Painted Desert | Disneyland

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

The “Painted Desert” was a former attraction at Disneyland in California. It was part of the original Rainbow Ridge Mining Town, which was located within the Frontierland area of the park.

The Painted Desert was a scenic area that simulated the natural beauty of a desert landscape. It featured colorful rock formations, cacti, and other elements that evoked the imagery of the American Southwest. Guests could stroll through the area and take in the picturesque surroundings.

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