Disney Must-Do: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (in the rain!)

We’ve loved this ride ever since our first family visit to Disney World. It’s super fun, charmingly themed, and hits just the right middle-ground between mild and wild. On our most recent trip, we eagerly approached the Fastpass return gate, Fastpasses in hand, ready to board the “runaway train.” Disappointingly, we were turned away due to inclement weather. We sought shelter at Pecos Bill’s, had a leisurely lunch while an intense thunderstorm rolled through the park, then went back to Big Thunder Mountain once the worst of the storm had passed. It was still raining lightly, but this felt good in the August heat. And, since it was raining, the stand-by line was minimal, so we went on it twice in a row.

Wet, but happy, as our second consecutive ride begins!

The rain had pretty much stopped by this point, but we still enjoyed the ride!

Riding Big Thunder Mountain in the rain turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip! I can’t even really explain why, but for some reason it added to the thrill of the ride, and brought us even more fully into the gold-rush-town-just-after-a-flash-flood theme. Try it some time – and let me know what you think!


About Heather Brainerd

Intuitive healer + meditation guide
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4 Responses to Disney Must-Do: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (in the rain!)

  1. In the rain??!! What a great idea 🙂

  2. Kayla says:

    Riding in the rain was so fun, I did it at Disneyland, because the tracks are wet the ride is faster and because there is no line you can sit in the back best part of ride and ride over and over again. BTM in the rain was the best just like Splash Mountain in the rain

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