Disney Fact #83

BTMR under construction.

BTMR under construction.

Big Thunder Mountain took 10 years of planning and 18 months of construction to complete. The construction used 650 tons of steel, 4,675 tons of specially-formulated ‘mud,’ and more than 9,000 gallons of paint. The cost of $17 million equals that of the California Disneyland opening in 1955. Additionally, $300,000 was spent on authentic set decorations.

The finished project!

The finished project!

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