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Nikfour
07-13-2008, 07:08 PM
We frequently visit the Fort and try to do one special theme dinner while we are there. I think the $30+ for BBQ food is a bit much even for Disney! Just wondering if Mickey's Backyard BBQ was worth all the $? How about Hoop Dee Do? We have not been to that dinner/show yet either. Mostly b/c my husband is not a big country music fan. We are heading over to the Wilderness Lodge Whispering Canyon resturant when we go in a couple weeks! Can't wait to go! We haven't been since January and we miss it!
Any advice would be appreciated!

Thanks!
Nikki

We4mickey
07-13-2008, 08:33 PM
If I had to choose it would be Hoop de Doo. The BBQ was okay. Just picnic food and way too many people to do anything on the dance floor. We do love the Whispering Canyon. We have had some wild visits over there.

Shannone1
07-13-2008, 08:46 PM
I think it depends on the age of the kids. I would only go to the Backyard BBQ if you have young kids. It's a great way for them to see the characters and get some pictures and autographs. The food was ok. It's buffet style so because of all the kids making their own plates it was a bit messy. You also need to get there early so you can get a good seat. We got there right on time and ended up at the last table way on the outside edge of the pavillion.

My kids preferred the Hoop Dee Doo by a long shot. They all laughed at the corny jokes and we all thought the food was really good. And you have assigned tables so you don't have to be there an hour early for a decent seat.

AuburnJen92
07-13-2008, 09:02 PM
I'm with Shannone...

young kiddies in tow: BBQ
older kiddies in tow: the hoop

ntsammy5
07-13-2008, 09:05 PM
We've never been to the BBQ so can't compare but the hoop is great! You've gotta do it at lest once! BTW it'smuch better than the luau

ftwildernessguy
07-13-2008, 09:05 PM
It depends - would you rather share a hot dog with a giant rat or ribs with a doofus who tells corny jokes? Age is irrelevant. I am 51 and like the BBQ.

Gatordad
07-13-2008, 09:12 PM
It depends - would you rather share a hot dog with a giant rat or ribs with a doofus who tells corny jokes? Age is irrelevant. I am 51 and like the BBQ.

is that what your wife says when she makes you dinner?

i've never been to either, and probably never will.

BigDaddyRog
07-13-2008, 09:38 PM
We did the BBQ once....dont feel the need to do it again....I cant wait to do the HDD one day before too much longer.

kc5grw
07-13-2008, 09:43 PM
The BBQ really depends on the kids. My girls were 14 and 12 when we went last year. They both enjoyed it, but it's not something that we will probably do again. We'll probably do HoopDeeDo next trip. We did that in 2003 and everybody loved it. The girls were 10 and 8 then and loved it. They were a little bummed that we didn't go last year.

Colson39
07-14-2008, 09:02 AM
BBQ is more for kids, HDD is more for everyone (although everyone can obviously go to both and still have a good time).

The HDD is more of a dinner show, so if that's what you're looking for, you have to check it out. I guarantee you will have an absolute blast!

BigDaddyRog
07-14-2008, 10:42 AM
Is that a money-back guarantee?

Colson39
07-14-2008, 10:44 AM
Come on, this is Disney, if you complain enough, they'll give you the Fort :P lol

AuburnJen92
07-14-2008, 10:47 AM
Come on, this is Disney, if you complain enough, they'll give you the Fort :P lol

sorry, gatordad tried that and they wouldn't go for it, i talked to the manager he did and still no go...honest!

Gatordad
07-14-2008, 10:54 AM
all I asked for was some of their bad buffet food at the snails end...... and was shot down.

des1954
07-14-2008, 12:49 PM
I prefer the Luau over the HDDR simply because I can get beer, BBQ & country entertainment lots of places. The food served at the Luau is very unique (and yummy), and the show is capivating. It's not the typical "Disney Character" show. We've never done the BBQ & probably won't.

In all honesty, it's a matter of personal preference. Some like HDDR, others don't (like me). Some like the Luau (like me), others don't.

If you think your family would enjoy the HDDR, then by all means...go for it! It's about your vacation & what appeals to your family. :thumbsup2

des1954
07-14-2008, 12:52 PM
We do love the Whispering Canyon. We have had some wild visits over there.

For the love of God, and everything that is Holy....DON'T ASK FOR KETCHUP AT WHISPERING CANYON!!!

http://a1061.g.akamai.net/7/1061/5412/home/www.walgreens.com/dbimagecache/381851.jpg (http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp?id=prod2301022&CATID=100536&skuid=sku2300500&V=G&ec=frgl_487433&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku2300500#)

momoffive
07-14-2008, 02:07 PM
I am having the same dilemma HHD, BBQ or Luau. I guess they all equal 2 dining points for sit down so we only want to do 1. Our kids are 9 and 7. I don't think we could go wrong no matter what we decide I just want to pick and hit a grand slam. I so can't wait to go. We decided last night to go all out for another vacation, meals, parks etc.
Loretta

AuburnJen92
07-14-2008, 02:16 PM
If I had to pick from the three, I would say hoop...I have heard the luau has gone downhill in recent years....idle gossip, but it is what i heard

AuburnJen92
07-14-2008, 02:16 PM
For the love of God, and everything that is Holy....DON'T ASK FOR KETCHUP AT WHISPERING CANYON!!!

http://a1061.g.akamai.net/7/1061/5412/home/www.walgreens.com/dbimagecache/381851.jpg (http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp?id=prod2301022&CATID=100536&skuid=sku2300500&V=G&ec=frgl_487433&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku2300500#)

Pete's kid did, it was hilarious!

Gatordad
07-14-2008, 03:44 PM
he's now proclaiming not to be into ketchup much anymore.

AuburnJen92
07-14-2008, 03:45 PM
he's now proclaiming not to be into ketchup much anymore.

:lmao:

PolynesianPixie
07-14-2008, 03:57 PM
he's now proclaiming not to be into ketchup much anymore.

I do think he liked giving others the ketchup treatment though! You've got a sly, quiet type on your hands! :lmao:

Gatordad
07-14-2008, 04:15 PM
I do think he liked giving others the ketchup treatment though! You've got a sly, quiet type on your hands! :lmao:


He is sly, and a charmer, not as much as the little guy, but he's a ladies man.

ftwildernessguy
07-14-2008, 06:05 PM
I can get beer, BBQ & country entertainment lots of places.

I hear it is a nightly occurance at your place, Deb.

ftwildernessguy
07-14-2008, 06:08 PM
Won't yew come to the barrrrbeeeeque with me?

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa10/ftwildernessguy/granny.jpg

PolynesianPixie
07-14-2008, 07:02 PM
He is sly, and a charmer, not as much as the little guy, but he's a ladies man.

Oh yeah! That little one! He already has the ladies wrapped around his little finger! :lmao:

des1954
07-14-2008, 07:25 PM
Won't yew come to the barrrrbeeeeque with me?

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa10/ftwildernessguy/granny.jpg

I'll be cookin' up some mighty tasty vittles...along with the swimmin' pools and movie stars!!

AuburnJen92
07-14-2008, 08:54 PM
I'll be cookin' up some mighty tasty vittles...along with the swimmin' pools and movie stars!!

YEE HAW!

jrandtysmom
07-14-2008, 08:57 PM
For the love of God, and everything that is Holy....DON'T ASK FOR KETCHUP AT WHISPERING CANYON!!!

http://a1061.g.akamai.net/7/1061/5412/home/www.walgreens.com/dbimagecache/381851.jpg (http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp?id=prod2301022&CATID=100536&skuid=sku2300500&V=G&ec=frgl_487433&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku2300500#)

:confused3 Why not?

Gatordad
07-14-2008, 09:16 PM
:confused3 Why not?

can't tell you, or I'd have to ruin the surprise.

jrandtysmom
07-14-2008, 09:17 PM
can't tell you, or I'd have to ruin the surprise.

Great! My kids eat ketchup with almost everything so this should be interesting????

Nikfour
07-15-2008, 08:37 AM
For the love of God, and everything that is Holy....DON'T ASK FOR KETCHUP AT WHISPERING CANYON!!!

http://a1061.g.akamai.net/7/1061/5412/home/www.walgreens.com/dbimagecache/381851.jpg (http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp?id=prod2301022&CATID=100536&skuid=sku2300500&V=G&ec=frgl_487433&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku2300500#)

LOL! When I made the reservation, they said to let my husband ask for the ketchup! I can't wait to embarrass him!

Nikfour
07-15-2008, 08:39 AM
Most of the responses have recommended the Hoop Dee Doo! We don't have the meal plan. Do you like it?

Nikki

RvUsa
07-15-2008, 09:36 AM
Great! My kids eat ketchup with almost everything so this should be interesting????

Have the kids ask for a different color crayon! Its fun too!

PolynesianPixie
07-15-2008, 10:22 AM
Most of the responses have recommended the Hoop Dee Doo! We don't have the meal plan. Do you like it?

Nikki

My kids are crazy about the HDDR! They got so excited when I told them we'd be coming back! My DD7 is a grumpy butt, but she had the best time-I've never seen her laugh so hard!

auntie
07-15-2008, 01:33 PM
I think if you have very little one that will find it difficult to sit through a meal the BBQ is better, as you are seated at picnic tables in an outdoor screened in pavillion. It' would give them some walking around time..and they wouldn't be bothering anyone. Lots of up and down for line dancing and character meeting. We had a good time...although my daughter was 13 at the time and thought it was lame. The then 9 year old liked it.

The HDDR is good for ages ....although there is no character involvement, but it is pretty funny. I've seen it twice. While it's good, it can get pretty expensive, depending on how many tickets you need to purchase of course.
I'm not a fan of tier seating. Seems to get a seat on the first floor near the stage(where we sat the first time we saw it..isn't even an option to those using the dining plan)