Just noticed a Yesterland attraction not yet posted on Yesterland....
The Big Game Shooting Gallery... I'm assuming it was where Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost is now ? ? ? ? ?
Does anybody have photos?
The Safari Shooting Gallery (which sometimes used "Big Game" as part of its name) in Adventureland opened in June 1962 and lasted for two decades.
Unfortunately, I don't have amateur pictures of the Safari Shooting Gallery. Also, there is not much I can say about it. I don’t recall much about it personally, and it’s not well documented in books.
So, until somebody sends pictures to me, the Safari Shooting Gallery will remain absent from Yesterland (along with other attractions of which I don’t have pictures, especially early Tomorrowland attractions).
Curator of Yesterland, featuring discontinued Disneyland attractions
My husband and I loved playing that shooting gallery - I think it was still there in 1985, as we started dating then, and remember it well. In fact, I remember how disappointed we were when they got rid of it.
It was about a third the size of the shooting gallery next to Rancho Del Zocalo, and was more like the old kind of galleries where the animals "ran" from side to side behind the trees. I clearly remember there being brown bears in a forest.
Neverlandtink, thanks for the link to the "Big Game Shooting Gallery" photos!
Wasn't there a shooting gallery in the Mile Long Bar area of today's Critter Country? Is that the "bear" themed one you may be thinking of? It's where the Country Bears used to be, so it would make sense to me...
Oh! I miss the Mile Long Bar. No, it was in what is called the Merchantile now, and it was small very small. Funny, I remember that, but I don't remember the Big Game Shooting Gallery in Adventureland!
We always made a point to stop at the Mile Long Bar for snacks and a soda!
I'm having fun learning about the shooting galleries... My personal Disneyland memories date back to the early 80s, I remember when Star Tours was new 25 years ago... But I love digging back and seeing Disneyland in the years when my grandparents took my parents, aunts and uncles... I don't know what's more fun, having real memories of the place in the early years or just dreaming about those days.
CaliforniaAdventurer, I know just how you feel! My memories date back to the early 1970's although I was little and had to rely on my parents to take us once a year. (Boy it was torture in between trips!) As soon as I graduated from High School in the 80's I was able to get an AP (They were really cheap back then!) and I was up there almost monthly. It's fun to look back at all the neat stuff I've been able to see, but I'd sure love to go back in my time machine and visit the places that are long gone.
My husband and I were talking about the Davy Crockett Arcade, and he remembers bears poking out from behind the trees, and if you'd hit them they'd get knocked down. If you missed they'd just run back behind the tree. Needless to say, it was more challenging than the arcade they have across the way, but the end result made it worth it!
This is a good description. The bears running between trees was in the Davy Crockett arcade, along the south wall just by the door that exits to adventurland. There were 3 or 4 games where you shot at bears.
The safari gallery was not where the indiana jones shop is, that was the Guatamala Weavers shop. the arcade was between that and the bazaar. I have an old map that may still have it on it.
I used to love how the CM would come along and put his plastic tube of bb's into the rifle. Both the guns at the safari gallery and frontierland were mounted in such a way as to prevent you from shooting outside of the attraction.