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Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show with Mickey and Friends

Disneyland Paris Live Entertainment in Limbo as Resort Considers Widespread Entertainment Cutbacks; Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, “Moteurs, Action!”, and Many More Offerings in Danger of Ending Forever

Disneyland Paris Cast Members have received an email from COO Daniel Delcourt regarding the future (or lack thereof) of several entertainment offerings—mirroring the mass entertainment cutbacks currently taking place at Walt Disney World.

In summary, the email says that the union will be meeting on November 16 to “discuss the future” of certain entertainment. Some Cast Members will be permanently relocated, while some will be departing.

The email specifically references Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show… with Mickey & Friends! (La Legende de Buffalo Bill… avec Mickey et ses Amis!) and Moteurs… Action!: Stunt Show Spectacular, which seems to confirm these attractions are permanently canceled. The email also addresses puppeteers, Disney Village street performers, and some musicians. Moteurs… never returned with the reopening of the parks, instead it became a modified stage for Jungle Book Jive, which never debuted due to confirmed COVID-19 cases amongst the cast.

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show was an opening day Euro Disney attraction, while Moteurs… Action! was an opening day Walt Disney Studios Park attraction. A version of the stunt show also appeared at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from 2005 to 2016 as Lights, Motors… Action! Stunt Show Spectacular. Puppeteers could be from The Lucky Nugget Saloon or other venues, while musicians would include the bands who play in Town Square. French labor laws have made it hard for Disney to cut these despite many attempts to do so over the years.

According to Delcourt, Disneyland Paris is shifting its focus from permanent shows to seasonal entertainment due to guest demand.

The entire communication from Delcourt in the original French is below.

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Chris Hauser
Chris Hauser
10 months ago

Disney land Paris is in danger of going from just ok to really poor if it’s not careful…

10 months ago

I think Disneyland Paris is an awesome Theme Park, I love coming back there every year. But since they started cutting shows like Animagique, Cinemagique and now these major shows everyone remembers when coming back to the park, they are killing themselves. Every year there are less exciting parades (I loved those nighttime parades years ago), every year they destroy another attraction (Replacing Space Mountain with this silly Hyperspacemountain just to show they bought Star Wars).