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Entire Cast of “Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue” Dinner Show Laid Off at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

After over 40 years of “foot-stompin’ fun” at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, the extended closure of select shows at Walt Disney World has resulted in the entire cast of “Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue” to be laid off amidst the latest wave of layoffs affecting the domestic Disney Parks division.

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue opened as a permanent show on September 5, 1974 and is regarded as one of the country’s longest-running dinner shows.

It’s unknown whether the shows will go dark permanently, but we hope to see the return of these extremely talented performers to the parks very soon. Select equity performers returned to Walt Disney World back in September after initial negotiations, but for the most part, the majority of entertainment across the resort remained dark, with performers on extended furlough up until the recent layoffs.

The Walt Disney Company restored the salaries of its Senior Executives in late August, when thousands of Cast Members were still on furlough.

We at WDWNT are supporting these Cast Members as much as possible. You can help too! Help raise money for the Cast Member Pantry by donating directly through WDWNT.

The donation-based organization also has an Amazon Wish List as well as Venmo—their account is: @castmemberpantry. Cast Members can email Cast Member Pantry or contact them via their Facebook page to book a 15-minute “shopping” window.

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Nannette Babin
Nannette Babin
7 months ago

Why didn’t WDW lay off executives? Went to Disney a couple weeks ago and it still cost the same but for the first time in my life I felt ripped off and harnessed by rude cast members.

Wade C
Wade C
7 months ago

The investors need to demand an emergency board meeting and FIRE BOB CHAPEK, and any other execs that support these kind of insane actions! Chapek is committing corporate suicide, and it has to be stopped. I know they’re hands are tied on Disneyland right now due to Newsome, but DeSantis has basically given WDW and other parks in Florida permission to FULLY open back up. Everyone has seen the WDW crowds for the last month or so, and two weeks ago I was there for a week and saw them myself, and there is definitely not 6 feet between parties… Read more »

The Phantom Blot's tailor
The Phantom Blot's tailor
7 months ago

Next week they’ll be melting down the Partners statue.

Then they can get rid of walk around characters and put up screens for virtual character meet and greets.

Going to Walt Disney World was a special experience when I was a kid.

Now it’s Chapek’s Cut Cost City…

Joni Neibert
Joni Neibert
7 months ago

That’s sad! It was a corner show but a fun time, good food and a traditional classic. Hopefully it will be back with a new show that’s even better!