Since 1974, Walt Disney World Resort guests have been heading out to the settlement at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground to join Claire de Lune, Johnny Ringo, Dolly Drew, Six Bits Slocum, Flora Long and Jim Handy for the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue. This nightly western style vaudeville show is performed for guests while they enjoy delicious “vittles” like fried chicken, ribs, strawberry shortcake and cornbread.
This past Tuesday marked the Hoop-Dee-Doo’s 37th year. The first performance took place June 14, 1974, and it has run at Pioneer Hall ever since.
Built with 1,283 hand-fitted pine logs from Montana and 70 tons of stone from North Carolina, this photograph of Pioneer Hall was taken in February 1974, when the building was almost near completion. Standing two stories high and modeled after buildings from the late 1800s, Pioneer Hall officially opened on April 1, 1974.
While it is estimated that more than 800 lbs of ribs are served every night at the Hoop-Dee-Doo, the only thing that concerns me is how quickly we can get to the strawberry shortcake finale. Yum!