Cedar Point: Whistlin Willie’s Western Wake is a Knee Slapping Good Time

There are a lot of entertainment options at Cedar Point HalloWeekends. Whistlin Willie’s Western Wake is one of the fantastic shows the park puts on for its guests during the Halloween season. While featured in the same venue as the Summer show, Lusty Lil’s French Revue, the experience couldn’t be any more different.

You’re celebrating the life of Whistlin Willie. That’s the premise behind this Cedar Point production. The cast is the same as the Lusty Lil’s show, but that’s all that remains the same. This production might be better than the Summer show.

The sets and majesty of the French Revue might not be as prevalent in Whistlin Willie’s Wake. However, this show doesn’t need them. At the onset, the cast brings Willie onto the stage through the seating area using a wheelbarrow. Such an exciting touch that gets a few laughs. Willie is then propped up in a casket for the majority of the show.

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There are numerous song and dance numbers, including the one at the very beginning, which explains the death of Whistlin Willie. A lot of the charm from the French Revue remains. The music and dance numbers are quite catchy.

The cast does a great job taking this somewhat somber event and making it fun and enjoyable. It’s a celebration of the life of Whistlin Willie. The comedy is just as spot on as Lusty Lil’s French Revue. You’ll get a lot of slapstick humor, especially the end, which I won’t give away.

All of the western elements from Lusty Lil’s French Revue and the Frontier Town area the show is housed in are featured in the show. There are the typical can-can dancing and some tremendous western music. There aren’t many shows you’ll find at an amusement park with this much attention to detail.

I’d say Whistlin Willie’s Western Wake is the best show you’ll get at HalloWeekends. Although, with so many others to choose from you really can’t pick a winner. If you’re looking for a lighthearted show that will feature some laughs, this is the one for you. You’ll enjoy everything at Cedar Point HalloWeekends. This is just one of the many great options available to you.

 

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