Disney’s Limited Time Magic events have begun, and Disneyland is currently celebrating with “A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue.” This is a nod to the original show that Walt Disney created in 1955.
The show features comedy, songs, and dancing set to a fun musical score that will make you want to dress up, put a feather in your hair, and learn to Can-Can.
Tuesdays through Mondays now until February 4th, the “flashback” show can be seen a few times a day with a special Annual Passholder only showing at 6:30. The annual passholder show is $35 and you must make reservations in advance though the annual passholders events line at (714) 781-PASS.
The Annual Passholder show is a $35 ticketed event that includes dinner & reserved seating for the revue. If you’re not a passholder, stop at guest services to get a ticket to one of the earlier shows.
Please note that the entertainment is exactly the same as the shows performed during the day. So, if you don’t feel a need to spend $35 or aren’t interested in the foods being served at the Annual Passholder event, I highly recommend you still go check out one of the Thursday through Monday tribute shows.
- Starter: Corn chips in a souvenir Golden Horseshoe boot mug
- Entrees: Black forest ham and roast beef sandwiches
- Sides: Golden raisin and carrot salad, Yukon golden potato salad, Very Berry fruit salad
- Children’s Menu (available upon request): 2 PB&J sandwiches with sides
- Vegetarian Option (available upon request): Vegetable and cheese sandwiches with sides
- Beverages: Mint Julep, water, coffee
- Dessert: Walt & Lilly’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Cake
We started off with our table being adorned with Fritos in a boot. My absolute favorite item of the evening: Crunchy, salty Fritos served up in a take home souvenir Golden Horseshoe plastic boot (which I plan to fill with root beer floats at home in the near future).
Drinks were then served, bottles of water or a bottomless Mint Julep if you prefer. We shared one at the table just to try it. I already knew I wasn’t a fan; now I know that my children and husband are not as well!
All 7 of us were served the entree of Black Forest Ham and Roast Beef Sandwiches. Unfortunately we were not offered the kids meal for the children in our party. Maybe because it was so close to show time? I really don’t know, but it was upsetting because the main entree wasn’t as kid friendly as it should have been.
Sides included fresh fruit, which was a great sampling of berries, melon, and pineapple; potato salad, which was also pretty tasty; and a carrot raisin salad, which was fine too.
Unfortunately I wasn’t “wowed” by this meal. It reminded me a bit of the World of Color Picnic type meals. When I first read about the event I pictured it more of a buffet or family style like Big Thunder Ranch BBQ.
I was lucky enough to snag a photo of a kids’ meal after the show. When I told the Cast Member what happened at our table, she generously let me take one to go.
Dinner is eaten before and during the show, which is about 20-25 minutes long. After the show, tables are cleared and you are offered more to drink: coffee, water, or Mint Juleps while cast members pass out the dessert.
Dessert was by far one of the highlights of the event. The individual sized vanilla cakes featured lots of frosting and a sweet raspberry-filled center. The top of the cake featured an edible image of Walt and Lillian celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary at The Golden Horseshoe. Adorable and tasty too!
If attending the dinner show, arrive early…like 6:00 early. Why? Well, we arrived at about 6:20 and there were NO tables left that could accommodate my party of 7. I wasn’t aware that you could come this early. Otherwise we would have.
When we got there, we learned of their “family style” seating, which basically means you will be sitting with other families if there is not a table large enough to accommodate your group. The problem for us, though, was that we had children with us that I refused to let sit ALONE with strangers (the cast members actually suggested that we split up the party and have the kids sit by themselves with other groups). Luckily, a nice couple at a larger table went to sit in another area so that we could sit together.
Also, if you want a children’s meal or a vegetarian meal, SPEAK UP. We had 3 children with us and were not offered the kids’ meal. They automatically brought the kids the adult meal and the food was totally wasted. I did not even see the kids meals until after the show. I was grateful that the nice cast member sent me home with one after the show after hearing that we did not have the option to order one.
Overall, I did enjoy the show. The Fritos in a boot and wedding “type” cake were awesome! It was also fun to bring home an audio CD Souvenir of the show.
However, If I were to do this again, I wouldn’t waste the money on bringing children. In fact, I’m not 100% sure I’d do it at all. For $35 you can get a pretty nice meal at the resort.
I’m not trying to discourage anyone. You just need to decide for yourself if you think it might be worth it for you! I think it would have been really cool if the Annual Passholder showing featured one additional act or song just to make it a little different from the regular shows that play during the day.
And don’t forget, if you would rather not spend the dough, just go to a non-Annual Passholder showing earlier and buy your own eats — including monte cristo bites!