Golden Horseshoe Revue

Golden Horseshoe Revue Frontierland show at Disneyland; opened on July 17, 1955 and was the longest-running show ever when it ended on October 12, 1986. It was sponsored by Pepsi-Cola from 1955 to September 30, 1982, and by Eastman Kodak from October 1, 1982, to April 30, 1984. A new show, the Golden Horseshoe Jamboree, opened on November 1, 1986, and closed on December 18, 1994. Wonder Bread took over the sponsorship in 1990. The first stars were Donald Novis, the “silver-toned tenor,” Judy Marsh, and comedian Wally Boag. Betty Taylor had a long run as Slue Foot Sue, and Fulton Burley took the tenor role. The new show featured talented singers and dancers including those portraying Lily Langtree and Sam, the owner of the saloon. A mainstay since the beginning was the can can number. Walt used to enjoy the show, and he had his favorite box right next to the stage. The corny jokes and enduring songs continued to endear the show to guests throughout its long run. Billy Hill and the Hillbillies, a group that first performed in Critter Country in 1989, began performing in the Golden Horseshoe for most years between 1994 and 2012. (A Woody’s Roundup show performed between 1999 and 2000). Billy Hill and the Hillbillies relocated to Big Thunder Ranch until the group ended performances at Disneyland in January 2014.