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    Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

    Can anyone tell me the main differences between BTMRR at Disneyland vs WDW, Paris, and Tokyo?
    It seems like in WDW and Tokyo, you go up really high on the big lift. Does it do this in DL?

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

    i believe WDW has a mirrored track layout and their loading station is a downstairs, indoors area, you enter the dark tunnel from there. paris is on an island but you load on the main land and the train takes a tunnel under the water to the island, which i think is very cool. as for tokyo, i'm not sure what the different w/ that one is.

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

    I would love to go on the Paris one. It looks so cool in snow. Oh, and the disney world one is a mirrored layout except for a little scene that is added before you go up the final lift. The scene is a flooded mine town and the cars lean to left and right.
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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

    You are correct in the differences with Paris. Paris's is a really good version and I like it better than the one here.

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

    Actually, a more acurate way to say it is Disneyland's track layout is a mirrored verion of everyone else's, except for the cayote scene. At WDW and everywhere else it is replaced by the flooded town scene before the second lift.

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

    But isnt Paris's different as well due to the fact that it goes under ground?

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

    Quote Originally Posted by WDITrent View Post
    Actually, a more acurate way to say it is Disneyland's track layout is a mirrored verion of everyone else's, except for the cayote scene. At WDW and everywhere else it is replaced by the flooded town scene before the second lift.
    but DL's BTMRR was built before the ones at the other parks..
    so, the other one's mirror ours.



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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

    Quote Originally Posted by WeWantsTheRedhead View Post
    but DL's BTMRR was built before the ones at the other parks..
    so, the other one's mirror ours.
    WDW's was designed first.

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

    Quote Originally Posted by HMF View Post
    WDW's was designed first.
    DL's was designed by Tony Baxter and it opened in 1979.
    WDW opened at the end of 1980.
    Tokyo's opened in 1987. and Paris' opened in 1992.

    that was Tony Baxter's first major job once becoming an Imagineer. he was told to do something with the old Mine Train Ride.



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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

    Quote Originally Posted by WeWantsTheRedhead View Post
    DL's was designed by Tony Baxter and it opened in 1979.
    WDW opened at the end of 1980.
    Tokyo's opened in 1987. and Paris' opened in 1992.

    that was Tony Baxter's first major job once becoming an Imagineer. he was told to do something with the old Mine Train Ride.
    WDW's was designed in 1974, but didn't open until 1980.
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    Cool Re: Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

    Quote Originally Posted by WeWantsTheRedhead View Post
    DL's was designed by Tony Baxter and it opened in 1979.
    WDW opened at the end of 1980.
    Tokyo's opened in 1987. and Paris' opened in 1992.

    that was Tony Baxter's first major job once becoming an Imagineer. he was told to do something with the old Mine Train Ride.
    But still, the original was designed for WDW. But then they implemented the mirrored version in DL before WDW.

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

    The original version was designed for Walt Disney World.
    They created a mirror image for Disneyland and it was built first.
    A year later, the WDW version opened.

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

    Quote Originally Posted by Peoplemover Priit View Post
    But still, the original was designed for WDW. .


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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain RailRoad Differences

    The DL, WDW, and Tokyo versions are the same rides, just mirror images. The Paris version has a unique layout, and from what I've heard, seriously intense and thrilling.

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