Buffalo Bill recruits Mickey Mouse for Wild West Show!

Wednesday, 28th January 2009 at 09:41

Mickey in Buffalo Bill's Wild West ShowEXCLUSIVE. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show is due to get a brand new recruit. The Disney Village dinner show, hailed as Disney's biggest in the world, will soon call upon the duties of... Mickey Mouse!,

Check your calendar, it’s not April 1st. Yet DLRP Today can this morning confirm that Mickey Mouse will be given a starring role in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

In fact, this news broke online just yesterday evening, only hours after it was announced to Cast Members and the resort’s sales offices. But we can go a little better than that…

Want to *see* Mickey Mouse in his new Western role?

Hold onto your hats and glasses!

Mickey in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

Mickey Mouse stands proudly in the spotlight in these brand new images released today, with Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull behind.

Mickey in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

So, will we be seeing “Mickey’s Wild West Show” in the not-too-distant future? Absolutely not! This is still Buffalo Bill’s classic event, simply reworked with the addition of the Mouse to give the show a wider appeal amongst Disneyland Resort Paris guests and make it more pleasing to families who might otherwise not see much reason to cough up the high dinner price.

OK, sure, this may not come as the best news to those die-hard fans of the resort’s Old West experiences — particularly just days after Buffalo Trading Co. next door closed. But, with the show now reaching 17 years old and guest satisfaction levels said to be sliding somewhat, it looks set to be a modest change that will at least allow Buffalo Bill to keep the Wild West Show playing.

Mickey in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

And when can Old West diners expect to see a mouse roll out into the buffalo ring? No date has been set — indeed, no official text of any kind accompanies these images just yet — but the change is said to be happening around the same time that Mickey’s Magical Party launches, the weekend of 4th April 2009, which would helpfully allow for a wider relaunch of the show generally.

Then, who knows what we’ll get to experience… the West being won by a Mouse?

You saw it here first, folks!

Visuals © Disney.

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Comments

  • OMG – NO WAY!!!! 17 visits to BBWWS was due to how awesomely it is a recreation of the real show. Disney used to be about creating thematic experiences. Now it’s peddling stupid toon trash, and sadly the market is largely to blame for that. This better be an April fool!

  • Not good. However the shareholders line and the uk booking line denied that this was going to happen.

    Perhaps it is just a visual for the next year?

  • Poppy The Monkey  29th January 2009, 00:27

    No its really happening!! All the cast have been decided rehersals start in 3 weeks. Starring Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Chip and Dale, the show is expected to changed from the last week in March… more info soon…

  • After this, MHO is that BBWWS should be replaced with something more intuitive. No way to come to see that disaster!

    The show as itself already became boring with mediocre food, with this it will become stupid even more.

  • Was looking forward to seeing the show at the end of March, now depending on dates I’ll either got to say goodbye to an old friend or hello to something that really sounds like a bad idea.

    If I see the show a trip report will follow!!!

  • Poppy is right, its not JUST Mickey whos getting involved!

  • What’s that I hear?… Yep, it’s confirmed!,,, Both Walt and Buffalo Bill are turning over in their respective graves!!… I am a Hollywood Stuntman & producer of Wild West Shows in America, the birthplace of “The Mouse”, and although we all love him, he knows better than to get in the way of my charging horse or a fast flying bullet! Heck!, in the Real Old West, a Prairie Mouse might have made a nice snack out on the range.

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