Disney Pic of the Week: Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show in Pioneer Hall has been entertaining guests since 1974 at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. It is a favorite of my family’s and we have attended the show several times since 1983.

One of the highlights of the evening is when two performers come down and do a few songs in the middle of the dining room. The last song is an audience participation number where everyone is encouraged to wave their napkins over their heads and join in the fun.

Waving Napkins at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue entertainers urging all the guests to wave their napkins over their head during a performance at Pioneer Hall in Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/160s, f/5.6, ISO 6400, EV 0, 24mm Focal Length.

I wanted to make sure anyone seeing this image would understand the napkins were in motion so I used a shutter speed of 1/160th of a second. Any faster and the napkins would look frozen.

Jim Korkis, a noted Disney Historian, wrote up a history of the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue which is a fascinating story.

Do you have a favorite memory of the Hoop-Dee-Doo? Let us know below!

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Scott's "Photographic Innoventions" blog focuses on intermediate to advanced photography concepts and techniques relevant for Point and Shoot and Digital SLR cameras.

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