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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a runaway train roller coaster that storms through the recreated 19th century town of Tumbleweed, set just off the Big Thunder Mountain in the American southwest. Now in those times, gold mining was a prosperous and lucrative venture, and a network of mine trains were set up to transport the gold. However, the settlers were unaware that the area was sacred to the local Native Americans, and a curse was placed upon the land.


It wasn’t long before tragedy struck - a flash flood befell the mines and town, which were later abandoned by the inhabitants. Soon after, the locomotives were found to be racing around the mountain tracks seemingly on their own accord, with no driver or crew. And so the story goes that the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was founded in the old mining camp to let tourists ride on the possessed trains. But the wise should keep a look out for critters and other sights along the way, such as the bleating billy goat, and Cousin Ed who gets washed away in his bathtub, wearing his long johns and a surprised expression...


Named U.B. Bold, U.R. Daring, U.R. Courageous, I.M. Brave, I.B. Hearty, I.M. Fearless, the Big Thunder Mountain railroad trains are a treat for the brave of heart and adventurous of nature.