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Frontierland - Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World

Frontierland Overview


Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom at Disney World



Follow the strums of the banjo music and the smell of the smoked turkey legs and it will lead you to the old-time wild west of Frontierland. The crash of the cascading water of Splash Mountain and the screams of the guests in the runaway trains of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will entice you to see more of America's pioneer homeland. Cross the Rivers of America to explore Tom Sawyer's Island or relax in the air-conditioned theatre to see the old-fashioned hoedown fun of the Country Bear Jamboree.

The clapboard buildings of Frontierland house gingham and denim clad Cast Members. Gardeners will appreciate the beauty of Frontierland with the mesquite trees, century plants, evergreens, slack pines and Jerusalem thorns with their fragrant flowers. Dining opportunities include Pecos Bill Café with tables indoors and outdoors. Chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and salads are served here.

Check out the animal heads on the wall, you never know what you'll see. Aunt Polly's Dockside Inn is found on Tom Sawyer's Island and offers picnic style fare. Smoked Turkey legs, of the jumbo variety are available at an outdoor wagon. The shops in Frontierland offer western themed souvenirs such as turquoise jewelry, Native American or cowboy toys, leather goods, woodcarvings, and Song of the South souvenirs. These items can be found in the Frontier Trading Post, Trail Creek Hat Shop, Prairie Outpost and Supply, Briar Patch, Frontier Wood Carving and Big Al's.

Frontierland Video

Splash Mountain:

This ride is one of the most recognized and most popular rides not only in Frontierland but also in the Magic Kingdom. Splash Mountain is a fast paced ride that takes riders barreling down 5 stories into a watery lagoon. Although this may not be a very tall or fast ride, it is still exhilarating for all those who ride it. Also, be prepared to get wet. The ride does live up to its name: Splash Mountain.

Big Thunder Mountain:

Climb aboard this run-a-way mine train and hang on! Of coarse it’s not really that intense but it’s a fun ride for all. Big Thunder Mountain was built on 2 ½ acres of land that is in the center of the Frontier Land. There’s not a big drop on this one like Splash Mountain, but there are plenty twists and sharp curves. Also, there is lots of realistic scenery that puts you right back in time with the old pioneers of the Klondike gold rush. On this ride you can see waterfalls and even an old ghost town called Tumbleweed.

Tom Sawyer Island:

This Beautiful island oasis is nestled in between Frontierland and Liberty Square. Children especially love this island because this is a chance for them to spread out and burn some built up energy from waiting in lines. There are many things to do on the island. The children can explore the tunnels and walkways that span the island. The main way to enter the island is by raft, but there is a somewhat hidden bridge. This is a place to relax and let the kids run around and have fun while parents take a seat at Aunt Polly’s dockside Inn.

Frontierland Shooting Arcade:

This classic style shooting range is equipped with a bank, hotel, cemetery, and even a jail. You get to shoot 97 targets and each one of them has a different reaction when you shoot them. Each play is 25 cents but they only charge to prevent people from over playing and hogging the game. This makes it more likely that you will get your turn to shoot something.

Goofy´s Country Character Jamboree:

Formerly known as the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon. This theater has been many things and now it has changed into a grand western show that brings all of your Disney favorites into a pioneer setting. This 20 minute show features stars like Woody, Jessie, Chip & Dale and the G himself. Goofy sings and dances to country music and tunes like ‘cotton eyed Joe!’ You and the whole family will have a rootin’ tootin’ time! Definitely not a place to relax this is a place to get down and do some dancing. Yee-Haw! Partners lets do some square dancing to some good old songs from the heartland! This is a new ride that is set to open July 1st of 2007 so be sure to get in line at least 15 minutes before show time so you can get a good spot to see the show.

Country Bear Jamboree:

Located in Grizzle Hall, this is a 15-minute show that will keep you laughing all day. The theme is a backwoods country western show ran by the bears! This is not a Winnie the Pooh show, it’s a hip-pity hop-pity country show. There are a number of things that can happen at anytime when you’re dealing with country bears!


  • When watching the parade, watch it near Splash Mountain. This way you can quickly ride it after.
  • Always start out in Frontierland and them work your way around to Tomorrowland, the lines will be signifigantly shorter.