‘Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue’ Removes Trademark Buckets from Food Service, Replaced with Generic Skillets

One of the trademarks of the dining experience at the “Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue” at Walt Disney World was food coming in buckets, part of the frontier charm at the nearly 48 year-old show. But with its return to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground this month, we can sadly confirm that food is no longer served to guests in buckets.

Food at the long-lasting Pioneer Hall show is now served instead on skillets instead of buckets. During the food service portions of the show, the skillets are also gently set on the table as at virtually every restaurant at Walt Disney World, rather than being slammed down as before, likely due to concerns that food would fly out of the wide, short skillets.

These skillets are the same as those used to serve many food items at the adjacent Trails End Restaurant, with which “Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue” shares a kitchen. We first saw this change in the preview photos released earlier this month, along with other menu changes introduced for the show.

“Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue” returns to Pioneer Hall on June 23 with updated technical improvements, set adjustments, and some small script changes.

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  1. Loved the serving in buckets! That slamming them down on the table was part of the fun!! What a shame that they felt the need to change. If it ain’t broke…

    1. Fixing shit that isn’t broken while charging more for less is the Disney way under the current regime

  2. Will miss the slammer especially the grandkids reactions. But it wan keep me from coming back. Love the show for 40 years

  3. Well, at least we now know where the auctioned chickens from the sanitized version of Pirates of the Caribbean end up. What a joke. The authenticity of the Review downsized to a poor man’s ChickFilA.

  4. What is wrong with Disney. They keep picking away at all of the little things that kept the repeat customer going back. Disney was always special to us for all the memories and traditions that we recalled and repeated each time we went; but they are taking those away.

    Still can’t be pieced the demolished the Spirit of Aloha😪.

  5. Everything does not have to continually change, whatever could the reason have been to make that change?

  6. We went to the show on Wednesday. The chicken and ribs were both incredibly dry. Many tables sent it back. The performers were fun but they have to improve the food.

  7. I agree. Also, are the food portions the same? A skillet cannot hold as much as a bucket, I don’t care how wide it is. If the same number of pieces, then the pieces are smaller. Chapek always has something up his sleeve to give us less value.

  8. It’s the slickest way to serve you less food without you even realizing it! Less food, more profit!!! Don’t get ripped off by Disney! Find a better, cheaper theme park!! There’s more just as enjoyable as DW!!!

  9. I also agree. It’s part of the show/atmosphere. If you don’t like it – don’t go!!!
    I will definitely miss this immensely. Also please bring back the servers being announced on stage while doing their kick dance! Absolutely love cheering for them and there very hard work.

  10. Such a shame. My family has eaten at Hoop-Dee Doo at least 15 times over the years and I never heard any complaints about the buckets being slammed on the table. It was a fun part of the whole package. Disney is continuing to change or replace so many items / activities that people always enjoyed.

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