The Mark Twain and Molly Brown paddle
steamers repeatedly circle the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction
on a 12 minute never ending journey around the Rivers of the Far
West, from which some excellent photographs of the runaway mine
train can be captured, not tomention photographs of the Geysers
and other nicely themed areas of the theme park often missed by
On a warm sunny day, or a warm evening it can be
quite a pleasant relaxing sojourn, although it's one to avoid
if the weather isn't particularly nice, particularly since the
ride often attracts 20-minute or longer queues.
The majority of people on first boarding the boats
head directly for the top deck, only to find a very limited seating
area, so the best thing to do is to head for the mid-deck bow
area and aim to get a seat there instead. There are also indoor
seated cabins for rainy days.
Steer clear of the large funnel unless you want to
be deafened by the ship's steam whistle as it approaches and leaves
the landing stages.