Going West: A Guide to Frontierland in Disney World

Frontierland in Disney World


Welcome to the rustic charm of Frontierland in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom! This guide will explore the Wild West-themed land that captures the spirit of America’s pioneer days, including the attractions, character meet and greets, dining options, and shopping locations.

Overview of Frontierland

Nestled between the lush Adventureland and the historical Liberty Square, Frontierland stands as a captivating homage to the pioneer spirit. This section of Magic Kingdom offers a unique blend of thrilling attractions, delightful dining, and themed experiences that transport visitors to a bygone era.

Attractions in Frontierland

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Prepare for a journey on the wildest ride in the wilderness. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a runaway mine train adventure that twists and turns through the scenic landscape of Frontierland.

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Frontierland in Disney World: Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Country Bear Jamboree

Step into Grizzly Hall and enjoy the foot-stomping musical extravaganza featuring a cast of singing and dancing animatronic bears. The Country Bear Jamboree is a lighthearted and entertaining show for the whole family.

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Frontierland in Disney World: Country Bear Jamboree

  • Frontierland Shootin-Arcade

Test your sharpshooting skills at the Frontierland Shootin-Arcade, an interactive gallery where you can aim and experience the thrill of the Old West.

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Frontierland in Disney World: Shootin’ Arcade

  • Tom Sawyer Island

Tom Sawyer Island offers an oasis of exploration for those seeking a more tranquil adventure. Traverse bridges, explore caves, and discover forts in this idyllic escape from the bustling park.

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Frontierland in Disney World: Tom Sawyer Island
  • Disney World Railroad

The Disney World Railroad, stationed on Main Street, U.S.A., Frontierland, and Fantasyland, features four beautifully restored, vintage steam trains built between 1916 and 1928. Walt Disney’s love for trains is evident in this 1.5-mile scenic round-trip tour that takes approximately 20 minutes. It’s a nostalgic and charming experience, offering guests a delightful journey through the Magic Kingdom’s enchanting lands.

*Coming Soon: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure*

Frontierland is set to undergo a magical transformation with the upcoming Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, a reimagination of the classic Splash Mountain featuring Princess Tiana.

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Frontierland in Disney World: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Character Meet & Greets in Frontierland

While Frontierland doesn’t currently host scheduled character meet and greets, the immersive attractions and experiences create opportunities for unexpected character encounters, such as the Country Bears greeting guests as they wander around the land.

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Dining Options in Frontierland

Table Service

  • None

Quick Service

  • Gold Oak Outpost

Situated in the heart of Frontierland, Gold Oak Outpost offers a delightful array of lunch and dinner options. The menu is carefully crafted to cater to various tastes, featuring chicken breast strips, loaded fries, and cookies.

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  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café offers authentic Mexican cuisine. Serving both lunch and dinner, the menu is a celebration of bold flavors featuring fajitas, nachos, tacos, and burrito bowls.

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  • Westward Ho

Conveniently serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Westward Ho is a versatile quick-service spot with a menu that caters to various tastes throughout the day. The offerings include breakfast sandwiches, donut holes in the morning, jalapeno poppers, corn dog nuggets, and candied bacon skewers in the afternoon and evening.

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Shops in Frontierland

  • Big Al’s: The Quirky Corner for Keepsakes

If you’re on the lookout for unique mementos capturing the spirit of Frontierland, Big Al’s is your go-to destination. Situated conveniently at a kiosk across from the Country Bear Jamboree, this charming emporium offers a delightful array of merchandise specific to Frontierland, like raccoon hats and more traditional Disney options like bubble wands and Mickey and Minnie ears. As an outdoor Kiosk, Big Al’s offers a quick and convenient option for souvenir shopping.

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  • Frontier Trading Post: Pin Your Frontierland Tale

For avid pin collectors and enthusiasts of Disney’s iconic MagicBands, the Frontier Trading Post is a treasure trove of themed memorabilia, including Western-themed merchandise, hats, and mostly Disney Pins. Strategically positioned next to the Country Bear Jamboree, this outpost specializes in curated collections and interactive pin trading experiences. Explore an extensive assortment of collectible pins, each telling a unique story of Frontierland’s charm. From limited-edition releases to timeless classics, Frontier Trading Post caters to seasoned collectors and those new to pin trading, offering a diverse selection that goes beyond just pins, encompassing Western-themed merchandise and hats. Engage in the beloved tradition of pin trading with Disney cast members and fellow visitors. Bring your duplicate pins and embark on a journey of exchange, creating memories and unique collections along the way.

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Conclusion: Visiting Frontierland in Disney World

Frontierland is more than a mere passageway between lands—it’s a destination teeming with thrills, flavors, and the indomitable spirit of the frontier. Whether you’re seeking the rush of Big Thunder Mountain or the toe-tapping tunes of Country Bear Jamboree, every corner of Frontierland tells a unique story. So, saddle up and immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland, where adventure awaits at every turn.

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Journey to Tomorrow: A Magical Guide to Tomorrowland

Whimsical Wonders: A Guide to Fantasyland

An Explorer’s Guide to Adventureland

American the Beautiful: Guide to Liberty Square

Timeless Charm: Guide to Main Street U.S.A.

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