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Big Thunder Mountain
Big Thunder Mountain Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland
Land Westernland
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Opening date July 4, 1987
Vehicle type Mine train
Ride duration 3:40 minutes
Height requirements 40" (102 cm)
Big Thunder Mountain is an indoor/outdoor mine train roller coaster located at Tokyo Disneyland at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. It opened on July 4, 1987.

Summary

At Tokyo Disneyland, Big Thunder Mountain is mostly identical to the Florida ride, with three exceptions:

  • Tumbleweed is replaced by a long cave before the second lift hill, just like the Disneyland version.
  • The station sits on columns rather than on a hillside.
  • The ending is altered. Instead of crossing back over the drop from the third lift hill, the track makes a U-turn before dropping through the sound of bats inside the tunnel and then out through the Boneyard/geyser scene, passing through a short tunnel, and making a right hand turn into the final brakes. The trains pass in front of the station, and then turn back into the boarding area.

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