After what felt like forever, we finally made it back to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue on our most recent Walt Disney World trip, and today I’m going to review our experience.
Situated at Disney’s Fort Wilderness resort and Campground, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is a dinner show like no other. Filled with toe tapping entertainment, laughs a plenty and more food than you know what to do with, it really is a Disney must do. So much so, that you probably will do it over and over again, this visit was our third!
We attended the 8.30pm show on what felt like the most humid night ever. I don’t know anyone else’s thoughts, but it always feels really hot when we visit the Fort Wilderness resort! We met our friends Alan and Larry over at Pioneer Hall and got in line for the show, but not before Quinn took some shots with the Photopass of course! Our Little Peter Pan sure does like to take a picture! The dinner show is a 2 credit table service restaurant on the Disney dining plan, and also accepts a Tables in Wonderland discount of 20%. You can collect your tickets for Hoop-Dee-Doo in advance at any Walt Disney World Concierge desk, or on the evening at the Pioneer Hall box office, 40 minutes prior to the show. As any other reservation on property, allow yourself plenty time to travel to the destination.
Once the doors are open, the line moves really fast and you are taken to your table for the evenings show. The show offers 3 different view tiers, Catagory 1 being the main floor and where the performers occasionally venture out into the crowd and interact with some of the audience. Categories 2 and 3 being that little further back and up in the balcony seating area. We chose the Category 1 seating area, and although we were sat further back than previous shows, we still had a fantastic centre view. The three part show corresponds with your eating periods, and your server wastes no time in taking your unlimited drink order, before bringing out your tossed green salad and some yummy cornbread to start with. While you get to work, the evening entertainment begins as Claire de Lune, Johnny Ringo, Dolly Drew, Six Bits Slocum, Flora Long and Jim Handy enter the hall and introduce themselves with their first number. Although we have seen the show before, it always remains up to date with the performers fresh jokes and mishaps making Hoop-De-Doo just as enjoyable on a repeat visit.
The all you care to enjoy feast doesn’t stop there, next up comes the crispy fried chicken, smoked bbq ribs and some sides of cowboy beans, mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Part of the entertainment is your server bringing the food to your table in pails, and banging them down on your plate! Like me, Quinn is quite a picky eater, so he ordered the children’s alternative of chicken nuggets and fries. The frontier humour and high energy entertainment keeps you turning in your seat and the two hour show flys by!
Last but certainly not least comes my favourite part of Hoop-Dee-doo, Strawberry Shortcake. The all singing, all dancing (see what I did there!) dessert is one of my favourites at Walt Disney World. Its so special, it even has its own song! Served with lashings of cream and strawberry sauce, it really is a treat you don’t want to miss. With dessert also comes the end of the show and a grand finale, which Quinn loves the most. A foot stomping, napkin waving finale that allows you to make as much noise as possible so why wouldn’t he love it!
If you haven’t already been, get yourself over to Hoop-Dee-Doo for a wonderful evening of family fun. We wont leave it so long until our next visit!