Top 7 Hidden Secrets at Disney World – Frontierland

Top 7 Hidden Secrets at Disney World – Frontierland

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find us @TPMvideos. Frontierland is one of the 6 themed lands
at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. It is here that we experience the story of
our country’s past. The colour, romance and drama of Frontier
America as it developed from wilderness trials, to roads riverboats railroads and civilization. The original Frontierland at Disneyland was
born out of Walt Disney’s love for America, and when Magic Kingdom opened in 1971 these
same ideas were brought to Florida. The land takes you into the pioneering days
of America in the early 19th century. This old western town is famously known for
being home to popular attractions like Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain, but
there’s so much more that makes Frontierland one of the best lands to just go and explore. It has so many secrets and hidden details
you’ve probably never noticed. So today while looking at some history of
the land we’re gonna be counting down the Top 7 Hidden Secrets in Frontierland at Magic
Kingdom. Number 7
Frontierland is no secret, but have you ever realized that it’s the only land that isn’t
accessible from the hub? When you’re walking through the centre of
the park, Frontierland is really a hidden land. You need to travel through Adevntureland or
Liberty Square to get into this old western Town, but why is that? Well this was an intentional design by imagineers
and it all follows a story that starts in Liberty Square. See the buildings in Liberty Square show the
architectural progression through Colonial America starting in the 1700s. Since Frontierland is adjacent to Liberty
Square, this architectural progression continues showing the western expansion of America through
the 1800s. The Diamond Horseshoe is the official transition
point from Colonial America into the old west and as you walk between the two lands the
transition is seamless. All the buildings in Frontierland are historically
accurate right down to the elevated sidewalks. Aside form the sidewalks on Main Street, Frontierland
is the only land in Magic Kingdom that has raised walkways. Back in old western towns, the roadways were
always really dirty, full of mud and dust, so raised wooden sidewalks were used to keep
people’s boots and dresses clean when they were walking through the town. And speaking of this town, at the top of some
of the buildings in Frontierland you’ll notice a number. The number is actually significant and actually
represents the year of the building’s architectural design. So on Grizzly Hall you’ll see its from 1898,
Town Hall from 1867 and the Saloon from 1878. Number 6
If you look across the Rivers of America you’ll see Harper’s Mill on Tom Sawyer Island. This water wheel has sort of become an iconic
part of the riverbank adding even more kinetics to the Rivers of America. Contrary to popular belief Tom Sawyer Island
was not an opening day attraction at Magic Kingdom. It opened in May of 1973, just over a year
and a half after the park opened in October of 1971. Now the island is inspired by the characters
and stories of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer novels. If you’re familiar with the characters from
these books, there’s a boy named Joe Harper who’s one of Tom Sawyer’s friends. If you board one of the rafts and head to
the island, you’ll see a sign right beside Harpers Mill that gives you it’s backstory. Tom Sawyer being the good friend he is, named
the grist Mill after Joe Harper’s father. So that’s the Tom Sawyer story, but there’s
a double meaning to the naming of the Mill. Disney actually named Harper’s Mill after
the late Imagineer Harper Goff. He was involved with designing Disneyland’s
Main Street and the Jungle Cruise as well as the film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. So the Harper’s Mill pay tribute to this
late imagineer but it’s also home to another hidden secret. Inside the Mill you’ll see as series of
wooden gears that are usually spinning. Here on this large gear you’ll spot a little
blue bird in a nest. Well in 1936 Disney released an animated short
called The Old Mill. There was a scene in the film that shows a
little blue bird on a wooden gear inside the Mill. So Imagineers hid a little blue bird in Harper’s
Mill as a tribute to this classic Disney short! Number 5
Now if you’ve watched past videos you’ll know we always point out details on the ground
since Disney is well know for creating theming that goes from top to bottom. Frontierland is home to the County Bear Jamboree
where a cast of singing Animatronic bears treat you to a musical revue. When you enter the Grizzly Hall lobby, it
gives you this warm cozy feeling with the hardwood floors and the pictures of the cast
of bears on the wall. Well if you look down at the hardwood floors
they seem to be a little scuffed up. Since Grizzly Hall hosts a cast of Bears,
naturally they’d enter the hall, sharp nails and all, marking the hardwood floors with
their claws. So Disney added the claw marks to the floors. It’s a fun hidden detail that you could
definitely miss if you don’t look down or if there’s a lot of people in the waiting
area. The bears sure know how to make their mark. Now speaking of the bears, one of the most
iconic characters is Big Al and he was actually modelled after an imagineer. Al Bertino was a show writer for many Disney
attractions including the Country Bear Jamboree and Big Al was modelled after Al Bertino,
name and all. When you look at both Al’s the resemble
is uncanny. Bertino passed away in 1996 so Big Al at the
Country Bear Jamboree will forever be a reminder of this legendary Imagineer. Number 4- Hidden Tink
As you step further into Frontierland it’s hard to miss the 197 foot butte that’s home
to Big Thunder Mountain railroad. After you’ve taken a spin on the wildest
ride in the wilderness you’re gonna wanna keep your eyes peeled for a little hidden
secret at the ride’s exit. Now we’ve all heard about hidden Mickey’s
by now, and if you haven’t we have an entire video explaining the phenomena, but have you
ever heard of a hidden Tinkerbell? Well there’s one at Big Thunder Mountain. As you exit the ride, there’s these set
of rocks on the left hand side. They look like ordinary rocks with nothing
to hide. So if you look right here theres what appears
to be a crack in the rock, but when we switch to this angel directly in front, you can see
its a side profile of a shilouette of Tinkerbell. There’s no real explanation as to why this
Fantasyland character is hidden in the world of cowboys and fur traders, but with some
faith, trust and pixie dust anything can make sense at Magic Kingdom. Number 3
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of plunging down Chick a Pin Hill on Splash Mountain. The ride takes you into the world of the Bre’r
characters as Bre’r Rabbit tries to find his laughing place. In one of the first indoor show scenes on
the ride, you see Bre’r Rabbit leaving his home. It looks small and quaint, perfect for Bre’r
Rabbit. Throughout the attraction Bre’r Rabbit realizes
he wasn’t cut out for his adventure and in the very last scene of the ride he returns
home. Now have you ever thought about what Bre’r
Rabbit’s house would look like inside? Well if you ever have, then the answer sits
hidden in Frontierland. As you exit Splash Mountain, on the right
hand side there’s the Briar Patch gift shop. Inside, there’s an abundant amount of Splash
Mountain merchandise but at the back of the shop, hidden on the upper portion of the wall
illuminated by these blue lights sits Bre’r Rabbit’s house. On the left hand side there’s what looks
to be his dining room nicely decorated with some flowers on the table. Then to the right, there’s his bedroom that
has everything from a bed and rocking chair with a mini plush toy to an armour. You can really imagine a little Bre’r Rabbit
hoping through this space just going about his daily business. It’s a really fun little hidden secret that
many people miss especially considering where it’s placed in the shop. So next time you’re on Splash mountain and
see Ber’r Rabbit standing outside his house, you know exactly what he’s leaving behind
inside. Number 2
One of the most famous Frontiersmen is Davy Crockett
Davy, Davy Crockett King of the wild frontier. Davy Crockett is an American folk hero that
dates all the way back to the late 1700s and in the 1950s Disney released a Davy Crockett
mini series. This series heavily inspired the creation
of Frontielrand at Disneyland and the character also went on to inspire Magic Kingdom’s
Frontierland. From 1971 until 1994 you were able to paddle
along the rivers of America on the Davy Crocket Canoes. The footage you see here is taken from Disneyland
where the Canoes still operate today. Even though this is now an extinct attraction
at Magic Kingdom there are still references left that pay tribute to the king of the wild
frontier. Now Davy Crockett is known for wearing his
tan buckskin hunting suit with the iconic coonskin hat. If we take a look at the Frontier Trading
post, placed above you’ll notice some clothes on a clothes line. This tan buckskin suit could very well belong
to Davy Crocket and there also appears to be some boots placed on the right hand side. Now theres no way to knowif any of these actually
belong to Davey Crocket but he definitely left behind some other belongings that are
hidden in Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe. Pecos Bill is a character featured in the
1948 film Melody Time. The restaurant’s backstory is that every
time a friend visited Pecos, they left something behind to remember them by. Well naturally Davy Crockett visited Pecos
Bill and here in this little section hidden on the back wall of the restaurant you’ll
find items that belong to by Davy Crockett. He left behind his leather bag, powder horn
and the iconic coon skin hat. So next time you’re grabbing a bite at Pecos
Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe keep an eye out for these Davy Crocket items hidden right
in the restaurant. Number 1- Walt Disney Initials. So we’ve talked about a hidden Tinker Bell
but what about a hidden Walt Disney? Now although Disneyland in California has
many direct references to Walt Disney himself, Magic Kingdom doesn’t have as many since
it built after Walt passed. He didn’t personally touch the park in the
same way that he did with Disneyland. But on Tom Sawyer Island there’s one secret
that pays tribute to Walt Disney and you need to look really hard to spot it. At the back of the Island you’ll find Fort
Langhorn which originally opened as Fort Sam Clemens. It was changed in 1997. The fort is a fun section of the island with
many places to climb and explore, one being the Escape tunnel. Once you’re inside this dimly lit corridor
it’s a lot of fun to walk through and when you reach the light at the end of the tunnel
well this is where you’ll find a hidden Walt Disney. Do you see it? Yea that’s a W and a D, Walt Disney’s
initials. Now obviously Walt Disney himself didn’t
engrave the initials since he had already passed away before the island was even built. But some imagineer out there hid this at the
end of the escape tunnel as a hidden tribute to man responsible for all the Disney magic. So have you ever noticed any of these hidden
secrets and details in Frontierlan?Whats your favourite hidden detail at the park? I’d love to know! Leave a comment down below to start a conversion
and don’t forget to hit that like button if you enjoyed the video.

David Anderson

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100 thoughts on “Top 7 Hidden Secrets at Disney World – Frontierland

  1. Tripin with Red says:

    I don't know how you know so much about Disney but I'm glad you do. Love your videos.

  2. Chloe Hodges says:

    U pronounce so much stuff wrong like briar rabbit is pronounced brere and it pecos bill not peckos

  3. BloatedBlitz says:

    Ye haw padner

  4. Bunden Lee says:

    Seems cool, but i rather prefer the park we have in California than the one in Florida.

  5. The Name's Recoome says:

    4 could be related to Tinkerbell being a used in early Disneyland Marketing(In costume), if it's legit.

  6. Lee Bart says:

    Where was the hidden think in the lantern tpm should do a video on hidden tinker bells

  7. Lee Bart says:

    I love your vids TPM!

  8. Mia Crawford says:

    I dont see tinker bell in the rock at all lol. Just looks like any ol' crack to me.

  9. Pete Tocz says:

    I’ll never forget the first time I saw Rosita’s cage ( missing from the Tiki Room) in the queue for Big Thunder!

  10. Jan Wakker says:

    Thank you ?

  11. CB and BB B says:

    My favorite was the hidden Walt Disney!

  12. gavin herr says:


  13. Aaron McCreless says:

    Great video! What is some of the western music from? I love it

  14. McKenna says:

    Your Big Thunder Mountain voice impression is awesome!

  15. Asriel Dreemurr says:

    “Peckles Bill”

  16. mc871000 says:

    Guys what does highlighted comment mean?

  17. pokemon vaporeon says:

    oml he uploaded

  18. CycloneSlime says:

    Hi I live in England and my local "themepark" is alice in wonderland could you do a vid there if u visit there. If so that would be great.

  19. Brian Riven says:

    I cannot get over how you say Peco (Pay-coes) Bill XD!!!!

  20. Julie61392 says:

    I Loved going to all of those Parks

  21. Aryen Kumar says:

    I got one video suggestion but it might be a little brutal but how about top 10 Disneyland deaths/injuries

  22. ItzDude Gaming says:

    I’ve been a sub since 100k you’ve grown so much and I am so proud of you!!!!!!

  23. Kathryn Fuller says:

    It needs to be said that you could definitely have a career in voice acting, you have a great cadence- do you have a background in this?

  24. Justin Turrentine says:

    Pecos Bill is pronounced PAY-KOCE Bill

  25. Joseph says:

    Its not pecos (Pronounced Peck-ohs) its Pecos (pronounced Pay-cose) as shown in this Disney land sing a long

  26. Darrel B says:

    Davy Crockett was born in the late 1700s but did not become a folk hero until the 1830s. Nevertheless, he fits in well with the Frontierland theme.

  27. Dennis Agema says:

    Why not covering the other Disneyparks in the world?

  28. The Beauty Foodie says:

    When I worked frontier merchandise I left a br'er rabbit plush sitting in his home in the briar patch store, around December last year. I'm pretty sure it's still there. Mostly because nobody could reach it. It took a lot to get it up there.

  29. Galaxy King says:

    I watched this even though I’m going in September

  30. Noah Kalasho says:

    My favorite had to be the Walt Disney one!

  31. The Disney Girl says:

    TPM is actually my favourite channel ever keep up the amazing work #TPMcrew

  32. Hannah Elizabeth says:

    Please do all the videos for Tomorrowland and the rest of the places!! Also for the other parks too? Pretty please???

  33. Vegemite_user says:

    who else just loves watching TPM vids and has never been ti any of the parks

  34. Yusuf Güler says:

    Pls wonderland eurasia

  35. Cheron Rojo says:

    I love your vid

  36. Matilda Pacheco Caro says:

    I love your Channel!!

  37. bailey elizabeth says:

    Pelckles Bill?!?

  38. Gori VP says:

    Me, a Californian: You mean, cRiTtEr CoUnTrY?!

  39. Icheesea T. says:

    Say it with me “pay cose” bill. It sounds almost like you’re saying pickles bill XD

  40. Maya Pagan says:

    1O ok

  41. The DC/Marvel/Roblox channel says:

    I love your videos you’re the reason I know so much about Disney World and Disney land

  42. Blueye_drew says:

    I don’t mean to nit pick, but it’s pronounced “pay – kose “ bill.

  43. Rene Massmann says:

    GREAT new Intro

  44. XxJosi Xx says:

    on Tom Sawyer island I was running on the barrels and i tripped and got a huge scratch on my knees and now it's a huge scar

  45. Andrea Toth says:

    I go in the Briar Patch Gift Shop every time I got to WDW…. and I have missed Brer Rabbit's home every time…. wow.

  46. Andrea Toth says:

    The WQ is from Maisie… lmao it does not say WD. I am an avid watcher of your videos and its sad to see you guys get something wrong but hey everyone's human and makes mistakes.

  47. Man of Legend says:

    Best channel ever

  48. CCpower says:

    You forgot the secret brushes at Tom sayer island

  49. Paul D says:

    Dude..that looks like WQ rather than WD

  50. Animation Nation says:

    Hey can you do a video on Splash Mountain? The last time I went to Disney World brer rabbits hop seen at 7:56 was turned off after he had been seen over the bushes being pulled back to the starting position. Brer fox’s screams at the end were also muted.

  51. Amanda Canova says:


  52. Drew Hall says:

    Love the vids wish you posted more though!

  53. LocusGaming says:

    Water ride: exists

  54. daniel ng says:

    I hope you can make videos about foreign disneylands??????thx

  55. Rman Nayr says:


  56. Kailey Krantz-Diaz says:

    7:44– To explain the Tinkerbell Easter egg, Disney had a tv series called "Walt Disney's Disneyland, airing in the 50s-60s. During the intro, you can see Tinkerbell as a Native American and a Fur Trader, during the Frontierland bit.

  57. Lianna J says:

    So happy I found this channel!!!!!

  58. Jose Crane says:

    I think people don't think the wd is Walt Disney since the d looks like a q.

  59. Maureen Allison says:

    There is no L in Pacos

  60. Vevencio Torres (124vevtorr) says:

    TMPVids could you please do all the lands in Disneyland? ( Example: Tomorrowland, Adventureland and etc )

  61. The Vlog Kid says:

    Hi tpm I love your videos I never knew what the dates meant now I do can’t wait for you next video “Some imagination huh” says the Mouse

  62. Sternz says:

    Im so Excited I get to go to Wdw During Christmas time!

  63. Jim Pertierra says:

    Loved the Brer Rabbit House. Never noticed it. Can't wait to get back to see it in person.

  64. upcollector says:

    6:49 well… at least you tried. ?

  65. Tadashi the Wolf says:

    My favorite one was the hidden Tinkerbell I would love to see them in real life

  66. Jake K says:

    by far my favorite land

  67. OC Chilcoat says:

    It’s pronounced Pay-Coas Bill….Yankee. ?

  68. Jonathan Smith says:

    I wish I could have met Walt Disney

  69. _ RiceMath_ says:

    Plz upload more beech

  70. Sienna LaRAe says:

    Your location on?idk if that ok but I don’t think so??‍♀️

  71. ec Grima says:

    So nice & refreshing to see a video about one of the older, original areas of the park. Instead of all these videos talking about the latest changes and what's new.

  72. Nickybear says:

    Anyone else at Disney watching this?

  73. ella yanoti says:

    i went to magic kingdom on vacation this past spring with my stepmom, dad, and step siblings, and we were in frontier land. we were about to go on splash mountain when it started raining. hard. no one was on the pathways. soaked, we decided we couldn’t get much more wet. we went over to the line of splash mountain since it was still open. there were so many puddles that you couldn’t possible keep your shoes dry. when we got up to the first set of stairs on the line, there’s one of those signs that says “you may get wet”. so we took a picture with it. people laughed as they passed by. but when we got on the ride it had cleared up! best time i’ve ever had on splash mountain.

  74. Akari Hernandez says:

    Wow I'm a huge parks nerd and I still learned something new today! Thanks TPM!

  75. SnowyTehBunneh UwU says:

    Ha alot of country bears here haha

  76. Jack Bergman says:

    The reason why tinkerbell is there, is because during the Disneyland TV show in the 50s, they has tinkerbell be the mascot, instead of Mickey in case it flopped

  77. Nastja Fisunova says:

    I thought, you will tell: "Look at this sign! It is "H" letter!", but when you told it was Tinkerbell, I was surprised)))

  78. Chain Sawyer says:

    I'm a big hidden Mickey fan ?

  79. Emily Sherman says:

    wow that video was awesome!! Nice job my favorite one was the tinker bell!

  80. Dolphin Amazing 789 says:

    7:27 its a peter pan and hes looking at a tinkerbell

  81. Lady d’ Navarone says:

    Big Al was my dad’s favorite dark Disney song crooner. October 2019 is 15 years since we lost him ??

  82. Boba Roses says:

    “Click the Belle icon!”

  83. Jarred Slozer says:

    If a top ten Florida haunted mansion secrets is made. Involve the sinister 11, nightmare before Christmas and the shadow people by the opal glass lady in the ballroom. I know long forgotten stuff or missed things and the shadows are one of them. Its been bothering me since i sawed it.

  84. Doreen Hurley says:

    I agree with a few other comments…. The last one you showed is not a WD it's clearly a WQ

  85. tucker7976 says:

    Is it just a Youtuber thing to not be a blessing to pronounce words that you would think are very common. It's pronounced (Pay-cose) cose like hose.the way you say it, it sounds like you're saying PECKLES, which 8wnt a word either. But good video overall.

  86. Ijustwannaplay says:

    These videos are so addicting!

  87. codedexz says:

    Davy Crockett is also the name to a declassified tripod launcher that launched miniaturized nukes

  88. Mickey, Minnie, and Morrgan says:

    Where is that Tinkerbell lantern????

  89. UwU cherrycolatears UwU TM says:

    OMG you made this months ago and I never got a notification what the heck YouTube

  90. evianna fisher says:

    I went on splash mountain and it broke down right before the big drop and the little chipmunk was stuck down and it was not moving or talking

  91. Funtime FreddygamingYT says:



  92. panddy pandy lol says:

    Hey tpm did you know in the watter by that mill there is a lil boat if you look at the ground its rare to see

  93. CyanKittyGurl :3 says:

    Laying in my bed with flufffy socks watching TPM videos=paradise

  94. Indra Taylor says:



    Do Disney land Paris

  96. Kori Green says:

    My name is Harper so I liked the Harper’s mill

  97. Southside Memphis says:

    “Iconic coon skin hat” u might want to rephrase that lol

  98. Akira Gross says:

    I haven’t been but I watch your videos and imagine I’m at Disneyland

  99. Fat Rat says:

    Oml dude I was in Tom sawyer the musical I was Gideon Wayne XD and also in Tom Sawyer island there was a play area that had a tree house and on the tree in it the words “T+B” (Tom + Becky) and they took it down but the t + b can be found there still

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