Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 14, 2015
    Shelly from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi my family and I are traveling to WDW the first week in August with our 9 year old son and 6 year old daughter. We have several dinner reservations already booked. Looking for one more would you do Mickeys Back Yard BBQ or Hoop Dee Doo Review?


    I don't think you'd be off the mark with either one, but some of the humor at Hoop Dee Doo always seems to go over the heads of the younger ones in our crew. And if you're shy of Mickey's Backyard BBQ with its characters for your 9-year-old, they have a roping cowboy that will captivate him. Both meals serve up healthy portions of chicken and ribs, and as much as I love the strawberry shortcake at the Hoop Dee Doo Revue, the all-you-can-eat Mickey ice cream bars at the barbecue will delight everyone. 

    I know it sounds like I lean toward Mickey's Backyard BBQ, but because you're going in August, I have to mention that even at 6:00 p.m. in the evening at the heavily wooded Fort Wilderness, it is still hot and humid with the occasional thunder shower. If you're planning to return in the next year or so, I'd probably make plans to go to Hoop Dee Doo this trip in August in air conditioning and save Mickey's Backyard BBQ for more reasonable weather. 

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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