Frontierland is one of the seven lands of the Magic Kingdom. Located to the west side of the park, it is nestled between Liberty Square and Adventureland, and serves as the land dedicated to the Wild West.
|Side view of Splash Mountain® — taken from Big Thunder Mountain Railroad|
The main attraction of Frontierland (in our opinion) is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. This roller coaster is one of Sophie’s all time favorites, and is quite a treat for young and old. Modeled after an old time railroad gone out of control, Big Thunder Mountain has a lot of twists and turns, takes you through an Old West town, and is quite a long ride for a roller coaster. Additionally, the details for Big Thunder Mountain are quite interesting, and make for a great ride at all times of the day and night!
However, in addition to Big Thunder Mountain there are the following attractions for your enjoyment in Frontierland:
- Country Bear Jamboree
- This attraction features a cute Jamboree with the Country Bears — this original Magic Kingdom attraction opened October 1, 1971, and was one of the last attractions developed by Walt Disney.
- Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
- This old style Shooting Arcade has a modern twist, as you don’t shoot anything out of the guns — instead a beam of infrared light is emitted to the target to indicate a hit.
- Splash Mountain®
- Splash Mountain® tells the story of Br’er Rabbit as he leaves home in search of a better place to live. This flume ride is fun, and a good way to cool down on a hot day!
- Tom Sawyer Island
- Tom Sawyer Island is reached by taking a raft ride across the Rivers of America. The Island is a great outdoor playground. Your kids will love it, and spend quite a bit of time there!
- Walt Disney World® Railroad
- Frontierland is one of the three stops on the railroad.
As well as attractions, there are also some nice quick service restaurants for you to try out:
- Golden Oak Outpost
- Chicken sandwiches, nuggets, and flatbreads are available here.
- Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
- One thing we saw was that there wasn’t anything on the kids menu that our daughter would eat. You can check out the menu here.
- Westward Ho
- A quick stop for hot and cold beverages.
- The Diamond Horseshoe
- Surprisingly, the Diamond Horseshoe is only open for table service reservations about 10 days. This year, it was open for table service from March 27th – April 7th, 2010.
Frontierland has your classic Wild West look and feel to it. Some of the best rides are located in Frontierland, as well as some attractions that you might only think about in passing. Take a moment if you haven’t tried some of these out before and see if you might find that one attraction that you add to your list of “must see attractions”!