Friday, 9 June 2017
Disneyland Paris 2016 // Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
In my Day 4, Part 2 post, I mentioned that that evening we had plans. Well our plans were the Buffalo Bills Wild West Show!! It was Mam's first time going and my second, after having been in early 2010. Both times we have gone for first category seating as I feel for the tiny bit extra you may as well (better view and 'interaction' - ie. eye contact, gestures and shouts from performers) and both times I have gone for the show not the meal due to being a fussy non meat eater! For those who are vegetarian and fancy going make sure to let them know as they can arrange an adjustment to your meal.
I know others who know what the show entails may be questioning why I enjoy it and support it while being an advocate for fair animal treatment/against cruelty etc, however both times I did a lot of delving online to find out more about the animals and their treatment. I therefore, obviously, personally felt comfortable with the methods put in place to keep all of the animals safe, healthy and happy.
And now all that waffle is out of the way I am going to leave the rest of this post as photo only. Plus hopefully that won't spoil much of the show for anyone who plans to go.
[Ooh, also, it's pretty dark at parts meaning I needed a high ISO to get a lot of the shots, hence their grainy-ness]
A Couple of Points -
* It is said that many of the performers are real 'cowboys' and really Native American...I have no idea to the truth behind this but I would love to believe it.
* They suggest asthmatics do not go/be very careful because of the dust kicked up from all the hooves. However, I have bad asthma and have been completely fine sitting in the front row and 2nd row.
* The Cattle and Buffalo are out for very short amounts of time and have nothing done to them. In other words they pretty much have free roam and then return to their clean and comfortable boarding (images of these can be found online).
* Moments in the dark, 'gunshots' and audience participation in the form of making lots of noise etc takes places throughout the show, if this will make you or your kiddies uncomfortable it is worth missing. A couple of people are also taken from the audience to take part in the show so beware of that.
* Apparently, each performer has his or her own horse who they always work with. This is stated online however is quite evident in the way each person interacts with the horse they ride.
* Please show your enjoyment and appreciation for all of the staff and performers by saying thank you, applauding and cheering. Don't leave early without proper need, it's rude.
* Personally, I have always dressed the part in a themed outfit which I assumed many would do. Both times I have been the only one but it was fun at least!
Let me know if you have ever been to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show! What did you think? I have only heard good things but I know how picky many people online seem to be and agreed, it isn't for everyone. I LOVE it and would go every Disney trip if I had the time and money. If you haven't been, would you like to? If not, why not? I still have a couple photos from the foyer/bar area which I find to be pretty cool so may share them in a second little post. See you then!
Check out the rest of my DLP 2016 posts below!
Day 1, Part 1
Day 1, Part 2
What I Bought
Sequoia Lodge Hotel Review
Day 2, Part 1
Day 2, Part 2
Bistrot Chez Rémy Review
Day 3, Part 1
Day 3, Part 2
Day 3, Part 3
Character Meet & Greets
Day 4, Part 1
Day 4, Part 2