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WELCOME TO FRONTIERLAND!
Here you will discover Walt Disney World Railroad, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad,
Tom Sawyer Island and the Country Bear
Catch one of the four WALT DISNEY WORLD RAILROAD’s nostalgic trains as they take 20 minute
journey’s around the park. You can catch a train to Mickey’s Toontown Fair or Main Street, U.S.A.
SPLASH MOUNTAIN is based on the 1946 Walt Disney Film, "Song of the South". You float in a
hollowed-out log and watch Brer Rabbits escapades as he tries to outrun Brer Fox. There are over 100
audio-animatronic characters that entertain you as your log boat floats through caves, swamps and bayous.
There are a couple of drops before you plunge 5 stories into Brer Rabbit’s Laughin’ Place.
A camera catches
your expression, whether it is surprise, delight or fear on your face. Your picture is displayed at the end
of the ride and is available for purchase. This is a very popular ride and the kids, young and old, love it.
Tip: sitting in the front of the log increases your chances of
GUEST POLICIES: Fastpass & Pal Mickey (WARNING): For safety, you should be in
have no neck or back problems, or be an expectant mother. Kids have to be 40" high to ride. Guests must
transfer from wheelchair or ECV.
Take off on a run-a-way mine ride through the wild west on BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD! Set
during the Gold Rush days in the flooded mine town of Tumbleweed. You will encounter an earthquake and falling
rocks while rocketing around the curves and going in and out of tunnels. (My grandkids and I LOVE this ride!)
FUN FACTS: Opened in 1980.
GUEST POLICIES: Pal Mickey
& Fastpass (WARNING): For safety, you should be in good health, have no neck or back problems, or be
an expectant mother. Kids have to be 40" high to ride. Guest must transfer from wheelchair or ECV.
Come and explore the island at TOM SAWYER ISLAND and venture through trails, caves, suspension
bridges, rugged trails and a fort you can explore! Right now the island is set up like the Pirates of the
If you are lucky you will see Captain Jack Sparrow in person!
Fun Facts: The rafts to Tom Sawyer Island are not on a track or guide rail.
GUEST POLICIES: Guests must be ambulatory.
Go see the COUNTRY BEAR JAMBOREE for the Grizzly Hall Musical Revue to have an
hoe-down! Lots of music, singing, clapping of hands and stomping of feet.
Come and enjoy the singing, banjo
playing, joke telling country bears starring the 7 ft. tall Henry as Master of Ceremonies. Listen to the
5 Bear Rugs, Teddi Barra and hear the harmony of Bubbles, Bunny and Beulah! This is a must see for the kids!
Fun Facts: Opened in 1971. Country Bear Jamboree is the first major attraction to be debuted at
Walt Disney World and then moved to other Disney parks worldwide.
GUEST POLICIES: Pal Mickey Reflective Captioning and for guests with hearing
assistive listening devices are available at Guest Services. The show is wheelchair and ECV accessible.
At the FRONTIER SHOOTIN’ ARCADE you can aim your gun and become the greatest sharp-shooter
on Boot Hill! There are pop-ups, moving and stationary targets.
Tip: Look for grave markers with
humorous epitaphs like, "A carpenter trapped, when in his coffin he napped."
DINING IN FRONTIERLAND
PECOS BILL TALL TALE INN AND CAFÉ serves hamburgers and cheeseburgers, wrapped sandwiches
FRONTIER FRIES hosted by McDonald’s serves fresh, hot french fries and beverages.
FRONTIER TURKEY LEG WAGON serves those incredible turkey legs that you can smell
all over the park.
FASTPASS is Disney’s FREE Service that helps cut down the time you have to stand
in line for some of your favorite rides. Where eligible, go to your ride and to the Fastpass Center. Put your
Disney ticket in the appropriate slot and in a few seconds your Fastpass will pop-out and you will get your
Disney ticket back at the same time. On your Fastpass there will be an allotted time that you can go back
to your ride and instead of going in the standby line you will go in the Fastpass Line. A Disney Cast Member
will look at your ticket to make sure you are in your allotted time. This way you can board your attraction
with a minimal wait. Tip: When you enter the park, go to your favorite rides and get your Fastpass.
If you wait too long the Fastpass Center may run out of allotted times.
PAL MICKEY is an interactive plush Mickey Mouse that is quite amazing! Mickey will let you
in on insider park tips, give you parade and show time reminders, tell you when your favorite characters are
nearby and let you know about show waits at your favorite attraction. Pal Mickey will entertain kids of all
ages with his jokes, interactive games and fun facts that will make your visit to the WDW Resort truly
Delight in over 700 Fun Facts and Theme Park tips. Innovative technology ensures that Pal Mickey
knows where he is while exploring the four Theme Parks and he will share info with you at just the right
time and place.
The entertainment continues outside of the WDW Resort and even back home where he will share his
jokes and play 3 interactive games. Almost every store in WDW carries Pal Mickey.
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Last revised on 01-1-18