Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Advertisement From 1975
The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue opened on June 30, 1974. It was part of the Disney World Fine Arts College Workshop Program and was only scheduled to last for several weeks. The show was so popular that a permanent cast was hired and started on September 5, 1974.
The following advertisement is from the September 1975 WDW News publication. The included text with the Dinner Show section stated: Casual dress. Adult $11. Junior (12-17) $8.25. Child (3-11) $5.50. Reservations needed.
And from the Summer 1974 Disney News, the Official Magazine for the Magic Kingdom Club Families:
…In addition to the new Walt Disney World Golf Resort Hotel and “Magic Carpet ‘Round the World” attraction , Walt Disney World also boasts the new ” Pioneer Hall.” Located in Fort Wilderness Campground Resort on the south shore of Bay Lake, Pioneer Hall features a Main Dining Room where singing hosts and hostesses lead the audience in a fun-filled, homespun revue, “Hoop Dee Doo,” in addition to serving them every thing from corn-on-the-cob to fried chicken. Pioneer Hall also features the “Campfire Snack Bar,” “Trail’s End Buffeteria,” and “Davy Crockett’s Wilderness Arcade.”
Did you know that the original dessert served at the Hoop-Dee-Doo was apple pie and it was served during the song “Apple Pie Hoedown”? It was replaced in 1979 with the “Strawberry Short Cake Walk” and the introduction of the world-famous strawberry shortcake!
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