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Old 01-21-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue or Mickey's Backyard BBQ

Which do you reccomend? It will be our first time to Disney (2 adults & 5 kids aged 16yrs-16mos). I've read more about HDDR on the board- is the backyard BBQ new? I like that there is a larger selection at the backyard BBQ- we don't drink alcohol but are not opposed to others having a great time so the budlight & sangria are not a major deciding factor for us.

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Old 01-21-2013, 12:15 PM   #2
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I haven't done the backyard BBQ, but HDDR is one of my family's favorite memories.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:30 PM   #3
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I've done neither but the general consensus is that HDDR is the better experience.

Here's what I've gathered from the reviews:

1. HDDR has better overall food.
2. The food at HDDR is brought to your table whereas the BBQ is a buffet (in that regard, I've read that the buffet can sometimes get a bit chaotic).
3. The seating is more comfortable at HDDR (BBQ is on benches).
4. HDDR is in a climate-controlled indoor enviornment whereas the BBQ is in an outdoor covered pavillion that's more exposed to the elements.
5. Entertainment, while a bit hokey at both, is more polished and professional at HDDR (HDDR is a choreographed show whereas BBQ is more random singing/dancing).
6. More likely to have negative encounters with rude/agressive guests at backyard BBQ.

In that regard, I'd like to try the HDDR. I don't have much interest in the BBQ.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:34 PM   #4
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We've done the BBQ three time and just did the HDDR in October and have another ressie booked for next week. Love both, but I think the HDDR is more fun. The kids howled (as did I). The BBQ is a bit more chaotic, we like the food variety too. THe HDDR food was tasty. as well. If you can do only one go for the HDDR.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:53 PM   #5
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HDDR for sure. Family favourite for us.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:55 PM   #6
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I have not done the BBQ, but I have done HDDR 4 times and I love it.
I believe that the BBQ is geared mainly toward families with young children. I think your 16 yo, and any other older kids, would be bored and not enjoy it.
I highly recommend the HDDR
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