Disney Says Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade Is NOT Closing After All

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Just a couple of days ago, Disney sent some fans spinning when they noticed that hours for the popular Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade were no longer listed after November 27. The Walt Disney World operations calendar only went through December 11 and the hours remained unlisted, so many thought that Disney was permanently closing the attraction. Many Guests were upset, as they loved to experience the classic arcade during their vacations.

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However, it seems that the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade is not closing after all and the hours not being listed on the Walt Disney World website were due to a glitch and not because the Shootin’ Arcade is closing. Disney officials confirmed the glitch in its system with CinemBlend when they confirmed that the Shootin’ Arcade would remain open.

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Guests visiting the Walt Disney World website will now be able to see that the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade will be open daily from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. or 9 p.m., depending on the day. The Disney World Operations calendar currently runs through December 12. Guests can check the Walt Disney World website or the My Disney Experience app if they are looking to confirm the hours of the Arcade for a specific date.

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Here is more information on the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade from the Disney World Website:

Ready! Aim! Fire!

Mosey on up to a rustic log cabin and fill yer hands with a replica .54-caliber Hawkins buffalo rifle. Against the southwestern landscape, a familiar sight comes into view: legendary Boot Hill in the famous frontier town of Tombstone, Arizona. 

Using projectile-free infrared technology, take your best shot at a bevy of moving and stationary targets. The dusty setting provides a picture-perfect backdrop to test your marksmanship.

Additional Fee Required

Frontier Shootin’ Arcade requires a small fee to play.

Safe Shootin’

Rifles at the Frontier Shootin’ Arcade do not fire pellets or projectiles of any kind. Instead, each rifle fires an invisible beam of safe infrared light. When the infrared light from the rifle strikes a sensor on the target, a hit is signaled. So fire away!
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The Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade has been a Guest favorite since it opened with the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971. So, Guests wanting to add to their Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration vacation can add to it by experiencing this opening day attraction.
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