Big Thunder Mountain

ABC Turning Disney's 'Big Thunder Mountain' Ride Into A TV Show, Because Why Not?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 13, 2012 @ 5:02 PM
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These days, there really is no way to know how well an established property can be adapted into a movie or TV show.  For every 'Haunted Mansion' with Eddie Murphy or 'Battleship,' we have 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Transformers.'  So while Disney's roller coaster 'Big Thunder Mountain' might not seem like the obvious choice to get its own TV show, ABC has set its sights on bringing the famed  Western attraction to the small screen with a dramatic hour-long series.  Will they succeed, or go off the rails?