I recently go to head to Disneyland for a day with my lovely girlfriend, Leslie. We were there in May 2013 and were pretty bummed that Thunder Mountain was closed for a (long) refurbishment, so we were pretty stoked when we returned in May 2014 and it had reopened.

To be honest, it had been like seven years since I’d ridden it and I was worried I wouldn’t notice any of the changes, and for a while, I really didn’t… until we got close to the very end and they totally redid that final “upramp”. I totally ‘dorked out’ during this because I thought the new stuff was wildly entertaining and made an already great ride even better.

So, I guess this Disney Dork’s opinion is that the long refurbishment period was worth it. Here’s a pic of me and the lady in front of Big Thunder:

Tom and Leslie enjoying a picture in front of Big Thunder Mountain, just as a train screams by.
Tom and Leslie enjoying a picture in front of Big Thunder Mountain, just as a train screams by.

And if you’re curious what the refurb looks like, you can watch the entire ride through here, too:

What did YOU think of the refurb?

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Thanks for reading!!
~ Disney Dork Tom

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