General Information

Location: West side of the park, above Adventureland; can only be accessed through Adventureland or Liberty Square.

Date Opened: 10/1/1971

# of Rides and Attractions: 4

# of Entertainment and Shows: 2

# of Dining Locations: 3


In the Past...

Here you will find a list of selected rides, shows, or restaurants that have been removed fromFrontierland, never to return.

  • Rides and Attractions

    • Entertainment, Shows and Special Events
      • Dining
        • Frontierland Fries— Another opporutunity to buy McDonald's french fries. (???? - September 27, 2008)

History and Trivia

  • At this location: Frontierland has expanded a bit over the years as Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad were built in prevoiusly empty areas.
  • The Land's History: Frontierland opened in 1971 as a much more low key area, and most of what was in the land at that time is now gone; Country Bear Jamboree is the only original attraction left.

    Without any thrill rides in 1971, the focus was very much on Rivers of America. The Mike Fink Keel Boats (based on boats seen in two of the Davy Crockett television movies)survived until 1995. Also circling Rivers of America were Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes, which operated seasonally and just kind of faded away at some point. The land also opened with entertainment and food in the Diamond Horseshoe Review which was replaced by Goofy's Country Dancin' Jamboree in January 2003, a show that lasted only a year before the entire location closed.

    1980 saw the first significant expansion of Frontierland with the opening of Big Thounder Mountain Railroad and the utilization of the surrounding area. In 1992, the area received another boost with the introduction of Splash Mountain.