Walt Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment Moved Back

Walt Disney World has moved 4 month-long Big Thunder Mountain refurbishment at the Magic Kingdom for later in the year.

The refurbishment which was originally planned for April 4th through to July 15th, has now moved to August 8th through November 18th. The rollercoaster’s last major refurbishment was back in 2012, with a number of shorter refurbishments since then.

Diamond Horseshoe Opening for Table Service Lunch and Dinner in March

The Diamond Horseshoe in the Magic Kingdom will be opening daily for table service lunch and dinner beginning March 13th.

The new fixed price offering will cost $33 plus tax for adults, and $19 plus tax for ages 3-9.

Lunch or dinner will begin with a Frontier Salad topped with roasted corn, corn bread croutons and housemade chipotle-ranch dressing.

For entrees, each diner will have a choice of one of:

  • Barbeque pulled turkey, served over corn bread with seasonal vegetables
  • Spit-roasted ham, served with country beans and seasonal vegetables
  • Stewed beef, served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Finally, for dessert, there is a choice of a campfire brownie or apple tart.

Lunch will begin daily at 11:30 AM with dinner running through to 9 PM or later. Reservations will soon be available via 407-WDW-DINE.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Closing for Major Refurbishment in Magic Kingdom


Big Thunder Mountain at the Magic Kingdom is scheduled to be closed for a nearly four month refurbishment.

The closure is scheduled to begin on April 4th and will last through July 15th and will be reopening to guests on July 16th. This is the rollercoaster’s first major refurbishment since 2012, with a number of shorter refurbishments since then.