On the video uploaded by Mouse Planet two days ago showing Disneyland's refurbished Big Thunder Mountain the finale with the mine explosion during the last lift was not convincing. But this was because some of the most impressive effects were missing the day they filmed it. Now, they've uploaded a new video showing only this climax scene, and this time it shows ALL the effects of the scene, and it's much more realistic and impressive, thanks to amazing smoke effects. It would be even difficult to create a mine explosion scene with more realism, so forget what you've seen in the first Mouse Planet video and watch this one in full screen mode as this video was filmed all vertical.
Also, as we know thanks to Mice Age update last week: "Gone is the old earthquake scene with shaking rockwork and swinging lanterns, and in its place is a new plotline entirely. That final lift hill is now the scene of a mine explosion and fireball that uses digital mapping technology to project realistic looking flames onto roiling clouds of high pressure fog (think the spray can effect from It’s Tough To Be A Bug). Add in an all new booming audio system and some mechanical props that help set up the explosion, and that final lift hill is rumored to be quite noticeably more intense for riders than the old earthquake scene." And by the way it confirms what a reader has said, i.e you have to be in the seats on the back of the train to enjoy the most this explosion scene.
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