Big Thunder Ranch | Disneyland

Last Updated on: June 21st, 2024

Big Thunder Ranch was an area of Disneyland park in California that featured exhibits and activities related to the American Old West. The area included a petting zoo, a barbecue restaurant, and several shows and entertainment venues that were themed around the old west.

At a Glance

About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and