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Golden Horseshoe Revue returns to Disneyland in salute to classic Frontierland show for Limited Time Magic

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The first big offering at Disneyland for 2013’s Limited Time Magic promotion is the return of the classic Frontierland stage show, the Golden Horseshoe Revue. The roughly 20-minute salute features the same style of entertainment of the original, which first debuted in the park on opening day, July 17, 1955, famously starring Wally Boag and a talented cast

Performed six times a day Thursday through Monday, including special annual passholder dinner shows, through February 4, the Golden Horseshoe Revue salute combines live music with rousing stage antics that carry out into the audience to add some nostalgia to the theme park.

For those who can’t make it to Disneyland during this limited time engagement, here’s a video of the full debut performance of the Golden Horseshoe Revue salute, followed by a photo summary of the day’s events:

Video: Full Golden Horseshoe Revue salute at Disneyland for Limited Time Magic

The show debuted today at 11:30am to a crowd of excited fans, lined up early to snag the best seats and relive days of Disneyland’s past.

Tickets are distributed daily, first come, first served from the podium in front of the Golden Horseshoe Saloon in a similar fashion as they were years ago.

On the back is a limited time menu for the salute.

Guests may seat themselves anywhere on either floor of the Golden Horseshoe Saloon, also first come, first served. Today’s first show still had some seats available with minutes until showtime.

The band plays from a “pit” between the stage and the audience, featuring a piano, drums, banjo, and other instruments.

Golden Horseshoe Revue salute at Disneyland

The Golden Cristo Nuggets are great, crispy and filling but not too much. The contrast of the french fries is a perfect combination of sweet and salty.

Golden Horseshoe Revue salute at Disneyland

A sweet Fanta orange drink adds a can can dancer cookie on top and tastes like a creamsicle.

Golden Horseshoe Revue salute at Disneyland

The show is an abridged version of the original Golden Horseshoe Revue, mainly featuring songs but also a bit of comedy. It’s essentially the beginning and end of the original, minus Wally Boag’s comedy bit – sadly missing from this tribute.

Golden Horseshoe Revue salute at Disneyland

Miss Lilly hosts a large portion of the show, noting its place in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest-running musical of all time. She also points out the Longhorns around the room, all hand-picked by Walt Disney himself, as well as Walt’s favorite booth to watch the show from, stage left.


  1. Nicky

    What is the “musical keepsake”? I’d imagine a cd of the tribute. So envious of you and all the others to see this live! ^^

  2. Donna Lee C Lowis

    Hi Jeremiah ~ We’re AP Holders yet won’t be back again by February, as we live in Vancouver & just got back ~ Is there a chance that they will bring this show back permanently? I Loved it as a kid/young adult as I belonged to a Dance Troupe & we specialized in the Can Can ~ so seeing this was a treat!
    Pretty Please!!! Can we start a petition to ‘bring it back’ for more than just Limited Time Magic???
    Thanks for the pics ~ & the upcoming video, can hardly wait to see it ~ In appreciation, Donna Lee <3

  3. Nicole

    Is it free?

    1. Donna Lee C Lowis

      Hi Nicole ~ We were just there (before they added the Limited Time Magic CanCan Show)it’s free & you don’t have to order food either ~ Just enjoy the show ~
      Not sure about with the CanCan show tho ~ Jeremiah will likely be able to confirm if it’s still free ~ It was free in the 70’s & 80’s!!!

  4. Jenn

    I am an AP member and we decided to take a casual Thursday stroll and happen to run into a friend who told us about this show. We didn’t have passes but we managed to get in on the stand-by line. All I have to say is that it was a real treat, very cute, and very funny.


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