"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 stagecoach,
the advent of the railroad, and the romantic riverboat.
Frontierland is a tribute to the faith, courage, and ingenuity
of the pioneers who blazed trails
through the Indian nations and across America."
-- Walt Disney
Frontierland celebrates the American "pioneer spirit," through recreations of and tributes to the waning days of the 19th century.
Next to Tomorrowland and Fantasyland, Frontierland has probably changed the most since Disneyland first opened. There were once live animals here -- a stagecoach pulled by horses (closed after one of the stagecoaches lost a wheel and fell over), mule rides (closed after one of the mules lost a leg and fell over), and a petting zoo (closed when Mickey's Moo -- a cow with spots in the shape of Mickey Mouse -- was purchased by Dreamworks and repainted). Now the only animals that aren't guests are animatronic, but the spirit remains.