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Tell me about Hoop Dee Doo

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by vcgirl925, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. vcgirl925

    vcgirl925 Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cooki

    We originally were just going to hang low on Sunday. Do some activities at the resort, take the boat to DDD, etc. We are arriving late on a Saturday night at WDW. However i was thinking of changing our plans a little bit. Maybe going to MK at rope drop on a Sunday. Hit the new Fantasyland. Then leave the park for hotel break. Then later that night go to see the Hoop Dee Doo. We've never been and i think we will all like the food, sounds similar to mickey's bbq. Just not sure if the show is worth it or not. What is your experience with HDD?
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  3. AlohaAnnie

    AlohaAnnie Mouseketeer

    Go! Very cute Show! We had a great time. So entertaining.

    Food is good.
    Performance is great.

    We loved it.

  4. Disneyfreak616

    Disneyfreak616 Mouseketeer

    It is my FAVORITE Disney experience. The food is wonderful, all you can eat, and the show is really fun! Great for families and celebrations. :thumbsup2

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  5. Kimosabe

    Kimosabe Mouseketeer

    Our DD10 and DD8 love it -- probably their favorite dining event on property. If the timing fits, it can also be nice to walk over to the FW beach after dinner to watch the MK fireworks and the water parade.
  6. vcgirl925

    vcgirl925 Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cooki

    GREAT! I'll check the times before booking!
  7. vcgirl925

    vcgirl925 Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cooki

    Ok they have avail show times at 6:15 and 8:30. Wishes is at 9pm. Do you think the 6:15 show is too early to stay for Wishes?
  8. vcgirl925

    vcgirl925 Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cooki

    According to the website HDD is not on the dining plan? I thought it used to be two table service credits. Not anymore?
  9. WillAustin

    WillAustin Can I be the mayor of Bitter Town?

  10. Arenita

    Arenita Are we there yet?

    It's a very fun show - corny humor. My niece and young cousin giggled through the entire show. (I enjoyed that as much as the show itself.) Your kids are the right age. Lots of audience interaction. Food is good and plentiful. I'm not sure what times the wagon rides are, but you may have time for one before Wishes. The wagons load up right near Pioneer Hall.

  11. vcgirl925

    vcgirl925 Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cooki

    Thanks! I'll look into the wagon rides too. Is there a fee?
  12. DEA

    DEA Mouseketeer

    Just chiming in that it is a fantastic show. Our girls (8 and almost 6 now) love it and quote the corny jokes whenever the subject of HDDR comes up.

    The show is around 2 hours long, so that puts you out at around 8:15 from a 6:15 show, and then you need to get transportation over to MK if you want to see Wishes there, which will take, at the most, probably 30 minutes to drop you off at MK, so 8:45 at the latest, giving you 15 minutes to get through bag check and the gate before the fireworks kick off. That wouldn't be a comfortable amount of time for me to do anything else and expect to be set up for Wishes inside MK, but things could always break a little better with the boat, and you may be able to move your family better than I can move mine at times (the almost-six-year-old can be... stubborn). You may need to move further into the park than Main Street in order to get decent viewing spots for the fireworks; I know it fills up well in advance, although going at a slower time of the year it may not be as big an issue.

    I hope you all enjoy the show!
  13. vcgirl925

    vcgirl925 Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cooki


    Someone said that you can watch Wishes from the beach at for wilderness. So right after dinner we can hang out on the beach and wait for the fireworks to start.
  14. gonzalj1

    gonzalj1 Mouseketeer

    Our family, including DD9 and DS7, really enjoyed HDDR. Not a must do for us as its 2TS credits but definitely a fun time.

    You can absolutely watch wishes from the dock but keep in mind there is no music. At least there wasn't a few years ago when we were there. Takes a lot away from the experience for me but I adore the music for wishes.

    Have a great time!
  15. Marine Mom

    Marine Mom Member

    I AGREE!!!!! It is a must do every trip! Just went on Sunday and my DH was picked for the show. We laughed so hard. Disney must be doing something right since there are 3 shows a day and they fill up fast.
  16. DEA

    DEA Mouseketeer

    Gotcha. Sorry, I was assuming too much, but that definitely reduces the stress of after-dinner-pre-fireworks.
  17. sweetdana

    sweetdana Mouseketeer

    DD loves it 1st show at prolly 5 or 6 and begs every trip for it. She sings the stupid jingle for days ... until we cannot take it any more.. IT IS PERFECT!

    For the PP with a must do every trip.. IDK, it is the same jokes yr after yr.. I think it is a every other yr or so item, and switch between that and the MBYBBQ, but if you haven't been I HIGHLY rec it!
  18. iloveeeyore

    iloveeeyore Mouseketeer

    HDDR is also our very favorite dining experience in WDW, if not the entire world, and our one must-do every trip. I'm pretty sure the show is 1 hour and 45 minutes long, which would give you a whole hour to get to MK for Wishes. I don't think you would have a very good view from the beach at FW...you would be able to see the high fireworks, but it would not be the optimal view of the show at all. Personally I would take my chances of getting back to MK in order to have a MUCH better Wishes experience...unless you are planning to definitely catch it from inside the park on a different day. Even if you don't make it, you'd porbably have a better view from the boat than the beach at FW. It will then be easy enough to catch transport fom MK back to your resort.
  19. Hopefully

    Hopefully DIS Veteran

    We love the HDDR. I think your kids are the perfect age. I took mine when they were little, have been with DS and his children and with a group of all adults 30 ish to 60ish. Each time we had a blast.
    The food is very good "down home cooking" and all you care to eat. The jokes are corny, but fun and there is lots of singing, dancing and audience participation.
    Do you plan to see Wishes any other night? If yes, I wouldn't wait for it on the beach. I would head back to the hotel and get ready for the next day. It will take a while to get back to your hotel.
    Have fun.
  20. vcgirl925

    vcgirl925 Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cooki

    I think we might wait on wishes. We are planning a full days of MK on 2/12 & 2/14. So i'm sure we'll catch it then.
  21. jallsop

    jallsop Earning My Ears

    All u can drink beer and sangria was nice too!

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