Frontierland

Magic Kingdom Lands
Adventureland  |   Main Street USA  |   Fantasyland  |   Mickey's Toontown Fair
Frontierland  |   Tomorrowland  |   Liberty Square

Walt Disney World opened its Magic Kingdom in 1971, complete with Frontierland. This instance began with only three attractions; the Walt Disney World Railroad station, Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes which operated until 1994 and the world debut of the Country Bear Jamboree. Tom Sawyer Island opened two years later in 1973. The northwestern end of the park was supposed to receive a massive, pavilion-style “E ticket” attraction, which was never built. (See also Western River Expedition) The area sat empty until Big Thunder Mountain Railroad made its debut in 1980.

Little change would be made to the land for the next eleven years. In 1991, construction began on Splash Mountain, and the western end of the land with the exception of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was demolished and rebuilt from scratch, including the existing Walt Disney World Railroad station and parade access road. Splash Mountain (and the new two-story Railroad station) opened in September 1992. Frontierland borders Adventureland on the south, Liberty Square on the east, and the Rivers of America on the north.

Attractions:

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
  • Splash Mountain
  • Rafts to Tom Sawyer’s Island
  • Walt Disney World Railroad

Entertainment:

  • Banjo Brothers and Bob

Dining:

  • Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
  • Westward Ho!
  • Golden Oak Outpost (formerly Frontierland Fries)

Shopping:

  • Big Al’s
  • Frontierland Trading Post
  • Prairie Outpost and Supply
  • The Briar Patch
  • Splashdown Photos

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