Cowboys, Indians, calm rivers, a thundering mine train, ghostly encounters ... the frontier of the Far West
Strolling down the Main Street to the left of the Central Plaza lush forrests and the sounds of a small stream beckon guest to step into the shade between the trees - are there really tipis standing next to the water stream? A little bit further down the trail Fort Comstock, constructed by early pioneers out of heavy tree trunks, guards the entrance to Frontierland...
Step through its heavy gates and find yourself in Thunder Mesa, a small mining town of the 19th century. Just across from the fort the rocky slopes of Big Thunder Mountain inspired by the landscapes of the american south west are reflected in the wide waters of the Rivers of the Far West, which are home to the elegant Riverboats Mark Twain and Molly Brown as well as the smaller, agile Keelboats of the smugglers. Towering over the small mining town is the decript Phantom Manor, now home to the the ghosts of the past but once the pride of the small town, when its mine in the depths of Big Thunder Mountain was still fueling a gold rush. On the far end of the land, set back from the rivers pioneers are beginning to tame the wild west on the Cottonwood Creek Ranch, not too far from the Frontierland Depot connecting Frontierland to the ofour fantastic realms of the Disneyland Parc.
Do you dare to step onboard of one of the old mine trains to venture into the mine on the island? Or would you prefer an encounter with the ghosts of Thunder Mesa in Phantom Manor?What about a meeting with your preferred Disney characters in wild west style at the Lucky Nugget? You could also enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Rivers of the Far West, explore an Indian playground or meet with Woody and his gang at Woody's Round-Up on Cottonwood Creek Ranch or enjoy a show at the Chaparral Theater right next door.
There are adventures in best wild west style for every taste - including culinary style at the Silver Spur Steakhouse, the mexican inspired Fuente del Oro Restaurante or the family friendly Cowboy Cookout Barbecue - type and style not the least the beautiful atmosphere that envites for a stroll along the shores of the Rivers of the Far West from water spewting geysers to hidden verandas overlooking peaceful waterways.
So what are you waiting for? Put on your cowboy hat (also available at the shops in the Thunder Mesa Mercantile Building in case you forgot yours) and saddle up for a blazing wild west experience!