The Castle Thunder is a sound effect that consists the sound of a loud thunderclap during a thunderstorm. It was originally recorded for the 1931 Universal film Frankenstein, and has since been featured in a dozen films, television programs, and commercials until at least the 1990s, including many animated films produced by Disney.

Films and Shorts





  • The Haunted Mansion (Disneyland) - Heard right when the Ghost Host says, "Of course, there's always my way," and then during the panting hall tour.
  • Timon and Pumbaa's Virtual Safari - Heard during the following:
    • 1.0 - After a big clap of thunder crashes before Timon jumps out of the boat.
    • 1.5 - During the Haunted Mansion tour


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