2024 Review Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue: Disney’s BEST Dinner Show!

If you are looking for a fun nighttime activity during your trip to Disney World or the Orlando area in general, look no further than the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.

It’s one of the best shows at Walt Disney World and one that you cannot miss!

This article will give everything you need to know about the show such as what it is, if it’s worth the price, and tips on how to secure a reservation during your Disney World visit.

So, let’s dive right in!

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Disney’s Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at a Glance:

  • It’s both a dinner and a show
  • You will love that it’s an all-you-care-to-eat dining experience
  • The doors open at 4:00 p.m, 6:15 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.
  • Arrive to Fort Wilderness Campground an hour before your show
  • Cost for the show starts at $66 for adults and $39 for kids

Keep reading to get my full guide and review just for you!

What is Hoop-Dee-Doo?

Disney’s Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is both a dinner and a show and is one of the most unique and fun experiences you’ll ever have.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue  Review Claire DeLune and Johnny Ringo

The entertainment features a musical and comedy revue inspired by the wild west.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Review

Plus, The show is sure to have you dancing, laughing, and clapping along in your seat.

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What Should I Expect at Hoop-Dee-Doo and How Does It Work?

Disney’s Hoop-Dee-Doo show usually runs three times a night at:

  • 4:00 p.m.
  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 8:30 p.m.

You should arrive about 15-20 minutes prior to the show to check in and ensure you’ll have good seating.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Menu and Check in for Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Once seated, you’ll start being served food and drinks, and the show will begin 20 minutes after your reservation time.

The performance features all sorts of different characters singing, dancing, and simply entertaining guests all night.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue performers on the stage

Throughout the show, you’ll enjoy unlimited food and drinks (including wine and beer) brought to your table!

Hoop-Dee-Doo is one of Disney’s last remaining dinner shows, and has survived due to its incredible popularity and quality!

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Sangria at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue
Cheers!

Though there are other all-you-can-eat options at Disney, Hoop-Dee-Doo is one of the absolute best!

Disney’s Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Characters and Storyline

The show is full of interesting entertainers, each with their own unique talents and character.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue performers on the stage

Claire DeLune

There’s Claire DeLune, an “adorable, lovable, and flirtatiously full of life” character best known for her odd giggle, singing, and dancing.

Claire DeLune and Johnny Ringo Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Dolly Drew

Next up is Dolly Drew, a tough woman full of confidence and Vaudeville-type comedy.

Dolly Drew and Six Bits Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Flora Long

Following her is Flora Long, a beautiful lady with a majestic voice that adds a bit of softness to the show.

Flora Long and Jim Handy Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Jim Handy

Next up are Jim Handy, the leader of the troupe, who has to continuously round-up everyone to stay focused on the show.

Jim Handy Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Johnny Ringo

He’s the charming guy who is super charismatic and energetic (and my favorite since he brought me up on stage).

Johnny Ringo, Jim Handy, Six Bits Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue
Johnny Ringo, Jim Handy and Six Bits

Six Bits

Finally, there’s Six Bits, who offers a bit of slapstick comedy into the routine.

Six Bits Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Food Mac and Cheese with Performer at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

All the performers team up for non-stop entertainment and action throughout the night.

Each has their own unique act and personality, making their interactions funny and unique.

Six Bits Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Though they follow a set routine nightly, every show is a little bit different based on the interactions with each other and the energy of the crowd.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Performers on the stage at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Everyone sings and dance and puts on an amazing show!

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My Experience at this Disney Dinner Show

After catching the bus over to Pioneer Hall, I checked in then headed over to the Fort Wilderness Store to do some shopping.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Settlement Trading Post Store

It was a peaceful day and after enjoying my time in the store I headed back over to Pioneer Hall to get seated.

We actually had great seats that were right in front of the stage at the center so that made me both happy and a little anxious as I hoped I didn’t have to participate in anything.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort NikkyJ at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

First Course

The first course came out which was salad, cornbread and coleslaw. It was pretty standard; however, the second course was the winner.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort first course cornbread salad and coleslaw Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Second Course

Fried chicken, ribs, macaroni and cheese, and mashed potatoes are all the things I love as a Southern Girl.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Fried Chicken and Mac and Cheese at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

The fried chicken had the perfect crisp with an array of seasoning that blended harmoniously making it the highlight of the evening for me.

Just be sure to ask for extra wings…you’ll thank me for that later!

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Fried Chicken at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Of course the entertainment was top-notch and one of the best dinner shows that you’ll see here in Orlando.

Dessert

The star of the show was the Strawberry Shortcake which gets a dedicated segment of the evening because it’s just that good!

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Strawberry Shortcake at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Then things change for me….

After the Strawberry Shortcake made her debut, I thought I was in the clear for being randomly a part of the show.

Oh boy was I so wrong!

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort NikkyJ called on stage at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

I sat in the front which for some reason put me in an ideal location to be chosen to go on the stage.

And yes, I tried to get out of it!

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort NikkyJ on stage at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Believe it or not, I was sooooooooo nervous but the guy who played Johnny Ringo gave me great words of encouragement that helped ease my nerves and it helped me decide to do it.

I survived my first Disney performance…

…AND the crowd goes wild reading this, lol!

I’m such an introvert and not much for public speaking so you know this was outside of my comfort zone.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort NikkyJ performing on stage at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

However, the Cast Members were so kind that it made the experience one of the most memorable moments of my life.

What’s on the Hoop-Dee-Doo menu?

Let’s go deeper into the food at this culinary adventure. Since Hoop-Dee-Do at Disney is a dinner show, the meal is a big part of the experience!

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Ribs and Fried Chicken at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue food is served family style and features all-you-can-eat southern favorites like:

  • Fried chicken
  • Barbecue
  • Ribs
  • Cornbread
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Beans
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Coleslaw
  • Dessert

They also have an awesome strawberry shortcake dessert!

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Strawberry Shortcake at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Review

It’s the highlight (next to the characters…and fried chicken, lol) of the show.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Menu at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Review

Speaking of fried chicken, Disney TOTALLY surprised me with the incredible flavors of the chicken.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Fried Chicken at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Review

It was seasoned to perfection with a crunch that wasn’t too hard or one that would leave you wanting for more.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Cornbread at Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Review

As I mentioned before, my favorite piece of the chicken was the wing which was able to really showcase the wonderful taste of this delicious dish!

Drinks at Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

For drinks, guests 21 and up can indulge in beer, wine, and sangria, which are all included in the price of the meal.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort White and Red Sangria at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Review

If you are looking for additional alcoholic options, specialty cocktails are available for purchase.

Dietary Restrictions at Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

If you prefer, a plant-based menu is available in lieu of the meat options.

Also, if your party contains both meat eaters and non-meat eaters or gluten concerns, then Disney will be happy to accommodate and bring out options for all.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort first course cornbread salad and coleslaw Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Review

If you have allergies or any other dietary needs, you can let both the person who checks you in AND your waiter know and the restaurant will adjust accordingly to meet your needs.

Overall, the food can really hit the spot after a day in the parks, and the smoked meats are absolutely heavenly!

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How much is Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue? 

The prices vary for Hoop-Dee-Doo depending on the area you are seated in. There are three different areas, each with their own individual price.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort White Sangria baked beans and fried chicken at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Review

Main Floor Price of Hoop-Dee-Doo

Seats on the Main Floor are the most expensive, currently $74 for adults and $44 for kids age 9 or younger. Kids under 3 are free.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort guest sitting down at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue at pioneer hall

Second Floor Price of Hoop-Dee-Doo

The second-floor balcony directly across from the theater is $69 for adults and $40 for kids.

Flora Long and Jim Handy Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Side Balconies

Lastly, the side balconies are $66 for adults and $39 for kids.

All of the seats offer great views of the stage, so don’t worry too much about where you are seated.

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There is really no such thing as a bad spot, and your view might differ based on exactly where you are seated in each section.

Plus, the Hoop-Dee-Doo characters roam all over the building throughout the show so you’ll definitely get to see them up-close.

Flora Long and Jim Handy Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Review

The seating chart for the show is shown below for your reference.

Disney Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Map
Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Map (Image Courtesy of Disney Co.)

If all seating options are available when you go to make your reservation, it’s worth the extra few dollars to sit on the Main Floor.

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How Do I Get to Disney’s Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue? 

Hoop-Dee-Doo is located at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campgrounds at Pioneer Hall.

Pioneer Hall at Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

The resort in on the edge of Disney property, so it’s a little bit further away from most of the other Disney hotels.

Getting to Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue by Car

That being said, it’s still just a 15 to 20 minute or less drive for anywhere on the property.

Pioneer Hall Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Directory at Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

However, if you are driving please give yourself at least an hour and a half to arrive on time to the show.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Bus Transportation to Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

You will need time to drive to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campgrounds and once you arrive, you will have to take a bus over to Pioneer Hall for the show.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Bus to Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

As you can see, this will take you a while so don’t wait last minute to make your way over to this resort.

Traveling to Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue by Bus

If you don’t have a car, you can take a bus to Disney Springs or any of the theme parks, then transfer over to a bus which will bring you to Fort Wilderness.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Bus Drop off for Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

You can also take a bus from the theme parks to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campgrounds.

Getting to Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue by Boat

The entire resort is also connected via boat to the Magic Kingdom area, which makes visiting much easier.

fort wilderness disney with Bay Lake in the Background one of the ways to get to Hoop Dee Doo Revue Musical
Christmas at Fort Wilderness Cabins

It’s great to use this connection to your advantage to take a half-day visit to the Magic Kingdom Resorts prior to taking the scenic boat ride over to Fort Wilderness for your Hoop-Dee-Doo dinner show.

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Where Do I Reserve Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Seats?

Making a reservation for the Hoop-Dee-Doo show is simple.

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Similar to making a reservation for any other dining experience, you simply log in to the My Disney Experience App (or visit online), select “reserve dining,” then select Hoop-Dee-Doo.

Reservations fill up fast, so the best way to ensure you get a seat is to be ready 60 days before your vacation.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue App Details and Important Tips

If you’re staying at a Disney resort, this means 60 days before the first day of your trip. Otherwise, you can do it 60 days prior to the night you want to attend.

Booking as soon as possible is the easiest way to secure a reservation!

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue App Details and Important Tips

Even if you’re not sure what night you want to visit Hoop-Dee-Doo, you can always easily modify or cancel a reservation if you change your plans.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Outside menu of Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue
You can purchase drinks before the show.

You won’t be penalized as long as you make changes more than a day early. 

What do I do if I can’t get a reservation to Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue?

If you aren’t ready to book 60 days in advance of that time, you can still check on the My Disney Experience App daily, even on the day you’d want to visit.

Flora Long and Jim Handy Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Other guests constantly add and drop reservations (since there’s no penalty), so a new opportunity could pop up at any time!

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Performers

You can use this strategy to help snag a reservation at all sorts of spots during your Disney World vacation if you are looking for other dining experiences.

How long is the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue Show? 

The Hoop-Dee-Doo show lasts for about 2 hours, so plan on staying a while!

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Performers on Stage

It’s a great show to visit on a relaxing day off from the parks, or on a day where you plan on leaving the parks a bit earlier (maybe after a shorter day at Animal Kingdom, for example).

Be sure to pace yourself on the food, though, since you don’t want to get too full too fast!

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

It’s a good idea to visit for one of the earlier shows (though these typically fill up faster) to avoid being out too late at night.

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Is Hoop-Dee-Doo Worth It?

Absolutely! Disney’s Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is one of the most underrated experiences in all of Walt Disney World.

Dolly Drew and Six Bits Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

It’s such a great mix of comedy, singing, and dancing, and simply leaves a smile on the face of everyone who sees it.

Since it lasts about two hours, you’re getting a lot of entertainment for the money.

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Hoop Dee Doo Revue Dinner Show

Plus, it’s all you can eat or drink, if you come hungry, you can get a lot of food and drink for the price.

Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Review

All-you-can-eat is always a great option at Disney World if you are running around the rest of the day prioritizing rides and shows over meals.

Though there are cheaper dining options at Disney, most sit-down restaurants will run you at least $25-$40 a person, so an extra twenty dollars for a 2-hour entertainment experience is a steal.

Flora Long and Jim Handy Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Review

The higher cost of a filling dinner can also save you from trying to fill up in the parks all day with expensive snacks.

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Your trip to Disney World should be full of special experiences you can only find at the House of Mouse – and this is one of them! 

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

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About the Author

My name is Nikky. I’m a wife, a mother, a pharmacist turned theme park blogger, USA Today 10Best Contributor, and a writer who loves ALL things amusement park related!

Traveling alone to the parks has changed my life and I want to show how you can create your own solo theme park memories.

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(Original Article Date: May 31, 2023/Updated on April 2, 2024)

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