Ride Inspiration: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

One of the most authentic rides at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World—Big Thunder Mountain Railroad—is a wild adventure through an abandoned mining camp in the town of Tumbleweed. It’s themed as “the wildest ride in the wilderness” and certainly lives up to its motto. Twists and turns take you in and out of caves and mountains nodding to the Old West.



We took inspiration from the ride to create a look influenced by its overall Southwest theme. You can’t be a modern cowgirl without the proper boots, so we paired these boots from Frye with medium wash skinny jeans from Rag & Bone to tuck into them. Traditional Western style has other staples including flannel shirts, leather belts, and straw hats. We found modern versions of each to create our Big Thunder Mountain look. To allude to the mining scene of the ride, we found tools in the form of sterling silver jewelry, which add final key touches to the outfit.

Big Thunder Mountain RailroadShirt: RVCA, Denim: Rag & Bone, Hat: Helen Kaminski, Boots: Frye, Necklace: Anchor & Crew, Cuff: Giles & Brother, Bag: Nu-G, Leather Cuff: Zappos


“Hang on to your hats and glasses, folks. ‘Cause this here’s the wildest ride in the wilderness!”

Posted 4 years Ago
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