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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Theme Park Ride / Attraction
The Anaheim Resort, Anaheim
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  • Alison G.
    "The goat trick is, in fact, awesome."(58 Tips)
    Nikki C.
    "I love the views from this ride!"(6 Tips)
    Brett S.
    "This is a great warmup roller coaster for your young riders."(5 Tips)
    Dan V.
    "This is the best attraction to go on during fireworks."(14 Tips)
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  • Nikki C.
    Nikki CawleyFebruary 20
    I love the views from this ride! A fun small coaster. And the wildest ride in the wilderness!
  • Andre Moose G.
    [BFGF] Probably one of my favorites here at Disneyland, a good beginners wooden rollercoaster for young and old!
  • Laur L.
    Laur Lo SkiOctober 8, 2016
    Loved it! Very similar to WDW as well.
  • EiMa A.
    EiMa AJuly 22, 2016
    One of the best rides in the park!!
  • Susan B.
    Susan BeckiusMay 21, 2016
    My favorite ride!
  • Amy S.
    Amy SullivanApril 11, 2016
    Watch the goat!
  • John K.
    John KiddeApril 4, 2016
    Hang on to them hats and glasses! This here's the wildest ride in the wilderness!!!
  • Ruby H.
    Ruby HowardMarch 22, 2016
    It was much better than I expected. Really fun with friends!
  • Jay H.
    Jay HartwigMarch 22, 2016
    One of the best!
  • Paddy
    PaddyFebruary 29, 2016
    Another of the top rides (and longest lines). Think it may get a little faster after dark.
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine ColesFebruary 21, 2016
    Wildest ride in the wilderness! When it's not broken!
  • Ricardo L.
    Ricardo LucianoJanuary 27, 2016
    The original railroad!!!
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.November 1, 2015
    The best themed roller coaster in the park!
  • Hard R.
    Hard RockerNovember 1, 2015
    Fun and bumpy ride.
  • Mimi S.
    Mimi SiordiaOctober 23, 2015
    Lots of fun.. Cool thrill ride!
  • Daryl P.
    Daryl PritchardOctober 10, 2015
    Always fun, but a particularly cool experience if you can time being on the ride during fireworks.
  • Allison H.
    Allison HarrisSeptember 17, 2015
    Rollarcoaster train ride.
  • Emily D.
    Emily DodgeSeptember 16, 2015
    Great for all ages
  • Mark S.
    Mark SchmidSeptember 2, 2015
    The ride is extremely nostalgic, I've found the lines are best around 11 a.m.
  • Tim D.
    Tim DengJuly 29, 2015
    Beautiful views from this ride. We got to see the fireworks while on the ride and it was insane. So are the wait times; get a FlashPass
  • Lucy L.
    Lucy LealJuly 10, 2015
    I almost fell from that ride but luckily i had my seatbelt on 😂
  • D C.
    D CJune 8, 2015
    Herky Jerky ride. Not my cup of tea.
  • Damon
    DamonMay 28, 2015
    Wildest Ride in the Wilderness!
  • Greg L.
    Greg LehmanMay 18, 2015
    Do NOT do the goat trick! It's near-instantaneous motion sickness...
  • Chris H.
    Chris HarrisFebruary 28, 2015
    Goat = Foreshadowing
  • Danny G.
    Danny GarciaFebruary 20, 2015
    New mine scene is really cool
  • Enrique G.
    Take off any hat you have...
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobisonJanuary 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    So much fun since the major refurbishment since 2014.
  • Rebecca C.
    Rebecca CartwrightDecember 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    It's a blast in the Rain!
  • David N.
    David NelmsDecember 15, 2014
    Great improvements. The ending is great
  • Chrissy N.
    Chrissy NickelNovember 23, 2014
    Ride during the fireworks!! More lights are off, lines are shorter, and what a view!
  • Melinda J.
    Melinda JacksonOctober 20, 2014
    They reopened this but it's still kind of lame.
  • Erika R.
    Erika RobbinsSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The updates to this ride are awesome! Definitely worth checking out! Try to sit in the back.
  • Charlotte W.
    Charlotte WillnerSeptember 4, 2014
    The line is always shorter than it looks
  • Zach E.
    Zach EversonAugust 27, 2014
    Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: Reopened and Rejuvenated Read more
  • Emine K.
    better than matterhorn
  • Nicky E.
    Nicky EthierAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Look at the goat!
  • DeeMagicGurl
    DeeMagicGurlAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the wildest ride in the wilderness. So hang on tight!
  • Mark T.
    Mark TemteJune 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    With the new changes to the ride, getting a seat towards the back of the train is much more important! The tunnel with the explosions are BEST SEEN in the back half of the train!
  • Jose A.
    Jose AlcalaMay 26, 2014
    "Big thunder mountain, more like big blunder mountain"
  • Jim M.
    Jim McDermottMay 2, 2014
    This ride has some great laughs.
  • Joey
    JoeyApril 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Hopefully the renovation added more areas to be decapitated
  • Kaitlin L.
    Kaitlin LeeApril 8, 2014
    love this ride!!! it was pretty long which made it worth the wait.
  • Tina J.
    Tina JayMarch 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Much improved! Very smooth ride and more to see.
  • Denise
    DeniseMarch 12, 2014
    Thank you so much Beth from Norwalk for taking us on the ride. Great time!!!
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie Copeland-MoraJanuary 6, 2013
    Faster at night... Great view of park at sun down
  • Joey
    JoeyJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Its definitely one way to get rid of your head...ache
  • Daniel
    DanielDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Back is way better than the front if you wanna wait... Or just hook your rascal up to the back of the train a d go ape shit crazy!
  • Sari
    SariDecember 3, 2012
    Best at night!
  • Mike A.
    Mike AlvaradoNovember 12, 2012
    FEAR THE GOAT
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn BonneauNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A little more thrilling than in Florida - WaltCast Podcast
  • Paul M.
    Paul MOctober 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hey goat why are off the back of the truck.
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WisniewskiSeptember 9, 2012
    So much better at night!
  • Sara H.
    Sara HarmatzAugust 17, 2012
    If you're in row 15, sit three to a seat and stare at the goat with dynamite in it's mouth throughout the whole turn. Amazing experience.
  • Olga S.
    Olga S.August 1, 2012
    You should try it at sunlight and than at night to have totally diff experience
  • Angie C.
    Angie CaigsJuly 10, 2012
    If you ride all the way in the back of the train turn around and face backwards! It's a whole new ride :D
  • Joey
    JoeyJune 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I heard its the wiiiiiiiiiiildest riiiiiide in the wiiiiiiiiiildernessss
  • Joey
    JoeyJune 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I'd lose my head if it wasn't attached
  • Nate D.
    Nate DawgJune 21, 2012
    gotta be top 5 fav rides!!!!!'
  • Anthony E.
    Anthony EngelsJune 15, 2012
    Ask for turbo. It makes it a lot better!
  • Mabel C.
    Mabel ChungJune 8, 2012
    Favorite ride! Hands up the whole time
  • Chip A.
    Chip AllenMay 28, 2012
    Scream at the top of your lungs when you pass the dinausaur bones... Really messes with the first timers.
  • Charlie H.
    Charlie HueroMay 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    When u are going down the hill with the billy goat on it, stare at him all away around the turn!
  • Randy L.
    Randy LantingMay 16, 2012
    Fast pass this one, the only way to go
  • Jason T.
    Jason TuckerMay 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    You're waiting in a long line for Big Thunder and some guy is saying something weird to his kids. Share these overheards on twitter by using the #ohatdl tag along with the overheard. :)
  • Gestina
    GestinaApril 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    don't do any daring tricks or you might lose your head. =)
  • Eric C.
    Eric CApril 22, 2012
    You HAVE to try getting on this ride DURING the fireworks. Best experience EVER!!
  • Nick L.
    Nick LApril 17, 2012
    Always take the right lane at the end of the line ... Trust me, it's faster!!!
  • Emily F.
    Emily FerreiraApril 9, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you face backwards the cast members will stop the ride. Don't be stupid
  • Dan V.
    Dan ValenzuelaMarch 25, 2012
    This is the best attraction to go on during fireworks. It's amazing.
  • Brandon K.
    Brandon K.March 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    At the top of the second drop, there is a goat on a hill to the right. Stare at it as long as possible for a funny feeling.
  • Rob C.
    Rob CurranMarch 14, 2012
    Ride here during the fireworks.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HillMarch 14, 2012
    Ride during the fireworks!
  • Carla J.
    Carla JeanMarch 9, 2012
    Try To Spot All The Critters Through The Ride!! =)) SO FUN To Ride It In The Dark Too!!
  • Patrick A.
    Patrick AnthonyMarch 5, 2012
    Best seat for Fireworks...ever! :)
  • Michella G.
    Michella GFebruary 24, 2012
    There is a hidden cactus mickey once you exit the ride.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GoodmanFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    For a wilder experience, ask the cast member at the station to initiate jackrabbit speed. Yee-haw!
  • OCMomActivities
    OCMomActivitiesFebruary 11, 2012
    Make sure you do the Goat Trick! Here's how: http://www.ocmomactivities.com/2009/08/big-thunder-mountain-disneyland-goat.html?m=0
  • Brytani C.
    Brytani CerneyFebruary 11, 2012
    Its the wildest ride in the wildernessss
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RodgersFebruary 6, 2012
    Close your eyes the entire time !!!
  • Nikki P.
    Nikki PerryFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    GOAT TRICK FTW
  • Helen K.
    Helen KeomanyFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't ask for rows 1 or 15
  • Hillary H.
    Hillary HagarJanuary 29, 2012
    Goat trick fail!!!? We sat in row 15 and looked...:/
  • Dave G.
    Dave GJanuary 26, 2012
    While it's a bit different from the one at WDW, this is equally as good...
  • Colton L.
    Colton LargeJanuary 22, 2012
    Look right it makes u fell like ur flying
  • -M. O.
    -M. O.January 8, 2012
    Goat effect is a must try.
  • Steve T.
    Steve TompkinsJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Keep an eye on the goat!
  • Elise M.
    Elise MyersDecember 22, 2011
    Sit in the back of the Train and do the Goat Trick!
  • Scott C.
    Scott CarnahanDecember 11, 2011
    This one is a real ball smasher
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    A young man suffered severe head trauma and internal bleeding after the train he was riding in derailed. 10 others were injured but he was the only death and it was blamed on improper maintenance.
  • MissMarilyn D.
    MissMarilyn DarlingDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    the lines really arent that bad for this ride even if its coming out the door but the fastpass is the way to go
  • Chris D.
    Chris DuranNovember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit in the back and look at the goat all the way downnnnnnnn
  • Sam A.
    Sam AlcarazNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for rows 14 and 15
  • Marc N.
    Marc NakaoNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    During the daytime check out whos dirty laundry is hanging out in the town
  • Kate M.
    Kate MikaNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Is it just me or do the turtle heads look a little like .......
  • J. M.
    J. MulliNovember 6, 2011
    The goat trick is stupid! Grab some va-jay jay!!! So much more fun!
  • Ginger A.
    Ginger AmmonOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This here's the wildest ride in the wilderness!
  • Chris A.
    Chris AOctober 29, 2011
    Look at the goat.
  • Travis G.
    Travis GutierrezOctober 12, 2011
    When you see the goat turn your body to the right and you'll slide into the person on your left!
  • Christine P.
    Christine PhillipsOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try this ride at night! Even better!!
  • Gezginrapunzel ..
    Gezginrapunzel .April 7, 2016
    En iyi atraksiyonlardan birisi, fast pass kullanın, değer !
  • Ram G.
    Ram GtJanuary 21, 2016
    Buenisima esta montaña rusa!!
  • Luciana P.
    Luciana ParanhosJanuary 6, 2016
    Emocionante, vale a fila!!
  • Genaro A.
    Genaro AvilesOctober 6, 2015
    ¡No dejes de mirar a la cabra! 😜
  • Germain P.
    Germain PavGálSeptember 20, 2015
    Fast, rapida
  • Ulisses @ M.
    Ulisses @ MJune 13, 2015
    Delicia de montanha russa.
  • Syd
    SydMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    CHUGA CHUGA CHOO CHOO... BOOOOM - DENZEL VOICE
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