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Oxford, United Kingdom
September 13, 2012
Los Angeles, California
April 6, 2007
Big Thunder Mountain is one of those rides that you have to do at night, and is the only e-ticket ride in Frontierland. It’s faster, scarier, and much more of a thrill at night. If you want to ride at night grab a fastpass and come back later. The morning is also decent if you want a short line. If you get to the park early Fronteirland is almost empty at opening so this line can be as short as 15 minutes. The ride itself is a throw back to the gold-mining days. There is even a small town on the side of the tracks where you can hear people talking. You board the cars that soon become a runway train that twists and turns through tunnels, past Billy goats, and by water. Be careful, the caves have "bats" and be wary of "falling" rocks. This ride is okay for younger children during the day because it isn’t as fast. It is also easy to keep them busy in the queue by giving them a camera. There is a lot to take in. My favorite thing to do is to try and capture the perfect picture of the train as it passes by people in line.
The ride itself is very tame and great for smaller children who want the rollercoaster experience. The drops aren’t that big. My recommendation is to ask the cast member who is assigning the rows to stand in if you can be in the back. The advantage of this is that you’ll get a more thrilling ride. The train is rather long and mixed with short drops; the people who are in the front are already half way down a drop before the back end is even over. When the back goes over then the train picks up momentum. This allows for a faster ride for those in the back. Tom’s Sawyer’s Island is also located here. Check times for when the boats stop running, because they close down before the rest of the park and when Fantasmic is showing.
Fronteirland is also a fun place just to wonder around. It isn’t as crowded as Fantasyland or Tomorrowland. It is wide open for a lot of great photo opts. From the pathway you can see a giant lake where the Sailing Ship Columbia is anchored and is sometimes cruising by. There is also a nice view of Tom Sawyer’s Island.
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