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[9 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
New Disney Parks T-Shirts Debuting All Month at the Disney Parks Online Store

If you’re a fan of unique Disney Parks T-shirts you’re in luck this month!  A new collection of limited release tees is debuting this month at the Disney Parks online store.
The first T-shirt celebrates Pluto’s 85th birthday on September 5. Mickey’s pal debuted in a Mickey Mouse cartoon, The Chain Gang, in 1930 as a bloodhound. He became Mickey’s dog Pluto in the 1937 film The Moose Hunt.
The Pluto tee is available until September 10 in youth and adult sizes.
From now until September 13 fans can also pick up two …

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[20 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to be the Focus of New Comic Book Series

Fans of Disney’s thrilling Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will soon have a chance to experience the thrills of the attraction in a comic book.
The five-part comic book series Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will feature stories from Walt Disney Imagineering. Action-packed stories include earthquakes, floods, and dynamite chewing goats.
The adventures in the story are set in the wild frontier and will take readers back in time to a Gold Rush town where the residents battle the mountain. Readers will also discover why Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is more than just an …

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[4 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Park Begins $4 Million Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Renovation

In December, we told you that Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad would be closing this month for a major renovation. Now, crews are beginning to prepare for the overhaul, which will cost an estimated $4 million. This is the first major refurbishment of the attraction in more than three decades.
On Monday, Big Thunder Mountain will close and remain closed for at least nine months. Crews will add new ride vehicles, repaint sections of the mountain and replace old track – however, the route will remain the same. Additionally, workers will make …

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[14 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Closing January 7

Last year, the Matterhorn Bobsleds underwent a period of refurbishment – now, it’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad’s turn!
The attraction at Disneyland Park will be closing January 7, 2013 for a major overhaul. The updates will include brand-new ride vehicles (but will remain in the style of the trains we all know and love,) and new track, but the ride will still follow the current course. Furthermore, sections of the mountain will be repainted to give the attraction a fresh look and feel.
Additional updates and remodels will be announced throughout the …

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[23 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Gets Backstory

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is getting a new interactive queue — as well as an enhanced backstory.
The updates to the ride in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom are currently underway during night time construction. Guests will learn about Big Thunder Mountain Railroad founder, gold magnate Barnabas T. Bullion.
Here’s what we are learning about Mr. Bullion, who rules the Big Thunder Mining Company with a golden fist:
Barnabas T. Bullion is the founder and president of the Big Thunder Mining Company. The longtime mining magnate comes from a powerful East Coast family …

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[14 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
ABC Orders Script for ‘Big Thunder Mountain’ T.V. Show

Sources have reported that ABC Studios has ordered a television script based on the back story of the popular “Big Thunder Mountain Railroad” attraction at Disneyland.
The attraction, which opened in 1979 at Disneyland Park, is a Western adventure set in a mountain based on Bryce Canyon in Utah. Disney’s story says the mountain has “mysterious rumblings and strange noises” and “Native American tales claim that supernatural forces will unleash the power of thunder upon those who dare to remove gold from the mountain.” The ride now appears at 5 Disney …

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[24 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Getting Interactive Queue at Magic Kingdom

Sources have announced that Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom park will be getting a new, interactive queue to fully immerse guests like never before.
The attraction will be the next in line of several previous attractions that have updated queues, including The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, the Haunted Mansion and Dumbo the Flying Elephant in Storybook Circus. The new interactive queue for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will be designed to give guests an immersive experience in the story behind the ride while waiting in line.
While not many …

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[21 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Star Sighting: Hailee Steinfeld and Tavi Hang Out at Disneyland

Actress Hailee Steinfeld and blogger Tavi showed how close-knit the pair were when they hung out at Disneyland together earlier last week.
The duo seemed to have a lot of fun, posing for photographs while donning their Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears and braving Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Hailee went even further with her fashion and sported an awesome red and white Minnie Mouse-themed manicure!
Hopefully, the pals can manage to stay close. They look awfully cute together, don’t they?