Memory 193 – A Parkhopping Day at WDW, Part 3: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Come and join us for another installment of the WDW-Memories podcast, where we relive my Walt Disney World Memories. In this memory we will continue a day spent in Walt Disney World hopping between the two original Disney World parks, as we walk onto Big Thunder Mountain Railroad two times in a row, and get to experience the pure joy of two children remembering an attraction almost like it’s the first time.

Podcast Type: Binaural Audio

Podcast Length: 21:03

I’m back! Did you miss me? So I ran into a problem with my plans. I intended to get a memory out 2 weeks after the last one, but instead I sprinted right up to our Disney Cruise. Yes that’s right, a Disney Cruise, and it was awesome! And don’t worry, I did bring my microphones. I’ll have more on that coming up, but for now, let’s get back to our Parkhopping Day at Walt Disney World.

It’s a very warm summer morning in Florida. If you remember last time, we made our way up Main Street USA, turned left on the other side of Cinderella’s Castle, then quickly through the queue and onto Peter Pan’s Flight. We had problems getting into the park originally, but our day is definitely improving now, however we still don’t know where we want to spend our day. After we got off Peter Pan’s Flight, we had a quick family meeting as we walked to Frontierland, and came to the conclusion that 3 parks in one day is not what we want to do, but instead we will just limit the day to Magic Kingdom this morning, and then we’ll finish the day in Epcot. As we arrive at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, we realize the line is very empty. So empty in fact, we walk strait onto the train, only slowing down for a second to enjoy the view. We’ll take our seats in rows 2 and 3 (that’s the front of the train) and we’re off on the “wildest ride in the wilderness”. As we get off, the kids are so excited and finally remember how much they love this ride, and with no lines right now, we opt to get right back in line and ride again. Again this time, we walk right on, but instead of the front, we’ve got the back of the train. Once again the train is mostly empty, so we take our seats, and we’re off a second time.

I have to say, first thing in the morning with no line is wonderful for this ride, TouringPlans.com had this right. That holding queue can be so hot, so getting it done is always nice. And the fact that we walked on twice in the span of 15 minutes is just awesome. If you are curious, I think the back is more fun than the front. You kind of get pulled over the hills and through the turns faster than the front where you do more hanging, which with these little hills isn’t nearly as exciting. So remember, go first thing in the morning, and ride in the back.

Today’s memory is in binaural once again, so I’d suggest putting those headphones on to fully immerse yourself in the memory.

Now sit back. Relax. Close your eyes. And come with me as we get fast access to the wildest ride in the wilderness.

Published by WDW-Memories Lou

Lou the host of the WDW-Memories podcast and the owner of WDW-Memories.net. WDW-Memories is a podcast and blog, where fans of the Disney Parks can come and relive their Disney memories.

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