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The American west is re-created in Paris. The centerpiece of this land is Big Thunder which is on the island in the middle of the Rivers of the Far West. The other signature attraction is Phantom Manor (their Haunted Mansion) which sits on a hill overlooking the land.


Attractions & Entertainment Venues
Current Attractions:
  • Big Thunder Mountain (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
    Premier Access
  • Disneyland Railroad Frontierland Depot (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
  • Frontierland Playground (Formerly Pocahontas Indian Village) (Opened: Jun 22, 1996)
  • Phantom Manor (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
    Premier Access
  • Rustler Roundup Shootin' Gallery (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
  • Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
Current Entertainment:
  • Frontierland Theater (Opening: Nov 30, -0001)
  • The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands (Seasonal) (Opened: Jun 30, 2019)
Retired Attractions:
  • Mike Fink Keel Boats (Apr 12, 1992 - Nov 30, -0001)


  • Big Thunder Photographer
  • Thunder Mesa Mercantile Building

Restaurants & Refreshment
  • Cowboy Cookout Barbecue
  • Fuente del Oro Restaurante
  • Last Chance Cafe
  • The Lucky Nugget Saloon
  • Silver Spur Steakhouse

Geek's Thoughts & Observations

  • Phantom Manor - The Disneyland Paris Haunted Mansion.  It sits on a hill in Frontierland and looks haunted from the outside.  Inside it is much darker, more skeletons, and scarier than the other versions around the globe.   Some elements are the same but others such several scenes with skeletons are unique.  Also instead of a graveyard you go through a western town.   The bride plays an important role here and the story revolves around her. Some in my traveling party found it a little too “out there” and “creepy” for their tastes and like the traditional mansions at the other parks more.

  • Legends of the Wild West - Fort Comstock - At the entrance to Frontierland the fort houses a walk through called the Legends of the Wild West.  In addition to the great views of Frontierland and obstructed views elsewhere, there are also a handful of different scenes that you can look into along the way.   The one draw back is there are a lot of steps (up/down) as you make your way around the fort and when I was there it had very limited operating hours and days.
  • The Indian Village, Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing and Disneyland Railroad were all closed during my 2015 visit so I did not get to experience either.

  • Big Thunder - Since I am not a coaster person I did not go for a ride. Big Thunder here is out on the island in the middle of the River. The train goes out and comes back through tunnels under the riverbed. Note for most of 2016 it is slated to be closed for renovation.

  • The Cottonwood Creek Ranch - This area in the back of Frontierland was open for the Halloween Festivities during my trip.  There were some characters roaming around and a photo spot for Mickey Mouse.  The rest of the area was closed (the train station, theatre, etc..) It had a feeling very much like the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree at Disneyland of a hidden quiet spot.  It was not crazy and you had time to interact with the characters and cast members which was great.  I turned a corner and ran into Goofy and Pluto and got to spend quite a bit of time taking some pictures of them and with them as they goofed around for me.

  • Cowboy Cookout BBQ - area to use our snack option for the day.  We came to learn very quickly the meal plan limitations and snacks were one of them.  There were not many places the voucher would work and you basically had your choice of a drink and then a doughnut or ice cream bar.  Nothing else was allowed.  This was a little disappointing and very limiting. 

  • Lucky Nugget Saloon - I ventured into the Lucky Nugget Saloon one evening because most places were close and it happened to be open. There was no wait and it turned out to be a great meal.  You order right when you walk in then are seated.  They bring your drink (free refills by the way.. one of the few places that offers this) and then your food.  Once done with the main meal they bring your dessert to you.  The prices were on par with counter service dining as well the food quality.. but it was fresh, hot and did I mention no wait to get in. There was no entertainment going on but enjoying the atmosphere and decent food with no chaos was great!

  • Silver Spur Steakhouse - We walked in with no reservation and were seated right away for a later lunch.  There was no wait and only a dozen or so tables with guests at it.  The place looked great and from time to time a cast member would come out and play the piano which was a perfect touch.   The steak was ok.  I should have sent it back to have it cooked more but about ¾ of it was cooked ok for me.   My only complaint is guests let their kids run wild and cast members did nothing to stop this.  For example one group let their kids go up to the piano and bang on the keys (not play anything.. just hit the keys) and they took pictures and video for several minutes.   I do not know why a cast member did not go and ask them not to use the piano.. it was very disruptive to everyone eating.  Another interesting note is they had fountain drinks here.. no glass bottles… but no refills though.

Geek's Pictures & Video
I visited Disneyland Paris in the Fall of 2015. Visit my 2015 Disneyland Paris trip summary page for links to all the picture & video sets.
Day 6 Part IV: Frontierland

October 2, 2015 - Frontierland

A visit to the Cottonwood Creek Ranch to see Mickey, a look at the shootin gallery, Phantom Manor then lunch at the Silver Spur Steakhouse


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