Disneyland’s Historic Golden Horseshoe

The Golden Horseshoe - Disneyland

The amount of history in The Golden Horseshoe is just staggering to me. The Golden Horseshoe Stage unofficially opened on July 13, 1955, as the Golden Horseshoe Saloon, when Walt and Lillian Disney celebrated their 30th anniversary with a private party and the premiere showing of the original Golden Horseshoe Revue. A few days later, The Golden Horseshoe Saloon officially opened, and Wally Boag made his first performance there. Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe Revue went on to become the longest running stage production in show business history, as listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Other acts have come and gone over the years, and today, the hilarious Billy Hill and the Hillbillies perform on this historic stage.

When Walt Disney World opened, it even received a Horseshow stage of its own, dubbed the “Diamond” Horseshoe (humorous name “upgrade,” I think). Given all of this, I think it’s safe to say that The Golden Horseshoe at Disneyland has a substantial role in the history of the US Disney theme parks.

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