WANTED: Frontierland and Rainbow Ridge are in need of citizens and you might be just the type of folks they're looking for!
For the past month, the two territories have been in a tussle for land, welcoming guests to choose a side, earn bits, use those earnings to make land purchases and play along! The game is interactive; as a citizen of either territory, you'll be engaging with cast members, the residents of Rainbow Ridge and Frontierland - Zane, Billy, Priscilla and many more - and fellow players. And your level of engagement is completely up to you! You can stop by for a quick twenty minutes or you can come back daily for another unique experience.
A map of Frontierland, covered in recruitment signs. Which side
will you join?
Slow Down Partner!
Ok, so getting started is pretty simple. You can swing by any of the stations set up around Frontierland and ask a cast member to help you join in on the fun. The official Welcome Center in right inside the Golden Horseshoe.
Either way, you'll be asked which territory you'd like to join: Rainbow Ridge (yellow) or Frontierland (orange). Then you'll get a fun Western name on an appropriately colored name tag. Now you're ready to explore.
Earn Your Keep
The daily thrust of the game is purchasing land. Whichever side has the most land at the end of the day (the game runs daily from 11am-6pm) wins! To buy land, you need to earn bits. A good place to start is the Telegraph office. A friendly citizen will have a telegraph waiting for you, detailing how you can earn some bits. This task might be just about anything. I've seen one gentleman arrange a group square dancing session and I've seen other players go recruit others for their territory.
You also have an option to start a business. At the telegraph office, you can ask the cast member to send your idea and the details to Chicago. And then Chicago will send you a response, hopefully awarding you a business license. One of my favorites was a player drawing other players' portraits. Another sold paper bowties and rosettes for his bits. There was even a detective agency! You can get creative and if you have questions there are plenty of cast members and other players to help you along.
Frontierland currency - bits! Each of these wood coins is worth 5 bits.
Two players earned 10 bits for drawing a Frontierlander (on left) and a
Rainbow Ridger (right) as friends. Unification has been a recent theme
in the game.
It's a Busy Territory!
Run for mayor. Play cards to win bits. Make a wanted poster for another player and throw him or her in jail. Uncover the back stories of the residents. Watch a rousing performance inside the Golden Horseshoe. Have a shot of river water. Color some posters. Listen to Billy play his guitar. You're a part of the story! You make the choices to shape your own Frontierland adventure.
A wanted poster used to identify the outlaw and his crime.
Heroes and Legends
For players who have contributed to the game in creative and fun ways, a special honor is bestowed. Hero coins are given to players who have set themselves apart as just that, a hero of Frontierland. These heroes go above and beyond the basic aspects of game play. There is no one way to earn your hero coin.
Then, there are the Legends. The Legends of Frontierland. These men and women have assumed leadership positions and helped foster a sense of community with their fellow players.
Both heroes and legends are recognized in the final Golden Horseshoe performance of the day which starts at 5:40 pm.
A little music to get you ready for a hoedown!
There's Only a Few Weeks Left!
Legends of Frontierland wraps up on September 1, so make sure to get to the park while you still can! Both Frontierland and Rainbow Ridge are in need of citizens and they sure would appreciate your help.