Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Magic Kingdom

Big Thunder Mountain Magic Kingdom

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is one of the three Magic Kingdom mountains and features a runaway train as it goes through an abandoned mining town.

You pass through multiple caves, past waterfalls, bats and a very dangerous goat as you travel on the wildest ride in the wilderness. You also go through a splashdown at the end of the ride beneath a dino fossil.

Magic Kingdom's version of the ride is one of only two versions of the ride to still feature the original cave in the scene during the last lift hill. It features rocks crumbling in as you go through the cave. The new version from Disneyland Paris and Disneyland feature the cave on the brink of an explosion as you enter.

Dare to conquer the Wildest Ride in the Wilderness.


Front Row Daytime

Night POV

4K Magic Kingdom POV

Thrill Rating 6/10

This ride is not the smoothest roller coaster, but it should still be good for most visitors.


Big Thunder From the Front Row Disney World

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Front Row Magic Kingdom

Special Information

As you go down the first drop after the second lift hill, look up and to the left as you go down the turn, focusing on the peak. This is known as the "goat trick" in the Disneyland version of the ride and trust me it makes the turn a lot more exciting.