Popular Disney World Ride Could Undergo Refurbishment Very Soon

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The fan-favorite Disney Parks attraction, Big Thunder Mountain, could soon undergo a refurbishment as Disney has filed another permit for the location of the Magic Kingdom ride.

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Big Thunder Mountain in Disney World recently closed for a short refurbishment from June 7 to June 12, 2021. Now, a new permit filed by Disney indicates Big Thunder Mountain will soon receive more construction work as the permit lists 4485 Caribbean Way #B as the location of work (the address of Big Thunder Mountain) and general construction as the type of work.

Though we do not know much other information as the details on this permit are pretty vague, it could have been filed for something as simple as minor mechanical work, or it could have been filed to prepare for a major refurbishment. At this time, Disney World has not confirmed an upcoming Big Thunder Mountain Railroad closure, but Inside the Magic will update you if things change.

This is the second permit Disney recently filed for the location of Big Thunder Mountain within the last month.

More on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

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The Walt Disney World website describes Big Thunder Mountain Railroad as:

The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness

Legend has it that soon after gold was first discovered here in the 1850s, eerie things began to happen. Trains would take off and race through tunnels—by themselves.

After you arrive at the legendary Big Thunder Mining Company, descend into an abandoned mine shaft and board your train. As you enter the cursed cavern, the engine speeds up along the rickety track. Dodge exploding dynamite and falling boulders as you swoop around turns, drop into canyons and dart through the mysterious ghost town of Tumbleweed.

Your rip-roaring adventure proves that some legends are true. You’re sure to have a real blast!

How Scary Is it?

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a fast roller coaster-type attraction designed for kids and adults. However, some parts of this attraction are bumpy and, in some instances, take place in the dark.
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