It’s not often I have a roll of quarters burning a hole in my pocket but I might just have to remember to bring one for Disneyland’s Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition. We never bothered to stop at its cousin in the Magic Kingdom – the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade – because I wasn’t ready to see one of my preschoolers with a rifle in hand. To clarify, the guns fire infra-red beams at targets sprinkled throughout a scaled-down mockup of an Old West town.
Following some conversation about the appropriate use of rifles, we may let our second-grader test his accuracy at the targets. I’m tempted to try them myself after reading about the fun animations that follow a bulls-eye!
Update: As we’d suspected, our son was pretty into it. And he wasn’t the only one – after watching his round, we were digging through purses and pockets for quarters so Mom and Dad could play. Our 5-year-old worked the trigger (the rifle was a trifle heavy). The 3-year-old picked out the targets she wanted us to animate: the mine car that rolls out of a shaft, a skull that pops out of the ground, a headless horseman who gallops across the sky…
Location: Nearly identical shootin’ galleries can be found in the Frontierland section of both Disneyland Park, Disneyland Resort; and Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World Resort.
Touring Tip: Cost per round is $1, quarters only.