If you’re looking for a fun and affordable Disney dining experience, this post includes our all-encompassing Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue review!
Whether you’ve already booked your tickets, or are still considering going, all of the answers to your questions about Disney’s Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue will be answered right here.
Read along to learn all that you need to know about attending Disney’s dinner show: Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Walt Disney World!
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Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue Review
Our Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue review will help you decide on whether to include this experience in your Disney vacation itinerary!
The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is one of Disney World’s most popular dinner shows and has been entertaining guests since 1974.
The Hoop Dee Doo Revue takes place in Pioneer Hall, which is a stand-alone building on the grounds of Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.
The general public (including you!) can purchase tickets to attend this high-spirited sing-along which is entirely family-friendly.
Upon arrival to your designated showtime, Wild-West costumed servers escort you to your assigned seat in the dining hall.
In between skits and songs, amazing, all-you-can-eat southern family-style food is served along with unlimited beverages.
Additional planning tip: How long is Hoop Dee Doo? The entire experience at the Hoop Dee Doo Revue lasts exactly 2 hours.
You should know that the 2-hour duration is not entirely showtime. It is a combination of the seating process, meal courses, singing, skits, and dessert.
Make reservations for the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue by booking online on the Walt Disney World Website. Click things to do, dining, then ‘make reservations’.
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Prepayment is required for Hoop Dee Doo reservations and your tickets are available for pick up immediately after your reservation has been confirmed.
Additional planning tip: Make your reservations as far in advance as possible as this is an extremely popular show. The 6:15 PM performance always sells-out first.
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Review: Prices
Seating reservations are allocated based on party size, category, and availability.
There are 3 different categories of seating options all with different price points and views of the stage.
- Category 1 seats are closest to the stage and seat prices are $72 (ages 10 and up), and $43 (ages 3-9).
- Category 2 seats, which are in the back and on the sides of the dining hall, are $67 (ages 10 and up), and $39 (ages 3-9).
- Seats on the balcony level are Category 3 and are $64 and $38 respectively. These seats outline and overlook the stage and dining hall.
- Bonus: Taxes and gratuities are included in the ticket prices. This means that no additional payments or tips are required. The inclusion of strong Disney tradition combined with its all-inclusive perks, make Hoop Dee Doo a great choice when trying to do Disney World on a budget!
Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue Seating Chart
You will want to pay close attention to the Hoop Dee Doo seating chart when making your reservations, as seating can make a difference in the overall experience.
We sat in Category 3 seats on the left side of the balcony.
Unlike the lower-level standard dining tables, the balcony tables are lengthy and guests sit next to, versus facing each other.
The balcony dining seats swivel. When you are eating you’re facing away from the stage, and when it’s showtime, you swivel to face the stage.
We absolutely loved the birds-eye view from the balcony seating! We found these seats to have a much better view than the Category 2 tables located at the back of the dining hall.
Performers come to the balcony during interactive parts of the show. This means that although you are on the upper level, you do not miss out on any action.
Practical information: Be aware that Category 3 tables are located on the second floor. This location does not have elevators. Therefore, wheelchair-accessible seating is only located in Category 1 and Category 2 sections.
Additional planning tip: Category 1 tickets are not eligible for use with Disney Dining Plans. Category 2 and 3 tickets are
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Review: Ticket pick-up
Once you’ve paid, you can pick up your tickets at the concierge desk at any Walt Disney World Resort hotel. You can also pick them up at the Pioneer Hall box office.
Ticket pick-up was a bit confusing for us, and others, so let me explain.
First, we chose to pick up our tickets at the Pioneer Hall box office which is advertised as being located next to the Pioneer Hall theater at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
Instructions on the WDW website state to pick up tickets here 40 minutes prior to showtime.
Though the instructions say to pick-up tickets 40 minutes ahead of showtime, we found this to be entirely unnecessary.
We wasted a lot of time ‘waiting’ and the kids got very restless.
I am guessing that they instruct guests to get there so early as a means of crowd control and to avoid long lines right before
Additional planning tip: Many people showed up 15 vs. 40 minutes prior to showtime with no problems. We would do the same next time.
Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue Review: Getting there
Disney recommends allowing a minimum of 90 minutes for travel time to Pioneer Hall no matter what method of transportation you are using to get to Fort Wilderness Lodge and Campground.
This is because there is no on-site parking at the Hall.
Figure out where you will be 90 minutes before your ticketed showtime and follow the instructions on ‘getting here’.
If you are coming from off-site, drive directly to Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground (directions via
From the parking lot, walk to the bus station (can’t miss it), and catch the internal bus that advertises being headed to Pioneer Hall. If unsure, just ask.
The bus makes several stops throughout the campground before coming upon Pioneer Hall. This is why you should allow for up to 90 minutes.
- Coming from one of the theme parks or Disney Springs: If you are coming from
MagicKingdom, take the ferry from the boat launch area. From all other theme parks, take a bus to either Magic Kingdom (then take the ferry) or the Transportation and Ticket Center (then take a bus to Fort Wilderness).
- Wilderness Lodge or the Contemporary Resort: Coming from one of these resorts, your fastest option is to take your resort’s boat that visits Wilderness Lodge, the Contemporary, and Fort Wilderness. Wilderness Lodge guests could also opt to take the walking trail to Fort Wilderness.
- The Polynesian or Grand Floridian: Coming from one of these resorts, you should take the resort monorail to either the Contemporary or Magic Kingdom, then go to the boat launch and take the boat that visits Fort Wilderness.
- Ft. Wilderness: Take the internal bus system to Pioneer Hall.
- All other Disney Resorts: Coming from any non-Magic Kingdom area resort, take your resort’s bus to the Magic Kingdom, then go to the boat launch to Fort Wilderness.
Planning Tip: For all of the time and planning required on getting to Pioneer Hall, I recommend making Disney Hoop-Dee-Doo reservations on a Disney World non-park day.
We drove our
Hoop Dee Doo Menu
Perhaps the best and most exciting part of Disney’s Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is the Hoop Dee Doo menu!
Soft drinks for anyone and unlimited draft beer, wine, and sangria are included for guests 21 years of age and up (ID required). Yes, you read that correctly, included, and unlimited!
The evening starts off with
Finally, during the finale of the performance, the most amazing strawberry shortcake is served to top off the night.
Quite simply, the Hoop Dee Doo menu is absolutely delicious!
Fun fact: When the buckets of fresh fried chicken are delivered, the waiters slam the metal buckets on the table. The clanking of buckets is heard echoing throughout the hall!
Additional planning tip: There is a special Hoop Dee Doo menu for alternative dinner options. Whether you’re vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan-lacto vegetarian, or gluten-free, Hoop Dee Doo can accommodate!
The Hoop Dee Doo vegetarian menu includes grilled, marinated veggies, and primavera pasta.
Hoop Dee Doo Revue Showtime
Seating begins immediately at the showtimes of 4:00 PM, 6:15 PM, or 8:30 PM, with the show itself starting 20 minutes later.
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is more of a Wild West song and dance type performance, versus having an actual plot.
The characters of Claire de Lune, Johnny Ringo, Dolly Drew, Six Bits Slocum, Flora Long
For added entertainment value, the audience is encouraged to clap their hands, stomp their feet, and sing along.
The actual comedic value is minimal, but the energy of the performance is what keeps everyone smiling.
The Pioneer Hall decor is both old-fashioned and country-western. Because of this, the ambiance of the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is casual and fun.
There is no need to dress up and guests are genuinely relaxed and there to have a good time.
Likewise, the atmosphere is entirely family-friendly and there was no pressure to keep children quieted as there is constant movement and sound throughout the entire hall.
Upon the conclusion of the show, guests exit Pioneer Hall to return to the parks/accommodations
Shuttles run consistently back and forth to the parking lot, so there is no need to make reservations.
Additional planning tip: The process of getting back to your final destination will once again take 45-90 minutes.
While You’re there
Instead of departing right away, or if you get to Pioneer Hall with extra time to waste, consider enjoying the surroundings of Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.
There’s a playground located just a short walk from the show’s entrance. At night, you can see the Electrical Water Pageant float by from the Fort Wilderness Dock. And last, there’s a free evening campfire with Chip and Dale followed by an outdoor movie each night.
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Review: Conclusion
Our family of 5, boys ages 7, 10, and 12, and grandparents, enjoyed the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue. As mentioned, I was not entirely thrilled by the ‘show’ itself, but I appreciated the experience as a whole.
The meal alone was absolutely unforgettable!
I feel like the price, which includes taxes and gratuities, for this dinner show is an excellent deal. The show, the experience, and unlimited food and drink is well worth the ticketed cost.
The part about this experience that can be viewed as somewhat of a hassle is the transportation to Pioneer Hall.
There is no on-site parking or direct entrance to this section of Fort Wilderness, so set aside a lot of time to get there.
What are you still wondering about the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue? Feel free to comment below and I’d be happy to answer your questions.Jen
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