Big Thunder Mountain actually has a storyline to it. The mountain received it’s name from an old Indian tale warning that if anyone was to deface this sacred mountain, a huge disaster would occur. The beginning of the ride is to show the natural beauty of the mountain and it’s caverns. Yet it becomes pretty obvious that miners have now taken over the once peaceful mountain. The Indians’ warning becomes reality when a huge earthquake strikes. The same storyline follows in WDW, with a flood replacing the earthquake.