With the return of Big Thunder Trail, some of my favorite views have also returned.
This beautiful vantage of the train entering a mine cave next to a cascading waterfall has been blocked from guest view for over a year, as Big Thunder Trail was being revamped to accommodate the upcoming Star Wars Land expansion. Along with the trail itself and Tom Sawyer Island, this is one of those views I have never photographed before — since they closed before I started photography. So, as you could imagine, I was super stoked to take some pictures from this angle. But even when I wasn’t snapping photos, I just loved BEING in this area. The weeping willow trees, the cool breeze that day, but mostly the sound of that waterfall. I missed this area SO MUCH!