Disneyland Paris Rumour: Puppet show coming to the Lucky Nugget Saloon




I must admit, I completely missed the initial rumour tweet from @DisneylandBerry back in December, where he posted In 2016, the Lucky Nugget Saloon could host a brand new permanent show, so this tweet from earlier today came as a complete surprise to me.

Disneyland Paris Rumour: Puppet show coming to the Lucky Nugget Saloon

It’s great news though, as any kind of entertainment is a welcome addition, and in a restaurant is always a bonus. I’ve never even entered, let alone eaten in the Lucky Nugget Saloon, so I can’t vouch for it in any way shape or form. Looking at the menu on DLP Guide it looks moderately priced with a small selection of meat and fish dishes. At one point it has hosted live music and a can-can show, on the stage where I presume the puppet show will take place.

Disneyland Paris Rumour: Puppet show coming to the Lucky Nugget Saloon

It’ll be interesting to see what kind of puppet show it will be, and whether the puppets will be big like the ones in we see currently in Disney Junior Live on Stage. If the stage is big enough for a can-can show then I think it can easily host some decent sized puppets. Then comes the question of theme, and whether they will use Disney characters. I’d prefer instead for them to use the western theme of Frontierland and I’d be really impressed if they go one step further and give us a puppet show that tells the story of Thunder Mesa, in which the restaurant is located.

The only time I’ve seen a show at dinner in Disneyland Paris is back in the old Rock ‘n Roll America restaurant which used to be in the building where King Ludwig’s Castle can now be found in Disney Village. We only have to wait until May to find out, but this is one I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on. Will it make me eat in a restaurant that I’ve never done before? Absolutely, the addition of the show is a stroke of genius, and let’s hope we see more additions of this ilk in the future.

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As the founder of Dedicated to DLP Steve is a self confessed Disneyland Paris fanatic and has an unrivaled passion for the resort, its history and what makes it work. He has a particular love of Pirates of the Caribbean, which he often talks about as the host of the podcast and the weekly YouTube show.

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7 Responses to “Disneyland Paris Rumour: Puppet show coming to the Lucky Nugget Saloon”

  1. Figgygirl says:

    Hi Steve, I missed that news in December as well. Can’t believe you have never eaten in Lucky Nugget. We never ate there when it had the can-can dancers but we often did when it changed to a Character lunch buffet, and I remember booking that for my son’s 18th birthday trip in 2008. Then the Characters moved to Cowboy Cookout for lunch and tea party, and Lucky Nugget changed to having the three menu choices, and you can no longer make advance reservations. They have had a live band and singers at times, as a friend of ours was singing there on my Halloween season trip a couple of years ago.
    I wonder if the menu will change, and if they will re-introduce dining reservations for it, as a puppet show is bound to increase popularity.

    • Steve says:

      Funny thing is, I was talking to Denise last night and she said that she’s always wanted to eat there – news to me! I plan to go there in August, check out both the food and the new show, in whatever form it takes.

      • Figgygirl says:

        I was going in March (for St Patrick’s Day again) and May, but now going in April and June instead. In a way I hope they don’t accept ADR for Lucky Nugget again as it is handy to just go along to eat even if you have to wait for a table. Only ‘fast food’ but far nicer being waiter served than queueing up in Counter Service, and we have enjoyed the live music on the stage.
        Will be interesting to hear more about it.
        Yes, you must give it a try!

    • Steve says:

      Wow, the stage is far bigger than I expected. Bodes well for this show to be pretty decent, and not just a little throwaway thing that nobody bothers with.

  2. Peter says:

    And this was the old show. I’ve seen it in 1997 and it was really funny.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhnIIz9k1EA

    You should check this channel out anyway, it has loads of great videos of days gone by…

    • Steve says:

      Thanks for the link to the video – the show is pretty big, more so than I’d expect in a restaurant. That’s the good though – hopefully this new will be a big production too 🙂

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