Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Limited Time Magic: Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue
Excitement ran high when Disney announced that there would be a return of The Golden Horseshoe Revue as part of its Limited Time Magic promotion for 2013. Billed as a "Salute," it was fairly obvious that there was not going to be an attempt to exactly re-create the legendary show made famous by Wally Boag & Betty Taylor.
Although many (including myself) would love to see that show again, it just would not be possible. Without the original cast, the audiences who had seen the original would be too busy attempting to compare the new vs. the old. Wisely, the entertainment division created a rousing tribute that is perfectly fitting and tons-o-fun to see.
It is important to get to the Golden Horseshoe PRONTO once the rope drops on Frontierland. Don't even think about trying to get to Indiana Jones first; you might miss the opportunity to get a ticket. The friendly cast members at the stand in front of the Golden Horseshoe Saloon will give you a ticket(s) for the show that you request, and then you return at the appropriate.
And don't even begin to think about showing up late; your ticket is only valid if you show up on time (or early, if you want a good seat!). Annual Passholders have the option of getting a reserved seat and a special dinner-time meal for $35.
A live band performs in the pit (Note: in this case, front row is not really a bonus, as you'll have the drummer in your face. Try to get a balcony seat!), and once the piano player began, it was obvious that this was going to be a real treat.
The Can-Can girls came out and immediately took ownership of the stage.
Don't get too close to the stage; you might lose your front teeth!
Kudos to Miss Lily, the star of the show.
I don't know who played her, but she was a fantastic choice. Excellent timing, a great voice, and a personality that immediately endeared her to the audience.
Once she was done primping with her mirror, she used it to check out the guys in the audience.
She found one lucky sap who ate up all the attention; his wife didn't seem to mind, as they had been married almost twenty years.
Back up on the stage, Miss Lily took the pace of the show back up another few notches.
The Can-Can Girls gave it their all...
and before I knew it, the show was (sadly) over.
Could it have been longer? Probably, but for general audience appeal and attention span, the length was perfect.
Kudos to the Disney Company for putting together this fantastic show; and judging by the packed house, I would say that it has been a hit.
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