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“All of us have a cause to be proud of our country’s history, shaped by the pioneering spirit of our forefathers. Our adventures are designed to give you the feeling of having lived, even for a short while, during our country’s pioneer days.” – Walt Disney

Welcome to your guided walking tour of the history, trivia, hidden treasures and overlooked details of Frontierland in Walt Disney World.

In this series of audio guides, author and award-wining podcaster Lou Mongello will take you on a tour of the Walt Disney World® Resort. In this audio tour, we’re going to head out to the Wild West of Frontierland of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Unlike the dangerous realities of the real early American frontier, we’ll look at the glorified and romanticized West of the movies, television and tall tales.

In this audio tour, we’re going to head out to the Wild West of Frontierland of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Unlike the dangerous realities of the real early American frontier, we’ll look at the glorified and romanticized West of the movies, television and tall tales.

Our journey through the Walt Disney World® Resort continues on from our last journey through Liberty Square, seeing how the two lands are connected, and through real American history, folklore and “westward ho” expansion.

We’ll look at the Frontierland that never was with a look back in time at Thunder Mesa and the Western River Expedition, then journey through FL from where we left off in Liberty Square. We’ll follow America’s expansion westward and through time looking at the history and hidden details of attractions such as the Liberty Bell and Tom Sawyer Island. We’ll cross the Mississippi into this growing western town, into all the shops and their individual histories, as well as those of every attraction like the Country Bear Jamboree.

We’ll see what was there on opening day, and what became of extinct restaurants, shops and even some attractions. Along the way, Lou will point out the stories behind everything you see, as well look at some incredibly detailed locations, including Pecos Bill’s and the Golden Oak Outpost. Of course, we’ll talk about the stories, history and details of the Splash and Big Thunder Mountains, and how everything ties in with the story of the real old west, the growth of America as a nation, ties to Walt Disney and Disneyland, and the people who made Walt’s dream a reality.