The Best Dinner Theater Experiences in Orlando? We’ve Picked Four

*This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase via our links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you*

Updated for 2018!

Walt Disney World has some of the greatest dining opportunities for their guests to enjoy, and some of these even include dinner and a show? These four Orlando dinner shows, in no particular order of preference, are our top recommendations for adding the perfect memories to your vacation.

Hoop de doo Musical Revue in Orlando

Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Location:  Pioneer Hall, Fort Wilderness Campground & Resort, Walt Disney World
Enjoy a rustic, southern, rootin’ tootin’ great family experience at the Hoop Dee Doo!  The Hoop Dee Doo has the distinction of being the longest running dinner show in America.  While the family style meal of ribs, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cornbread and strawberry shortcake is a draw in itself, the meal is secondary to the show. Presented by the Pioneer Hall Players, the show is truly good old fashioned family fun.  Interactive with the audience, excellent voices, and hilarity galore give the audience much more than your average dinner experience. 
Many people return to the Hoop Dee Doo every time they visit Disney World, because while the main parts of the show stay the same, the audience participation gives the entertainers the chance to show off their comedy chops. Three categories of seating doesn’t mean that you can’t be part of the show either.  The Pioneer Hall Players make their way around all through the audience saying hello or asking for volunteers.
With three showtimes daily (4:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:30pm), it gives many opportunities for families to fit this exciting and delicious experience into their vacation plans.

To purchase tickets, give me a call at 214-697-7732, call 407-WDW-DINE, or use this link. 

Earn $20 Rewards for Vacation Referrals!

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show in Orlando

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

Location: Luau Cove, Polynesian Resort, Walt Disney World
Enjoy a traditional Polynesian evening filled with traditional luau entertainment and food. The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show is a chance for Disney World guests to enjoy a dining experience that is unique, something they might not be able to attend in their home town.  This entertaining luau is complete with a story, fire-knife performers and hula dancers. 
Guests will enjoy delicious tropical mixed greens with mango poppyseed dressing, pineapple coconut bread, BBQ pork ribs, Lanoi roasted chicken, fresh seasonal veggies and Kilauea Volcano Delight Dessert. One thing to remember with the Spirit of Aloha is the weather. 
While the Hoop Dee Doo is set inside, the Spirit of Aloha is set outside with covered seating. So during very hot months, the later show might be the most comfortable.  If the weather forecast is 50 degrees or below, the show will be cancelled.  There are two showtimes available daily: 5:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
To purchase tickets, call 407-WDW-DINE or use this link.  

Wantilan Luau Universal Orlando Resorts

Wantilan Luau

Location: Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal Studios
You can actually experience a luau at more than one location in Orlando.
At Loews Royal Pacific, a Universal Orlando Resort, you will also be able to enjoy exotic fare from the South Pacific and enjoy a traditional Hawaiian dinner show. Just like at the Spirit of Aloha show, guests will enjoy an evening of authentic Polynesian food and entertainment, which is held weekly on Saturday nights.  The Wantilan luau features an all-you-can-eat buffet of Polynesian delicacies, live Hawaiian music and traditional hula dancing. Fire and hula dancers entertain the audience while also teaching some lucky dinners the hula Dinner shows are weekly on Saturday nights at 6:00pm.

Midevil Times Orlando dinner theater

Medieval Times Dinner Show & Tournament

Location:  Kissimmee, Florida
Depending on where you live, you very well might have a Medieval Times located near your home town, as there are eight locations spread out across America. But if it’s not familiar to you, then your visit to Orlando is a great reason to experience this great family dining experience.
As in keeping with the “times,” there are no eating utensils available, so guests eat everything with their hands at Medieval Times. There is a set menu including roasted spare ribs, BBQ chicken, herb roasted potatos and castle bread. Medieval Times has never really been known for phenomenal food; some children may not love everything on the menu, but the entertainment and show more than makes up for it. 
The restaurant is split into teams, and guests can cheer on their knights as they compete in an epic tournament complete with horse tricks, jousting and sword fighting.  Open most days of the week, you can celebrate birthdays and other group events at this location.
For more information, use this link.  



To see more of our Cheapskating Guides, use this link.

Amanda Major Cheapskate Princess


Disney’s Cheapskate Princess


Now let our vacation planner help you plan your trip, totally for FREE!

Earn $20 Rewards for Vacation Referrals!

Use this link for a free no obligation vacation quote from Mike Ellis, our Disney Vacation Planner with Pixie Vacations.

Call Mike at 919-606-6725 or e-mail him at