July 4, 1987 – The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Attraction Opens in Tokyo Disneyland
“Are you brave enough to give it a try?”
On July 4, 1987, the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction opened in Tokyo Disneyland’s Westernland. Based on the original 1979 attraction, and taking its cues from the Walt Disney World version, the Tokyo Disneyland version has become one of the most popular attractions in the resort, evidenced by the current use of a Fastpass. The end of the attraction is different from both American park versions, as the track makes a u-turn before heading back in front of the station to the boarding area.