Frontierland Sign

Frontierland is somewhat unique when compared to the other Magic Kingdom “lands”. It has 2 major FastPass attractions and 3 minor attractions, not many when compared to the other lands but they are among the best the Magic Kingdom has to offer. Not only are they terrific attractions they make up 2/3 of the Magic Kingdom Mountain Range. You guessed it-Splash Mountain  Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (BTMRR).

These 2 attractions alone draw huge crowds to Frontierland because they are both wildly popular among visitors. Both are relatively tame and are perfect for people of all ages so long as they meet the height requirements (40″ for both).  BTMRR is so fun experienced during the day and during the night.  You get a completely different experience from day to night. Splash Mountain is a “feel good” ride because of the music and the colorful scenes, it just makes you happy when you ride it. Make sure you enjoy them both.

Country Bear Jamboree brings some of Disney’s animatronic skills to life.  It’s a “minor attraction”, and often overlooked-but many consider it a classic. The Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade is primarily for the kids and as for Tom Sawyer Island, you’ll find this to be a fun place for the kids to discover while waiting for a FastPass time.

Dining options are somewhat limited but Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn and Cafe is one of the better counter service restaurants in the Magic Kingdom. If you can’t find something there just walk around the corner into Adventureland to the Tortuga Tavern (formerly El Pirata Y el Perico) for a change of pace. Aunt Polly’s Dockside Inn on Tom Sawyer Island is only open seasonally and the menu is limited to ice cream, sundaes, and pie.

Frontierland is a “do not miss” if for no other reason that the two “mountains”. We recommend you get there fairly early in the day because the lines can get kinda’ scary as the day progresses. I know you will enjoy what this “land” has to offer. As always, enjoy your visit to Walt Disney World!!


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  • Sarah Parish Mccoy

    Frontierland is my favorite place to watch the Electrical Parade. Last time (late April) we arrived just 10 minutes before it was set to start, sat down on the curb, and have a perfect viewing. As soon as it was over, we rode Splash Mountain twice with no wait, and then finished watching Wishes as we walked. Perfect location.

  • Dana Russell Schroeder

    I love both Splash Mountain and the Big Thunder Railroad. I just need to go to Disney next time with someone who will ride them with me.

  • kaitlin

    LOVE splash mountain! We got stuck on the ride twice last time we went and had to walk down off of it. It was pretty neat getting to walk through all the props and through ‘staff only’ doors. Haha. And we got fastpasses for later!

  • Cbellar

    i can’t wait to take my son on the rides. last time he was too little. but kids very tall for 3 and very brave (fearless which is… good and bad LOL) so this time… we’re going to rock the rides!

  • Kimberly Baker

    I love Splash Mountain! Have you seen the hidden Mickey in the clouds? You can even see him from the train as you pass by.

  • Sandy

    Gotta love Frontierland!!  Although there aren’t many major attractions, all the attractions are great…….they may not be the latest, but if  you consider the history behind them, like CBJ, it makes the facination all that much greater.  No ONE had animitronics like this when Walt started DL and WDW.  Hoping they aren’t removed because they will be soreley missed.
    On a side note,  Pecos Bill’s is da BOMB!