Day 9 – Hootenanny | Part 3 [Dine Around Disney 2014]

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Downtown Disney; Fulton’s Crab House (Signature Dining); Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue (Dinner Show)

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August 22nd, 2014

…Continued from Part 2…

Once back at our room, we dried off and chilled out until the early evening when we started the drive to Fort Wilderness for the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue!

Fort Wilderness

The dinner show is at Pioneer Hall in the Settlement area, and you have to catch a bus from the Outpost parking lot, so make sure you plan your timings accordingly. As you know, I’m not a fan of the Disney buses, but fortunately, we didn’t have to wait for very long!

Looking at the times on my photographs, it looks like it took us around 10 minutes or so from the parking lot to Pioneer hall, and it was starting to get dark. It was a bit disorientating when we arrived for checking in, with people just milling about not really knowing what to do. But eventually a Cast Member came out with a check in sign for us to line up at.

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue at Pioneer Hall Fort Wilderness

We were given a ticket with our table number on it, and then directed to have a photograph taken, before eventually being called into Pioneer Hall.

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue Family Photo

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue at Pioneer Hall Fort Wilderness

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue at Pioneer Hall Fort Wilderness

Our table was right down at the front, behind the piano, and when I saw where we were, I was concerned we’d have a bit of a rubbish view, but fortunately, that wasn’t the case. We also had a nice chit-chat with the pianist and the banjo player before the show started!

There was already salad and corn bread on the table when we sat down, and our waiter was hilarious! He gave us menus which told us what we would be having for dinner, as well as the selection of drinks that was included. There was also the option to purchase different drinks if you wanted to.

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue at Pioneer Hall Fort Wilderness

When it comes to the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan and dinner shows, which are table service, served family-style, you are entitled to the full meal – appetizer, entrée and dessert, non-alcoholic beverages and also some alcoholic beverages (age 21+) for 2 credit per person. Tip is included in the price.

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue Menu

Appetizers: Tossed salad and corn bread

Entrees: Crispy fried chicken, smoked barbecued pork ribs, seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes, cowboy beans

Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake

Beverages: a selection of soft and alcoholic drinks including: Coca-Cola, Sprite, Root Beer, Iced Tea, Milk, Wine and beer.

The food came out served in little metal buckets which I thought was awesome, and the fried chicken was soooo good! It is all you care to eat, so we were offered more when our waiter saw the empty buckets, or if they don’t ask and you want more, just ask!

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue - Food

The Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue is one of the longest running shows at Walt Disney World, and I can see why – it is thoroughly entertaining!

It is a Wild West dancing, singing and zany vaudeville comedy show, featuring the stars Claire de Lune, Johnny Ringo, Dolly Drew, Six Bits Slocum, Flora Long and Jim Handy. It’s full of good show tunes, slapstick and corny jokes, and you can’t help but clap your hands and stamp your feet! The show is about two hours long, but it really doesn’t feel like it, in fact, I was quite disappointed when it was all over – it was definitely a highlight of this holiday for us.

I’m going to just share some of the photos that I took, as there isn’t much more to say!

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

During the show, the cast go out into the crowd to sing a couple of songs, as well as wish people happy birthday and anniversary. There is some audience participation later in the show as well, getting up on stage and joining in.

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

From what I remember, the cast go off for a little bit of a break, and when they come back, they sing about strawberry shortcake, which just so happens to be our dessert! The strawberry shortcake was LUSH, so make sure you save some room for it! It comes as a cake to share.

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue - Strawberry Shortcake

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

Bill Total: $185.97 (6 Credits) {Tip: $0(included)}

DxDDP Running Totals: Bill: $2708.43 | Credits: 76/126 | Tips: $393.83

All in all, the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue was a brilliant family night out. The food was tasty, the entertainment was brilliant, and I would certainly pay to see this dinner show, if we wasn’t on the dining plan!


Read about the day before:
Day 8 – Hello Tomorrow
Epcot; Akershus Royal Banquet (Character Breakfast); Whispering Canyon Cafe (Dinner)

Read about the day after:
Day 10 – Hellfire
Villains Unleashed; Hollywood Brown Derby (Signature Dining); Rosie’s All-American Cafe (Counter Service); Fantasmic « Coming soon!

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