Take Aim at the Frontierland Shootin' Arcade

It wouldn't be the Wild West without a chance to try your hand at a little shootin'. At the Magic Kingdom's Frontierland Shootin' Arcade you can take aim at nearly 100 targets! The arcade is set back in a small courtyard, located inside an open fronted log cabin. The fun, interactive targets evoke the Boot Hill landscape in Tombstone, Arizona. Each target lights up, makes a sound, spins around, and triggers all sorts of action when successfully hit.

Frontierland Shootin ArcadeFrontierland Shootin Arcade

Originally the replica .54-caliber Hawkins buffalo rifles at the Shootin' Arcade used pellets, however today the rifles that guests use do not fire pellets or projectiles of any kind. Instead the guns "shoot" an invisible beam of safe infrared light. When your rifle's light from the strikes a sensor on the target, it signals a hit has been made and it the animation comes to life.

Nearly 100 Targets Animate When HitNearly 100 Targets Animate When Hit

Play at this attraction is not included in your Magic Kingdom Admission and requires an additional fee. Contrary to what it says on the Walt Disney World website says at the time of publication, when we were at the Park in June you could buy 35 shots for $1.00, with more time available for more money. As with all things Disney price is subject to change.

35 Shots for $1.00 in June 201335 Shots for $1.00 in June 2013

I'll be honest, I don't usually try my hand at the targeted fun of the gallery, however a stop out in front of the Shootin' Arcade is always on my "to do" list. Why? The raised wooden platform out in front is one of my very favorite spots in the Park to watch the parade. If you're touring with youngsters, I highly suggest grabbing a snack at Pecos Bills and sitting down on the platform for a break while the kids spend some time trying their hand at hitting the targets. Fair warning though, there's no shade at the platform.

Have you ever tried your hand at the Shootin' Arcade? Is it a must do on your attractions list or just something you walk on by? Leave a comment and let us know!

Chris Holland wrote on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 00:08:

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Unless something has changed, if you go there first thing in the morning, there is one free round of shots on each gun! Not sure that's worth falling behind the crowd in the mad rush after rope drop, but we found some still not used 30 minutes after rope drop by just taking a shot with each gun to test it out.

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 13:58:

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That's so cool!

BoBo713 wrote on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 19:51:

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I love this !!!! Every time we visit, I NEED to have a go or three. It's not as advanced as a lot of the other rides/arcades, but that's part of its charm.

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 13:50:

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I'm so glad to hear that people are still enjoying this attraction, maybe I'll give it a go next time.

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