Themed Dinner Shows Delight Guests Nightly at Walt Disney World Resort

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Say “aloha” to a South Pacific luau, “howdy” to vittles from the Wild West or kick up our heels country-style as entertainers perform three themed dinner shows at Walt Disney World Resort.

“Polynesian Luau” is a starry night in the Pacific at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort where guests can enjoy the interactive “Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show” set in the beachfront backyard cabana of a Hawaiian house. The show features authentic Polynesian dancing with a cast from the South Pacific. Highlights of “Polynesian Luau” include traditional drumming and music, and dances including the hula.

The three-course family-style feast includes tropical appetizers, Lanai roasted chicken, Polynesian wild rice, South Seas vegetables, dessert, wine, beer and other beverages. A children’s menu is available.

Show times are 5:15 and 8 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Prices are $67.99, $62.99 and $58.99 for ages 10 and over and $35.99, $30.99 and $29.99 for ages 3 to 9. Prices include tax and gratuity.

“Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue” at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Pioneer Hall is one of the longest-running dinner shows in the United States, offering a down-home musical and comical revue with all-you-can-eat barbecue ribs, fried chicken, corn on the cob, strawberry shortcake and beverages.

During the meal, a troupe of Wild West performers straight from the late 1800s era entertains guests with a bucket-load of corny jokes and foot-stompin’ folk songs in the rustic replica of an Old West dance hall.

The stars of the Western-comedy show are three mirthful couples – everybody’s sweetheart and her handsome cowboy; a tuneless dancer and her theatrical beau; and the amusingly unrefined bumpkin and his tomboyish girlfriend – who entertain guests with their over-the-top personalities and slapstick humor. As part of the show, the couples invite several guests to the stage to play supporting roles, such as an Indian scout, a Texas Ranger and can-can dancer.

Seatings are 4, 6:15 and 8:30 p.m. nightly. Prices are $65.99, $58.99 and $54.99 for ages 10 and over and $33.99, $28.99 and $27.99 for ages 3 to 9. Prices include tax and gratuity.

“Mickey’s Backyard BBQ” treats guests of all ages to an all-you-care-to-eat country-western hoedown at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Pavilion. Set in Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer’s old stompin’ grounds, the covered pavilion hosts this outdoor picnic where kids and adults alike can line dance alongside their favorite Disney characters with toe-tapping beats from a live country-western band.

The delectable buffet features beloved country vittles including barbeque pork ribs, baked chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs with all the fixins, corn on the cob, cowboy beans, watermelon and more with drink selections of beer, wine, fruit punch, lemonade and iced tea.

Seatings are on select nights from March through December. Prices are $59.99 for ages 10 and over and $36.99 for ages 3 to 9. Price includes tax and gratuity.

All three dinner shows are available to the general public. For reservations and information, call 407-WDW-DINE.