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LP Lotion: Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Returns Familiar Songs and Characters to Frontierland (for a Limited Time)
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Posted January 14, 2013

When the Disney Parks and Resorts announced “Limited Time Magic” for Disney theme parks in 2013, the most intriguing suggestion was a short-term return of Disneyland’s beloved Golden Horseshoe Revue. When it was announced that it would, indeed, be returning for a month-long run, expectations were high. The show is now open, and guests have found that, while it is not a recreation of Walt Disney’s favorite show, it is a warm and nostalgic look back at the type of entertainment that was once common in Disney theme parks.

A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue is a fast-paced pastiche of songs, patter, and dances from two shows that once graced the Golden Horseshoe stage. It features a four man pit band, and an eight member ensemble. Miss Lilly, a character from the Golden Horseshoe Jamboree, the show that followed the Revue is the hostess. Joining her are two saloon girls and two boys, one dressed a a cowboy, and the other as a dude. Rounding out the ensemble are three Can-Can girls. The musical numbers are “Hello Everybody,” “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” “Belly Up to the Bar,” “Can-Can,” and “Hello Everybody (reprise and Farewell).” Miss Lilly performs a fondly remembered comedy routine during “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” and offers words of tribute to the show’s most famous fan, Walt Disney, and original cast members Wally Boag, Betty Taylor and Fulton Burley.

During the run of the Salute, the Golden Horseshoe has added special items to their menu. Golden Cristo Nuggets are deep-fried nuggets of ham and cheese sandwich, served with a blackberry jelly dip. In addition, the menu includes Golden Mozzarella Sticks, Cowboy’s Best Chicken Wings, High Kickin’ Chili (in a bread bowl) High Kickin’ Chili Cheese Fries and Chapparal Chicken Salad. For dessert a Can-Can Delight red velevet cake is offered, along with Rootin’ Tootin’ Root Beer Float and Wranglin’ Orange Float. Buckaroo’s meals for children are a choice of Ace High chicken breast nuggets or Pony Up power pack.

The Salute runs Thursdays through Mondays, and is scheduled to close on February 4. Daily show times are 11:30am, 12:45, 2:00, 4:00 and 5:15. Tickets are required, and are distributed free at the front of the Golden Horseshoe on the day of performance for that day. Guests may reserve up to eight seats per ticket. Audience members are admitted one-half hour before show time. There is a standby line if seats are available after the ticket holders have been seated.

In addition to the free performances, there is a nightly Annual Passholder Dinner show at 6:30pm. Tickets are $35 for a meal of corn chips in souvenir boot mug, black forest ham or roast beef sandwich, choice of side salad, beverage and Walt and Lilly’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Cake. Vegetarian menus options are available, along with children’s menu, on request. To commemorate the evening, each guest receives a CD edition of the soundtrack of the original Slue Foot Sue’s Golden Horseshoe Revue.

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The Golden Horseshoe has been a fixture in Frontierland since Disneyland opened in 1955.
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Free tickets are distributed at the podium at the entrance to the Golden Horseshoe.
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Souvenir ticket indicates show time and size of party. Menu is printed on back.
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