During our most recent visit to Disney World, we tried our first dinner show! The Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue (often shortened to HDDR) has been one of the longest running dinner shows at Walt Disney World and is located at Fort Wilderness. If you have a car, you can drive to the main building and then catch the internal bus, or you can take any park bus to Fort Wilderness or even the boat from Magic Kingdom.
If you\’re not on the dining plan, you will pre-pay for your meal at the time you book the reservation. They have three categories for seating, and we were in category 2 on the main floor. We were assigned table 72 about three quarters back in the room, but we had a great view of the stage.
The salad and cornbread were on the table upon arriving. Our server was very interactive with the kids, and the chef even came to our table to discuss a food allergy one of my children has. He made a suggestion for a different dessert and reminded us to inform our server at time of ordering. Unlimited soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, wine and sangria are included in the cost. We tried the white Sangria and it is very sweet because it is made from peaches.
The show started shortly thereafter, and it has us laughing and enjoying the vaudeville themed entertainment all through the meal. There are no Disney characters here, but the actors really do a great job of making the humor fun for all ages and they even interact with the audience. The entertainment takes a break, so the servers can clean off your table and get ready for the main course.
In drops the buckets of fried chicken and BBQ spare ribs! The sides were corn off the cob, baked beans, and, for dessert, Strawberry Shortcake. This is all served family style, and there was plenty of food. The ribs were our favorite, and honestly, we were too full to eat much of the dessert!
Since this location is a bit further out make sure you allow plenty of time for travel. The tables are pre-assigned, so you don’t need to arrive hours before hand to get a good table but do pick up your tickets from your resort concierge when you arrive at your Disney resort. Definitely add this to your “must do” list for your next WDW vacation!
Kasey Diep is a Disney travel planner with Wishdrawals Travel. She spends her time with her husband and twin boys, visiting Disney World when she can, and planning great trips for her clients! Contact Kasey to book your next vacation.