New Big Thunder Mountain-Themed Merchandise Coming to Disneyland Paris

Katie Francis

New Big Thunder Mountain-Themed Merchandise Coming to Disneyland Paris

Much like many other attractions we saw at Pass Annuel Showtime earlier this week, it looks like Big Thunder Mountain is getting a small line of special merchandise exclusive to Disneyland Paris!


The new collection will include the following:

  • A t-shirt
  • A mug
  • A gold nugget from the Big Thunder Mining Company encased in a frame
  • A themed guayabera, aka a four-pocket shirt
  • A cap
  • A pair of mouse ears with a cowboy hat atop
  • A keychain
  • And an accessory box

Other attraction merchandise collections will include The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Phantom Manor, “it’s a small world,” and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Let us know if you’re excited for this new merchandise in the comments below!

Big Thunder Mountain

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Big Thunder Mountain is a fixture at 2/3 of Disney’s castle parks, with a cousin at one more. The original attraction first opened on September 2, 1979 at Disneyland, with further iterations at the Magic Kingdom on November 15, 1980, Tokyo Disneyland on July 4, 1987, and finally Disneyland Paris on opening day, April 12, 1992.

All of the attractions follow a similar backstory, with details differing by location. The general story goes that a mining company opened a very successful mine and built a railway to transport the ore. But tragedy struck one day, closing the mine and causing the nearby town to become destitute. The original rockwork in Disneyland is based on Bryce Canyon in Utah, while the others take more inspiration from Monument Valley in Arizona.

Imagineer Tony Baxter designed the attraction and adapted it to all four of its locales, including the park he championed — Disneyland Paris. In France, the attraction takes the place of Tom Sawyer Island, sitting at the center of the Rivers of America. Guests board the train on the mainland before a tunnel takes them across the river to the coaster’s track.

Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars Official 1

Rather than ordering yet another clone of Big Thunder Mountain, Hong Kong Disneyland decided to go its own way with the Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars, and boy is that a mouthful of a name. The attraction features a similar backstory, having served as the mine carts for the town of Grizzly Gulch. But some well-meaning bears have since taken over the mine, which causes a bit of havoc when guests ride their trains through the now-abandoned mine.

You can watch a full POV of this unique attraction above courtesy of our YouTube channel.

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