Guest : Angie Muma

From the WDW website – A hilarious, high-spirited hootenanny the whole family will enjoy, accompanied by a finger-lickin’ countrified feast .  Described as “Frontier-Style Family Fun.” Join the Pioneer Hall Players for 2 hours of rousing Wild West dancing, singing and zany vaudeville comedy. Read More

Join the Pioneer Hall Players for 2 hours of rousing Wild West dancing, singing and zany vaudeville comedy. You never know what to expect when Claire de Lune, Johnny Ringo, Dolly Drew, Six Bits Slocum, Flora Long and Jim Handy hit the stage. But you do know that it’s not going to be dull! Get ready to clap your hands, stomp your feet, sing along and have a good ol’ time at rustic Pioneer Hall in Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

Official Disney Information

The show is celebrating 40 years in 2014.

The Basics:

Located in Pioneer Hall, Dinner show at Fort Wilderness campground
-Dining reservations are required.  You can reserve beginning 180 days out.  Can sell out. The earlier you make your reservations the better the seats you get.
-Takes place nightly, 3 different seatings – 4p, 6:15, 8:30p
-Does accept DDP – 2 credits
-Does accept Tables in Wonderland
-3 categories of seating – better the location the more expensive
-Floor and balcony.
-Category 1 – floor, closest to the stage (entire floor except back row).
-Category 2 – floor, behind category 1, below balcony (back row) or balcony in the center
-Category 3 – balcony on the sides
-Pricing – incl. tax and gratuity, prepayment is required (credit card will be charged when you make the reservation)

-Adults (10+) – C1-$67.99, C2-$64.99, C3-$58.99
-Children (3-9) – C1-$36.99, C2-$33.99, C3-$32.99

-Food is served family style & all you can eat – salad, BBQ ribs, fried chicken, corn, baked beans, corn bread, strawberry shortcake, unlimited soft drinks, coffee, tea, milk, beer, wine and sangria

Getting There:

-Fort Wilderness  is a Magic Kingdom resort with an internal bus system.  If you drive, you will need to take a bus at the front of the resort to get to Pioneer Hall.
-You can take a boat over from Magic Kingdom.  The boat drops you off  close enough to Pioneer Hall that you can easily walk over.  The path is well marked.

Once You Arrive:

-They will not let you in until a pre-determined time before the show.  Approximately 30 min.
-Check in with a host/hostess outside.  You will be given tickets.
-Photograph with Disney Photopass photographer.
-Waiting to go inside doesn’t have shade.  It can be very hot in the summer.  There can be long lines for the photograph.
-Some shops (Trading Post) are close to poke around in.
-When they open the door, you will be seated.
-I booked on my 180th day, we were in the front row, dead center – nice and close, sore neck J
-Dinner will begin right away – salads and drinks
-Show is in pieces – small part, let you eat, large part of the show as dinner is winding down

Show:

-Musical revue with comedy
-Western themed
-Lots of song and dance and hijinks, goofy, but on purpose, very talented cast
-Come out into the audience and interact with guests, improve songs, washboard parade with the kids
-Some guest participation on stage for the “grand finale”.
-Food was basic, but good!
-Very entertaining, we loved it.
-Not an every trip meal (cost) but most likely would do it again

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