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News Frontierland Shootin' Arcade Re-opening as Free Experience

DisneyExpert

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Apologies if I just missed this somewhere, but I thought this was pretty cool and was certainly news to me. Definitely welcome news with everything else going on lately. I did a search and didn't come up with anything.


I'm guessing nobody told Bob.
 

doctornick

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I can't believe they not only reopened it, but made it free! I really figured it was a goner.

Cynically, I feel like opening it and making it free was something they did just as a counterpoint to any "greedy" arguments - "sure, they are charging you for fastpasses, but they opened up the Shooting Arcade for free"

Speaking of free stuff, would be nice if they re-started Treasures of the Seven Seas as well.
 

DisneyExpert

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Hey! This is the first GOOD news I've heard about the 50th Celebration!

Isn't it sad? This is the thing that's excited me the most so far. 😂

Cynically, I feel like opening it and making it free was something they did just as a counterpoint to any "greedy" arguments - "sure, they are charging you for fastpasses, but they opened up the Shooting Arcade for free"

Speaking of free stuff, would be nice if they re-started Treasures of the Seven Seas as well.

You're probably not wrong lol.
 

JoeCamel

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Cynically, I feel like opening it and making it free was something they did just as a counterpoint to any "greedy" arguments - "sure, they are charging you for fastpasses, but they opened up the Shooting Arcade for free"

Speaking of free stuff, would be nice if they re-started Treasures of the Seven Seas as well.
Maybe the paywall kept so many from playing it didn't make sense for a CM to stand there watching people not play?
Might make more sense to make it free and have the CM visit once in a while to see what is broken. The DVC people could do that but they might not like such a menial assignment as working park ops
 
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DisneyExpert

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Maybe the paywall kept so many from playing it didn't make sense for a CM to stand there watching people not play?
Might make more sense to make it free and have the CM visit once in a while to see what is broken. The DVC people could do that but they might not like such a menial assignment.

I'm also curious to see if they keep it staffed now. With digital guns and no paywall, there really isn't a reason to, honestly.
 

castlecake2.0

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I'm also curious to see if they keep it staffed now. With digital guns and no paywall, there really isn't a reason to, honestly.
It was never really staffed before, there was a change machine. I’m sure it was part of a frontierland ops park opening checklist somewhere, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cm positioned there in the last 15 years. Sidebar, the last few times I’ve been at MK they’ve had a greeter at Swiss family treehouse, which used to be a super rare sight, but also seemed to hall attract people to it? I’d be interested to see the turnstile clicks difference between having and not having a cm positioned there. It must catch people’s attention and help them realize it’s something they can do when there is a person standing there.
 

DisneyExpert

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It was never really staffed before, there was a change machine. I’m sure it was part of a frontierland ops park opening checklist somewhere, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cm positioned there in the last 15 years. Sidebar, the last few times I’ve been at MK they’ve had a greeter at Swiss family treehouse, which used to be a super rare sight, but also seemed to hall attract people to it? I’d be interested to see the turnstile clicks difference between having and not having a cm positioned there. It must catch people’s attention and help them realize it’s something they can do when there is a person standing there.

Oh, that's really interesting - I didn't know that they hadn't been staffing it anymore. Kinda sad, Disney used to position a CM even in places they weren't needed.

That's fantastic to hear that they've had greeters at the Treehouse again! Even when I started in Ops back in 2007, it was rare to see somebody rotated there.
 
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castlecake2.0

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Oh, that's really interesting - I didn't know that they hadn't been staffing it anymore. Kinda sad, Disney used to position a CM even in places they weren't needed.

That's fantastic to hear that they've had greeters at the Treehouse again! Even when I was in Ops back in 2007/2008, it was rare to see somebody rotated there.
Yah the last three times I walked by there was someone there, it was nice to see!

When I was ops in Canada we used to have a position called “promenade greeter” when we had enough people to put it in rotation but most people treated it as “break room” lol. Shootin arcade might be same situation.
 

ChrisFL

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I do see this is a net positive for Disney.

The last few times I tried it, I would have issues with one of the guns not working. So between people complaining in the nearby gift shop (possibly?) if no CM is staffed there, issues with using/refilling the change machines and if the gun doesn't work you can just move to the next one and not feel like you lost money.
 

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