As part of our continuing efforts to create magical experiences for our Guests, the following attractions and entertainment will be closed for refurbishment beginning January 11, 2016. Please stay tuned for further updates!
In addition, Big Thunder Ranch petting zoo and Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue will permanently close on January 11, 2016. Mosey on over to bid the animals a final farewell or enjoy one last lip-smackin' meal—restaurant reservations required!
Forge onward into the rugged region of Frontierland! From the heights of Big Thunder Mountain to the rippling waters of the Rivers of America, this land celebrates the trailblazers, settlers and other heroes of the Old West. So, saddle up and head on over to the place where history is a living story for you to lasso each day!
For a thunderous thrill, rumble over the mountain on a runaway railroad car when you board Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Then drive your wagon to the water's edge, where you can board boats like the Mark Twain Riverboat or the Sailing Ship Columbia. And look out for scallywags at the Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island. You might want to first practice your aim in the shooting gallery at the Frontierland Shootin' Exposition.
Got a bear of an appetite? Everything from a tasty morsel to right proper meal is available in Frontierland. Chow down at the Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue as you enjoy live cowboy-style entertainment. Or find a bite to eat at the Golden Horseshoe Saloon. You can even venture next door to the Stage Door Café to reign in an unbridled hunger.
Pioneers of all ages can pick up some fine souvenirs at the Pioneer Mercantile, as well as pins galore at the rustic Silver Spur Supplies. For a hat to top your noggin, head over to the Westward Ho Trading Company.
The Wild West
Frontierland embodies the tremendous expansion into the West starting with the Louisiana Purchase until the Gold Rush of 1849. The rugged fort that greets you at the entrance, the Mark Twain Riverboat and "trading posts" all highlight the pioneering spirit of the Old West.
There's a sense of adventure and taste of authentic history at every turn. For example, the Sailing Ship Columbia is based on a true 18th-century schooner named the Columbia Redidiva. And the flags that line the fort are replicas of actual flags from the revolutionary period, prior to the creation of the familiar "stars and stripes." Come see all the ways that Disney makes history the story in Frontierland!