Big Thunder Mountain Scheduled to Closed for Short Refurbishment

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Hopefully, if you plan to be at Magic Kingdom from February 14th to February 18th, 2022, Big Thunder Mountain was not a must do for you. It will be closed for an extremely short refurbishment. It is common for rides to schedule refurbishment to fix or update small little things here and there.

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This is how it is worded and on the official Walt Disney World website:  “From February 14 to February 18, 2022, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will be closed for routine maintenance.”


Other Walt Disney World attractions have said they will be closed for refurbishment, like Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom and Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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These are the slower times of the year, and it makes sense for them to do these refurbishments then. There’s still so much you can see and do at Walt Disney World, though, so don’t let that ruin your vacation.

If you would like to know a little more about Big Thunder Mountain, here is how it is described on the Walt Disney World website:


The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness

Legend has it that soon after gold was first discovered here in the 1850s, eerie things began to happen. Trains would take off and race through tunnels—by themselves.

After you arrive at the legendary Big Thunder Mining Company, descend into an abandoned mine shaft and board your train. As you enter the cursed cavern, the engine speeds up along the rickety track. Dodge exploding dynamite and falling boulders as you swoop around turns, drop into canyons and dart through the mysterious ghost town of Tumbleweed.

Your rip-roaring adventure proves that some legends are true. You’re sure to have a real blast!


How Scary Is it?

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a fast roller coaster-type attraction designed for kids and adults. However, some parts of this attraction are bumpy and, in some instances, take place in the dark.

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