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Dinner Packages / Shows

We have had the pleasure of attending several Disney Dinner Shows throughout the years.  We have always had a great time and would highly recommend it to anyone planning a Disney trip.  Take note – Dinner shows are NOT cheap.  If you are on a tight budget then I would say skip these as there are plenty of other things you can do that will not be as costly.  But, if you want to splurge on a dinner show our two favorites are:

fantasmicFantasmic Dinner Show – Disney’s Hollywood Studios – This dinner package gets you dinner at a choice of three restaurants followed by priority seating at the Fantasmic Show located in Hollywood Studios.  This show is only held twice per night (7:00 PM and 9:00 PM) and seating is limited.  The package is reasonably priced as well.  More info about the package can be found here:

Tip – If you have little ones (ages 5 and under) then this package may not be for you.  It begins relatively late at night and some kids are just too tired to get through it.  It also has some content that may be scary to kids.  Viewer discretion…

Hoop Dee Doo Musical – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort – We treated our wedding party to this dinner show when we got married at Disney and boy was it a good time.  It is a comedic, knee slapping, sing along musical show.  They stop the show half way through and serve an all you can eat/drink country style meal (which was surprisingly good).  It is a bit on the pricey side ($60 each) so it may not fit everyone’s budget but for us it was worth the money.  More info about this package can be found here:

Tip – It is a bit tricky to get to this venue (especially if you are relying on Disney transportation).  There is no direct bus from a Disney resort to FortWilderness.  We ended up taking the bus to Magic Kingdom and then jumping on a boat that took us to the venue site (all were free).  It took us a while (1 hour plus) just to get there so plan ahead and leave yourself plenty of time.

Tip – Seating for this show is VERY limited.  It will usually sell out well in advance so you need make a reservation as soon as possible (180 days out).

Tip – Dining reservations can be added to a Disney resort package with no additional money needed up front.  Any balance due must be paid in full 45 days prior to your arrival.

More about the reservation process as well as other Disney dinner packages can be found here:


2 Responses to Dinner Packages / Shows

  1. Suziannie

    Hoop Dee Doo is actually included on the Dining Plan, it’s two table service credits though. But doing signature dining like this is a good way to maximize the value of the dining plan. This is also true for Spirit of Aloha at the Polynesian. Saving up a table service credit or two on the Deluxe plan is actually fairly easy too-my husband and I often share a big breakfast-one credit only and then we have enough credits to do a dinner show as well as a few other fancy meals.

  2. Jason Smith

    Thanks for the dining tip – I don’t usually do the dining plan (unless I can get it free).

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