Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad


This is Linda and Shane on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland, Magic Kingdom last month. The ride is a relatively mild indoor/outdoor roller coaster based on the concept of a runaway train careening through an abandoned mine complex. It first opened in 1980. Speeds can reach 24-30 miles per hour so the centrifugal force as you round the turns will pull you from one side to the next.

3 comments:

Chuck said...

You are a braver man than me to take a camera on a roller coaster.

I have found that as I get older my tolerance for roller coasters has gone down. Translation: It would have been a white knukle ride for me.

Bradley Myers said...

Thats the differnce between a truckie and an engine guy. LOL

Chuck said...

Oh how soon your forget about the Grantley Hook and Hose!