There is something so fun about going to a dinner show. You have your meal and entertainment all wrapped up in one. There are 3 dinner shows at Walt Disney World. If you are on the dining plan they will require 2 table service credits per person. Whether you are on the Disney Dining Plan or not you will have to secure your reservation with a credit card. Tip is included in the price of the meal as is some alcohol (beer and sangria). You will have to pick up the tickets for the show at the Concierge at your Disney resort hotel before going to the show. Call 407-WDW-Dine to make reservations or use the new online reservation system through My Disney Experience.
The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is located at the Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground at Pioneer Hall. This is the best dinner show available in my opinion. You will be entertained by 3 couples as they arrive off the stage coach. There is definitely a country theme to this show. There is both comedy, audience participation, and lots of music. The meal is all you can eat and it will arrive with a bang! It includes fried chicken, BBQ pork ribs, fresh bread, corn on the cob, baked beans, salad, and is all you care to eat. They will just keep bringing it out until you are done. The meal is finished off with my favorite strawberry shortcake. The meal includes soda, milk, juice, beer, sangria, coffee and tea. Since tip is also included you won’t walk out with a bill. The food and entertainment is family friendly too! The best way to get there varies by where you are coming from. From most places you will go to the Magic Kingdom and then take a boat to Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. DO NOT board the boat to Wilderness Lodge. If you are staying at Wilderness Lodge or the Contemporary you can board a boat directly to Fort Wilderness from your boat dock. Once you arrive at Fort Wilderness you will follow the path away from the boat dock and Pioneer Hall will be on your right just past the Trails End Restaurant. You will want to arrive 30 minutes before the show to check in and get your photo.
Mickey’s Backyard BBQ is also located at Fort Wilderness in an outdoor pavilion. Because this show is offered outside it is only available from March – December on Thursdays and Saturdays. This is an informal show and well named. There is a country band, line dancing, and an appearance by Mickey, Minnie and friends to dance and hang out with. The food is average with chicken, ribs, hot dogs, corn on the cob, corn bread, baked beans, cake, bear, wine, lemonade, and iced tea all included as well as gratuity. You cannot drive through Fort Wilderness so you will have to take an internal bus to get to the pavilion if you drive or take the boat from Magic Kingdom.
Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Show at the Polynesian. This show is located in Luau Cove in a covered pavilion just off the beach. It features the dances and traditions of many Polynesian nations including fire-knife dancing and hula. The food has Polynesian flare and is served family style on the table. The all you care to eat meal includes items such as salad with mango poppy seed dressing, pineapple coconut bread, bbq pork ribs, roasted chicken, rice, vegetables and more all cooked with the flavors of the tropics. The dessert is a bread pudding to die for! Children can share in the adult meal or get more child friendly items such as macaroni and cheese and chicken nuggets. Drinks such as beer, wine, sangria, soda, coffee, tea, and lemonade are included but you can order anything else from the fully stocked bar for an additional charge.
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