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  • Frontierland Big Thunder Mountain/Mine Train question

    Has anyone every seen or done an overlay of the Mine Train foot print and trails/tracks and the current Frontierland footprint to see if any trails still stay or line up? I am just wondering.

  • #2
    I have not done an overlay but I do know you can still see one of the tunnels from Mine train across from the exit of BTMRR also I believe part of the town diorama is from the the go Mine train ride.
    Disneyland Fan since the 70's

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    • #3
      Here are three threads on this site with a lot of information on the Mine Train and Pack Mules attractions. These contain photos and some maps which are almost what you are looking for. There’s still another overlay map that I have seen, which I can’t find now, but if I find it I will post it.

      The first thread below was posted by Princess Victoria after her extensive investigation to find any remaining vestiges of the attraction.

      https://discuss.micechat.com/forum/d...land-leftovers

      https://discuss.micechat.com/forum/d...e-s-wonderland

      https://discuss.micechat.com/forum/d...uestions/page3

      Part of the Nature’s Wonderland area the Mine Train and the Pack Mules shared is now used by the Star Wars land. There was a discussion just about a week ago about the Mine Train in a Facebook group called “Vintage Disneyland.” Kenny Eells posted that before the construction of the Star Wars land, some of the trail from the Pack Mules attraction still existed. The only remnants left now are the tunnel from Beaver Valley to the Rivers of America, the tunnel to Bear Country (still visible today) and some tracks alongside the Rivers of America.

      About the storefronts and buildings of the town of Rainbow Ridge… when Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was constructed (1978-1979), some of the original buildings were used, but not all of them, and they were moved slightly from their original locations. The former Big Thunder Ranch also kept some of the original rock work from Nature’s Wonderland. James Keeline posted this, and that in 2016, when Big Thunder Mountain Railroad underwent renovation, the Rainbow Ridge buildings that still remained were replaced with upgraded facsimiles.

      The images below are, of course, from before the Star Wars land was built.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bob Weaver View Post
        Here are three threads on this site with a lot of information on the Mine Train and Pack Mules attractions. These contain photos and some maps which are almost what you are looking for. There’s still another overlay map that I have seen, which I can’t find now, but if I find it I will post it.

        The first thread below was posted by Princess Victoria after her extensive investigation to find any remaining vestiges of the attraction.

        https://discuss.micechat.com/forum/d...land-leftovers

        https://discuss.micechat.com/forum/d...e-s-wonderland

        https://discuss.micechat.com/forum/d...uestions/page3

        Part of the Nature’s Wonderland area the Mine Train and the Pack Mules shared is now used by the Star Wars land. There was a discussion just about a week ago about the Mine Train in a Facebook group called “Vintage Disneyland.” Kenny Eells posted that before the construction of the Star Wars land, some of the trail from the Pack Mules attraction still existed. The only remnants left now are the tunnel from Beaver Valley to the Rivers of America, the tunnel to Bear Country (still visible today) and some tracks alongside the Rivers of America.

        About the storefronts and buildings of the town of Rainbow Ridge… when Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was constructed (1978-1979), some of the original buildings were used, but not all of them, and they were moved slightly from their original locations. The former Big Thunder Ranch also kept some of the original rock work from Nature’s Wonderland. James Keeline posted this, and that in 2016, when Big Thunder Mountain Railroad underwent renovation, the Rainbow Ridge buildings that still remained were replaced with upgraded facsimiles.

        The images below are, of course, from before the Star Wars land was built.

        Click image for larger version

Name:	nw.gif
Views:	515
Size:	37.6 KB
ID:	8633943 Click image for larger version

Name:	e024a154293c134ffc8a6136902165d6c1bb65df20a167a7ef5918c9b7c3ae5b.jpg
Views:	509
Size:	2.40 MB
ID:	8633944


        Thank you Bob, This helps. All great information.

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