Hoop Dee Doo Revue at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

I’ve only been to the Hoop Dee Doo Revue Dinner Show at Disney’s Fort Wilderness twice in my adult life, but both times were wonderfully memorable!  The show first opened at the Walt Disney World resort in 1974 and is one of the country’s longest-running dinner shows.  Millions of people from around the world have attended, and it is a special experience in that generations of Disney guests have had the chance to see the show.  And, it hasn’t changed all that much!  The show stayed true to it’s all-American hand-clapping, foot-stomping tunes and the menu has only had ONE change (apple pie to {the most delicious} strawberry shortcake) since opening night.  My favorites guests are the grandparents coming back to Disney with their children and now grandchildren in tow – along with memories of Hoop Dee Doo from decades ago!

Join the Pioneer Hall Players for 2 hours of rousing Wild West dancing, singing and zany vaudeville comedy.

You never know what to expect when Claire de Lune, Johnny Ringo, Dolly Drew, Six Bits Slocum, Flora Long and Jim Handy hit the stage. But you do know that it’s not going to be dull! Get ready to clap your hands, stomp your feet, sing along and have a good ol’ time at rustic Pioneer Hall in Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
In between skits and song standards, chow down on buckets of all-you-care-to-enjoy fried chicken and smoked BBQ pork ribs, as well as a tossed green salad, baked beans, fresh-baked cornbread and strawberry shortcake.

Unlimited draft beer, wine and sangria are included for Guests 21 years of age and up (proper ID required). Soft drinks are also included.

Both times I’ve been we went with the category 3 balcony seating.  Everyone is seated on one side of a long table, and stools swivel around for a bird’s eye view of the show.  Being so vertically challenged, there’s nothing I hate more than a show I can’t see.  These seats work perfectly!  As you can see, we had a GRAND time with the family – singing, dancing, eating, drinking and washboard playing the night away.  We also loved seeing Pioneer Hall decorated for Christmas!

If you go…

  • Getting to Pioneer Hall is NOT easy.  You must allow about two hours if taking Disney transportation.  I work through these issues with clients, but keep the time involved in mind.
  • Do not book category 2.  You may have a bad view and even a column in the way.  Go for category 1 in the front or category 3 in the balcony.
  • The Disney Dining Plan is accepted here.  This meal is 2 table serve credits.
  • Be sure to take a family photo outside of Pioneer Hall with the PhotoPass photographers.
  • Tables are pre-set so there is no need to arrive hours early and wait in line.  However, I do recommend going early enough to see the horses in the stable, play in the playground or on the beach, or enjoy a game of chess outside of the store.
  • This is a great option for a birthday or anniversary celebration.

And, for the most magical end to the evening, we caught the Magic Kingdom fireworks on our boat back to the Contemporary Resort.

I have so many more fun and amazing things to update y’all on from our big family trip early this month.  Stay tuned!

As Premier Level Advisor with Glass Slipper Concierge, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, I offer concierge travel planning for Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney Cruise LineDisneyland® Resort, Disney Aulani Hawaii, Universal, Sea World and to over 40 countries on 7 continents through Adventures by Disney® and National Geographic Expeditions.

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