|At A Glance
||Walkthrough kids play area,
which unusually for Disney is completely inaccessible to disabled
Fort Comstock, which guards the main entrance to
Frontierland is a replica of the kind of log stockade that was
constructed by early pioneers as a defence against native indian
Located within Fort Comstock is the Legends of the
Wild West attraction, which contrary to the sound of its title,
is a relatively tame visual exhibit, consisting of a series of
log-cabin style rooms linked by stairs and walkways that span
the entrance to Frontierland. The exhibit is supposed to give
guests an insight into the way that people exploring the American
wild west frontier would have lived from day to day.
Unfortunately the exhibit is all stairs from start
to finish, and is completely inaccessible to guests that need
to use a wheelchair or ECV. Also since some of the stairs are
in dimly lit areas younger children will need to be taken firmly
in hand to make sure they don't go dashing off and end up in a
heap after falling down, or up a couple of steps.
Inially the attraction looks quite promising, but
after a couple of rooms it gets very "samey", so that
by the time you reach the halfway point on a walkway overlooking
the Rivers of the Far West all you want to do is move along to
the end as quickly as possible.
Two or three of the room areas have minor path deviations,
but the path always ends up at the same place, and pretty much
guides guests through each room in turn.
Although there's no real one-way in or out, by convention
most guests seem to enter the complex via the stairs furthest
away from the flat-wagon (you'll know it when you see it), and
leave the complex by the wagon exit.
Overall the attraction's pretty much a waste of time
although young children will probably enjoy parts of it. It's
one saving grace is that it offers some excellent high-level views
of Frontierland and the rest of the theme park and provides a
very good view of the Rivers of the Far West from the central
walkway if you want to take a nice photograph of the Mark Twain
or Molly Brown, capturing the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in