Does anyone remember the medieval shooting gallery at the Contemporary Resort?

May 4, 2015, 4:43 PM

I'm feeling a little nostalgic and suddenly had flashbacks of a trip to WDW in Orlando as a kid in the late 1970's/early 1980's. I remember we stayed at the Contemporary Resort which had a huge arcade in the lobby. One of the coolest things I've ever seen was the shooting gallery there. My memories of it are that it was a huge medieval castle scene. There was a wizard and lots of skeletons and stuff like that. Specifically, I remember a huge smoking breathing dragon that you could bring to life by shooting the right targets. Anybody else remember this? Have any memories or pictures of it?

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May 6, 2015, 4:03 AM

Yes -- fighting swords on the castle wall, and lots of sound effects too.

May 6, 2015, 7:22 AM

Yes, sir! The fighting swords! I found a couple of different design drawings for the gallery that have a Marc Davis vibe to them. I'm just glad someone else remembers this besides me.

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