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The Diamond Horseshoe rolls out new menu later this month

When crowds get big at the Magic Kingdom, the park opens an additional sit-down dining location in Frontierland’s The Diamond Horseshoe saloon. Originally a counter service location, the restaurant has been modified to support an all-you-care-to-eat family-style service. When this concept started, the menu was… Read More »The Diamond Horseshoe rolls out new menu later this month

Star Wars themed land at Disneyland aerial photos

It’s really hard to get a sense of scale for the Star Wars themed land construction at Disneyland in Anaheim. 14-acres takes up a huge portion of the former backstage area and some of what used to be Frontierland. Thanks to some new aerial photography… Read More »Star Wars themed land at Disneyland aerial photos

Magic Kingdom rumor mill grows as two big projects wrap up

Even though Magic Kingdom wrapped up a major project with New Fantasyland expansion in 2014, the park hasn’t been idle. Along with many small refurbishments designed to stay ahead of weather related wear, the park has a couple of big projects underway and it looks… Read More »Magic Kingdom rumor mill grows as two big projects wrap up

Golden Horseshoe Revue Tribute Debuts at Disneyland in Limited Time Magic Edition

Today marked the debut of the new show “A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue” at Disneyland. The tribute features selections from the original show and is focused on proprietress Lilly (a reference to Walt’s wife Lillian) and her dancing girls. There’s some humor, but none of the vaudeville elements that were so fundamental to the charm of the original. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to see all the dancing, costumes, and have Miss Lilly back on stage. But the show is incomplete without the traveling salesman and the wild antics of Pecos Bill.

What we do have are four great numbers “Hello, Everybody”, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, “Belly Up to the Bar” and “Can-Can”. The can-can number revives the burlesque routine in fine fashion and the actress playing Lilly brings just the right amount of sass and swagger to the role. Having four live musicians in the band is also a wonderful surprise.

I know this is a limited time magic event, but I fervently hope that Disneyland management sees this as proof that there is a demand for variety shows and brings back the whole full-length production. Heck, duplicate it out here in Orlando too.

I’ve embedded two highlights of the show below the jump, an official one from Disney and one from DisneylandLive fan site. You can also watch the whole thing here courtesy of WDWNT.

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