A roller coaster disguised as a runaway mine train, Big Thunder is a wild and rattling ride through the Old West.
Age Group: 6 and up
Height Restriction: 40 inches
Thrill factor for ages 2-4: No stars. The height restriction will eliminate most kids in this age group.
Thrill factor for ages 5-7: One star. A good first coaster for kids around 6 or 7 years old.
Thrill factor for ages 8-11: Three stars. One of the most fun rides in the park.
Thrill factor for ages 12 and up: Three stars. One of the most fun rides in the park.
If you're not sure which of the "mountains"--i.e., Space, Splash, or Big Thunder--is most suitable for a coaster novice, Big Thunder is your best bet. There are plenty of dips and turns, but no huge drops.