Finger licking, foot stomping, yee hawing fun all go into the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Walt Disney World. Located at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground (not to be confused with the Wilderness Lodge) this nostalgic comedy, or is it a musical, perhaps both, all-you-can eat dinner is held at Pioneer Hall.
We have been to this show three times and it still draws us back. There are three seating categories. The first time we attended we purchased category three tickets and were seated in the far back of Pioneer Hall on the main floor. While we could see everything, these seats were not our favorite. The second time we purchased category two tickets and requested to be seated upstairs. We really liked these seats. This last trip we purchased category one tickets and were right by the stage. While interaction with the cast was fantastic we felt we were a little close. I still think our favorite seats are on the second floor in the middle section. That said, if you have a desire to be ‘selected’ for the show then I would highly recommend you purchase category one tickets.
One thing I will say is that if you want a healthy meal this probably isn’t the best choice. But, if you like good ole’ fashion cooking, then this is your kind of place. The chicken was definitely finger licking good. We all engaged in this activity. The ribs were just as yummy not to mention the baked beans, potatoes and cornbread. Topping it off is strawberry shortcake. And, don’t forget unlimited draft beer, sangria, soft drinks and ice tea. Even teenagers (and we know how hard it is to please them) seem to enjoy the show, appreciate most of the humor and have been known to get into the napkin twirl and the washboard playing at the end of the show.
A couple things to know ahead of time. Transportation can be a little tricky to get to Pioneer Hall. You need to allow plenty of time to catch the boat over from Magic Kingdom to Fort Wilderness. In busy times of the year, this can take more time than you realize. While the boat holds quite a few people, keep in mind that not only do you have those attending the Hoop-Dee-Doh trying to get to Fort Wilderness but also those who are staying at Fort Wilderness. A big timesaver getting home I to use the Disney buses waiting to take guests back to the different hotels. We have found it easier and less time consuming to catch these rather than the boat that returns you to Magic Kingdom where you then catch the bus or monorail to get to your resort.
Once you arrive at Pioneer Hall, be sure to check in with the hostess at the podium outside the hall and get your seating card. Once this is done, they will have a Disney photographer take a picture of your group. Be warned, during the show, they come to your table and try to entice you to buy the photo. Ours was pretty good. So naturally we bought it.
You will notice people lining up on both sides of the Pioneer Hall porch after they get their seating card. No need to stand in line, though, until they ring the dinner bell, as your seats/tables are already assigned.
If you haven’t been, I would highly recommend you attend the Hoop-Dee-Doh Musical Review at least once. Overall, we enjoyed the show and appreciated the food. The combination made for a great evening. For assistance in planning your evening at the Hoop-Dee-Doh Musical Review be sure to contact us at Castle Dreams Travel. We are in the business of creating magical Disney vacations, cruises and adventures for kids of all ages.