Favorite Walt Disney World Dinner Shows

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Two of the most popular activities at Walt Disney World are the entertainment and the food. And when you can have both entertainment and food at the same time, you’ve got yourself a winning combination. So it’s not hard to see why Disney World provides some wonderful and very popular Dinner Shows. If you have the chance to attend one (or all), you are sure to have a wonderful time…and a darn good meal as well.  Here are 3 favorites, and what you need to know about them:

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

Does your family love corny jokes, singing, dancing, plus a grand assortment of all kinds of “down home” cooking? If so, then the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue is for you. This is one of Disney’s longest running, and most popular shows, held at the Pioneer Hall in the Wilderness Campgrounds. Two hours of food and a country western show provide a great evening that is perfect for the entire family.

If you are interested in attending this dinner show, you must book it in advance, preferably when reservations open at the 180 day mark, as it frequently sells out during peak seasons. Payment in full is required at the time of booking however it can be refunded if you cancel within 48 hours of the show.

Pricing is in 3 Categories, ranging from $52.99/$26.99 for adults/children ages 3-9 with seating on the sides in the balcony (Category 3) up to $61.99/$31.99 for first floor center seating (Category 1). Please note that wheelchair accessible seating is only available in Category 1.

You may use Dining Plan credits for Categories 2 and 3, and for Category 1 seating at the 9:30 p.m. show. The Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue is 2 Table Service credits on the Disney Dining Plan.

Mickey’s Backyard BBQ Dinner Show

Not as well-known, but just as much fun is this show, also held at Fort Wilderness, in the open air, covered pavilion, next to Pioneer Hall. This is an all you can eat dance party with Mickey, Minnie, and Friends at a country-western style picnic. While this show is held seasonally, if you love line-dancing and BBQ, you will love this show. As with the Hoop-Dee-Doo, full payment is required at the time of booking, and again, you will receive a full refund with cancellation within 48 hours. Cost is $50.99 ages 10 and up, $20.99 ages 3-9.

You may use Dining Plan credits: Mickey’s Backyard BBQ uses 2 Table Service credits on the Disney Dining Plan.

Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

This dinner show, held at Disney’s Polynesian resort, provides a luau-type, all you can eat feast, featuring barbecue pork ribs, roasted chicken, and a host of other delicious food and drink items. With a high energy show that will make you think you are in the Polynesian islands, this is also one of Disney’s most popular shows, and often sells out during peak season.

If you are interested in attending this dinner show, you must book it in advance, preferably when reservations open at the 180 day mark. Payment in full is required at the time of booking; however it can be refunded if you cancel within 48 hours of the show. Also be aware that if you book this during the winter, it may be cancelled if the weather becomes too cold.

Pricing is in 3 Categories, ranging from $52.99/$26.99 for adults/children ages 3-9 with seating on the far sides on the main floor or most of the upper level (Category 3) up to $61.99/$31.99 for lower level, front/center seating (Category 1).

You may use Dining Plan credits if you wish: this show, as with the others, uses 2 Table Service credits on the Disney Dining Plan.

If you want to plan a memorable, out-of-the-ordinary evening on your next Disney World vacation, then consider making reservations for one of these great dinner shows! And happy planning!


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