What is Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue?
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is a family-friendly dinner show located in Pioneer Hall at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Disney World bills it as “A hilarious, high-spirited hootenanny the whole family will enjoy, accompanied by a finger-lickin’ countrified feast.”
The 2-hour-long Wild West-themed show dates back almost 50 years to 1974! The show has been on hiatus for over two years, but Disney has announced that it will be reopening this summer! The performance includes skits and songs to enjoy watching while you and your group dine on a deliciously rich assortment of bar-b-que, comfort foods, and dessert.
Read on for more information about this fun, unique show, including costs, directions to Pioneer Hall, and details about the menu!
How Much Does Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Cost?
The cost to attend Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is dependent on where you and your group would like to sit within the venue. Pioneer Hall has two levels of seating: the main floor and the balcony level. Pricing for reservations is divided into three different seating categories: Category 1, Category 2, and Category 3; Category 1 being the most expensive and Category 3 being the least expensive.
Category 1 is on the main floor, with tables closest to the stage. Seats in this category are considered the best seats in the house. They are also an excellent option for groups that want to interact and participate. At times, the cast will walk off the stage and into the audience, looking for participants to incorporate into the show. Keep this in mind if you decide to book seats in this section.
Category 2 is split between the main floor and the balcony, so there is seating on both levels. This category also provides a great view of the stage and is still close to the action, making Category 2 a great option in terms of cost and view.
Category 3 seating is entirely on the balcony level. Seating for this category is located on either side of the venue, with some of the seats facing away from the stage. This means that you will likely need to turn in your chair to see the show, which may be a deal-breaker for some, as it is a dinner show. If you book seating in this section, be prepared to swivel between eating and watching the show.
It is important to note that there is no elevator in Pioneer Hall. Category 1 and the main level of Category 2 offer wheelchair-accessible seating, but your only option is to take the stairs up to access the balcony level of Category 2 and Category 3 seating. If anyone in your group is not able to take the stairs, you will want to make sure to book seating on the main floor. You should indicate if you are traveling with someone in a wheelchair when you make your reservation.
Pricing for Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue:
Category 1: $74 for adults and $44 for children ages 3 to 9
Category 2: $69 for adults and $40 for children ages 3 to 9
Category 3: $66 for adults and $39 for children ages 3 to 9
Sales tax and gratuity are included in the price of your reservation.
Is Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue All You Can Eat?
Your reservation to Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue includes an “all-you-care-to-enjoy” assortment of Southern comfort foods served family-style to your group. Many beverages are included as well, such as soft drinks, iced tea, tea, coffee, and milk. Alcoholic drinks such as wine, draft beer, and sangria are also included and available to guests 21 years of age and older. Specialty beverages can be ordered for an additional charge.
Guests will arrive at their table and find it set with checkered napkins and tin plates. The dining experience begins as soon as you are seated, with warm, fresh-baked cornbread and tossed green salad.
After the show begins, the main course is served. Your server will drop off a bucket of fried chicken and a bucket of smoked BBQ pork ribs, and some hardy sides. Sides include baked beans, corn, and mashed potatoes. Being an all-you-care-to-enjoy meal, food can be replenished for your group at no extra charge, so bring your appetite!
Don’t forget to save room for dessert. Near the end of the show, dessert is served in the form of a tasty strawberry shortcake, topped with whipped cream and strawberries – a Hoop-Dee-Doo fan-favorite!
In addition to the traditional menu, a children’s menu is also available. If anyone in your group has any food allergies or dietary restrictions, remember to include that information when making your reservation and alert your server once you are seated at your table.
How Do You Get to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue?
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is performed at Pioneer Hall, located at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
There are a few different options on how to get there, depending on whether you are already at Fort Wilderness, arriving by car, coming from one of the Disney Parks, or another Disney World Resort. Below are directions on how to get to Pioneer Hall from a few common starting locations.
If you are already at the resort:
If you are already at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, you can get to Pioneer Hall by walking, driving a golf cart (which you can rent from the resort), or by taking one of the internal resort buses depending on how far you are from the venue. Note that there are three bus routes in Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground: Purple, Orange, and Yellow. All routes make a stop near Pioneer Hall. From there, it is a short walk to your destination.
If you are arriving by car:
If you are arriving with your own car or by taxi, Lyft, or Uber, you will go to the front of the Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground to park your car or be dropped off. From there, you can take the resort’s internal bus route to Pioneer Hall.
If you are arriving from Magic Kingdom:
Most Hoop-Dee-Doo guests will be arriving from Magic Kingdom. The most convenient way to arrive is by taking a water taxi, which goes from Magic Kingdom to the Fort Wilderness boat launch. It is just a short walk to Pioneer Hall from the boat launch area.
If you are arriving from another Disney resort or theme park:
If you are coming from another Disney resort or theme park, taking a Disney bus is a great way to arrive at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Keep in mind that Disney recommends allowing an hour and a half for you to reach your destination if you are traveling between their resorts. Therefore, you will want to plan accordingly.
No matter how you choose to arrive at Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, please know that it is recommended that you arrive and check in 30 minutes before your scheduled showtime.
After the show, guests can board one of the Fort Wilderness internal buses back to the front of the resort and parking lot, take a bus to the Magic Kingdom bus loop, where you can board a bus to another park or resort, or take the water taxi back to Magic Kingdom from the Fort Wilderness boat launch.
Is the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue Worth It?
Do you enjoy a show with your down home kind of meal? Then, yes, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is absolutely worth it!
It is a beloved show that families have enjoyed for nearly 50 years. It is also one of the longest-running dinner shows in the United States, which speaks volumes about the tens of thousands of crowds the show has welcomed through its doors at Pioneer Hall.
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is a 2-hour Wild West-themed show that includes singing, dancing, and comedy. The ensemble cast, known as “The Pioneer Hall Players,” put on a show full of fun musical numbers and hilariously corny jokes.
The show calls for audience participation, so be prepared to join in on the fun and action! Sing along, sharpen your washboard playing skills, and get ready to laugh as the cast makes their way through the main floor, looking for participants.
It is a family-friendly show. The kids will love it, and the adults will be thoroughly entertained as well!
When is the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue Reopening? When Can You Make Reservations?
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue reopens this summer on June 23, 2022, at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground at Pioneer Hall. Guests will be able to make reservations for this Wild West dinner show by going online to Disney’s website starting May 26, 2022.
If Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue returns to its previous schedule, there will be three performances each day; one at 4 pm, one at 6:15 pm, and one at 8:30 pm.
If you and your family are interested in experiencing this classic Disney World dinner show, make sure to mark your calendar and book as soon as reservations are available. Given that the highly-anticipated show’s hiatus has extended for over two years, it will likely be common for showtimes to sell out!