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10 Things To Love About Frontierland At Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

The line between Frontierland and Adventureland isn’t overly obvious, but the change in themes is. Parts of Frontierland are tucked into a far corner of the Magic Kingdom, but you won’t miss them because the rides are visible from far away. Here are ten things that you will love about this fun land.

10) Old West Theme

Frontierland celebrates the not-so-wild Wild West. You’ll feel like you’ve walked onto a Western movie set. The music adds to the illusion. From the wagon wheeled kiosks to the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade, you’ll find yourself immersed in the Old West.

9) Frontierland Hoedown

One thing that might be hard to find in the land is the Frontierland Hoedown because it isn’t listed on the Times Guide. The Country Bears and a few other characters from the area will dance with guests outside of the entrance to Country Bear Jamboree. Ask a Cast Member in the area for times, since they change often.

8) Quick Bites

There are a couple of places where you can quickly grab something to eat in Frontierland. At Golden Outpost you can pick up chicken nuggets, and Westward Ho features frozen lemonade.

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7) Parade Viewing

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is a must-do event at the Magic Kingdom. Many Walt Disney World guests will grab a viewing spot early along Main Street., U.S.A. If you’re looking for a place to watch, try Frontierland. You can see just as well, and often there are more openings close to parade time. Check your park map to find the exact route.

6) Country Bear Jamboree

One of the last attractions that Walt Disney personally worked on was Country Bear Jamboree. It features 18 Audio-Animatronic bears who sing and have a great time. You’ll want to join in on the fun. The show lasts for 16 minutes.

5) Walt Disney World Railroad

There are three stations for the Walt Disney World Railroad at the Magic Kingdom. The train offers an opportunity to sit back and relax on a 20 minute journey, or you can use it for transportation to either Fantasyland or Main Street, U.S.A. Walt Disney loved trains, and riding on the railroad allows you to see a little bit of his original vision for the Magic Kingdom.

4) Tom Sawyer Island

Fans of Mark Twain and kids with a lot of energy will want to explore Tom Sawyer Island. You can visit Harper’s Mill, Injun Joe’s Cave, Tom Sawyer Scavage Fort , and more. There is a lot of walking, including up and down, but there are also a few old fashioned rocking chairs if you need to take a break.

3) Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Exploring the Old West can make you hungry, and in Frontierland there is a great place where you can fill up. Pecos Bill features Tex Mex favorites, including fajitas, tacos, and a Southwest Burger. The food is fantastic, and there is a Topping Bar so that you can complete your meal. Add salsa, guacamole, and other toppings to your heart’s content.

2) Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain takes you in a log through the movie Song of the South. You’ll see scenes such as Br’er Fox’s Lair and Br’er Rabbit’s Home, and you’ll hear classic songs along the way. What you will be talking about after the ride is over, though, is the drop at the end. You’ll fall five stories, and you will get soaked. Splash Mountain has a 40 inch or taller height requirement.

1) Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

There’s a second mountain located in the back of Frontierland. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a Disney Parks classic, there are four different versions on the planet. You’ll climb into a mine car and zip through an abandoned mine. Although it’s a roller coaster, there aren’t a lot of dips. It is bumpy, in fact Big Thunder Mountain allegedly has helped some people to pass kidney stones. (Check with your doctor before trying such a remedy.) The ride lasts about three minutes, and there is a 40 inch or taller height requirement.

About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.