PHOTOS: Horseshoe Track Detailing Added to Pavement Outside of Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade in Magic Kingdom

Kyle Silagyi

PHOTOS: Horseshoe Track Detailing Added to Pavement Outside of Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade in Magic Kingdom

New horseshoe track detailing has been added to the pavement in front of the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade in the Frontierland section of Magic Kingdom, adding to the area’s American frontier aesthetic. Pavement work commenced in the area in front of the arcade in late September, and the portable shrubs and scrim that surrounded the pavement were removed in early October. The new dirt-like horse-trekked pavement replaces the former red tile that was previously present outside the arcade; the attraction remained open throughout construction.

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Horseshoe tracks are scattered around the newly laid cracked concrete. The new pavement stretches out a few feet in front of the building before abruptly meeting the former red tile that’s still present throughout sections of Frontierland.

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The ground looks particularly worn in sections surrounding the tracks, suggesting that this is a high-traffic area. There’s a fair bit of wear and tear in front of the arcade itself, perhaps suggesting that the building’s wooden rails once doubled as a hitching rail.

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The new pavement looks particularly convincing after a light rainfall that dampens the ground and fills the tracks with water.

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Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade

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Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade is aptly located in the Frontierland section of Magic Kingdom and was an opening day offering in 1971. The game transports guests to the wild, wild west and allows them to shoot at targets on objects like cactuses, trees, and tombstones. The game contains several moving targets and even a spooky crow animatronic.

A game of 35 shots at the arcade previously cost $1 but became free after the offering reopened after an extended closure in 2021.

The game appears in the Frontierland section of Disneyland Park as the Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition, while similar, though not identical, versions appear in the Frontierland and Westernland sections of Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland; they’re known as Rustler Roundup Shootin’ Gallery and Westernland Shootin’ Gallery, respectively.

The recent work to the area surrounding the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade coincides with alterations being made to the larger Frontierland area as a whole. Situated just a short distance away from the arcade is Grizzly Hall, the home of the Country Bear Jamboree. A new show will replace the original Country Bear Jamboree next year, as the “Country Bear Musical Jamboree” will see the beloved bears perform classic Disney songs in different styles of country music.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is also currently under construction in Frontierland. The “Princess and the Frog”-inspired log flume ride will replace Splash Mountain and will be one of the land’s two major attractions (joining Big Thunder Mountain Railroad) when it opens in 2024.

What do you think of the new horseshoe track detailing added to the pavement in front of the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Kyle Silagyi

    Kyle has been an ardent fan of all things Disney and themed entertainment since his first trek up the Forbidden Mountain in 2006. You can reach him at kyle@wdwnt.com