Amid tonight’s round of Walt Disney World Resort entertainment layoff emails, news has broken that all Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Cast Members received their notices of separation.
Note that at this time, Disney has not issued any official statements regarding the reported entertainment cuts.
Many fans of the dinner show at Walt Disney World Resort took to Twitter to share and react to the news.
Twitter user @TheRonenverse wrote:
HOOP DE DOO REVUE AND BEAUTY AND THE BEAST LIVE ON STAGE TOO?
HOOP DE DOO REVUE AND BEAUTY AND THE BEAST LIVE ON STAGE TOO? OH MY GOD IT’S EVERYTHING. https://t.co/W1ycRt4Nnr
— TheRonenverse | Railway Simp (@TheRonenverse) October 28, 2020
Another social media user @WDWdeciphered Tweeted:
The news about Hoop-De-Doo [sic], Festival of the Lion King, and Finding Nemo workers being laid off hurts. Don’t think this is over yet either 🙁
The news about Hoop-De-Doo, Festival of the Lion King, and Finding Nemo workers being laid off hurts. Don't think this is over yet either 🙁
— Disney Deciphered (@WDWdeciphered) October 28, 2020
Related: Layoffs Impact Major Walt Disney World Entertainment
Remember that tonight’s layoffs are part of the original 28,000 that The Walt Disney Company announced last month. Layoff emails have been going out in waves and tonight, it seems that Disney World’s entertainment Cast Members are hearing from the company.
The Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue took place at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground and has been temporarily unavailable since the theme park began its phased reopening in July. A favorite for many Disney World fans, this particular dinner and stage show will be sorely missed.
Related: Disney World Sends Out Another Wave of Layoff Emails
Its official description reads:
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.
In between skits and song standards, chow down on buckets of all-you-care-to-enjoy fried chicken and smoked BBQ pork ribs, as well as a tossed green salad, baked beans, fresh-baked cornbread and strawberry shortcake.
The ITM team sends our best wishes to everyone impacted by tonight’s Disney World layoffs. Tell us your favorite Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue memory in the comments.
Click here for a list of ways to help Disney Cast Members during this time.