See if you can spot these hidden secrets in Frontierland at Disney's Magic Kingdom!
Frontierland offers the perfect blend of the over-the-top hijinks of Adventureland and historic dignity of Liberty Square. Slow down a bit on your stroll through this area and see if you can spot these fun and interesting details.
1. Historic building facades
As in Liberty Square, the buildings in Frontierland are designed with historic accuracy in mind. This town takes you through the 1800s. If you’re itching to pinpoint the exact year that various buildings were modeled after, just look above the door. The town hall is structurally consistent with buildings from 1867.
Progress down the street and you’ll travel to 1878 in the styling of the saloon that’s home to the Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café.
Grizzly Hall, home of the Country Bear Jamboree, is consistent with historic buildings from 1898.
2. The raised sidewalks
Though it may seem like a strange detail, you’ll notice that all the buildings in Frontierland have a wooden sidewalk running in front of them. This is a historically accurate feature that would be consistent with buildings in the old west at this time. Though the Magic Kingdom features clean red roads, the authentic west would have had dusty streets. The raised wooden sidewalks were designed to keep boots and skirts clean and away from the dirt of the roads.
3. The collection of Tall Tales memorabilia
Whether you’re hungry or not, Pecos Bill’s is a fun stop for taking in the theming of Frontierland. This restaurant was founded by Pecos Bill himself, as the framed story on the wall attests. Bill is mighty popular among the other tall tale characters of the west, and his inn and café instantly became a popular destination for popular players in beloved stories. Each patron who stopped by left a little something that belonged to them as a gift to Pecos Bill.
Browse the walls of this restaurant and see how many pieces of tall tale memorabilia you can find. Some items even feature personal inscriptions to the innkeeper.
4. The Country Bears’ claw marks
Country Bear Jamboree is a classic attraction that’s appropriate for guests of all ages. The jamboree is popular among bears of all ages and breeds as well, as you can see from the condition of the lobby. As you’re waiting for the next show to begin, take a moment and look down at the floor. You’ll see that the wood is covered in deep gouges that could only have come from the anxious feet of some very big patrons.