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Big Thunder Mountain - Disneyland Paris

Thunder Mesa is the name given to the bustling Western boomtown that serves as the hub of Frontierland in Disneyland Paris, situated in the shadow of Big Thunder Mountain.

History

According to the unifying story, the town sprang up when gold was discovered in Big Thunder in 1849, and thrives off the oar produced by the Big Thunder Mining Company. The owner of the mine, Henry Ravenswood, built the foreboding Ravenswood Manor near Boot Hill. It remained a thriving place even in the wake of the 1860 earthquake that destroyed a good portion of the town (which became the literal ghost town of Phantom Canyon), though the Ravenswood estate would fall into silence and decay following the demise of Henry and Martha Ravenswood, now known to the locals as Phantom Manor.