Frontierland

Treasure Chests

It’s no secret that New Orleans Square and Tom Sawyer Island have been captured by pirates. They lurk everywhere, leaving anchors and crypts in their wake. But what’s the most important thing pirates leave behind? Buried treasure! Over the years, two treasure chests have washed up on the Rivers of America shoreline. The first chest […] Read more…

Crockett & Russel Hat Co.

Crockett & Russel Hat Co.

December 2004 – present LOCATION Frontierland – The hat shop sits on Frontierland’s main street, overlooking the center plaza. If you arrive in Frontierland from Main Street, you’ll see the store on the left, next to Silver Spur Supplies. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Disney clothing & accessories Price Range – Most merchandise ranges from $20 […] Read more…

Lands in Pictures: Frontierland

Lands In Pictures: Frontierland

I used to largely ignore Frontierland; I’ve always loved Big Thunder Mountain, but otherwise, this land was pretty much a pass-through for me. But I have to admit that over the last few years, I’ve become a much bigger fan of the wildest land in the wilderness. This land has so many little rustic details, […] Read more…

The Halloween Tree

The Halloween Tree

Happy Halloween! Monday is the big day for costumes, candy, and spooky fun, but the Disneyland Resort has been celebrating Halloween all month long. In fact, each fall Frontierland hosts a seasonal hidden gem: the Halloween Tree! The tree, which lights up the courtyard next to the Golden Horseshoe, draws inspiration from a 1972 novel by […] Read more…

Orchestrions

Orchestrions

Disneyland is known for its exciting coasters and nostalgic rides, but behind the headliners there’s so much more to discover. In fact, Disneyland holds so many hidden treasures, its almost like a museum in and of itself. Some of these treasures include a series of Orchestrions, early 20th century instruments meant to mimic the sound […] Read more…

The Oaks Tavern

 Source: Matterhorn 1959 June 1956 – September 1978 LOCATION Frontierland – The Oaks Tavern sat adjacent to a wilder restaurant – the Golden Horseshoe. Guests walking along the main path from Main Street USA toward the waterfront would find the Tavern on the left, next to a patio shared with the River Belle Terrace. EXPERIENCE […] Read more…

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante

February 2001 – present LOCATION Frontierland – Rancho del Zocalo sits on the main path through Frontierland. If you enter Frontierland from Main Street USA, you’ll find this restaurant on the right, just beyond the Shootin’ Exposition. If you’re coming from New Orleans Square or Fantasyland, head toward Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. You’ll see the […] Read more…

Flags of the Revolutionary War

Flags Of The Revolutionary War

Most Disneyland fans know that the park is inundated with hidden gems, especially in the park’s oldest lands. Frontierland, one of Disneyland’s original lands, has quite a few hidden gems tucked within its dusty trails and log cabins, including one right at its grand entryway: the Flags of the Revolutionary War. To find the flags, […] Read more…

Fantasmic!

Fantasmic!

May 1992 – present LOCATION Frontierland – This massive show takes place on the Rivers of America. To find the waterfront, head through the main entrance to Frontierland, and you’ll see the Rivers of America at the end of the walkway. BACKGROUND In the early 1990s, Disney was hoping to bring new excitement to the […] Read more…

Pioneer Cemetery

Pioneer Cemetery

If you’ve ever taken the time to explore Tom Sawyer Island, you know there are tons of trails, caves, and swinging bridges to discover. But did you know that the island had its own hidden gem, buried amid the pirate’s treasure and shipwrecks? Past Pirate’s Lair and Fort Wilderness, up on the hill, visitors stumbled across […] Read more…

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