A Tour of the West | Disneyland

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

“A Tour of the West” was a former attraction at Disneyland in California. It operated from 1955 to 1960 and was located in Frontierland.

“A Tour of the West” was a boat ride that took guests on a scenic journey through the American West. The attraction featured a narrated tour that showcased iconic landscapes and landmarks associated with the western United States.

Guests would board boats and travel along a waterway, passing by scenes representing different regions of the West. The ride provided views of mountains, canyons, forests, and other natural features, as well as iconic structures like the Grand Canyon and Old Faithful geyser.

The attraction aimed to provide guests with a sense of adventure and a glimpse into the beauty and diversity of the American West. However, “A Tour of the West” closed after its first year of operation, and the area was later transformed into other attractions within Frontierland.

At a Glance

About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.