A Reddit user recently shared a video in which they filmed Big Thunder Mountain railroad as if the train was riding backwards on the tracks. Reddit user Eric Chu captioned the thread “Getting a new perspective. Here’s a backseat, backwards view ride on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.”
Finding A New Perspective On A Classic Attraction In Frontierland
It definitely creates a sense of excitement in me when I watch this video, because the ride truly does seem different with the illusion of riding backwards. The Reddit thread gained some positive traction from other Disney fans who chimed in, equally thrilled by the video.
“I was so engrossed in watching that every time they turned around to face forward I was yelling at the screen, “I’ve seen that way before! Turn back around! The hill climb is what wanted to see backwards!”
maxmouze“Perfect for the Goat Trick. (There’s actually a postcard of Donald Duck in the backseat turned around to look at the goat that people were analyzing on the Disneyland newsgroups in the ’90s.”
A Magical Thread Bringing The Disney Community Together
Kaldricus“Now I want to see more rides like this, that’s really neat.”
“I love looking backwards! It’s especially terrifying on space mountain if you can manage the motion sickness. Just don’t try it on RRC.
Tip from a former CM (not me): on Splash mountain, look backwards when you go down the dark fully indoor drop. Such a weird feeling and perspective on the ride. I think this is also fun on the pirates drop but I believe that one is too dark to see anything interesting.”
A Classic Attraction Brought To The Comfort Of Our Homes
I can’t help but feel grateful for fellow Disney fans out there who take the time to film and photograph different rides and attractions in the parks. It allows those who can’t be at the parks to feel a nostalgic sense of magic from home — especially now when the parks aren’t quite open yet.
I would love to be spending my day in the Magic Kingdom in my favorite land Frontierland. Maybe soon we can find a ride video of Splash Mountain with a new flipped perspective!
Did you enjoy the shift in perspective of this popular attraction?