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first_imgTomorrow is a landmark day in the Christian calendar, being the day Christians believe Jesus was resurrected from the dead – his death occurring three days prior on Good Friday – and ascended to heaven. With Guyana being one of the few countries having substantial blocs of adherents of all the three top major religions in the world – Christianity, Islam and Hinduism – it is noteworthy how Easter has become a national festival.Christianity, of course, was the religion of the Europeans that colonised Guyana and they imposed that religion on the Indigenous Peoples who were relegated to the hinterland, and also on the slaves and indentured servants they imported to work on the mainly sugar plantations. It is sometimes forgotten that Guyana was once also a major producer and exporter of cotton and coffee. Since the colonisers – the Dutch and the British – were generally Protestants, this was the variant of Christianity promulgated by the official churches, which worked hand in glove with the governments. After slavery, for instance, the Christian churches were funded to “educate” the freed-slaves, the Indigenous Peoples and later the other labour immigrants.The Portuguese brought their Roman Catholic brand of Christianity when they arrived in 1835 and being strong in their orientation, established several Cathedrals, churches and schools that operated on their religious premises. During slavery, even the languages of the African slaves were forbidden, much less their indigenous spiritual practices. These were derided as “pagan” and “animistic” and proffered as proof of Africans being on the lowest rung of humanity on the “chain of being” postulated by Christian theologians of that era.Ironically, this position was an advance on the views of the Spanish Christian monk, Bartholomew de Las Casas, who insisted Africans had no soul so enslaving them was actually beneficial since they would be exposed to the beneficent influences of the “soul-full” Christians who were their masters. The same logic was used in Africa and today, with African contributing 40 per cent of the Christian flock, it is also their fastest growing demographic. In his book Things fall apart, African author Chinua Achebe describes this spread of Christianity and the displacement of indigenous spiritual practices in Iboland of Nigeria. It is poignant that in the acclaimed Afro-futuristic movie, “Black Panther”, which envisions an Africa not colonised by Europe, each of the five tribes practice their own spiritual practices, including communing with ancestors, without any conflict.In Guyana, however, like the Indigenous Peoples, peoples of African descent are mostly Christians. However, a growing number are turning to Islam – which some of their ancestors practiced in Africa, eg, the Fulani – which was extirpated during slavery. This reflects global trends that will see Islam displace Christianity as the largest religion in the world by 2060. The Indians immigrants were Hindus (80 per cent) or Muslims (20 per cent). Christian indentured servants were at best, a handful. However, with the pressures of the dominant Christian-run schools and the premise of Guyana being a “Christian nation” during the colonial era, Hindus especially, were converted in massive numbers to Christianity. It is a tribute to the tenacity of the Muslims to their faith than their numbers have actually grown absolutely and proportionately. The last group of immigrants, the Chinese, all converted to Christianity.As a consequence of the above described history, Christianity in Guyana is today the major (55 per cent) religion in the country, if one were to conflate all their various “denominations”. But even for the substantial other religions, Easter is significant for several “secular” practices that have come to be associated with the event. On Good Friday, it is almost universally accepted there would be a catastrophe if one were to go to work. Kite flying has become quintessentially Guyanese and is practiced by Guyanese of all faiths at this time of the year, even though it is thought to be symbolic of Jesus’ ascension. There are other events such as the “Bartica Regatta” and the annual Easter Hat Show at this time.Happy Easter.last_img read more

Charged Kenya in French date at RWC7s quarters

first_imgKenya became the first side through to the quarters by beating Samoa thanks a late try from Michael Wanjala to send Friday’s side through as the second seeds and will meet France who came from 17-0 behind to draw 17-17 with Australia thanks to a penalty drop goal from Terry Bouhraoua.South Africa’s Blitz Boks are seeded first in the last eight draw after completing their Pool B fixtures without conceding a point at the end of an enthralling second day of action at the Luzhniki Stadium.Paul Treu’s side added 41-0 and 33-0 victories over Scotland and Japan to their defeat of the hosts on day one and will face Fiji in the quarter finals after the Islanders lost to Wales in the Pool E decider and enter as the second best runner-up.In their crunch showdown against Samoa, former skipper Humphrey Kayange settled the nerves for Friday’s outfit when he touched down for the first try but Biko Adema missed the conversion.Willy Ambaka extended lead with a second try with Adema getting his range to give Kenya a 12-0 lead at the breather.Substitute Lio Lolo went over and Alatasi Tupou converted just over two minutes into the second half to make the game a five point affair.Lolo got his second try with just over a minute left to the final hooter to level matters with Uale Mai missing the conversion that would have given his side the lead.That set the stage for Wanjala to be the hero right at the death as Samoa crashed out of the Main Cup despite finishing second in the Pool.In their second tie, Zimbabwe made life difficult for Kenya early on, dominating the early exchanges but Adema settled the nerves by dummying his opponents before grounding the ball, his unconverted try putting his side 5-0 up. Kenya ate into Zimbabwe’s territory and Felix Ayange scored his third try of the tournament, Adema missing the conversion with the scores at 10-0. Ambaka would score the simplest of tries, Adema’s conversion putting Kenya 17-0 before Tafadzwa Chitokwindo pulled one back for the Cheetahs, 17-5 the half time scores.Kayange punished a mistake from the Cheetah’s on the restart, scoring under the posts with Adema converting for a 24-5 lead before Oscar Ouma sealed the deal for Kenya, his try and Lavin Asego’s conversion handing them a 31-5 result.Their clash against France will be played at 1.06pm local time (+3GMT) with the sides having met once before where Kenya won their Bowl Quarterfinals 12-7 in the 2001 edition in Mar del Plata, Argentina.QUARTER-FINAL LINE-UPFiji v South Africa 12.00pmNew Zealand v Wales 12.22pmEngland v Australia 12.44pmKenya v France 1.06pm0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, June 29- Kenya shifted through the gears to book their place in the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup Sevens where they will take on France after beating Zimbabwe and Samoa to complete a sweep of Pool C matches.Mike Friday’s charges followed up their 45-5 win over Philippines in their Friday opener with a 31-5 stuffing of Zimbabwe in their second before edging out their main rivals and sevens titans, Samoa 17-12 to make the last eight.last_img read more

FKF formally submits 2017 Afcon bid to CAF

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, September 30-Kenya has formally submitted a bid to host the 2017 Africa Nations Cup on her own or jointly with east Africa neighbours Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.In an announcement Tuesday evening, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) confirmed they had submitted the necessary papers to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) ahead of the deadline for submission. Kenya faces competition from East and Central African neighbours Ethiopia and Zimbabwe with football continental football giants, Algeria, Ghana and Mali ranked as favourites.War-torn Libya declared last in August they would not have the capability to host the biennial African football showpiece since they cannot guarantee the security of participating teams, fans and officials and FKF wasted no time to express interest.Plans to co-host the event with neighbours Uganda and Rwanda were abandoned with FKF opting to go for it alone.“FKF views this as another opportunity to bring Africa’s greatest soccer showpiece to our great nation and coming so soon after CAF handed us the right to host the 2018 Orange CAF Africa Nations Championships.“FKF is in the process of consultations with the relevant stakeholders and government before submitting our bid before the September 30, 2014 deadline,” the announcement signed by federation chief, Sam Nyamweya said in August when CAF invited bids.Due to the short notice to put the event together, the continental body has cited adequate and proper accommodation for visiting teams, officials and fans, ready stadia and an efficient transport network linking the venues as the requisite considerations for candidate nations.Kenya were given the hosting rights for the 1996 edition and a secretariat set up at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium but political influences informed the Government of the day led by retired President, Daniel Arap Moi, to withdraw support.As punishment, Kenya were banned from the next two editions and the event given to newly independent South Africa who went on to win the trophy for the first time with a 2-0 victory over Tunisia in the final.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Car-theft suspect shot in gunbattle with police

first_img(818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – A car-theft suspect was wounded in a shootout with police after a three-minute chase, officials said Thursday. The incident began at 9:27 a.m., when police tried to pull over the unidentified man, who was driving a 1988 Oldsmobile that police say was stolen. Following a brief chase, the man stopped in the 14900 block of Friar Street, shadowed by three Los Angeles Police Department vehicles. “The suspect exited his vehicle and immediately fired upon the officers with a small-caliber handgun,” Deputy Chief Michel Moore said at a news conference. “The officers returned fire, striking the suspect.” One of the man’s bullets hit the door of a patrol car being used by an officer as a shield. The door panel may have saved the officer’s life, Moore said. The wounded gunman was transported to a local hospital with a bullet wound to the back, officials said. He is expected to recover. Moore said Thursday’s “brazen” incident was the seventh officer-involved shooting this year, compared with just two during the same period in 2006. “This is an outgrowth, we believe, of violence we’re seeing throughout the city, the increase of gang activity, the increase that we’ve seen in the latter part of 2006 and going into 2007,” Moore said. “It tells us as we’re focusing on gang violence, as we’re redirecting our resources toward gang members and the violence that’s occurring in the street, that we’re doing so appropriately.” last_img read more

Carlisle sign former QPR winger

first_img1 Carlisle United have signed the former QPR winger Angelo Balanta on a short-term deal.The Colombian left Loftus Road in September 2014 after coming through the ranks to make 29 first-team appearances for the club.Balanta has spent time on loan at MK Dons and Yeovil before signing a permanent deal with Bristol Rovers last season where he scored once in 16 appearances.That was not enough to earn him another deal and the 24-year-old was released by Rovers at the end of the season and has signed with League Two Carlisle for the remainder of 2015.last_img

Job Vacancy: Experienced Receptionist/Administrative Assistant required

first_imgJob Vacancy: John F. Loughrey Financial Services is currently seeking an experienced Receptionist/Administrative Assistant for their well-established Letterkenny company.See below for job description and application details: Job Vacancy: Experienced Receptionist/Administrative Assistant required was last modified: December 19th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Administrative AssistantJohn F Loughrey Financial ServicesReceptionistlast_img read more

Premier League statistics: Morata’s hat-trick, Lukaku’s record, and more

first_img 9. Tottenham have won their first three away games in a top-flight season for the first time since 1991/92. A brilliant goal-filled Saturday of Premier League action kept us entertained all day at talkSPORT towers.Tottenham’s victory in a five-goal thriller against rivals West Ham kicked things off before Manchester City and Chelsea racked up big scorelines, beating Crystal Palace 5-0 and Stoke City 4-0 respectively.It was harder for Manchester United who held out well to beat a gutsy Southampton side 1-0, while a late Richarlison goal gave Watford a 2-1 win over Swansea and forgotten star Oumar Niasse powered Everton to a victory over Bournemouth.But what were the best facts and figures to come out of the Premier League matches? Click the right arrow above to find out… 10 3. Serge Aurier is the first Spurs player to be sent off in the Premier League since Vlad Chiriches against Stoke in May 2015 – 868 days ago. 10 7. Since joining Liverpool in 2013, Simon Mignolet has saved 7 of the 15 Premier League penalties he’s faced; more than any other keeper. 2. Alvaro Morata is the 17th player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Chelsea – only Arsenal have had more players hit trebles (19). 10 10 1. Philippe Coutinho has scored 16 Premier League goals from outside the box since his debut, more than any other player. 4. No player has scored more goals in their first six Premier League games for Manchester United than Romelu Lukaku. He’s scored six – the same as Louis Saha. 10 10 5. Christian Eriksen has now surpassed Nicklas Bendtner as the outright top scoring Dane in Premier League history having scored his 33rd against West Ham. 6. Only Diego Costa (8) had more goals and assists in his first six Premier League games for Chelsea than Alvaro Morata (4 goals, 2 assists). 10 10 10 10 8. Manchester City are the first side to score five goals, or more, in three consecutive top-flight games in the same season since Blackburn in 1958/59. 10. Crystal Palace are the first team in English Football League history to lose their first six games of the season without scoring a single goal.last_img read more

Ranieri set for ninth managerial stint in Serie A after landing Sampdoria job

first_img SORRY Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has been appointed the new manager of Serie A basement side Sampdoria.Ranieri, 67, replaced Eusebio di Francesco who was sacked on Monday with the club bottom following a dismal run of six defeats in seven matches. Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Claudio Ranieri has been named Sampdoria’s new manager appointed getty images Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane 1 scrap LATEST Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? revealed PAYBACK MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Remarkably, it is the second time in seven months that the Italian has succeeded Di Francesco, after taking over from the 50-year-old at Roma in March.Ranieri’s latest job is his 20th managerial appointment and marks his ninth spell working in Serie A.He is best remembered for leading 5,000/1 outsiders Leicester to a fairytale Premier League triumph in 2016, but nine months was axed by the Foxes.Ranieri has since gone on to manage Nantes in France, before returning to the English top flight for an unsuccessful spell with Fulham in 2018/19. latest changes Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Ranieri was sacked by the Whites after just 106 days, before taking at Roma – where he started his career as a player – leading them to a sixth-placed finish.Sampdoria are two points adrift at the bottom of the table, having only registered one league victory so far this term.Ranieri’s first game in charge of Sampdoria will see him go head-to-head with his beloved Roma on October 20.last_img read more

SATURDAY SIX: 6 Reasons We LOVE Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

first_imgShare This!This week’s SATURDAY SIX takes a look at Six Reasons We LOVE Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. With 26 on-site resorts at Walt Disney World, there is a wide variety of choices for families coming down. We’ve covered many here on the SATURDAY SIX including Value Resorts (Art of Animation and Pop Century), Moderates (Port Orleans Riverside and Coronado Springs), and Deluxe (Contemporary and Animal Kingdom Lodge). We also can’t forget the Disney Vacation Club resorts such as Old Key West. Today we are going to take a look at one of WDW’s original resorts, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.Fort Wilderness. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Overlooked by many Disney guests because it is not a traditional hotel, Fort Wilderness is one of the oldest resorts at WDW opening about a month after the Magic Kingdom all the way back in 1971. Since that time, the entire area has gone through a lot of changes and is really one of the most special places on property. Today we’re going to take a look at some of our favorite parts of Fort Wilderness, and let’s kickoff the countdown with…# 6 – Tri-Circle-D RanchTalk about a “hidden gem” at Walt Disney World, and one that is hidden in plain sight. Located directly next to Pioneer Hall – and Disney’s legendary Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue (we’ll get to that later) – is Tri-Circle-D Ranch, home to all the horses at WDW. That’s right, from the horses you’ll see pulling the trolley on Main Street USA to the Headless Horseman’s steed at MNSSHP, they all spend their off time here at the Ranch. Aside from just walking around and admiring their beautiful animals, the Ranch also offers pony rides for children and horseback rides for those aged 9 and up (while walking around the Ranch is free, there is a charge for rides.)At the back of the Ranch there is a giant barn, and inside you’ll find a wonderful tribute to the history of horses and the Walt Disney Company (including some fantastic pictures of Walt himself with horses.) Here you can also see many horses hanging out in their stalls, and outside of each there is a placard giving some information about each horse. I highly recommend taking a trip to the Tri-Circle-D Ranch on your next WDW visit. There are so many types of breeds that call the Ranch home including Arabian, Clydesdale, Belgian, and Shetland ponies.Tri-Circle-D Ranch. (photo by Brandon Glover)Tri-Circle-D Ranch. (photo by Brandon Glover)Tri-Circle-D Ranch. (photo by Morgan Crutchfield)When the weather dips to 50 or below, the horses get to wear their winter coats (for readers such as @TheDCLBlog the coats come out at 78 degrees) – photo by Morgan CrutchfieldThe history of Walt Disney and horses. (photo by Brandon Glover)Walt Disney. (photo by Brandon Glover)The Dragon Calliope: “the horse-drawn musical instrument that Walt Disney purchased for the Mickey Mouse Club Circus Parade at Disneyland Park in the 1950s.” (photo by Brandon Glover)Tri Circle D barn. (photo by Brandon Glover)Horse LinkedIn. (photo by Brandon Glover)Blacksmith. (photo by Brandon Glover)–# 5 – The Chuck Wagon and Chip ‘N Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-LongWhile Disney was certainly late to the Food Truck craze (although we are huge fans of the Food Truck Park at Disney Springs) they came up with an E-Ticket food truck at Fort Wilderness with The Chuck Wagon. Themed like an RV, the food truck fits in perfectly at the Meadows part of Fort Wilderness and is located directly next to the area for Chip ‘n Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long. There are a bunch of awesome Disney stickers all over the RV that are worth checking out, especially for fans of Old School Disney. I personally loved the newer stickers representing areas at Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge.The Chuck Wagon offers a limited menu of sandwiches, salads, and hot dogs. There is alcohol available along with the usual assortment of soft drinks. Because the camper is parked next to the Chip ‘n Dale’s Campfire area, it’s also your go to place to pick up snacks for that, including S’mores kits (you’ll also find cotton candy, pretzels, popcorn, ice cream and more.)The Chuck Wagon, notice the original logo for WDW underneath the USA map. (photo by Brandon Glover)Stickers. (photo by Brandon Glover)This is the original logo of Walt Disney World. Great touch. (photo by Brandon Glover)Condiments. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Pioneer Berry Salad. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Roasted Portobello and Vegetable wrap. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Beef and Blue Sandwich. (photo by Julia Mascardo)–Wait, you’ve never heard of Chip ‘n Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long? Talk about another underrated gem on property, this is one of the only meet and greets outside of the parks that you don’t need a reservation for and is FREE. There is a ton of seating, and two fire pits at the front to roast your marshmallows. For our family, roasting marshmallows is right up on the kids’ favorite things to do along with pool swimming and trying to get us to buy them every toy they see. A cowboy takes the stage, and after he introduces Chip ‘n Dale a small sing-a-long show takes place (don’t expect any tunes from The Little Mermaid or Moana, this is mostly nursery rhyme stuff.) Chip n’ Dale will walk around to take pictures and sign autographs for everyone. When the show is over, a Disney movie will be shown on a giant screen in the area so you can really make a night of this. Again, everything is absolutely free and no ADRs are required (although if you don’t bring your own S’mores kit expect to buy one from the Chuck Wagon because you don’t want to be That Guy.)Chip and Dale’s Campfire Sing A Long. (photo by Brandon Glover)Seating. These benches make the concrete at Rivers of Light shows seem comfortable, so bring a “parade cushion” if you got one. (photo by Brandon Glover)Chip ‘n Dale. (photo by Daisy Lauren)Campfire. (photo by Daisy Lauren)Movie screen. (photo by Daisy Lauren)–# 4 – The CabinsMore power to anyone who actually spend a Disney vacation with their family in an RV or tent at the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds. My family tried that and to this day half of us still won’t talk to each other. Thankfully there’s another alternative for those of us who consider “roughing it” to be going to a Value Resort: The Fort Wilderness Cabins. To quote Len Testa, “think of log cabins at any resort mountain town around the country, except have them sanitized by Disney and insert 4 world-class theme parks, that’s the Fort Wilderness experience. It’s perfect if you want to give your vacation a rustic-but-not-too-rustic feeling.”The cabins are equipped with HDTV, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a fully equipped kitchen, just like the pioneers had. There is a queen size bed, bunk beds, and double-size sleeper sofa. With Mousekeeping and H2O branded bathroom products, you have all the amenities of a Disney hotel room but they are nothing like the rooms you’ll find at equivalently priced accommodations on property. The sticking point for us is just one bathroom per cabin (we love the Art of Animation suites that have two,) but there are several “convenience stations” across Fort Wilderness which offer bathrooms which have showers and next level bonkers art on the walls.Cabin.Outdoor cooking area. (photo by Steve Bloom)Bunk beds leave so much extra room for ACTIVITIES! (photo by Steve Bloom)How great are those chairs and that lighting fixture?! (photo by Steve Bloom)This is the closest we here at the SATURDAY SIX get to “roughing it” on vacation. (photo by Steve Bloom)–# 3 – Trail’s EndWhen it comes to dining at Disney, you had us at “all you care to eat.” From ‘Ohana to Tusker House to Whispering Canyon and pretty  much everywhere in between, if there’s a buffet or buffet-style restaurant, we love eating there. Trail’s End at Fort Wilderness is up there with the best of them. The amount of quality food items available is just incredible, and we go crazy for their signature fried chicken and pork ribs. There is something for literally everyone, including pizza and fish dishes. You want dessert? How about strawberry shortcake, ice cream, cake, apple cobbler, bread pudding and more. Oh, and don’t forget to get a piece of cornbread too (or if you’re like us, ten pieces.)One major plus at Trails End is how accommodating they are for vegan diners. The buffet itself is a carnivores dream, but vegans can take solace that they can be prepared items off menu. In fact, one of the chefs at Trail’s End is basically a superstar to many guests with dietary restrictions: Chef TJ. We’ve seen some truly fantastic meals made by Chef TJ that have made the vegan in our party feel very special. Chef TJ always goes above and beyond and makes every meal magical.Check out this review of Trail’s End by noted theme park foodie Tom Bricker and make your ADR ASAP!The Trail’s End “Greatest Hits” plate. (photo by Tom Bricker)It took all of our will to not just pull up our chair her and set up shop. (photo by Daisy Lauren)Trail’s End. (photo by Daisy Lauren)Trails End. (photo by Daisy Lauren)Mmmmmm, corbread. (photo by Megan Stump)Trails End brunch. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Vegan Nachos at Trail’s End, prepared by Chef TJ. (photo by Cheryl Perlmutter)Portobello Mushroom with tofu, rice and vegetables, prepared by Chef TJ. (photo by Cheryl Perlmutter)Apple Cobler. (photo by Julia Mascardo)–# 2 – All the ActivitiesSome resorts at WDW have more to offer than others. For instance, if you had to spend an entire week at the All-Star Resorts without leaving the area, you might – in fact – lose your mind. At Fort Wilderness, you could spend an entire week at the resort and not even feel the need to to go the theme parks because there is so much to do and see. Like all other WDW resorts, Fort Wilderness has a pool to swim in, and similar to resorts near a large body of water (like the Grand Flo) it features a marina with many options. While other Disney resorts offer bicycle riding as an activity, Fort Wilderness is the only one with the amount of room – and view – to really enjoy yourself. Guests can fish or get a canoe and go out into the water for some relaxation. Aside from just visiting Tri-Circle-D Ranch, you can also get private carriage rides or a group wagon ride through the trails.Fort Wilderness.Bicycle.A canoe going upstream.Nature at Fort Wilderness.Fort Wilderness. (photo by Brandon Glover)Fishing available. (photo by Brandon Glover)At the Marina, transportation to the Magic Kingdom and other resorts is available.Wagon Ride. (photo by Brandon Glover)(photo by Brandon Glover)(photo by Brandon Glover) # 1 – Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical RevueFor us here at the SATURDAY SIX, the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is not just the best thing at Fort Wilderness, it is the best thing in all of Walt Disney World. It is the longest running show at WDW and is a family favorite for many generations of guests. Hoop-Dee-Doo is a dinner show featuring an Old Timey vaudeville act whose corny jokes and interaction with the audience work just as well in 2017 as they did 30 years ago. The food is served all you care to eat (music to our ears) and features several of the Must Get items at Trail’s End, including fried chicken, ribs, and cornbread. The drinks are all bottomless as well, including alcohol. The finale of the show is based around the strawberry shortcake and the dessert delivers in the main event spot it gets. There is no ifs, ands, or buts, if Hoop-Dee-Doo is sitting there on your Disney Bucket List you need to check it off immediately.Pioneer Hall. (photo by Brandon Glover)The best plates on Disney property. (photo by Brandon Glover)Try not to drool on your keyboard. (photo by Brandon Glover)Bud Light and Yeungling served as all you can drink and we can assure it was challenge accepted. (photo by Brandon Glover)The Pioneer Hall Players. (photo by Brandon Glover)(photo by Brandon Glover)Audience participation. (photo by Brandon Glover)Servers. (photo by Brandon Glover)E-Ticket dessert. (photo by Brandon Glover)–HONORABLE MENTION  – The Merch!This is almost impossible to believe, but Fort Wilderness has hands-down the best selection of resort specific merchandise at WDW. Who’da thunk it?! The shirts are great, the pins are unique, and even the “resort art” is cool. There are two Trading Posts at Fort Wilderness, and keep your eyes open for the pressed penny designs too!(photo by Brandon Glover)Fort Wilderness RV Keychain/Flashlight, in the resort-specific merchandise Hall of Fame.These shirts are great. (photo by Brandon Glover)Back of the “Happy Camper” shirt.(photo by Brandon Glover)Never understood why people would buy prints sold in other resort gift shops (such as Old Key West or Caribbean Beach) but the art at Fort Wilderness is excellent. (photo by Brandon Glover)Pins. (photo by Brandon Glover)Mickey wearing a coonskin hat.–So there you have it: Six Reasons We LOVE Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground! See you next weekend for the latest installment of the SATURDAY SIX, where we’ll look at something fun from the world of Disney and Universal. If you enjoyed yourself, be sure to check out The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! articles, or, for your listening pleasure, check out the E-Ticket Report podcast. You can also follow Your Humble Author on Twitter (@derekburgan).If you enjoyed this article, you will surely like the following:Six Reasons We Love Disney’s BOARDWALK ResortSix Reasons We Love Disney’s POP CENTURY ResortSix Reasons We Love Disney’s Animal Kingdom LodgeSix Reasons We Love Disney’s OLD KEY WEST ResortSix Reasons We Love Disney’s CORONADO SPRINGS ResortSix Amazing CARS Details at Disney’s ART OF ANIMATION ResortHidden Gems of Disney: Chip ‘n Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-LongSpecial Thanks to crack staff photographer Brandon Glover, Outlet Intern Jammin’ Julia Mascardo, World Traveler Daisy Lauren, DVC Central magnate Morgan Crutchfield, and blogger to the stars Megan Stump for their invaluable assistance with this article. Be sure to also check out Brandon on The Park Blogger podcast with co-hosts Aengus Mackenzie, while fellow Potterheads may enjoy Meg’s work on the Central Florida Slug Club.FINAL PLUG! Did you know The 2017 Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando has a special edition of the SATURDAY SIX in it? Finally, someone came up with an actual reason to read a book. ORDER this baby now!See ya soon Mick. See ya REAL SOON! (photo by Brandon Glover)last_img read more