What to Ride First in Frontierland

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What to ride first in Frontierland! It’s the wild, wild west at Disneyland’s Frontierland! Our readers are always asking us, “what ride should I go on first at Disneyland? Which ride has the longest line?” The answers change with the season and also depends a lot on your preferences and group.

What to Ride First: Frontierland. Photo credit: chauromano / Foter / CC BY and  daryl_mitchell / Foter / CC BY-SA

What to ride first in Frontierland aims to answer those questions and more. Be sure to read the entire series for what to ride first at Disneyland and see our first picks for each land in the park!

What to Ride First in Frontierland

Today it’s all about the new frontier of the wild west. It’s the home of Tom Sawyer island, the iconic Mark Twain Riverboat and Sailing Ship Columbia.

What to ride first in Frontierland from The Happiest Blog on Earth.
What to ride first in Frontierland from The Happiest Blog on Earth.

Walt Disney said it best, “Here we experience the story of our country’s past … the colorful drama of Frontier America in the exciting days of the covered wagon and the stage coach … the advent of the railroad … and the romantic riverboat. Frontierland is a tribute to the faith, courage and ingenuity of the pioneers who blazed the trails across America.”

Frontierland is home to our first-ride pick which thrill seekers will love riding over and over again.

What to Ride First in Frontierland: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

What to ride first in Frontierland. Photo credit: Darren Wittko / Foter / CC BY

If you can time it right, grab a FASTPASS for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to ride at dusk or at night. The thrills are that much better in the dark!

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What to Ride First in Frontierland: More Favorites

Hop aboard a Disneyland classic, Mark Twain Riverboat and enjoy a different view of Disneyland as you meander down the Rivers of America.

What to ride first in Frontierland. Photo courtesy of the Disneyland Resort.

Is Frontierland your first stop when you go to Disneyland? Be sure to explore more of our What to Ride First series and some of our most popular articles like how to save money at Disneyland, Disney shopping series and Disneyland’s Paint the Night Parade. 

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