“Come ‘n git it!” With the clang of the dinner triangle, guests are ushered into the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue. Located at Walt Disney World’s Campsites at the Fort Wilderness Resort, the dinner show is just a short boat ride away from Disney’s Magic Kingdom. As we entered Pioneer Hall theater, we were shown to our table where buttery, moist cornbread and salad awaited us. Drink orders were promptly taken by the server. For guests over 21, unlimited beer, wine, and sangria are included, in addition to soft drinks. Our server confirmed the gluten allergy at our table (which we had noted when making our reservation) and assured us that the chef would be out to talk to us and provide my gluten free son a tasty alternative. As we enjoyed our food and the other guests were seated, the show began.
After a short welcoming speech, the stagecoach visitors rush through the back doors and onto the stage for the rousing start to the show. The cast of characters include Claire de Lune, Johnny Ringo, Dolly Drew, Six Bits Slocum, Flora Long and Jim Handy. After a few songs and skits, we were alerted that ma had finished in the kitchen. The servers come in and slam the all you care to eat buckets of fried chicken onto the table in time with the music. Quickly the chicken is joined with the other all you care to eat fare: BBQ pork ribs, baked beans, corn and mashed potatoes. The chef brought my son grilled chicken and GF cornbread (he was able to eat all of the food except the fried chicken and cornbread).
Just when we were starting to feel full, the cast is back for another fun round of songs and skits. Our oldest son was especially excited when the cast came into the audience and to find those who are celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events. He loved having a cast member sing to him. Of course, my favorite part was the desert, strawberry shortcake! My son even received a special gluten free desert. The Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue was a big hit with my family. The price was a bit steep but it was a nice treat for my son’s birthday, especially since it had been on his to do list for quite awhile. My 11 year old loved the corny jokes. Our seats were category 2 seats, ($67 for adults, $39 for ages 3-9, including tax and gratuity) which were a good view. All of the seats in the theater appeared to have a good view of the action. As usual Disney’s customer service was exceptional. For more information including prices for category 1 and 3 and a seating chart, be sure to check out the website Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue.