Hong Kong Disneyland Park
Tweens, Teens, Adults
Thrill Rides, Big Drops
Outdoor, Rider Switch
Streak through a mountain, plummet downhill and zip around a legendary gold mining town—forward and backward!
Venture inside the Big Grizzly Mountain Mining Company building, erected in the early days of California’s Gold Rush. Amid flickering kerosene lanterns, wander past a dusty sawmill, rusty prospectors’ lockers and the cluttered workshop of the chief geologist before boarding a mysterious mine car waiting to take you on an excursion inside the old mountain.
Hang Onto Your Hats!
Hurl forward into the darkness of a tunnel as your train’s wheels chug back and forth across a winding track. Make your way past a family of friendly bears—rumored to have led to the discovery of gold in the mountain—and swoop around inside a barren canyon. Without warning, veer off-course and dart down into a perilous mine shaft—the result of a bear who scratched his itchy back on the track switch—before picking up speed and peeling out into the woods.
Gaining momentum, your mine car is sent racing up a steep rocky incline; but before it can make it to the top, a cable unexpectedly snaps and sends you barreling—backward—down the mountain! Tumble through dimly lit tunnels in reverse and stumble past jagged caverns before speeding into a TNT storage cave, where a mama bear and her cub are unwittingly perched dangerously close to a pile of explosives.
Will the dynamite ignite and blast you out of the mountain? They don’t call it “runaway mine cars” for nothing!
Legend has it that the mountain is home to not only a gold mine, but also to the 3 bears that led to its discovery. According to local lore, a resident by the name of Captain Cosgrove was out enjoying the mountain scenery when he noticed 3 bears scratching their backs on the craggy rocks. After the bears retired to their cave inside the mountain, the Captain suddenly noticed a sparkle in the rocks. The scratching had exposed gold underneath! Captain Cosgrove immediately staked his claim, and the Big Grizzly Mountain Mining Company was born.
Bear In Mind
Nobody is allowed to bother the bears—dubbed Rocky, Mother Lode and Nugget—because of the good fortune they brought to Gower Gulch. But the bears have been known to create a little havoc once in a while. It’s not uncommon to hear about a mine car that’s gotten loose because of something the bears unwittingly did... or to hear an unexpected explosion deep in the mountain. So prospectors are encouraged to beware: When the bears are hibernating, all is well. But when they wake up—look out! Anything can happen.
Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars is a speedy rollercoaster-type attraction designed for miners of all ages. Prospectors, however, should be at least 112 cm (44 inches) to ride in a mine car. In addition, many parts of the adventure are bumpy and, in some instances, take place in the dark.
Memorialize your runaway mine ride with a personal snapshot after you exit the attraction. There’s a decommissioned mine car located near the entrance to the attraction. It's perfect for new prospectors looking to capture and share photos of their adventures in Grizzly Gulch at Hong Kong Disneyland Park.
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