The Story Behind the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Legend has it that a supernatural force dwells within the mountain. When gold was first discovered in the 1850s, a mining company was established. But soon, eerie things began to occur. Miners heard ghostly sounds, cave-ins became frequent and equipment mysteriously failed. Trains would take off and race through the mine and around the mountain driverless! Word got out that the mine was haunted and Big Thunder became just another ghost town.
Years later, when eyewitness accounts had faded into folklore, new prospectors resurrected the mining company and began blasting into the spooky mountain once again. But as you may soon discover, some legends turn out to be true.