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March 29, 1985 – The Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade Opens in Disneyland

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“Test your gunnin’ skills at this rootin’, tootin’ wild west shooting gallery!”

On March 29, 1985, the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade opened in Disneyland. This attraction, with the original Shooting Gallery opening on July 12, 1957, was completely remodeled to be entirely electronic, using infrared beams to hit the targets than any form of bullet. Guests use replica .54-caliber Hawkins buffalo rifles to shoot targets at Boot Hill in Tombstone, Arizona. There are more than 100 targets, with comical results depending on the target hit. Use of the arcade involves an extra fee, with each credit earning 25 shots; this makes it one of the three attractions in the park that require an extra fee, with the other two being the Main Street Penny Arcade and the Starcade. The attraction has since been renamed the Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition.

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