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Topic: Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue: Tips & Comments, At WDW's Ft.W since 6/14/1974< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Posted: Mar. 31, 2005, 9:39 am Quote

Can anyone tell me what times this show plays in June?  I looked on the Disney site but they don't tell you what times the shows are playing.

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Posted: Aug. 26, 2005, 8:22 am Quote

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I have been to the Hoop De Doo before, but it has been a while.  I was going to ask for input on reservations.  Do y'all ask for a certain location when you make your ADR or do you just leave it up to chance?  We have always been on the main floor about the middle of the room.  I wonder if it will do any good to request a special spot and if so.  Where do I request?  I'd love to hear your tips and theories.


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Posted: Aug. 26, 2005, 9:38 am Quote

Your seating is determined at the time you make your reservations.    I think the only thing you specify is whether a member of your party cannot climb stairs so that you are placed on the ground floor as an accomodation.  Otherwise your seating is determined at the time you make your reservations.  You can ask for a special spot, sure, but you can be placed anywhere in the dining hall, including upstairs on the balcomies which the performers refer to as "the shelf".  Also, when you arrive at the venue does not determine where you are seated.  

However, if you are more than 15-minutes or so late, it's possible your seat will be given to someone on stand-by, so make sure to arrive earlier than later.  Remember:  Any Point A to any Point B at WDW will take 45-minutes one-way, due to distances in walking, distances of parking lots, crowdedness of Disney transportation, etc.  It's farther/longer-taking than you'd think, trust me!

The performers can go all over the dining area to do their thing, a few times they go upstairs.  Most of the places inside the dining hall have good sight lines.

If there is a VERY special ocassion, I would mention it at the time of reservations: Birthday, anniversary, honeymoon.  Those guests celebrating these are recognized during certain times of the performance.  Mention it when you arrive, and again to your server.

Ya-HOO!  Hoop dee doo!
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Posted: Aug. 26, 2005, 11:38 am Quote

Oh yeah:  Come hungry, so plan in advance about earlier in the day meals and snacks!  An abundance of food!  Dessert is served as it's own place within the show and watching the rest of the show from that point can be distracting of finishing dessert, so heads up and do the best you can about finishing.

Anyone on a salt-restricted diet needs to know the fried chicken can seem to taste very salty, at least it did the last time I had it.

And you're allowed to tape record the show, by all means do so.  We were "on the shelf" (balcony) and had good view of the stage from up above to one side.  We never tire of watching our home video of this!

There is an opportunity outside to have a professional family portrait taken and during the show you are shown various sizes of printed photo and in magnets, keychains, etc.  You may reject these and you won't be charged for the photos, no obligation.  There are umpteen jillion opportunities to have a professional photo at WDW, at other dining venues and shows, character meetings and character meals and in front of signature buildings such as the Castle, Epcot, etc.  One or two of these are great as "bang for the buck" family memento souvenirs, but the photographers and opportunities are everywhere.  The point being if Pioneer Hall doesn't reach your heart as a good place to get such a photo, you can go for this elsewhere that reaches your heart much better.  No obligation.
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Posted: Aug. 26, 2005, 1:00 pm Quote

I made my reservation in January for a June date.  and was seated in the second row center.

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Posted: Aug. 26, 2005, 4:29 pm Quote

WOW, Dale-not-Chip!  That's good news for us!  We purchased our tickets in January for a September show!  That should put us pretty close to the action, I guess!  My first born will celebrating her 7th birthday there!  We are all so very excited - probably ME THE MOST!   :minnie:      

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Posted: Aug. 26, 2005, 5:52 pm Quote

Absolutely, mention birthdays when attending Hoop Dee Doo!

My dream, impossible to afford, is that we could have a birthday party for our son at Hoop Dee Doo, and invite his friends.  Too much for airfare, tickets, etc.  But it sure beats Chuck E. Cheese's as a venue!

DO come hungry, that is another strategy.  I mentioned it before.  But there is food galore!

Very young children:  Get them to take naps before hand.  Children LOVE this show!  Fond memory of our son, literally doubled over laughing at the jokes.  Earlier show times for young children the best strategy.
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Posted: Aug. 28, 2005, 12:32 am Quote

OK thanks for all the info.  I got 5:00 PM seating on April 30th.  Can you believe it.  The 29th was already booked.  Since I don't see a lot of talk about this anymore, I thought it was losing popularity.  Evidently not.  I found out an interesting tidbit today while I was making ressies.  If you are on the dining plan, and you make reservations for this show.  Your credit card is just a guarentee, not charged.  Interesting huh.  It makes sense, but I was caught off guard by this.
Carol, I read your comment about doing your sons birthday party at Hoop De Doo.  Wen I was in MK in February I saw a big group of kids with a girls Bat Mitzvah T-shirts on.  All I could think was Wowee that is one heck of a lavish party.  Sure sweetie I'll take you and 20 of your nearest and dearest to Disney World to celebrate, basically turning 13.  I know it is a huge spiritual milestone, (I don't mean to make light of it) but Wow! How lucky is this little girl that her family can swing this elaborate and magical gift.  Can you imagine her wedding!!


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Posted: Aug. 28, 2005, 12:27 pm Quote

One last Hoop question I am tacking on.  Has anybody noticed if they have a kids menu here.  My nephew is pretty selective eater.  So I am hoping they have Mac & Cheese or French Fries or some really kid friendly option.

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Posted: Aug. 28, 2005, 2:30 pm Quote

I remember many moons ago (probably 20 years ago now!;) when I was a little girl going to Hoop Dee Doo with my family. We sat up in the balcony, a table right near the "railing" and I remember not having any trouble seeing anything. So don't be nervous if you get a balcony seat. I'd imagine that oftentimes they're actually better for kids and shorties (I'm 5'0).

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