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Frontierland
Designer Walt Disney
Attraction type Themed Land
Theme The Old West
Disneyland
Opening date July 17, 1955
Magic Kingdom
Opening date October 1, 1971
Disneyland Park (Paris)
Opening date April 12, 1992
Westernland
Tokyo Disneyland
Opening date April 15, 1983

Frontierland is one of the "themed lands" at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by Disney around the world. At Tokyo Disneyland, this area is named Westernland. Themed to the American west in the 1800s, Frontierlands are home to cowboys and pioneers, ghost towns, plateaus and gold rushes. Every instance of Frontierland has a Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and some stretch of riverfront. Other attractions sometimes found in this land include Splash Mountain, the Country Bear Jamboree, the Golden Horseshoe Saloon, Tom Sawyer Island, Mike Fink Keelboats, Fantasmic! and a sternwheeler riverboat. Image File history File links Disneylands Frontierland Logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Great Basin region, typical American West The Western United States has played a significant role in history and fiction. ... This article is about a theme park in Anaheim, California USA. For other Disney parks and attractions, see Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Disneyland Park is a theme park which is a part of Disneyland Resort Paris. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... The classic vision of the American cowboy, as portrayed by Frederic Remington A cowboy (Spanish vaquero) tends cattle and horses on cattle ranches in North and South America. ... A family of Russian settlers in the Caucasus region, ca. ... A street corner in the ghost town of Bodie, California. ... For alternate uses of the term, see Plateau (disambiguation). ... For the Neil Young album evoking this phrase, see After the Gold Rush. ... Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a roller-coaster attraction at the Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris theme parks. ... Splash Mountain is a log flume attraction at three Walt Disney Parks that is based on the 1946 Disney film Song of the South. ... The Country Bear Jamboree is a former attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and a current attraction in the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and at the Tokyo Disneyland theme park at Tokyo Disney Resort in Chiba, Japan. ... The Golden Horseshoe Saloon (referred to as Pecos Bills Golden Horseshow Saloon during construction) ]], opened in 1955 with several other original attractions at Disneyland Park. ... Tom Sawyer Island is a physical island within the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...

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History

Frontierland started in Disneyland as one of the original themed lands. An idea of Walt Disney himself, the land did not originally contain many attractions, but centered around wide open, wilderness lands which could be traversed by guests via stagecoach, pack mules and walking trails. The Mine Train Thru Nature's Wonderland opened there in 1961, consisting of a sedate train ride around various western landscape dioramas. Perhaps the most notorious Frontierland ex-attraction, the Mine Train closed in 1977. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at Walt Disney World, December 2004 Source: Brandon Wholey, 2004. ... Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at Walt Disney World, December 2004 Source: Brandon Wholey, 2004. ... Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a roller-coaster attraction at the Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris theme parks. ... This article is about a theme park in Anaheim, California USA. For other Disney parks and attractions, see Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ...


Walt Disney World opened its Magic Kingdom in 1971, complete with Frontierland. This instance opened with only three attractions; the Walt Disney World Railroad station, Tom Sawyer Island and the world debut of the Country Bear Jamboree. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was the next attraction to debut, first in California in 1979, then in Florida in 1980. (See also Western River Expedition) In 1983, Tokyo Disneyland opened its doors with its own Westernland, nearly identical to the Magic Kingdom's Frontierland. Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Western River Expedition (WRE) is a Disney ride that was designed but never built. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ...


Disneyland Paris opened as EuroDisneyland in 1992, complete with Frontierland, the biggest and most elaborately themed yet. It was home to standard Frontierland fare, such as Big Thunder Mountain, but also the park's Haunted Mansion, named Phantom Manor. 1992 also saw change for the Walt Disney World Frontierland with the addition and opening of Splash Mountain. Castle of the Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland Park Disneyland Resort Paris is a theme park in Marne-la-Vallée, near Paris. ... The Haunted Mansion is a dark ride attraction located at Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Park in Paris (as Phantom Manor). ...


Disneyland

The original, Disneyland's Frontierland has more history than the other instances. It saw the grand opening of the first Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in 1979. It is also a prime viewing location along the Rivers of America for the nighttime Fantasmic! show. It is home to the Mark Twain Riverboat and the Sailing Ship Columbia, a replica of American explorer Robert Gray's 18th century ship that circumnavigated the globe. Frontierland borders Fantasyland (via the Big Thunder Trail), New Orleans Square and Adventureland. The Rivers of America border nearby Critter Country. This article is about a theme park in Anaheim, California USA. For other Disney parks and attractions, see Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. ... Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a roller-coaster attraction at the Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris theme parks. ... The Rivers of America is an artificial river found in the Frontierland district of the Magic Kingdom-classed Disney theme parks around the world. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The Mark Twain Riverboat is an attraction, located at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, on which passengers embark on a scenic, 12-minute journey around the Rivers of America. ... The Sailing Ship Columbia is a a full-scale replica of the first American ship to circumnavigate the globe, located at the Disneyland park in Anaheim, California. ... Robert Gray (May 10, 1755 – July, 1806) was an American merchant sea-captain and explorer. ... Seven United States Navy ships have been named USS Columbia, after the personification of the United States, also after the city of Columbia, South Carolina. ... To circumnavigate a place, such as an island, a continent, or the Earth, is to travel all the way around it by boat or ship. ... Fantasyland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ... New Orleans Square is a themed land exclusively at Disneyland, and is not at any other Disney park. ... Adventureland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ... Critter Country is a land in only two parks: Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland. ...


Attractions

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a roller-coaster attraction at the Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris theme parks. ... Tom Sawyer Island is a physical island within the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. ... The Mark Twain Riverboat is an attraction, located at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, on which passengers embark on a scenic, 12-minute journey around the Rivers of America. ... The Sailing Ship Columbia is a a full-scale replica of the first American ship to circumnavigate the globe, located at the Disneyland park in Anaheim, California. ... Big Thunder Ranch is attraction at Disneyland. ...

Entertainment

The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The Golden Horseshoe Saloon (referred to as Pecos Bills Golden Horseshow Saloon during construction) ]], opened in 1955 with several other original attractions at Disneyland Park. ...

Restaurants

  • The Golden Horseshoe
  • Stage Door Cafe
  • Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante
  • River Belle Terrace
  • Conestoga Fries

Shopping

  • Bonanza Outfitters
  • Westward Ho Trading Company
  • Pioneer Mercantile

The Magic Kingdom

See also: Magic Kingdom attraction and entertainment history This article will replace: List of current Magic Kingdom attractions List of past Magic Kingdom attractions Magic Kingdom entertainment history The Magic Kingdom is a theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ...


Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom is very similar to the one at Disneyland. It borders Adventureland, Liberty Square, and Rivers of America (upon which the Liberty Belle sails). The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... Liberty Square is one of the seven themed lands at the Magic Kingdom park in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. A replica of the Liberty Bell is located in the middle of the square, and a New England-themed version of the Haunted Mansion is adjacent to the Rivers of...


Attractions

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a roller-coaster attraction at the Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris theme parks. ... The Country Bear Jamboree is a former attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and a current attraction in the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and at the Tokyo Disneyland theme park at Tokyo Disney Resort in Chiba, Japan. ... // Frontierland Shootin Arcade Front of Frontierland Shootin Arcade in March 2006 at the Magic Kingdom Frontierland Shootin Arcade is a shooting gallery taking place in Tombstone, Arizona over Boothill in 1850. ... Splash Mountain is a log flume attraction at three Walt Disney Parks that is based on the 1946 Disney film Song of the South. ... Tom Sawyer Island is a physical island within the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Tokyo Disneyland

Big Thunder Mountain at Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland offers a smaller Frontierland known as Westernland, as "frontier" does not adequately translate into the Japanese language. The Mark Twain sails this park's Rivers of America. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 799 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (850 × 638 pixel, file size: 576 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 799 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (850 × 638 pixel, file size: 576 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ...


Attractions

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Country Bear Theater
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • The Diamond Horseshoe
  • Tom Sawyer Island Rafts
  • Westernland Shootin' Gallery

Disneyland Park Paris

Located in the area that is traditionally occupied by Adventureland, Frontierland at Disneyland Park (Paris) has an elaborate backstory and is the largest Frontierland in any Disney park worldwide. The land is a mining village known as Thunder Mesa, with the mighty Big Thunder Mountain standing at the heart of the land, entirely cut-off from the mainland by the Rivers of the Far West. The Haunted Mansion's cousin, Phantom Manor, sits on the banks of the river, which is frequented by the Mark Twain and Molly Brown riverboats. Adventureland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ... Disneyland Park is a theme park which is a part of Disneyland Resort Paris. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Attractions

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Phantom Manor
  • Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing (Mark Twain and Molly Brown riverboats)
  • Rustler Roundup Shootin' Gallery
  • Legends of the Wild West (walk-through fort)
  • River Rogue Keelboats (Coyote and Raccoon, closed)
  • Pocahontas Indian Village (children's play area)
  • Critter Corral (petting farm)
  • Disneyland Railroad Station

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland does not presently have a Frontierland, although it is a planned addition in an upcoming phase of construction. The fountain featuring Mickey Mouse in the Park Promenade next to Hong Kong Disneyland The Disney music album released to celebrate the opening of disneyland Hong Kong Disneyland (Traditional Chinese: 香港迪士尼樂園; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dik6 si6 nei4 lok6 jyun4; Mandarin Pinyin: Xiānggǎng Díshìní Lèyuán...


Attraction posters

External links

  • WDWHistorys Frontierland Page


The themed lands of a Magic Kingdom-style park:
Main Street, U.S.A. | Fantasyland | Tomorrowland | Frontierland | Adventureland
New Orleans Square | Liberty Square | Mickey's Toontown | Critter Country

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