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pktbMouse
05-17-2010, 10:34 AM
Ok..now before I begin I just want to say this is my opinion only as I know some people rave about HDDR so no flames please.
I dont know where to begin except this just was not our cup of tea. Hubby and I are pretty easy going and will laugh at about just anything. We like good slapstick and corny jokes but this place was just a complete nightmare.
We booked to go as a Mothersday treat and had the 5pm reservation. We has with us our son 8yrs old and baby 22 months.
I had called ahead of time like some people on here advised me to ask for something for the kids as they are pretty picky eaters. The lady I spoke to wasn't very nice and explained to me that they would not make them anything other than a Peanut butter jelly sandwich and that if my kids were picky then it was my problem. True yes it is my problem but not the answer I was expecting on the phone at all from her. Oh well.
We were told to come 30 mins before hand so thats what we did. Only to find out we had to wait in the scorching hot sun (it was 94deg that day). The only reason they tell you to come early was to take photos outside and charge you extra money. We politely declined as we were in a tight budget so had to hang about in the heat till the doors opened.
When the doors did open there was no orderly queueing...everybody just ran for it..the poor baby got about crushed to pieces I had to pick him up. The thing was too...you are already assigned your seat table so there really was no rush to get in at all...I guess it was to get cool.
The food itself wasnt bad..it wasnt brilliant but just ok. The chicken was really nice but the ribs...well the meat just didnt fall off the bone like it should have. My hubby ordered beer and I ordered a coke, the kids had sprite. After a while the server brought a big pitcher of beer to the table but no more soda for me or the kids despite me asking 3 times!! I really felt like I was bothering him. We did not get asked if we wanted any more food either. The kids took a little bit of bread but that was about it. They did offer mac and cheese but I was told that I should have called the previous day and asked for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well gee...it just wasnt worth arguing about was it..
Now onto the show. This was the worst bit...seriously..this was the worst 2 hours of my trip. The actors were terrible, the singing was awful, the supposed jokes were non existant...the guy that played sixbits looked like he just didnt want to be there. It was the most boring thing ever. They only interacted with 2 people in the front row and failed to even mention it was Mothersday when they were acknowledging birthdays and anniversaries. It was like it wasnt in the script so they couldnt mention it. Really..I just cant see what others see in this show...my DS8 constantly begged me to leave and the baby just wasnt interested at all. The performers looked like they were just going through the motions and alot of the so called jokes were lost as the audience just didnt laugh at them. I hate to pick on anyone but there was this one actress..she had this scary face..wide eyes and big scary teeth...terrible laugh that we figured was put on for the show. I prayed to the heavens to never let me see or hear her again as long as I lived. Little did I know the heavens had a warped sense of humor...she later appeared in Playhouse disney as a presenter 2 days later...and guess what...that was her REAL laugh!!!!!
There was one saving grace that amused me and hubby. This kid at the next table from us that looked like he hadnt been fed for a week. We were mesmerized with him shoveling in his food. He would constantly keep shoveling without stopping, swallowing only every 6 shovels until the plate was empty and only breathing at the end, sitting back in his chair out of breath holding his stomach. Another couple were laughing at him too..he was sitting with what looked like a big family so Im guessing he had to be fast or last!
The bit that really irked me tho was the end...I waited patiently for my strawberry shortcake all night...the kids did too as they had nothing to eat really. They bring it out and then tell us we had to share one between two!!! What??????? Im not a big eater and normally do share a dessert but no way were these sized to share..Im sorry..but they just werent big enough for our family to consider doing that.. we ended up giving a whole one to my DS8 and hubby, me and the baby shared the other one.
The show came to a close right after the shortcake..ahem! and the actors left very quickly. I noticed some people wanting photos but they didnt hang around for them..they just waved and left.
Upon reflection Im glad we did try it but NO way would I ever go back again. It was mothersday and I had my family around me so I cant say it was a washout. I do urge people to go to You tube though and see it for yourself to decide. I did go check it out before hand but though they had just recorded the boring bits,,,no folks..what you see on you tube is the funniest it gets. I know some people love it and go every year but it just wasnt our cup of tea...we found it mega boring with mediocre food and actors that looked like they really didnt want to be there and were just running through a lamely written script.
As i said though...just our opinion..if you ask us...we just Hoop Dee wouldnt again.

Tinker'n'Fun
05-17-2010, 10:54 AM
I am sorry you didn't enjoy your meal or show. Promise no flames from me, but we are a family that loves it. So, instead of a discussion how about a :hug:. Here's hoping you do find that "one" meal or show that brings on the magic!

iloveeeyore
05-17-2010, 05:01 PM
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. So sorry you had a bad one!:sad1:

QuiverofArrows
05-17-2010, 05:54 PM
Thanks for the review. We are still trying to decide if we want to do this for me, hubby and 7 children. On the fence right now and this was sooooo helpful and perfect timing!!!

Night Fairy
05-17-2010, 06:10 PM
:rolleyes1

ireland_nicole
05-17-2010, 06:24 PM
Thanks for sharing your experience. We've been really debating whether or not to do this next trip, and your review gives some good perspective.

mickeysbestfriend
05-17-2010, 07:38 PM
our favorites. I ate there the first time in 77 and it's a must do for us at least every other trip. My wife and I got engaged there, had our wedding reception there and our honeymoon there. In total I have eaten there more than 20 times and I have never had a bad experience with the food (even though it changes occasionally) the service or the players.

Sorry you had a bad experience....

pinkxray
05-17-2010, 08:10 PM
Sorry you didn't enjoy HDDR. We are trying it for the first time next week. Your review makes me a little nervous, but I figure I will give it a try for myself. Just wondering what number you are supposed to call to get choices for the kids? Do you call the WDW-DINE line or is there a direct number?

pinkxray
05-17-2010, 08:11 PM
Double post-- Sorry

peabody58
05-17-2010, 08:20 PM
DW and I have done the HOOP back in 93, 95 and 99. The last time we enjoyed ourselves, but flt the entire experience has lost the magic for us. Now that we are DVC, we plan on enjoying the TS eats around the park.

Sorry your HOOP was less than desired, it happens from time to time.

The Tabasco Kid
05-17-2010, 08:46 PM
I have to concur with the OP. We did the Hoop-De-Doo a couple of years ago. The show was so-so and the food was a major disappointment.

kendzee94
05-17-2010, 09:05 PM
As I was reading this, it reminded me of the Spirit of Aloha Luau at the Polynesian we did 3 years ago. We started on a 90 some odd degree day, poor service, mediocre food and with the entertainment being dull and just not our cup of tea. Definitely felt jipped paying two table service credits. With that being said, we are planning the Hoop De Doo in October, and I hope we have better luck than you did and what we had for the Luau!

Nancy F
05-17-2010, 09:31 PM
We went for the first time in April. Had a really good time. Sixbits was my favorite. We were the middle table near the stage and he played to us the whole night. I usually don't like to be in the spot light like that... but he made it fun.

Not something I would do every trip... but will do it again.
Nancy

MousekaMaddi
05-17-2010, 09:41 PM
love the schtick*, love the food, love the awesome interaction and go back almost every trip, sorry it wasnt your thing, thx 4 sharing tho!

(those 2 pix of your kids are DARLING!):hug:

Poohbug
05-17-2010, 09:46 PM
No flames from me. I went to the HDDR once. Never again. My experience was not quite as bad as yours. No one was rude and the service was OK. So many people rave about it and I am totally lost as to why. I too have no problem with corny or musical shows. As a matter of fact, I went to see Davy Jones on Mothers day weekend and had a blast.

I just don't get the hype.:confused: Nothing was horrible but nothing was good either and not worth my time or money. It was one of those experiences where you say: "That's three hours of my life that I will never get back". For all of you who love it-you can have my seat anytime.

I hope the rest of your day was nice.:goodvibes

joxer1014
05-17-2010, 11:05 PM
Just my 2 cents here:

We did HDDR for the first time when we used the DDP and loved it. Sure the entertainment is cheesy but it is supposed to be. To me and my family the food was fine. We're not talking gourmet eats here, but all the food was tasty and hot. We had no complaints. As for the seating, it was very orderly. We handed our ticket at the door and were escorted to our table without incident or stampede. Very orderly.

We visited again a few years later with BIL, SIL and their DD3. and DD9 Absolutely no complaints from anyone. Even DD3 loved it. She was clapping and dancing with the show and absolutely enjoyed herself. She even ate! That was a first as well.

Now I know that everyone is entitled to their opinion and maybe HDDR was not the OP's cup of tea and they are entitled to that but please don't let one person's opinion discourage all newbies from trying it as well and let them judge it for themselves. We were a little apprehensive as well the first time because we read some mixed reviews, but then I thought that if this show has been at WDW for as long as I can remember it has to be something to see and do at least once.

Nebula
05-18-2010, 08:37 AM
I'm so sorry you had such a bad experience :( We went in March and it was a highlight of our trip. The acting was superb, as was the food. We went for the latest show, though, maybe that had something to do with it. Again, so sorry it wasn't as magical as it should have been :hug:

VAN
05-18-2010, 08:53 AM
Also sorry that you didn't enjoy it. We've been twice now and enjoyed it both times. The first time was more enjoyable than the second, but still something on my to-do list. We are going again in September.

Now I have a similar experience to share with O'Hana. This was always a must do and we even paid out of pocket rather than DP. The last two years we have gone, we have gotten terrible service and the food and menu has gone downhill over the years. Others still rave about it, but for us - two bad years in a row and we are done.

Sometimes people get so hyped up about things, expecting quite a bit, and then are disappointed. Given what you had heard and then having to wait in the heat and the crush of people, definitely set things off on the wrong foot. Note: Bottomless beer/wine would have definitely made the show funner though. LOL!

Again, I'm sorry you had a bad experience and, also, hope that you find that magical Disney dining experience at another of their many restaurants.

Nebula
05-18-2010, 08:59 AM
As I was reading this, it reminded me of the Spirit of Aloha Luau at the Polynesian we did 3 years ago. We started on a 90 some odd degree day, poor service, mediocre food and with the entertainment being dull and just not our cup of tea. Definitely felt jipped paying two table service credits. With that being said, we are planning the Hoop De Doo in October, and I hope we have better luck than you did and what we had for the Luau!

We did the Luau in 98 and I hated it. The food was awful and the show was a snooze. Literally. I fell asleep!! We did HDDR this last trip and loved it. Of course, YMMV, but the rest of my family does it every trip and they've never been disappointed.

MHSweb79
05-18-2010, 11:55 AM
Every show and every restaurant can have an off night. Sounds like this might have been one of them. That's why I read as many reviews as I can and kind of average them together. ;)

Smithkids
05-18-2010, 03:16 PM
Sorry you had a bad experience OP...:hug:
We loved it during our trip, but I did feel the meal is a bit rushed...I hope you enjoyed some of your other meals if you had other ADRs...thanks for your review so that folks can get an idea from both sides of the fence...

DizDaD7
05-19-2010, 12:32 PM
OK now I'm getting more n more nervous about our ressies at the luau but now I'm scared to switch it to the hddr. Decisions decisions.

Poohbug
05-19-2010, 12:58 PM
Please don't change any reservations based upon reviews. If it sounds like something you and your family would like-then go and see. I don't like HDDR but many people love it. I did like the Luau and many people don't like it. You really just have to try things for yourself.

And have fun planning-don't stress. :goodvibes

barknluke
05-19-2010, 02:59 PM
We went in 2007 mostly because I find every joke in the Jungle Cruise really funny. I thought corny humor=Hoop De Doo -> I would be in heaven.

Not at all.

The humor wasn't corny. It was cringe-worthy. It was even weirder in that it sounded as if a class of 6th graders wrote it in the '70s. Here's what it was like- if you find yourself watching an old re-run of the Brady Bunch and wondering what on earth was so funny or entertaining about it...beware HoopDeeDoo.

Food was OK. Service was slow but acceptable. Kids will probably like it, it's loud and active and all of that. Adults? You pay your money, you take your chances.


Oh, and just my opinion. YMMV.

PiperGirlInWondrland
05-20-2010, 08:18 AM
I have to agree with the OP, one trip to the HDDR was enough for us. It wasn't our thing. Sorry u had a bad experience as well. :goodvibes

TruBlu
05-21-2010, 02:44 PM
We HATED it, too and would never go back. My DH added another Doo to the song...
Hoop-Dee-Doo-Doo :lmao:

TruBlu
05-21-2010, 02:46 PM
We also HATED that the bathrooms are outside in another building. DS had to go during the show, so I missed quite a bit of it. (Not that it bothered me to miss the show... ;))

mickeysbestfriend
05-22-2010, 09:05 AM
OK now I'm getting more n more nervous about our ressies at the luau but now I'm scared to switch it to the hddr. Decisions decisions.

went to the Spirit of Aloha on our honeymoon two years ago. She had never been to a laua before but she absolutely loved it! The bottomless beer mug may have made it more fun but the show was entertaining, the food good and the adult beverages kept on coming.

I know they have changed it seveal times in the past five years and the first change I didn't really care for but they have tweaked it into a pretty good show.

Zip-a-dee-dude-da
05-23-2010, 11:23 AM
Sometimes if you go into something with too high expectation u can lose track of the experience. The phone call and weather seemed to have you in a mood and no matter the experience once your mind set is negative things only seem for the worse.

I love this "Corny show" and thought i wouldnt..I was pleasently surprised and will be returning.

BTW I hated LeCellier so diferent strokes for different folks

Cdn Gal
05-30-2010, 08:00 PM
My DH thought that we should do Hoop this upcoming trip. I You Tubed it found a few videos and...:rolleyes1 we won't be doing it. We enjoyed the Luau, and I think that with younger kids it would be great, but there is just the two of us, so... we're going to Boma instead! :thumbsup2

TruBlu
05-30-2010, 10:58 PM
My DH thought that we should do Hoop this upcoming trip. I You Tubed it found a few videos and...:rolleyes1 we won't be doing it. We enjoyed the Luau, and I think that with younger kids it would be great, but there is just the two of us, so... we're going to Boma instead! :thumbsup2Oh, I wish we'd done that....:headache:

Belle5
05-31-2010, 06:13 PM
OP, I am sorry how you were treated when trying to request a special meal for your kids! That should NEVER happen! First of all, the cost for a child to eat is enormous--I think they could arrange a little mac and cheese or whatever (from Trails End next door if need be) without giving you grief about your picky eater being "your problem". Grrr...

Anyway, our party of seven hated HDDR several years ago when we went, too. Oh, well....at least we found out it wasn't for us. I wish we could have looked it up on You Tube first before dropping $400 or whatever it was...

sjs314
05-31-2010, 06:49 PM
Sorry you did not enjoy yourself, it is rather expensive if paying OOP to have had a bad time.

I have gone a total of 3x twice in the 90's and then just last year. I have only ever gone to the last show of the night and my DS were older 10+ and last year we were all Adults. I always wondered just how much smaller children would enjoy the show as it is somewhat more oriented towards Adults I think, as for the food I do not think it is something most kids would not eat, my kids were picky when small too but it seems to me fried chicken,mashed pototoes etc are foods most kids eat.
I have to agree the first time I went I was surprised that you had to share dessert but it was actually plenty since we all had over eaten with the main meal.
Last year it seems the quality of the food was not the same as in previous times we went the beans were too runny and our family enjoyed the corn over the mashed potatoes they now served.

The picture being taken before the show while you waited to go inside was new, this was not done years ago and I personally was happy to have it as a rememberance from the night we went last year.

Our server Bob was fantastic, we were seated right upfront near the piano, the music was a little loud but we had a very nice time, the show still the same from years past but we still laughed.

We are not going this year but my DS and his wife already have their ressie for while we are there in November.

Dismom55
06-01-2010, 01:27 PM
We were tossing around the idea of doing HDDR on our trip next year, then we added a person to our group and she has an interest in doing the Spirit of Aloha, well we have done it 2x now and loved it both times, super food and super service. So we will do SofA again and put HDDR on the back burner until the next trip after reading your review. I think for us it is better to do the tried and true than to do one not done and have regrets when taking a newbie.

Sorry you had a bad experience tho!

Luvchefmic
06-01-2010, 06:24 PM
I think HDDR, Mickeys Backyard BBQ, and Chef Mickeys are go one time events..due to the popularity ..then you decide for yourself. Personally I love Chef Mickeys but a lot hate it, I have done HDDR and Mickeys BBQ would I do them again no but at least I had the experience

Joshua_me
06-01-2010, 07:09 PM
Since 1985 we've been there 15 times.... :rolleyes1

We love it.

Yes, it's sort of "Hee Haw humor", but it's just such a good time....

But, it's not for everyone, I suppose....

bluslag
06-02-2010, 07:25 AM
We have friends that go to the HDDR and love it. They stay at the camp grounds so maybe that has something to do with it. They have told us about it for so many years that we decided to try it about 3 years ago. We were on the disney dining plan so we decided this was a good time to try it. I am glad we tried it because I would always think I was missing something. It was not our thing. The food was good (not great) but good. We sat upstairs on the rail which was nice but the show was just not our thing. We were kinda of glad we were not on the main floor so we did not have to interact with the show. The other thing is it takes so long to get there and back that we spent a whole evening getting there, waiting to be seated, watching the show and then having to get back. Glad we did it and probably won't do it again. We find that as we try more restaurants and shows that there are ones that we will never go back to but are glad that we tried them because it makes more time for all the things that we find are a must do every year.

jwboucher
06-16-2010, 06:45 PM
We didn't like it either. We had cancelled the Luau because we heard it would be closed if it rained and didn't want to be caught with no where to eat. The food was good but we were cat. 3 and had to turn our seats around to see the show and then turn them back to eat. There wasn't much room to do this and we kept banging into the table, railing and eachother. The show wasn't that great. Not worth using 2 dining credits....unless you are a drinker(all the beer and wine you want) which we are not.

MainStreetFireman
06-17-2010, 07:45 AM
We have seen the HDDR 3 times and thoroughly enjoyed it each time. Yes, the food is not as exciting or varied as Chefs De France, but that's not what we look for at that show.

As someone who has seen his share of everything from Broadway to experimental theater in a 10 seat room, I still enjoy the vaudevillian schtick and fun songs of the HDDR.

Most importantly, I totally agree with the many posters who have said that no one should be making their ADRs on 1 bad or good post. You know your family best and whether the food or show will appeal to them.

DisneyFamily123
06-17-2010, 08:01 AM
Sorry you had a bad experience. I thought this was going to be the dumbest show on earth... (and I liked Hee Haw). If you don't know.. Hee Haw was a TV show (long time ago) with similar type of humor. I still don't think HDD was funny... but DS4 laughed his head off the whole time. For that reason, I almost planned to go on our next trip, but DW wants to do different things.

Our waitress was great -- maybe that makes a difference. She was a LOT of fun, joked with us non-stop. Gave DS4 a stool instead of a chair so he could sit higher and see better.... brought him french fries not on the menu.

I'd go again, but it's not a priority. I'd rather see Spirit of Aloha again, just to see the fire juggler and it was nice to eat outside. And many people don't like that show either. The fire juggler at the end of the show was awesome... so if you want a different show to do, try that one. (And I recommend Category 1 seating).

LovesHerTaurus
06-17-2010, 07:01 PM
I'm so sorry you had such a bad experience :( We went in March and it was a highlight of our trip. The acting was superb, as was the food. We went for the latest show, though, maybe that had something to do with it. Again, so sorry it wasn't as magical as it should have been :hug:

So glad that everyone is sharing both sides of the story. We have it planned for the evening of our wedding - getting married at 6AM, booked the show for 9:30 PM so we can get category 1 with our dining plan :bride:

We're cheesy, my daughters 10 and 12 are heavy non picky eats, and we spend most of our time cracking horrible jokes or chasing each other through the house with anything we can get our hands on. So the HHDR sounds perfect for us :love:

When they were younger I had a super picky eater. I brought hot dogs everywhere we went. Dead serious. I got some weird look from a few waitresses, but it made everything really easy, and if you ask nicely you will never get an argument with heating one up - however, we did it over a candle once on a fork at a fancy sit down restaurant :laughing:

Joshua_me
06-17-2010, 07:29 PM
We're cheesy, my daughters 10 and 12 are heavy non picky eats, and we spend most of our time cracking horrible jokes or chasing each other through the house with anything we can get our hands on. So the HHDR sounds perfect for us :love:



You'll have a *great* time !!! :goodvibes

...And major congrats on your nuptials ! :wizard:

LovesHerTaurus
06-17-2010, 07:48 PM
I plan on sitting DEAD front in my Minnie bride ears, with my man wearing his Mickey tux ears and making a total spectacle of us and embarrassing our two daughters (who are used to it and honestly have grown to love it out of a need to survive childhood). I want to sit on a piano and get serenaded if possible :woohoo:

DisneyFamily123
06-17-2010, 09:02 PM
I plan on sitting DEAD front in my Minnie bride ears, with my man wearing his Mickey tux ears and making a total spectacle of us and embarrassing our two daughters (who are used to it and honestly have grown to love it out of a need to survive childhood). I want to sit on a piano and get serenaded if possible :woohoo:

Sounds like it's going to be a fun night when you're there! Maybe I'll go then too! The cheesier the better! And nothing is more fun than embarrassing your own children! I do it all the time. Congratulations!

Dismom55
06-18-2010, 03:43 PM
It is great to hear everyone's take on the show. I know have heard good and bad about Spirit of Aloha too. I am keeping it on my list of maybe's and if not for this coming trip, then perhaps the next. I think my desire to make up my own mind is stronger than a negative remark. Perhaps I will end up loving them both.:confused3

lblume91
06-19-2010, 05:39 PM
We went for the 1st time last summer & loved it! The food was really good (my intro to sangria - :thumbsup2:) & the server brought more of whatever we wanted. There are 5 of us & they brought us 3 shortcakes but they were definitely not single serving dishes. We thought Sixbits could easily pass for Will Ferrell. Our family can't wait to go back again on our next trip. All three DD (6, 11, & 16 at the time) were laughing throughout the show. For anyone that hasn't been, I agree with some of the PPs who said don't let someone else's bad experience keep you from trying it. We absolutely hated Sci-Fi Dine In & Biergarten but have read tons of great reviews on them, think Le Cellier is just okay but it's virtually impossible to get an ADR for. Sorry OP had a bad experience but hope it was just an off night.

alwaysdisney
06-22-2010, 04:30 PM
So glad that everyone is sharing both sides of the story. We have it planned for the evening of our wedding - getting married at 6AM, booked the show for 9:30 PM so we can get category 1 with our dining plan :bride:

We're cheesy, my daughters 10 and 12 are heavy non picky eats, and we spend most of our time cracking horrible jokes or chasing each other through the house with anything we can get our hands on. So the HHDR sounds perfect for us :love:

When they were younger I had a super picky eater. I brought hot dogs everywhere we went. Dead serious. I got some weird look from a few waitresses, but it made everything really easy, and if you ask nicely you will never get an argument with heating one up - however, we did it over a candle once on a fork at a fancy sit down restaurant :laughing:

We love this place. We also have it planned for after our wedding day. We love this type of humor and it brings smiles to the step kids faces, which is always a plus... :rotfl2: CONGRATULATIONS!

Nebula
06-23-2010, 12:19 PM
So glad that everyone is sharing both sides of the story. We have it planned for the evening of our wedding - getting married at 6AM, booked the show for 9:30 PM so we can get category 1 with our dining plan :bride:

We're cheesy, my daughters 10 and 12 are heavy non picky eats, and we spend most of our time cracking horrible jokes or chasing each other through the house with anything we can get our hands on. So the HHDR sounds perfect for us :love:

When they were younger I had a super picky eater. I brought hot dogs everywhere we went. Dead serious. I got some weird look from a few waitresses, but it made everything really easy, and if you ask nicely you will never get an argument with heating one up - however, we did it over a candle once on a fork at a fancy sit down restaurant :laughing:

Congrats on your upcoming nuptials! If I ever get married (HA!), I would totally be up for doing HDDR as a wedding day/evening meal. Love it!!

LOLing at the image of a hot dog cooking over a candle :lmao:

crazyfordisney2000
06-23-2010, 12:36 PM
Loved the food, hated the show, but loved my kids reaction to the show(they loved it), so I had my "own entertainment" at our table. The kids want to go again, and we will, since they don't normally ask to do specific things when we go to Disney.

wdwpazzo
06-27-2010, 09:33 PM
I took my father (age 79) to Disney World last September & went to both the Spirit of Aloha luau and the Hoop-Dee-Doo. I can't say enough positive things about the luau, from the food (tasty, fall-off-the bones ribs) to the entertainment & service! The experience at the Hoop-Dee-Doo was a little less favorable. It was quite warm that day & there was no place to sit to cool off. We found the show to be lively & entertaining, and those around us appeared to be equally amused. We had an excellent server- personable and attentive. The food- not the highest marks, but "decent". The biggest complaint we had was about the baked beans- very bland tasting and not overly tender. I'm glad that my Dad had the opportunity to experience both dinner shows, but it is doubtful that we would return to the Hoop-Dee-Doo any time soon.

Princess&CowboyMommy
07-01-2010, 08:17 PM
We thought it was atrocious as well.

Horrible service, horrible views (we were Cat. 1 but seated in the very last table and didn't see much of the show), and it just really *wasn't* our style of humor (we like dry humor, like Monty Python, and such). HUGE waste of money (we paid OOP). My daughter, then 7, hated it and we all wanted to leave except my 5 year-old son. We waited for the Strawberry Shortcake to arrive so my daughter could pick off the strawberries off the top and then we high-tailed it out of there. It was the ONLY time I was glad we were seated in the back of the entire show - straight shot to the EXIT on the side. We were the first out...

We actually thought the food was "ok," - like a 5-6, but the show, to us, was awful...we gave it a 1-2 out of 10.

Now, we *do* like the Spirit of Aloha and the Mickey's BBQ, both. Those are both 7 to 8s, or better depending on service. To each their own...

LovesHerTaurus
07-01-2010, 11:23 PM
I love the complete and honest review! :thumbsup2

We're more South Park than Frasier, and my ten year old princess misses the nuances and subtle humour we throw around on occasion. I am loving the idea more and more! :love: