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||Posted: June 02, 2004, 11:43 pm
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness Resort
The Laughs Are Still Fresh as "Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue" Celebrates 30 Years and More Than 28,000 Performances
How time flies when you're leaving 'em laughing in their spare ribs and fried chicken: Disney's "Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue" dinner show celebrates a milestone 30th anniversary on June 14, 2004.
The Pioneer Hall Players -- an ever-changing cast of singers, dancers and musicians with a passion for whimsy -- will mark the occasion as they have in more than 28,000 performances: with guffaws as fresh (and silly) as they were when Disney entertainment gurus created "Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue" as a college workshop program in summer 1974.
When summer ended, the show did not. On Sept. 5, 1974, a professional troupe of Disney entertainers continued the roles of Six Bits (and his bear jokes), the darlings Dolly and Flora and giggling Clair, and Johnny and Jim Handy.
The rest is hysteria. Mass hysteria, in fact -- an audience during 30 years in excess of 8 million people laughing and chowing down at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.
There in rustic Pioneer Hall you'll find a down-home, foot stompin', hand clappin', western vaudeville musical-and-comical revue-style dinner show featuring a zany bunch of singing and dancing road-show entertainers.
Folks enjoy the all-you-care-to-eat menu (served family style) of tossed green salad, fresh baked bread, smoked BBQ pork spare ribs, country-fried chicken, corn, baked beans, and beverages. During the meal, a troupe of six Wild West performers entertains guests with a bucket-load of corny jokes and songs -- all topped off by a memorable act that involves the cast delivering strawberry shortcake.)
The dinner show has seatings at 5, 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. each night in rustic Pioneer Hall -- where all 360 seats are routinely filled with vacationers for the first two shows. Even the late show frequently has a big audience! The cost, including tax and gratuities, is $49.01 for ages 12 and over and $24.81 for ages 3 to 11. Reservations, which are required, can be arranged by calling 407/WDW-DINE.
For reservations and information, call 407/WDW-DINE.
Source: Walt Disney World