A Celiac at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

A Celiac at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

A Celiac at the Hoop-Dee-Doo RevueThe Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is one of the longest standing traditions at Disney World. The show is practically the same as when it began in 1974, except for the part where everyone would stand on their table. (Today, it’s a safety hazard to do so.)

For our family, it’s one of our favorite traditions. This show and family dining experience is where my mom enjoyed her 18th birthday. Plus, my sister has even been the bell ringer to let everyone in for dinner. This year we took on a new challenge, our first time there since my celiac diagnosis.

A Celiac at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue
To find the Hoop-Dee-Doo, you can take a ferry from the Magic Kingdom to Fort Wilderness! There are also many bus options from other locations as well.

Of course, I knew I would enjoy the show! It’sย filled with upbeat musical numbers, and many of the songs you’ll already know or have pretty simple lyrics. My favorite bit is when they sing about various audience member’s hometowns. For my own Beantown, they sang “You come from Massachusetts, we’re elated. Although, your footballs may be deflated.” It was a pretty big hit with the audience too. ๐Ÿ™‚

A Celiac at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue
Pioneer Hall

Now, the food may be simple at Pioneer Hall, but it’s pretty tasty. My sister raves about the strawberry shortcake. And, to go with the theme all meals are served family style.

A Celiac at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue
Family Style Meal at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

Everyone’s food… except mine. Those of us with celiac disease and/or food allergies are treated well at Pioneer Hall. As always, you’ll want to indicate your dietary needs under the Special Requests section of the online reservation. However, to my pleasant surprise, when I arrived at my table, there was already a separate salad all ready for me!

A Celiac at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue
My own personal salad!

And, before I had a chance to bite in to my meal, the chef was already at my table. He’s pretty prompt because he already knows the table numbers for all the food allergy parties. Plus, he wants to reach each party before the show begins. They were so helpful with my meal. My additional cinnamon allergy actually made some of the sauces difficult, so I received my own salmon. (I think I was the only person in the place with salmon.)

A Celiac at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

A Celiac at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue
My baked potato!

While nothing special, it was filling and safely prepared. Plus, my meal was equivalent to everyone else. I found the corn to be a little bland, however the baked potato was surprisingly tasty. Once I bit in, it was easy to taste the flavor of the salt on the outside with each bite. (Most people receive mashed potatoes featured above.)

I finished off my meal with a bowl of fruit. Theyย also have quite a few allergy friendly desserts, including: Enjoy Life cookies and dairy free ice cream.ย A Celiac at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

Overall, it was a fun evening to spend with my family, and I’m glad this was a tradition that was easy to carry over despite my celiac diagnosis. I love how proactive they were about reaching all the food allergies and they did a great job explaining how the food would be prepared. (Side note: Like all Disney restaurants the kitchen does contain gluten ingredients, but they do work hard to avoid cross-contact.)

This will be my only Disney Review to post on a Friday. Beginning this June, I’ll return to my Magical Monday series, where you can read about all my Disney dining experiences from this trip. Here are a few sneak peaks from my birthday dinner at Le Cellier in EPCOT.

Le Cellier in Epcot (GF, DF, EF)
What a decadent appetizer! It’s also gluten, dairy, and egg free. ๐Ÿ™‚
Babycakes NYC Birthday Cake (GF and Vegan)
Erin McKenna’s bakery delivered a gluten, dairy, and egg free cake as well!

To all my Fiesta Friday friends, I hope you’re gearing up for a fabulous weekend! I can’t wait to see what y’all brought to the party. I’ll be bringing some homemade food again next week!

Have a fabulous weekend, y’all!

23 thoughts on “A Celiac at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

  1. Love LOVE this – tackling a new restaurant post diagnosis, YOU are my inspiration โค

    1. Awh, thanks Amber! You too! We read tons of reviews about the Hoop-Dee-Doo before going there. For some celiacs they even have a gluten free cornbread. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I loved the hoop dee doo revue on my one trip to Disney in 1987! So happy you were able to keep your family tradition going, Kaila! And that your celiac/ allergy needs were met with yummy options! As always, I love reading your reviews!!

  3. Love this – when I went to disney for Marathon Weekend in January they were amazing, and I am looking forward to running Dumbo in Cali this summer just because I get my GF mickey waffles at the end as a big treat!

    1. Awh, yay! I’m glad you had fun. I found that Disney World was easier to eat at than Disneyland. (I went there for the Avengers Half in November). BUT, I have a ton of extra dietary restrictions. For example, I can’t eat Mickey Waffles because of the tapioca flour. You’ll have so much fun though, there’s plenty of GF Mickey waffles around. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. It sounds lovely having memorable meals like that. The dish just above the cake looks really unusual what is it? Also thank you for coming to Fiesta Friday #68, I hope you have fun chatting and nibbling with others ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. It’s a modified scallop appetizer. There’s a tomato paste on the bottom accompanied by a bunch of edible flowers. I can’t wait to catch up with everyone today as my travels are beginning to slow down. Have a fantastic weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Awh, thanks Michelle! Yes, I work with an adaptive sports program, and I’ve heard fabulous stories when it comes to accessibility as well. They have a lot of programs in place to allow for consistency throughout the park which helps a ton too. Have an awesome weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. It sounds that you really had a wonderful time, Kaila. The meals look fabulously awesome, too. Thanks for coming early today and for sharing a lovely story. Happy FF. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks, Jhuls! I had to post before heading off to EPCOT. I can’t wait to mingle around the party this weekend! Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I have to say that I am really impressed with how well they handled the allergy issues – very proactive and very commendable. I’m also in awe that this is such a long established family tradition – absolutely love that!

    1. Thanks, Selma! It’s not a coincidence that we were in Disney because they are pretty careful with food allergies. However, I was especially impressed with the Hoop-Dee-Doo. And, yes, I love family traditions! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  7. What a wonderful experience this must have been, it’s not very often that places cater to those with special needs, I’m glad this one was favorable for you. Everything looks just delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks, Loretta! Yes, you’re absolutely right. My dietary needs tend to dictate where my whole family goes on vacation, but they’re so gracious about it. The food was tasty, and it’s the atmosphere at the Hoop-Dee-Doo that really stands out. Hope you have a wonderful week! ๐Ÿ˜€

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