Four Things You Probably Didn't Know About Disneyland's Frontierland


Walt Disney loved the old American West and knew from the beginning of Disneyland's early designs that he wanted to showcase the adventure from that time period in his park. It's changed a lot over the years, pack mule rides eventually making room for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and more. But did you know…

Frontierland, the 'old west' themed land, actually sits on the WESTERN side of the park.

On opening day, Frontierland occupied one third of the entire park space, a whopping 20 acres.

The giant petrified tree stump sitting in the middle of Frontierland was actually a wedding anniversary gift to Lily from Walt in 1956. She decided to donate it to the park so that all of Disneyland's park guests could enjoy it.

Originally, when the Mike Fink Keel Boats attraction was opened to guests in Frontierland, only two boats were used and both were the actual movie prop boats used in the Davy Crocket TV series. Because the boats couldn't hold very many people, though, they were soon replaced with larger replicas.