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More Affordable Seating Options Just Opened Up for This Iconic Disney Dinner Show

It has been an exciting summer so far at the Walt Disney World Resort! With lots of returning restaurants, attractions, backstage tours, and more, this summer has included a number of exciting updates out of Disney Parks and Resorts.

The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is one of the most beloved experiences that returned to Walt Disney World earlier this summer. This iconic dinner show is performed nightly at Pioneer Hall at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, offering Guests one of the most memorable Disney performances alongside a delicious menu of family-style eats, including fried chicken, ribs, baked beans, mashed potatoes, and more topped off with strawberry shortcake and refills of beer and sangria (for Guests who are of age.)

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As expected, the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue has been incredibly popular among Guests since the show returned to Disney World, so some nights have already been sold out. Recently, Disney was able to open up additional seating for the show allowing more Guests to take in all of the fun each night and enjoy more affordable pricing!

The change to the available seating options for the show includes the addition of Category 3 seating on the upper balcony level of Pioneer Hall. Take a look at the pricing based on each section of the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue in the chart below:

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Category 3 seating, we should note, is on the second floor of the space, requiring guests to walk upstairs as there is no elevator access inside Pioneer Hall. Guests who are unable to make the stairs should choose seats in Category 1 or 2.

Since Category 3 seats quietly opened up on Walt Disney World’s official website, it is possible that the change was due to increased staffing. Where Disney Parks and Resorts have been experiencing a staffing shortage for the past couple of years, things are starting to look up, especially recently with the return of the Cultural Representative program.

As staffing increases around Disney World, we expect to see restaurants, shops, and experiences that remain missing from the theme parks and resorts begin to reopen.

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

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Disney’s official description of the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue reads:

Join the Pioneer Hall Players for 2 hours of rousing dancing, singing and zany comedy.

Get ready to clap, move your feet, sing along or just have a good time at rustic Pioneer Hall in Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

In between skits and song standards, chow down on all-you-care-to-enjoy fried chicken and smoked BBQ pork ribs, as well as a tossed green salad, cowboy beans, fresh-baked cornbread, macaroni-and-cheese and creamy coleslaw. And be sure to save room for the grand finale… strawberry shortcake!

Unlimited draft beer, wine and sangria are available for Guests 21 years of age and up (proper ID required). Soft drinks are also included.

The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue takes place just a short ride from the Magic Kingdom at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Advance reservations are required and may be made at DisneyWorld.com. Enjoy the show!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."