Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Why It's Our Favorite Ride

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is my favorite ride in Disney because it combines the thrill of a roller coaster with the excitement of exploring a haunted gold-mining town. The fast-paced twists and turns make every ride feel like a wild adventure, and the theming is impeccable – from the creaky old mine carts to the spooky ghostly figures that pop up along the way. My tip for riding this attraction is to go first thing in the morning or during a parade, when the wait times are usually shorter. And keep an eye out for hidden Mickeys – there are plenty to be found throughout the ride!

What to Eat

After riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, I recommend grabbing a bite to eat at the Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland. This classic saloon-style restaurant serves up delicious snacks like chili cheese fries and chicken wings, as well as hearty meals like the BBQ pulled pork sandwich and the fish and chips. The old-western atmosphere fits perfectly with the theme of the ride, and the food is sure to satisfy any hunger pangs you may have worked up on the coaster. Plus, you can catch a live show while you eat – it’s a great way to relax and recharge before heading back out into the park.