Friday, August 20, 2010

Disneyland - Wally Boag

There is one experience I have had in life that I will forever cherish.
I saw Wally Boag perform at the Golden Horseshoe before he retired.
My family and I sat in the front row of tables and Wally came on stage as Pecos Bill.
He squirted us with his squirt gun and I will never forget how it seemed like he would spit out teeth FOREVER!
Wally was a part of the true Disneyland magic, and performed continuously in what remains one of the longest running live performance shows of all time!
He was a master of pantomime, sight gags AND fast talking one liners, all wrapped up into one person.
You can see glimpses of Wally on Youtube, so this is one memory of mine that we can all experience together! Of course, seeing him perform live was a treat that simply cannot translate through video, but you sure get the picture.
Wally, thanks for the laughs!



Jonathan said...

Weren't they all just great people! Wally, Betty and Fulton. How fortunate you are to have seen Wally in the show!

Jon Woods

Wayne said...

All of us who were lucky enough to see the Golden Horseshoe show with Wally Boag were luckier than we knew. With all due respect to the folks who have come after and worked hard, it was never quite the same if you had seen the original, genuine article. It's been over 40 years for me, and when I started reading your post today, it all came clearly back.