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Big Thunder Suite

Yee-haw! For those of you who know me (or have been keeping track) Big Thunder Mountain Rail Road is one of my absolute favorite rides at Walt Disney World (and Disneyland too). So I cannot tell you how excited I was when I saw the post over on disneyparks.com/blog about the new Signature Suite at the Disneyland Hotel. You know, the Big Thunder Suite! For the small price of $3343 you can sleep up to six people in this nicest room in the wilderness. That’s only $557 per person! For one night! Not including tickets to the parks!

Price aside, they did a really nice job on the theme and décor. Take a look at the photos I took from the Disney Parks blog’s site. I’m telling you, if I were to build a cabin at our lake, this is what it would look like.

I love the room and closet doors, and the wood flooring and paneling is repurposed from a barn (mostly). And that dining room table? Yes please! Plus when the little ones are bored with the theme parks and the television and endless entertainment options, there are buttons on the wall that trigger sound effects from the attraction. That won’t get annoying ever!

I do have to admit that I cringed a little when reading the description. I find it almost personally offensive when TV’s are hung above fireplaces (I don’t enjoy craning my neck when I am relaxing), and even worse is when you cover them with art or mirrors. I also am a little grossed out by the bath tub. The size is nice, but all that copper makes me shudder and feel dirty. But generally, if I had a small fortune, I wouldn’t bat an eye at spending the night in this suite.

What do you think? Would you stay there if the small fortune was no issue?

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Ah, the wildest ride in the wilderness.

Though this roller coaster is pretty tame in the grand scale of amusement park rides, it is one of my favorites. The wait area has a lot of shade and even a few water fountains. It’s fun during the day and even better at night when everything is lit up and you can see Cinderella’s castle as you make your way up one of the climbs. Parts are fast enough for a short thrill, but tame enough to be a family ride. Plus, being small like me, the lap bars don’t go down near far enough, so there is a lot of sliding around during the ride (especially if you’re with my dad who will slide into you on purpose, even when you’re not in a turn).

Most of all, this ride brings back so many happy memories of all my trips to Walt Disney World, its a definite must do!

Big Thunder at night

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