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Theme 1800s American West
Frontierland is one of the "themed lands" at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by Disney around the world. Themed to the American west in the 1800s, Frontierlands are home to cowboys and pioneers, saloons, red rock buttes and gold rushes. Every instance of Frontierland has a Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and a stretch of riverfront. Other attractions sometimes found in this land include Splash Mountain, the Country Bear Jamboree, Tom Sawyer Island, and a steam-powered riverboat.
Walt Disney World opened its Magic Kingdom in 1971, complete with Frontierland. This instance began with only three attractions; the Walt Disney World Railroad station, the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes and the world debut of the Country Bear Jamboree. Tom Sawyer Island opened two years later in 1973. The northwestern end of the park was supposed to receive a massive, pavilion-style "E ticket" attraction, which was never built. (See also Western River Expedition) The area sat empty until the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad made its debut in 1980. Little change would be made to the land for the next eleven years.
In 1991, construction began on Splash Mountain, and the western end of the land (minus Big Thunder Mountain) was demolished and rebuilt from scratch, including the existing Walt Disney World Railroad station and parade access road. Splash Mountain (and the new two-story Railroad station) opened in September of 1992.
Frontierland borders Adventureland, Liberty Square, and the Rivers of America.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Country Bear Jamboree
Frontierland Shootin' Arcade
Rafts to Tom Sawyer Island
Walt Disney World Railroad
Mark Twain Riverboat
Woody's Cowboy Camp
Banjo Brothers and Bob
Pecos Bill's Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
McDonald's Fry Cart
the Briar Patch
Frontierland Trading Post
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