Have you wondered if you should book the newly reopened Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue? Check out our full review of food and entertainment to see if you should add this to your next trip to Walt Disney World.
Guests pre-pay for their meal at the time reservation is made. Three categories determine how much guests pay. First, category 1 is on the main floor and costs $74 per adult (ages 10 and up) and $44 per child (ages 3 to 9). Next, category 2, located at the center of the balcony, costs $69 per adult and $40 per child.
Entertainment is featured all throughout this theatre so there really is no bad seat in the house.
Last, category 3 consists of the side balconies. Guests pay $66 per adult and $39 per child. Note that category 3 doesn’t provide wheelchair-accessible seating like categories 1 and 2.
We chose to sit in section 1 and were delighted to be placed front and center to enjoy this great show. Entertainment is featured all throughout this theatre so there really is no bad seat in the house.
Each chair also swivels to allow guests to enjoy a full 360° view of the entertainment.
Transportation and Check-In
On the day of our show, we visited the Magic Kingdom. We took the water taxi from Magic Kingdom to Ft. Wilderness. You may also take a bus to Ft. Wilderness. If you will be driving directly to Ft. Wilderness there is an additional step. You will be directed to park in the Reception Depot parking lot which is located on your right at the front after security.
After this, you will take an internal bus from the Outpost Depot to the Settlement Depot where Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is located. They do make multiple stops, so make sure to allow for additional travel time if you will be driving directly to Ft. Wilderness.
Disney’s website states that guests need to arrive 30 minutes before showtimes. Doors for shows open at 4:00pm, 6:15pm, and 8:30pm. Showtime is 20 minutes after doors open. When we arrived we received a push notification to check in. This was a bit confusing as the check-in location is combined at a DVC kiosk (located to the left of Pioneer Hall.) Only one member of our traveling party needed to check in.
Only one member of our traveling party needed to check in at the DVC kiosk located to the left of Pioneer Hall.
We received our paper check-in receipt to show once the doors opened promptly at 4:00 pm. There are also drinks available for purchase directly across from Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue if you and your traveling party would like to enjoy a beverage before the show.
The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue plays host to some of the best comfort food around. As the gang brings on the tunes, the servers bring on the food. Plus, it’s all-you-care-to-enjoy with fountain drinks and for those over 21, red and white sangria, draft beer, and wine are also included!
We found our server to be quite entertaining. He welcomed us with a big smile and a hearty greeting and quickly brought our beverages so we could enjoy our first course. Note that gratuity is included in the price of this dining experience.
In the center of our table was the Hoop Salad. It’s a simple salad with “hoop” vinaigrette dressing, topped with sharp white cheddar, cucumbers, and tomatoes. We found this salad quite delicious. It seemed that there may have been a bit more dressing than we would have preferred, but overall it was very refreshing.
Of course, as we had a few Southern girls at the table, we were quite interested in the House-made Cornbread with honey butter. This cornbread would win first-place prizes in county fairs in any southern state. It was moist and bursting with flavor. We even saw more than one guest taking a loaf of cornbread out of the theatre after the show.
Finally, to round out our first course we tried the Creamy Coleslaw. The coleslaw was delicious but not quite as impressive as the Hoop Salad and House-made Cornbread. We were also trying to leave room for the other courses to come.
You will not leave hungry after this dinner feast. We were served a huge skillet filled with both Pecan-smoked BBQ Pork Ribs with BBQ sauce and the Legendary Fried Chicken. Coming from Memphis, I (Donna) am a bit particular when it comes to BBQ Pork Ribs. I found the flavor delicious, but the meat was tough to eat. The BBQ meat did not fall off the bone, and although it was edible, it was not as appetizing as the Legendary Fried Chicken.
The Legendary Fried Chicken was truly extraordinary. The chicken was seasoned to perfection and this was delicious to the last bite. After trying one rib, I was content enjoying two pieces of fried chicken. Pioneer Hall shares a kitchen with Trail’s End Restaurant. Be sure to check out Susan’s full review of Trail’s End Restaurant to see more of that great menu.
Cornbread-crusted Macaroni and Cheese is now added to this menu, and we are very glad that it was. We ordered a second helping of this delicious side. It was rich and creamy and complemented the delicious seasonings.
Home-style Mashed Potatoes were equally delicious and tasted homemade. They were whipped and seasoned just like my grandma would prepare them. This was a perfect side with the Legendary Fried Chicken.
You will not leave hungry after this dinner feast. Truly the star of the dinner was the Legendary Fried Chicken, Cornbread-crusted Macaroni and Cheese, and the Home-Style Mashed Potatoes.
The Cowboy Beans were a familiar take on baked beans, but the flavoring fell a bit flat. Other members of our traveling party enjoyed the Pecan-Smoked BBQ Ribs, but no one at our table cared for the Cowboy Beans. They simply did not compare to the other delicious sides.
Finally, the moment that we had been waiting for: ‘Ma’s Famous Strawberry Shortcake. This dish was large enough to feed us generously. The cake was delectable with a generous serving of strawberries and a large dollop of whipped cream. This was the perfect ending to a truly delicious meal.
Be sure to check out this great article to see the dietary options that are available for this dinner theatre. Before the show’s opening, the chef visited many tables to discuss dietary needs before meal time.
As we enjoyed our beverages and our first course we enjoyed the musical talent of six multi-talented performers. There is singing, dancing, and hilarious comedy antics. Before the delivery of our main course, the performers took a short break. This was perfect to fully enjoy our meal and not miss out on the great entertainment.
The performers involved many guests in the performance as well. Some guests simply shared where they were from while others were actually part of the show. At the end of their performance, they were given a certificate of their participation along with thunderous applause from all guests.
Of course, there is more to Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue than just delicious food. This dinner theatre is like none other and truly lives up to the Walt Disney Company level of entertainment. The show begins with both a pianist and banjo player setting the mood for a night of festivities.
Many performances were on center stage, while others performed in the middle of the dining hall and on the balcony. There is no bad seat in the house, and the swivel chairs definitely came in handy.
Would we dine here again?
As we enjoyed the show, we noticed that the crowd was quite diverse in age. It seemed that all guests no matter their age were fully engaged in this dinner theatre. There was great audience participation throughout the show. As the performers sang “This Land is Your Land” they invited all guests to join in singing and to wave their cloth napkins in the air.
As we enjoyed the show, we noticed that the crowd was quite diverse in age. It seemed that all guests no matter their age were fully engaged in this dinner theatre.
The entire crowd joined in. For the grand finale, servers passed out washboards and spoons for the final number. KtP writer Monica was so excited she was living her best Disney life as she strummed her spoon along to the music.
This was an unforgettable experience that was way out of the box of what we would expect at Walt Disney World. Not only was it worth every penny, but many of us can’t wait to return with our families to see this show once again.
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