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Old 04-28-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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Hoop Dee Do or no?

I'm trying to think of things we didn't do last time we were there. I've read good things about it, should we do it? We'll have the DxDP. Thanks!
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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I enjoy the DOO a lot and if you have the DxDP go for it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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Which cat seating?
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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Took my mom for Mother's Day a couple of years ago and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. If DH liked live shows, we would absolutely be going in June.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #5
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Did it once, glad we did, but would not do it again..just too many other restaurants/events on the to do list, but definitely go once!

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Old 04-28-2013, 03:26 PM   #6
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We love the HDDR and recommend it.
We went when our children were young, and I was delighted to go with my adult DS as he shared the experience he loved with his 3 and 5 yo's. We have also gone with all adults 30's to 60's and we have had a blast each time we have gone.
The food is good "down home cooking", certainly not gourmet, but good. It includes all you care to eat salad, corn bread, fried chicken, ribs, mashed potatoes, baked beans, corn and strawberry shortcake. The price includes tax, gratuities and beverages, including beer, wine and sangria.
The show is a Western themed show full of singing, dancing, audience participation and corny jokes. It is lively and full of action. We love it and I think your little ones will enjoy it, at their level.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #7
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I'd recommend anyone to see it at least once, and then you would decide if you want to go back and see it again in the future. But it's worth doing at least once.

I wrote a review about out HDDR experience on my wordpress blog if you'd like to read about it:

I recently downloaded almost 2000 photos from my SD card, a lot of photos from HDDR were on that card, and I posted some on another blog entry, the link to the photos is here:

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Old 04-28-2013, 04:44 PM   #8
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We tried HDDR for the first time last year. My DH was very pessimistic about the whole thing when I described it to him and asked if he wanted to go. He really is not a fan of the "audience participation" aspect of show like this.

We ended up upstairs (category 3) because we booked just a few days before. I have to say that seating really made it work for my DH. At no time did the actors try to get our table involved.

We LOVED it. After eating a lot of signature dinners, it was kind of nice to eat very simple food. I remember fried chicken, salad, and corn. My DH still says this is his favorite meal - in fact we are planning it for our Sept trip and we rarely do Disney restaurants more than once.

Category 3 really works nicely if you have small children or may need to leave early. Our 3yo was at that "must visit every bathroom" stage and we needed to get up a couple of times, and being upstairs we didn't disturb anyone else. We also decided at the last minute to leave a little early to catch Wishes and were able to do so without looking rude.

Of course, best part in my DH's opinion is tips and beer/wine are included in the price, even on the DDP. I will say I did order a different wine - I really am not that choosy about my wine, but that stuff was undrinkable (IMHO).
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:47 PM   #9
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Love the HDDR, would definitely want to be on the floor and not in the balcony. Half the entertainment for us is the character interaction. By far the best dinner show on Disney property
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We love it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:09 PM   #11
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HDDR one of those Disney "must go at least once" restaurants. The show is corny but alot of fun, the food is good fried chicken, corn, cornbread, etc. Nothing fancy but good comfort food. You really want to ask for a table on the floor not the balcony. All in all, a great dinner show.

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Old 04-28-2013, 08:02 PM   #12
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We love it - lots of fun, laughs and good food.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:39 PM   #13
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Although we have not personally been to it I only hear great things about it! Please feel free to check out a fellow DISer's review of their experience with food photos:

HDDR Review with photos
Check out our yummy photos and reviews from our Disney trips @ www.disneydiningreviews.com
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:03 PM   #14
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Hoop Dee DO IT!

One of the best times I've had at Disney with my DS. We had the center front row table on the floor for 2 (didn't know till I got there how good the seats were). The show was great, the food pretty good (includes beer!) and the service is friendly. No complaints and I think worth the price.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:48 AM   #15
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Thanks everyone! Looks like we'll Hoop Dee DO it
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