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  • On May 9, 2009
    Theresa from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, My husband and I are bringing our 18 month old son to Disney Movie resort in Sept we were wondering what character dinner/dinner show you would recommend taking him to. He loves music and songs so we though maybe the hoop dee doo review? any ideas

    Hi Theresa!

    I actually have another idea for you to consider in the "dinner show" genre.  My vote for your little guy would be Mickey's Backyard BBQ.  It's held at the Fort Wilderness Campground, just like Hoop dee Doo, but I think might be a bit more fun for a guy his age.  At the BBQ, an awesome country western band gets the crowd going, and the kicker is that some Disney celebrities (i.e., Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Chip & Dale) hit the dance floor in their western garb and boogie with the audience the whole night.  You'll see tons of toddlers, preschoolers and kids of all ages cutting a rug with their Disney pals. 

    The food at both locations is relatively similar, except that the BBQ is buffet style, while Hoop dee Doo is a sit down meal.  Both have great music and entertainment, but I think the access to the characters at Mickey's BBQ might be more fun for your little guy.  Some of the jokes and slap stick "stuff" will probably be lost on your son at Hoop dee Doo.  Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great show and absolutely a fantastic way to end a Disney day, but I think you might want to save it for a future trip!

    Have a great vacation!

    Tanya
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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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