Sunday, October 28, 2012
Where are Billy Hill and the Hillbillies?!?!
Where are Billy Hill & the Hillbillies?!?!
At the beginning of the summer Billy Hill and the Hillbillies were moved out of the Golden Horseshoe and but into the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree area. In my opinion this has one positive and many negative points. I feel this move is a bad thing.
Let me start out with the positive as in general I see positive with little negative about Disney. The positive is the stage and entire area is larger so the Billies can put on a bigger show and more people can come to see them because of the larger seating area.
Now here are the negatives. As you will see in the attached video the Billies have to compete with the train going by, a set of carnival type games, people coloring, the pumpkin carver and his display and at this time during the Halloween season the Conjure a Villain experience and other character meet and greets going on at the back of the Jamboree area.
The group that is now in the Golden Horseshoe is the Laughing Stock Company. The Laughing Stock Company is a fun comedy country guest participation show. It was outside on the street in front of the Golden Horseshoe for years and would go inside to the stage on days the Billies did not perform. I feel this is disrespectful to these wonderful performers and they should go back to the Golden Horseshoe. Laughing Stock would do great in the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree area.
Here is the video of the Billy Hill and the Haunted Billies show:
Laughing Stock does the type of show that lends itself to a noise and distracting environment. They have performed for years with the Mark Twain and Columbia going by and thousands of guests running past yelling and carrying on in excitement as they go past to hit the rides. Don’t get me wrong, I love Laughing Stock as well but the two shows are not the same.
This type of decision is just one of many that I feel show that the current management of Disneyland is not as good as before. I believe this is an example of the decisions that are coming from the Florida management team oversight of Disneyland. I’m sorry that DLR is not WDW and cannot be managed the same way.
If you like the Billies and would like to see them return to the Golden Horseshoe may I request you write a letter to Disneyland and let them know how you feel about the Billies.
Here is the link to where you can send them a message: