiels for "the wildest ride in the wilderness" were recorded by Dallas McKennon who also provides the voices for Benjamin Franklin in The American Adventure.

Music List

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms (Melody: 1775; lyrics and music: 1807-1808)
The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1885)
The Blue Tail Fly, or, Jimmy Crack Corn (1846)
Clementine (Oh, My Darling Clementine - 1884)
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane (1865)
Home on the Range (c.1873)
Little Brown Jug (1869)
The Red River Valley (1896)
Shenandoah (c.1826)
Sweet Genevieve (1869)
Turkey in the Straw, or, Old Zip Coon (1834)
When You and I Were Young, Maggie (1866)