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10 Things You’ll Love About Frontierland At Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

1. Classic Snacks

Frontierland is home to many classic Disney snacks that you may be looking out for during your Disney vacation. Turkey legs and churros may both be picked up in Frontierland, as well as the various flavors of Main Street Popcorn, Mickey rice krispie treats, and more. The snack kiosks in Frontierland change their menus often so you can occasionally find unique treats like corn dogs and waffle fries as well.

 

2. Mile-Long Toppings Bar

The quick service restaurant in Frontierland, Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, is one of the greatest values at the Walt Disney World Resort. This restaurant specializes in Mexican-inspired lunches and dinners with taco salads and fajita platters being among some of the most popular items on the menu. What’s more, guests dining at Pecos Bill’s have access to the longest toppings bar in Disney, which includes various salsas, cheese, lettuce, peppers, sour cream, and unlimited guacamole.

3. Pin-Trader’s Paradise

Frontier Trading Post is a one-stop shop for all things pin-trading as well as limited edition MagicBands. In this convenient location right in the middle of Frontierland guests can purchase a wide range of pins including limited release and hard to find pieces while trading with cast members and other guests, and stocking up on pin trading accessories like lanyards, backs, and binders. If you visit the park during a special event like the Halloween and Christmas parties, this is also where you can pick up some of the holiday merchandise as well as special annual passholder items.

4. Sweets and Treats

For a sweeter shopping experience, visit Prairie Outpost & Supply to pick up fudge, candies, popcorn, taffy, and more. This sweet spot sells many of the essential Disney treats found in the Main Street Confectionary or Big Top Souvenirs along with some Frontierland-specific favorites. (Many of these treats that are under $5 are even eligible for snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan!)

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5. Splash Mountain

The most thrilling experience in Frontierland can be found in the land’s mountain range. Splash Mountain is one of the longest attractions in the Magic Kingdom, and it culminates with a 52 ft. plunge into the Briar Patch. It’s equal part thrills and immersive theming, and the best way to cool off in the Magic Kingdom on a hot day.

6. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

More thrills can be found in Frontierland right next door at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. This runaway mine train-style rollercoaster is one of the most popular attractions in the park offering family-friendly thrills and classic frontier views. Be sure to grab a FastPass for this one as wait times can get pretty steep when the park is busy.

7. Country Bear Jamboree

A milder experience can be found at the Country Bear Jamboree, where Audio Animatronic bears host a rousing musical performance for guests of all ages. The show features memorable music and characters and is sure to get the whole family clapping and tapping away.

8. Dance Party

Love the characters from the Country Bear Jamboree? You’re in luck because you can sometimes find them dancing along with guests during a dance party that takes place daily in the streets of Frontierland. Check the My Disney Experience app or pick up a times guide with your map to confirm the times.

9. Parade Viewing

You can see the Festival of Fantasy Parade in a bunch of different spots around the park, but one of the best last-minute spots to see the parade from is Frontierland. The parade actually starts in Frontierland too, so if you see the parade from here you won’t have to wait as long for it to ‘start.’ If you are not a fan of crowds, Frontierland can additionally offer a somewhat quieter spot to catch the parade than Main Street.

10. Walt Disney World Railroad

The Walt Disney World Railroad is a nod to Walt Disney’s love of classic trains. Guests can experience this bygone era by riding around the park aboard this attraction that has a stop right in Frontierland. In addition to the Frontierland stop, a lot of the Animatronics and scenery you can spot while aboard the railroad can be found along the banks of the rivers in Frontierland.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a graduate of St. Anselm College, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree in History. She completed two Disney College Programs, one at Dinoland U.S.A., in Animal Kingdom, and one at Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show at Hollywood Studios. She is the author of “Brittany Earns Her Ears,” a memoir about her experiences on the college program, and she currently resides in Massachusetts.