Category 1: $72 adults, $43 children ages 3–9.; Category 2: $69 adults, $39 children; Category 3: $64 adults, $34 children. Prices include tax and gratuity.
The fried chicken and corn on the cob are very good, the ribs are a bit tough though tasty. With the all-you-can-eat policy at least you can get your money's worth by stuffing yourself silly. Note that the Tables in Wonderland discount card is usually only accepted for the last show of the day.
Setting and Atmosphere
Hoop-Dee-Doo is the longest-running show at Walt Disney World and a nostalgic favorite for many families. If you’ve ever thought Country Bear Jamboree would benefit from free-flowing beer and wine and barbecue, this is the show for you.
Audience participation includes sing-alongs, hand-clapping, and a finale where you may find yourself onstage. During the meal, the music continues (softly). The food itself is OK—Hoop-Dee-Doo shares a kitchen with local favorite Trail’s End (page 381)—and you can’t complain about the portion size.
Give special consideration to transportation when planning your evening at Fort Wilderness. There is no parking at Pioneer Hall, which is accessible only by boat (the Magic Kingdom and the loop between Fort Wilderness, Wilderness Lodge, and the Contemporary) and the Fort Wilderness internal bus system. After the show, resort buses at the Pioneer Hall stop will take you back to your resort.
Most of our readers enjoy the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue, but not all, as this letter from a Texas family attests:
What is all the hoop-dee-doo with the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue? The food was OK, if "gut-busting" fare is your idea of a fine night out, and the entertainment was pleasant. As a dinner theater, however, our family of three found it unexceptional in every respect but its cost. Had your review of the Revue tempered its enthusiasm (much as you present its Polynesian counterpart), we probably would have canceled our reservation, pocketed the $100, and spent the evening joyously stunned by another glorious light-and-fireworks spectacle.
More typical are the remarks of a Cambridge, Massachusetts, mom:
The kids in our group (ages 3 to 8) thought the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue was just terrific. They watched intently the whole time, laughing hysterically. With them having such a good time, how could the adults not enjoy themselves? But I would not recommend the show for adults on their own. One thing we adults appreciated was the lack of commercialism: no movie tie-in, no merchandise sales. The entire experience, including its setting in the rustic Fort Wilderness campground, brought us back to simpler days and gave the kids exposure to entertainment before there were special effects.
If you go to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue, allow plenty of driving time (about an hour) to get there. Or do as this California dad suggests:
To go to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue at Fort Wilderness, take the boat from the Magic Kingdom rather than any bus. This [is] contrary to the "official" directions. The boat dock is a short walk from Pioneer Hall [in Fort Wilderness],while the bus goes to the main Fort Wilderness parking lot where one has to transfer to another bus to Pioneer Hall.
Boat service may be suspended during thunderstorms, so if it's raining or looks like it's about to, Disney will provide bus service from the parks.
All-you-can-eat barbecue ribs, fried chicken, corn, cornbread and strawberry shortcake. Vegetarian and seafood alternatives available on request at least 24 hours in advance, and are often tastier than the regular fare.
The best seats (on the main floor in front of the stage) are called Category 1. Category 2 are the seats off to the side or behind Category 1. Category 3 seats are either father back, farther to the side, or on the second floor of the theater.
Requires Credit Card to Reserve:
Requires Pre-payment in Full: Yes
|Type||Discount||Valid Weekdays||Valid Meals|
|Tables in Wonderland||20%||All||All|
Disney Dining Plan
Requires 2 credits
|When to go||With reservations|
|Parking||At Fort Wilderness check-in point|
|Bar||Unlimited beer, wine, sangria and soft drinks|
|Dinner Hours||Shows at 4:00, 6:15, & 8:30 p.m nightly|