Disneyland’s Frontierland takes us back to 19th century Old West. It was one of the original 5 theme lands of Walt Disney and he wanted a more open, expansive feel to this land from the others like back in it’s time. It wasn’t intended to have many attractions and just be a place for riding in covered wagons or stagecoaches. All of the Disney Frontierland’s feature Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and some riverfront. This takes us back to the days of cowboys, pioneers, saloons, and even the gold rush.
Current attractions and shows in Frontierland
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Big Thunder Ranch
- Fantasmic! (evening show)
- Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition
- Mark Twain Riverboat
- Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer’s Island
- Sailing Ship Columbia
- The Golden Horseshoe Cafe
- Stage Door Cafe
- Rancho Del Zocalo Restaurante
- River Belle Terrace
- Big Thunder Ranch Barbeque (all-you-can-eat)
- The Spirit of Pocahontas Shop
- Bonanza Outfitters
- Westward Ho Trading Company
- Pioneer Mercantile
- Silver Spur
- Ceremonial Dance Circle
- Conestoga Wagons
- Rainbow Caverns Mine Traine
- Rainbow Ridge Pack Mules
- McDonalds in Disneyland
Fun fact: The Petrified Tree (see picture) was given by Walt to his wife Lillian for their anniversary! She then donated it to the park.
Linds is a Disney fanatic which started from a young age with her first Disneyland trip at 4 years old- now married and has 4 boys, she enjoys going even more! Linds blogs at Enchanting Deals about the latest Disney specials and park, dining and resort guest tips. She loves being a Disney deal expert- to help families get to Disney and save money! Also can find her on Twitter or Facebook.
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