A Complete Guide To Disney World’s Frontierland

Disney World and the Magic Kingdom are filled with so much detail and so many things to see or do around every corner. For that reason I am breaking down the fun land by land. Here I take a look at Frontierland, one of the lands in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. 

Frontierland finds its inspiration in the American west specifically when it was the new frontier. Find adventures throughout the mines, rivers and a frontier town in all it’s cowboy glory. It is also home to two of the more thrilling rides in Magic Kingdom. So get ready to explore the frontier and find some thrills. 

Location 

First thing first, where will you find Frontierland. The land is in Magic Kingdom park. Walk straight down Main Street and as you approach the Castle hub you will want to make a left. You will cross a bridge over the castle moat, which has one of my favorite views of Cinderella’s Castle. You will see a large sign overhead tell you that you are approaching Adventureland. You can walk through Adventureland and Frontierland will be the next land you enter. Or hang a right as you are crossing the moat before you enter Adventureland and take a shortcut through Liberty Square, head left to get to Frontierland. If you are touring the park counter-clockwise thorough-out the day you will find Frontierland after Liberty Square. This land is perhaps the must tucked away in Magic Kingdom. 

You can also take the Walt Disney World Railroad to the Frontierland Station from Main Street, right at the park entrance, or Fantasyland, in the back of Storybook Circus. This is not the fastest option but for those touring at a more leisurely pace the train cuts down on your steps and is a fun experience in itself. A great option for little ones or grandparents who need a walking break. 

Attractions 

Country Bear Jamboree:

  • Show 
  • Any Height
  • Accessibility: May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV, Reflective Captioning, Assistive Listening.
  • This old west musical review staring animatronic bears is a real hoot. This is a real Disney classic attraction and has a lot of die-hard fans. Kids may or may not enjoy the show. Adults will find a lot of humor, make sure you really listen closely to those lyrics. Typically the attraction does not have a long wait and the show does allow 15 minutes to sit and enjoy the air conditioning. A great place to take a break or escape the rain as well. 

Tom Sawyer Island:

  • Any Height
  • Accessibility: Must Be Ambulatory 
  • Take a raft over to Tom Sawyer Island where you can explore a fort, windmill, other buildings, and caves. This is a great area to escape some of the crowds and for kids to run around and burn off some steam. There is even a small jungle gym area. This whole area is really more like a park than an attraction. Older kids may not enjoy the area. For adults looking for a little break, or who are not interested in “rides” this is a great stop. There are lots of seating areas throughout the island. 

Splash Mountain:

  • 40 inches and up 
  • Accessibility: Must Transfer from Wheelchair or ECV
  • You will get WET! 
  • FASTPASS+ Available 
  • Take this thrilling log flume adventure with Br’ re Rabbit, Br’ re Bear, and Br’ re Fox. With lots of animatronics, catchy songs, several small drops and one big one and is one of the longest rides at Walt Disney World. 
  • *** Soon to be re-themed to Princess and the Frog! *** 

Big Thunder Mountain:

  • 40 Inches and up 
  • Accessibility: Must Transfer from Wheelchair or ECV
  • FASTPASS+ Available 
  • Take the winding ride through the mountains and the mines. A fantastic entry level roller coaster with no large drops. This is still fun for seasoned riders as well with lots of twists and turns. 

Frontierland Shootin’ Gallery: 

  • Additional Fee 
  • All Heights 
  • This projectile free shooting arcade uses infrared technology to take you best shot at the targets. 

Food

The Diamond Horseshoe :

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Food Style: American
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Themed to an old west saloon the Diamond Horseshoe offers a calm atmosphere but its tall ceiling and wide open structure can make for a very loud dining experience. Lunch offers a wider menu than diner which offers just their signature all you can eat Saloon Fest. The Salon Fest is served family style and features multiples meats, sides and desserts. You can also enjoy an alcoholic beverage with your meal. 

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe:

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Food Style: Mexican 
  • Mobile Order Available
  • Indoor Seating 
  • Themed to the Wild West, Pecos Bill’s is your go to for Mexican food in Magic Kingdom. With an extensive menu of various options including several plant-based options. If someone in your party doesn’t want Mexican you can still grab a burger here as well. The toppings bar here is a very popular. 

Snacks:

  • Golden Oak Outpost – Chicken nuggets and fries. 
  • Westward Ho – Breakfast sandwich options, meats on sticks throughout the day. 
  • Prairie Outpost & Supply – Prepackaged candy and snacks and some bakery items.

Characters

Country Bears – The bears often wonder around and greet in the area around their attraction. 

Splash Mountain Courtyard – You can sometimes find Jesse and Woody or Chip and Dale or others in this area. 

Parades

Frontierland is where all the Magic Kingdom parades start and is a great viewing alternative to Main Street USA. While you won’t have the castle in the background the walkway is larger and allows fore more viewing room. You will also be the first ones to see the parade so you have the opportunity to hurry to a ride for a shorter line while the parade is still making its way down Main Street. 

Shopping

Big Al’s:

  • Kiosk
  • Located across from Country Bear Jamboree
  • Stock up on your cowboy gear and raccoon hats. Lots of Woody and Toy Story gear. 

Frontier Trading Post:

  • Located between Country Bear Jamboree and The Diamond Horseshoe
  • A huge selection of pins!
  • Cowboy gear and other themed items. 

Prairie Outpost & Supply:

  • Located next to Pecos Bills 
  • Prepackaged candy and snacks and some bakery items. 

Splashdown Photos:

  • Grab a print out of your Splash Mountain photo.
  • Western souvenirs 

Pressed Pennies Locations

  • Disney World Railroad Frontierland Stop 
  • Across From Diamond Horseshoe
  • Shootin’ Arcade
  • Country Bear Jamboree 
  • Splash Mountain Exit
  • Splash Down Photos 
  • Disney World Railroad Frontierland Stop 
  • Across From Diamond Horseshoe
  • Shootin’ Arcade
  • Country Bear Jamboree 
  • Splash Mountain Exit
  • Splash Down Photos 

Restrooms

  • Restrooms & Companion Restrooms – Next to Splash Down Photo by Splash Mountain Exit 
  • Restrooms – Tom Sawyer Island Raft Dock
  • Restrooms – Tom Sawyer Island Fort Langhorne

Other Convinces 

Pin Trading Board – Located at the Frontierland Trading Post at one of the two counters. 

Disney Vacation Club Info Booth – Between Diamond Horseshoe and Frontier Trading Post. 

Service Animal Relief Area  – Dock on the waterfront by Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

As you can see Frontierland is truly full of the excitement, and fun of the western frontier. Now you are ready to make the most out of your time in Frontierland and make sure you don’t miss anything your party will want to experience. 

If you are looking to travel to Disney World I would love to be your travel agent. Get expert advice on planning your vacation and a personalized experience at no additional cost to you. 

Contact me at katiev@themagicsyours.com

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Published by katiethemagicsyours

I am in independent travel agent with The Magic's Yours Travel. Here to plan all your Disney adventures, at no cost to you! I am a wife, cat mom, Aunt, Marylander, traveler, runner, and Disney fanatic. I have personal experience with Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Disney's Aulani, and I am here to share it with you. Contact me today for a FREE quote at katiev@themagicsyourstravel.com www.themagicsyours.com

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