Celebrating the Old West, Frontierland offers loads of rip’ roarin’ fun. Visit the mining town of Big Thunder Mountain, take a ride on the Mark Twain Riverboat or the Sailing Ship Columbia, and have playtime on Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island. Even pay a visit to the Golden Horseshoe Saloon!

  • Big Thunder Mountain

    Big Thunder Mountain

  • Golden Horseshoe Saloon

    Golden Horseshoe Saloon

  • Frontierland as seen from the Dream Suite

    Frontierland as seen from the Dream Suite

  • Sailing Ship Columbia and Tom Sawyer Island

    Sailing Ship Columbia and Tom Sawyer Island

  • Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes

    Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes

  • Mark Twain Riverboat

    Mark Twain Riverboat

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BIg Thunder Mountain Railroad

Take a peek at the Old West mining town of Rainbow Ridge in Disneyland’s Frontierland. The queue is a kick as you snake through an old mining town complete with hotel, dance hall, and the requisite saloon (listen carefully) while overhead the train goes zipping by. Board a “runaway” mining train led by a puffing and chugging engine for a wild journey through creepy caves, rushing waterfalls, dangerous rockslides, rumbling earthquakes, a natural arch bridge, and more. For those who like speed but not big drops, this is your coaster; there are plenty of curves and small dips, but all in all, you’ll find it relatively tame and loads of rip-roarin’ fun. And keep an eye out for those rattlers!

Minimum height 40 inches (3 feet, 4 inches). Not recommended for expectant mothers or those with back or neck problems. 3 ½-minute ride.


As darkness falls, everyone gathers in Frontierland on and around the Rivers of America to watch this popular, live show.

With a wave of his hands, Sorcerer Mickey conducts scenes from Fantasia across enormous screens of water as well as memorable scenes from Disney classics such as Aladdin, The Lion King, Tangled and Pirates of the Caribbean.

When Mickey is suddenly pulled into the Magic Mirror, his dream takes a dark turn with the Evil Queen from Snow White who conjures up some of Disney’s most dastardly villains—including Maleficent as a 45-foot, fire-breathing dragon! Mickey must use the power of his imagination to vanquish his foes—and save the day.

Featuring a fantastical array of live performers, beloved Disney characters, enhanced special effects, state-of-the-art projections and superb pyrotechnics, this show will wow the entire family.

Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island

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