Westward Ho | Disney World

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

Westward Ho (Disney World)

Westward Ho is a quick-service food and beverage location nestled in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort. This quaint, frontier-themed snack stand is a tribute to the pioneering spirit of the American West, capturing the essence of the adventurous and rugged life of settlers and explorers during the westward expansion of the United States.

Adorned with rustic decor and elements reminiscent of the Old West, Westward Ho perfectly complements the thematic storytelling of Frontierland, where tales of cowboys, pioneers, and the early days of the American frontier come to life. The stand’s name itself evokes images of exploration and the call to venture into uncharted territories, aligning with the spirit of adventure that defines much of Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

The menu at Westward Ho typically offers a variety of American snack favorites, often with a unique twist or themed presentation to match the setting. Guests can find refreshments such as corn dogs, which are a popular choice, alongside an assortment of cold beverages to quench their thirst during a day of exploration and fun. Seasonal treats and specialty drinks, including slushies and iced coffees, are also available, providing something for everyone to enjoy.

In addition to its culinary offerings, Westward Ho contributes to the immersive experience of Frontierland by serving as a convenient pit stop for guests as they navigate through the park’s attractions. Its location makes it an ideal spot for grabbing a quick bite or drink before heading to nearby attractions like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or the Country Bear Jamboree.

Westward Ho, while modest in size, is an integral part of the Frontierland experience, reflecting Disney’s unparalleled ability to create cohesive, immersive worlds where even the dining options contribute to the story. It stands as a testament to the meticulous detail Disney invests in ensuring that every aspect of its parks enhances the overall theme and enriches the guest experience.

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Fun Facts

  • Although Westward Ho has only existed as a restaurant since 2011, the name actually dates back to the Magic Kingdom’s earliest days. A Frontierland shop named Westward Ho operated from 1971-1973 in the spot currently occupied by Prairie Outpost & Supply.

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