Into the Mine

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Train enters the mine at Disneyland

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!

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