Thursday, October 17, 2013

September Villains Weekend--Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review

I am sooo far behind on blog posts, but slowly catching up.  Last month, a group of friends came down over Friday the 13th.  We had so many things planned and I was soooo excited!  We all met because we got married at Disney and they've become some of my closest friends! 

Wednesday night kicked it off (well, a couple of them came down a little earlier but this was the first planned event.)  We (me & Kory, Beth & Paul, Jennifer & Charley, Melissa & Peter, and Debra & her daughter) went to see the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review at Fort Wilderness.  We met at the Wilderness Lodge where Beth and Paul were staying and the took the boat over.  I saw the show once on my first trip to Disney World when I was 8 and I remember it so clearly because my brother was chosen to be the boy who gets to go on stage and wear the jacket.  And I was sooo jealous!  I went another time with Kory's dad and aunt.  And I couldn't wait for this time!

The show is so much fun.  It's really engaging and interactive with the audience.

First up we had some salad (which you can see in the picture below) and Paul got sung to!

Then after a little bit more show, the regular food is brought out.  It's all you can eat, served family style.  Fried chicken, ribs, beans, corn, mashed potatoes, and corn bread.  Oh man.  The cornbread is sooooo good!  I think I ate a loaf all by myself!!  Jennifer found the recipe for me online..I'll post it at the bottom!

After dinner, they asked all of the anniversary couples to stand up.  We embarrassed Jennifer and Charley because it was their 2 year anniversary that weekend.  They had to stand up and dance.  Awww.

The entertainers were soo good!  I wish I had their talent!

 Next up: dessert!  Strawberry Shortcake!  Yum!  I only had a little bit since I had stuffed myself with the dinner!
 And then the part of the show that I remembered so vividly from when I was younger.

 At the end, they pass out musical instruments to the audience.

 Such a fun night!

 If you're looking for a fun, interactive dinner show, then I definitely recommend seeing the Hoop-Dee-Doo!

Here's the cornbread recipe Jennifer found for me from the Disney Food Blog.  And this is their picture as well.  (Our cornbread was a thicker loaf-type)

3/4 cup cornmeal
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
2 eggs

1. Mix flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, blend milk, eggs, and oil until well mixed.
3. Using a mixer, slowly add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing just enough to incorporate.
4. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and pour the batter into the pan, spreading evenly.
5. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. Love cornbread with the fire of a thousand suns.

    We went to this show a few years ago with my in-laws and it was a fun night. Glad you had a blast.

    1. I'm hit or miss with most bread. It has to be really flavorful for me to eat it. This was so yummy!