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Location: Blue Ribbon Bakery, Main Street USA, Disneyland.
Wallace Vincent Boag was a traveling performer when he signed a two-week long contract to perform at the new Disneyland Park. For 27 years Wally Boag took the stage at The Golden Horseshoe Theater, performing at least three times a day - five days a week. Beginning in 1955, it is estimated that Wally Boag performed in the Golden Horseshoe Revue almost 40,000 times. When he retired in in 1982, Boag and the revue were listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the greatest number of performances in one theatrical presentation.
Performing in London, Boag brought a 12 year-old girl onstage to help with his balloon act. The girl wowed the crowd with her voice and young Julie Andrews was added to the act. Years later, a California teen watched Boag's act religiously - studying the song & dance routines and Wally's comedic timing. Learning from Boag, former Disneyland Cast Member Steve Martin would become a great performer in his own right.