Is time up for the Frontierland Shootin' Arcade at Magic Kingdom?

Oct 11, 2021 in "Frontierland Shootin' Arcade"

Frontierland Shootin' Arcade free play
Posted: Monday October 11, 2021 6:20pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Frontierland Shootin' Arcade at Magic Kingdom is now listed on official Disney calendars as being closed in the later part of this year.

No operating hours for the arcade are available from November 27 through to December 21 2021, which is as far as the calendar goes.

Disney has made no announcements of permanent closure, nor is the Frontierland Shootin' Gallery listed as being under refurbishment during that time.

Adding further mystery to the situation is the recent change to switch the arcade into a free play mode, coinciding with the start of Walt Disney World's 50th-anniversary celebrations.

The closure notice is possibly a calendar error, or perhaps the first indication that Disney no longer wants a gun-based attraction in the Magic Kingdom and that the Shootin' Arcade will permanently close.

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DavidS1234Oct 13, 2021

😂😂 cracks me up. after all the discussion about this old-time fave going away, The Mouse squashes the debate and carries on. wish they had done the same with the Adventurers Club. 🤪 Just gotta accept the fact that times change and stay positive. 😊

DeadphishOct 13, 2021

I was there last September and that half was closed then too and they didn’t tell us till we got to the island. Wouldn’t of gotten on the raft if they had said something first.

JoeCamelOct 13, 2021

Was there a guy running around with a plastic prop axe?

ImperfectPixieOct 13, 2021

Did you read either of the articles posted in this thread about it? Because I didn't pull that explanation out of thin air.

cmwade77Oct 13, 2021

No, the rumor was likely leaked by Disney to gauge how people felt, they got enough feedback telling them they better not take it away.

Animaniac93-98Oct 13, 2021

I wanted to go there last week, but that half of the Island was closed. :(

JoeCamelOct 13, 2021

Yes it does

CaptainAmericaOct 13, 2021

Maybe people shouldn't jump to conclusions so much.

DeadphishOct 13, 2021

Does the fort on Tom Sawyer island still have guns?

DCBakerOct 13, 2021

Seems like the author meant to type December - If you click through to the original article on Cinemablend, this is what was said "Recently it was discovered that the Walt Disney World website listed no operating hours for the attraction from November 27 through December 11, which is as far as the calendar lists operation."

UnbansheeOct 13, 2021

What does that even mean? "November 27 to October 11". That's not even the time period that was in question. It was after November 27th and the dates are backwards. We got to the same conclusion, but it seems like a typo or misunderstanding of the issue

ShookieJonesOct 13, 2021

Thanks for sharing, the good news 😍

celluloidOct 13, 2021

No. More evidence to the contrary if you believe reports from official Disney sources that were reached out via theme park journalists. It is not going anywhere yet.

ShookieJonesOct 13, 2021

Thanks for the info. 74-77 lines up with when I was there. I wish my pops was still alive so I could confirm. Do we know for certain that this is going away?