Big Thunder Mountain in Disneyland California – Episode 44

Take a ride on Big Thunder Mountain, the runaway mine train in Disneyland Park in California on Travel with Rick with Rick Howard

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30 comments on “Big Thunder Mountain in Disneyland California – Episode 44”

  1. Gracie N says:

    I live near Disneyland, so I would love to hop on a plane and visit Disney World in Florida. It has all the different parks and variety, so I think that is where I would like to go today!


  2. Kevin Nelson says:

    Thanks Rick, my 6 and 4 year old couldn’t get enough of BTMRR in WDW. It was such a blessing to be having so much fun with them, I am so thankful for Walt Disney and his imagination! The USA is the greatest place on Earth, with the greatest people, so I would go right back to WDW in Florida, my and your favorite vacation destination! Your videos and enthusiasm about WDW makes me smile every Friday, you keep smiling to my friend!


  3. Debbie Bolen says:

    You are right – the scenery is different in DL, but still an awesome ride! Can’t wait to hop on this one!

    I think if I could just hop on a plane to any one of the parks – it would have to be WDW in Florida……..It is my magical place and I don’t get to go as often as I would like. Especially right now as the Christmas decorations go up – to see the transformation.

    Keep up the great work! This is the highlight of my week watching you explore the parks, rides and events……makes me feel closer to Disney!


  4. Joanne S says:

    That video takes me back to the 80’s which is when I was last at DL. I love how the rides are the same yet different, it’s the magic of disney. I would love to see all the international Disney parks starting with Tokyo but first I would go back to DL and see all the changes that have been made since last I was there. Maybe a world tour? Ah to dream.

    Thanks again for the dose of Disney I love it.


  5. Donna Isard says:

    I would love to go to the Disney park in Paris. But I would love to go to DL in Ca. to because I havn’t been to any of the other parks except WDW.


  6. Penny Serrato says:

    PARIS PARIS PARIS right now…. The Castle at Paris WDW looks so different and beautiful that I want to go see it up close.
    I didn’t get to ride Big Thunder Mountain in Florida so I can’t compare the rides but it was fun to watch and I look forward to riding it. As always Thanks Rick.


  7. Great video! One of my very favorite rides!! I have been to both Disneyland & Walt Disney World & I’m very intrigued by what I have seen & read about Disneyland Paris. It looks so gorgeous! I would love to go there right now!! 🙂


  8. J.L says:

    You got some great footage with this one. Is it just me or is the DL version longer than WDW?


  9. J.L says:

    AH! I forgot to say that I think I’d like to go to Japan. The whole Tokoyo Sea thing seems really cool.


  10. Scott Schultz says:

    Hi Rick…thanks for another great video! BTMRR is my wifes favorite ride attraction and the one in Disneyland looks to be as good as, if not better than the one in Disney World. Love the water feature at the beginning. If I could choose to be at any ONE Disney park right now, it would still Walt Disney World in Florida. Why you may ask? 2 Words…EPCOT Center. or maybe it’s one word now…Epcot…whatever. EPCOT has always been, and will probably always be my favorite Park. And until California, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and any other Disney Parks build an Epcot like area, I’ll be sticking to Disney World in Florida for my vacations. Have a great week!Scºoºtt


  11. Dale says:

    Just love watching your videos & reading all the comments from people. There seems to be a lot of us Disney people. We would still go to WDW in Florida if we had a choice. Haven’t been to the others but how do you mess with perfection! We love it!!


  12. Linda/Tink says:

    HI Rick..

    Great video—-LOVE BTMRR At Walt Disney World,,Disneylands looks just a bit different–and fun fun fun!!! I would say PARIS would have to be my pick to visit!!! Thanks again for a GREAT RIDE!!!!!


    PS LOVE your RON JON shirt—true FLORIDA MAN (lol)


  13. Terri Gonsiorowski says:

    Last week was my son’s favorite ride…this week was mine :)! Awesoem video!!I look forward to them every week, I do not video…but I am a picturoholic ;)!….
    The park I would choose would be Florida….but I always go for Halloween, would love to see Christmas, someday….
    Thanks Rick!


  14. Peggy Hickey says:

    Can’t I go to them all? If I had to choose it’s a toss up between the original Disney Land in Calif. and Disney Seas in Japan. I’ve been to Disney World many many times and I’d love to see some totally different Disney parks.


  15. Jeanne C. says:

    It would be Paris for me! I would love to see the castle this time of year. We love to ride BTMRR. Last trip to FL We were fortunate enough to go on it 6 times throughout the week! Great Video Rick!


  16. Thelma Huss says:

    Great ride.

    I would choose Japan. I would probably spend the whole vacation in the theme park, so really would not get to see the country, but still you would have to get the flavor of the orient.


  17. Brad S says:

    I would love to go to the Disneyland Paris. I love this ride at both Disneyland or Walt Disney World. Thanks Rick for another great video.


  18. John Broadwater says:

    the park that I am really like to be able to go to is Disney World in Fla. even though I would really like to take the world wind tour of all the parks that Disney operates. thank for another great show I really enjoyed it.


  19. David H. says:

    Really like BTMRR! Classic Disney! I haven’t been to Disneyland since I was very young so I’d love to go back. Tough to beat Disneyworld though!


  20. Eddie A. says:

    This has always been one of those rides we “have to catch” while we are in WDW. Simply a Disney classic. You caught some great video and the experience of the ride! We are looking forward to riding BTMRR again when we head back in two weeks! Looks like the weather was great while you were there! Thanks for the review and great work!

    And…for your question of the week, I would really like to visit the Disneyland Resort in Paris!


  21. Linda Miller says:

    I would love to be able to pack up and go to Disney World. If I lived in FL I am sure I would visit every day, if possible.

    I have really enjoyed seeing the rides at Disneyland and would like to go there some day. I have friends moving to the West Coast next year, so maybe I’ll finally get to go west!!

    Linda Miller


  22. George J says:

    My bags are packed, I leave in 10 days for WDW. I can’t get enought of that place.


  23. Linda F, says:

    You do a great job showing all the Disney fans what we are missing while we’re not at the parks and what we can look forward to if this is our first time there. I have been to both Disneyland and Disney World and each has it’s own unique personality. I would love to go to Tokyo Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. Thanks for making everyday a magical day.


  24. Duane P. McCall says:

    I am a traditionalist at heart so the the original will always be the best. So my first choice is Walt Disney World, but if you twisted my arm hard enough I could be persuaded to go to Hong Kong. Thanks Rick “The Disney Guy” 😉


  25. Robert Nordmark says:

    If I were to pack my bags and leave today for a Disney Park it would be Disney World. Next I would like to go to Disneyland Paris. In fact I just won an airline ticket from New York to Paris. If I can come up with enough money for the rest of the trip I intend to go to Disneyland Paris.


  26. Tom says:

    Living in Germany I visit Disneyland Paris once a year. DLP is great, but I would opt of WDW if I had the choice. We went there for our honeymoon 😉


  27. Colleen Anastasi says:

    Loved that coaster when we did it last Sept together (or was that the Sept before last???!).

    Gee…if I could pack right now and head to any Disney park…tough one…NOT! Disney World! And what’s even better…I am packing to head off to Disney World! See you Tuesday!


  28. It was wild to see the ride reversed. The WDW version is a mirror image of the DL Version give or take a few elements. I prefer WDW…but since I live here…I would love to go to DL in Cali so I could meet all my left coast friends that I talk to online. =)

    How in the heck did you keep the camera so still?????


  29. kymie says:

    I did think for a few moments….would it be DCA….a Cruise….DLRP….but my heart just said nope – it would have to be ‘home’ which is of course WDW!! Thanks for another great show Rick!


  30. Paul Lemberg says:

    Too funny, Rick. Just went on my first trip to Disneyanything, and my daughter insisted on lunch at Rancho Zocalo. Great enchiladas ranchero.

    You’re an inspiration. I may start updating my travel blog at You, me, and Anthony Bourdain.



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