Frontierland Shootin' Arcade Magic Kingdom

Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade Closes at Magic Kingdom to Become Disney Vacation Club Lounge

The Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade in Frontierland at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World has closed. The arcade closed June 23, 2024 after it was announced that the location will soon be home to a Disney Vacation Club members-only lounge. Construction is set to begin later in 2024 with no opening timeframe revealed. 

Disney representatives stated that the lounge will be a “pioneer-inspired space influenced by the bygone era of exploration and adventure.” This will be the third Disney Vacation Club space at Walt Disney World,. There are currently lounges in EPCOT’s Imagination Pavilion and Top of the World Lounge – a Villain’s Lair at Bay Lake Tower.

The Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade opened with Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971. The arcade featured over 90 targets, which triggered different animated effects when hit. Using replica rifles, guests would aim at targets such as bottles, tombstones, and animals in a detailed Old West scene. Originally, the guns shot lead pellets, but were replaced with infra-red lights in the summer of 1982, due to the maintenance costs of repainting the targets almost every night. To enjoy the arcade, guests would pay $1 for 35 shots. In September 2021, the arcade became free.

The Frontierland area in Magic Kingdom has seen lots of change recently. Splash Mountain closed in January 2023 to make way for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which opens Friday, June 28. An updated Country Bear Musical Jamboree will open Wednesday, July 17.

Official Description of Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade

Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade

Take aim at nearly 100 targets in an Old West-themed shooting gallery.

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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