In the 50's, Westerns were incredibly popular thanks to television. Hoppy, the Lone Ranger, Zorro, Gene Autry, Cheyenne, Bronco, Colt .45, Annie Oakley, Wagon Train....the list goes on and on. Judging from the ratio of Frontierland slides to those of other "lands", everyone had a hankerin' to experience life in the old west.
This photo shows a Stagecoach as seen from the Mark Twain. It is full of passengers, and certainly appears to be a bit top-heavy. Look at the folks casually draped over the edge of the vehicle, no restraints to be seen! The story goes that the coach tipped over at least once, leading to their closure in September of 1959. I would like to believe that I would have held on to the still-charging horses by the reins, a la Yakima Canutt!