Description And Comments
The Golden Horseshoe has always offered a decent show, hearty sandwiches, and a nice air-conditioned respite from the sun. A couple of years back, however, either intentionally or accidentally, Disney signed up an act so good that it turned the humble venue into one of the best attractions in either park.
The new talent, the unfortunately named Billy Hill and the Hillbillies, consists of a quartet of master bluegrass fiddlers who also happen to be born comics. The show is double-over funny, zany, and totally engaging. And did we mention the fiddling is phenomenal? At the end of the show, we noticed something we've never seen at any Disney stage production - the audience refused to leave. Instead, they stood clapping and cheering like at a rock concert, trying to bring back the performers for an encore. They stayed at it so long that the fiddlers were forced to return and take a second bow (though they didn't perform another song). Still the audience lingered, departing only reluctantly after many minutes. We classify Billy Hill and the Hillbillies as not to be missed.
In the summer of 2012, the Hillbillies were relocated to the stage behind Big Thunder Ranch; if they co tinur to draw a crowd there, the move may prove long-term.
The Golden Horseshoe has first-come, first-served seating. Performance times are listed in the daily Times Guide. An interactive comedy troupe performs here when the Hillbillies are elsewhere. We recommend arriving 30 minutes early if you want to find a table and grab some grub. Food service can be slow; look for the shortest of three service lines, usually on the far left. Absurdly oversize safety railings now ruin sight lines from the balcony (curse you, OSHA!), so the best view is from the floor front and center, but Walt liked the opera box seats best.
- We rate this attraction as Not To Be Missed.
Delightfully zany show; food is available.
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|Opening Date||August 15, 1992|
|Scope and scale||Minor Attraction|
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