Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

The 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.”

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Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.

Hoop Dee Do Musical Revue: The Longest Running Show

The Hoop Dee Do Musical Revue 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. It is so much fun and a good time to be had by all!

The 2-hour-long Wild West-themed show dates back almost 50 years to 1974! It is the longest-running show at Disney World. During the pandemic it was on hiatus for over two years. It reopened on June 23, 2022 with an all new cast and updated skits.

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

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. If you just want to watch and not be pulled into the shenanigans, then you may want to choose a different category!

Category 2

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

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.

Important Note

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. 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.

Cast Members interacting with the audience during the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.
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Cast Members interacting with the audience during the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.

2024 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.

This dinner show is included in the Disney Dining Plan, but you will need to use two table service credits for it.

If you are an Annual Passholder you will receive 10% off of your ticket.

If you have allergies these cast members will take care of you for the show.
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If you have allergies these cast members will take care of you for the show.

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, hot tea, coffee, and milk.

Alcoholic drinks such as wine, unlimited draft beer and sangria are also included in the set price. These are available to guests 21 years of age and older. Specialty beverages can be ordered for an additional charge.

How does the food work with the show?

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 cowboy beans, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and cornbread-crusted mac and cheese.

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. For the grand finale, dessert is served in the form of a tasty strawberry shortcake, topped with whipped cream and strawberries. This is 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.

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Fried Chicken, part of the dinner provided at Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.
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Fried Chicken, part of the dinner provided at Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.

How Do You Get to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue?

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is performed at the Pioneer Hall, located at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. No matter how you choose to arrive, please know that it is recommended that youcheck in 30 minutes before your scheduled reservation time.

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 staying at Fort Wilderness

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.

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 Walt Disney World 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.

Leaving the Show

After the show, guests can board one of the Fort Wilderness internal buses back to the front of the resort and parking lot. There you can take a bus to the Magic Kingdom bus loop, where you can board a bus to Disney Springs, another park or a resort.

If you want to go over to Magic Kingdom to end your night you can take the water taxi for a direct route to Magic Kingdom from the Fort Wilderness boat launch.

Stage show during Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.
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Stage show during Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.

Is the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue Worth It?

Do you enjoy a dinner show with a down home kind of meal that is all that you can eat and drink? 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 the doors of the rustic 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!

Check out AllEars.Net’s review of Hoop Dee Doo.

When Can You Make Reservations for Showtimes?

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is an extremely popular dining reservation. 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 for you.

You can book an advanced dining reservation at 6:00 am 60 days before your arrival date. There are three performances each day; one at 4 pm, one at 6:15 pm, and one at 8:30 pm. The earlier reservations usually go first, though many people have had luck snagging an 8:30pm show after their 60 day window has passed.

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.

Our Review

The salad and mini loaf of cornbread were the best part of dinner. The sides served are slaw, mac and cheese, BBQ baked beans, and mashed potatoes. Then, there is fried chicken and ribs. I found all of the food to be mediocre. The fried chicken and mashed potatoes were probably the stand-out dishes, but that is not saying much.

I wouldn’t return to Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue if I’m judging purely based on the food. I did enjoy the interactive entertainment and the cast members made the whole experience a great time.

I would definitely return for the experience again. I sat in category 1 and enjoyed our seats close to the stage. I don’t think there is a bad place to sit. The balcony seats may offer a better view of the stage, but aren’t as close up.

Throughout the show, I found that quite entertaining and loud. That might be a concern if you do poorly in loud environments.
My Apple Watch did go off one time and said that I was in an environment that was over 70 decibels. I imagine it gets even louder when they hand out this washboard and spoons to make even more noise. I did see one father have this newborn baby with their ears covered.

If you or anyone in your party is sensitive to noise, you may want to bring along ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones. Many of the cast members were wearing ear plugs as this show can get pretty loud.

Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review & Disney Dining with Allergies
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Final Thoughts

The price of the dinner show and that it can burn two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan does turn some families off. If you are on a tight budget, or have a large family, the cost can add up fast. We do believe that it is worth the price and something you should try at least once, or for a special occasion like a birthday.

If you enjoy fun dinner shows that are interactive and comedic you will really enjoy this. If you are a fan of Disney history and nostalgia you will want to say that you had a chance to see the longest-running show in Disney World!

We believe that the history and nostalgia and the amazing performers make it worth it. The fact that it is all you care to eat food and drinks (including alcoholic) make it a better value. Gratuity is also included in the prix fixe price which is helpful to your wallet.

Have you ever seen the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue? What did you think of it?

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