Roundup Rodeo BBQ Opening Announced

Disney Parks Blog has announced the timeframe for the opening of the new Walt Disney World BBQ restaurant, Roundup Rodeo BBQ.

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According to the post by Ben van Beusekom, the restaurant is looking at a Spring 2023 opening date. The restaurant will of course feature BBQ style food as well as toy drawings by Andy. See below for more information.

Andy’s backyard is getting ready for more toys! Roundup Rodeo BBQ will open in Spring 2023 to welcome guests for delicious barbecue and toy-sized fun. We’re excited to share more details about the world’s first “Toy Story” table service restaurant, coming to Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here’s a closer look at Roundup Rodeo BBQ, and how Imagineers collaborated with Disney Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney World Food & Beverage to design this one-of-a-kind dining experience. 

Using his imagination, Woody’s Roundup toys, and other playthings, Andy has built a rodeo restaurant for all his pals. We are excited for guests to enter the dining room and discover just how much fun Andy had creating a rollicking place for honorary toys to enjoy barbecue-inspired comfort foods served family-style, with platters of house-smoked meats, a roundup of sides and some miniature sweet surprises along the way.

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Roundup Rodeo BBQ coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

In this wild, western setting, you can find a steam train supported by colored pencils, a suspiciously impressive house of cards, and game boards featuring beloved characters from the “Toy Story” films. To fill the stands of his rodeo arena, Andy has decorated the cardboard box with hand-drawn audience members! The dining room also features the rodeo’s star performers: Jessie, Trixie, and Bo Peep with her leapin’ sheep Billy, Goat, and Gruff!

Roundup Rodeo BBQ coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

What we are really excited about with bringing these toys, games, and sets to the park is the collaboration with our pals at Disney Pixar Animation Studios to design figures unique to this restaurant and artwork that can only be found at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Imagineers worked closely with animators and designers at the renowned animation studio to bring characters and art from the films to life in new ways unique to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. They even designed full comic strips about Woody’s adventures, which Andy has used as part of the dining room ceiling!

Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog and the @waltdisneyimagineering Instagram account for more rodeo fun as we work towards our Spring 2023 opening!

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Are you excited for Roundup Rodeo BBQ to open? What are you most looking forward to? Comment below to let us know!

You can see bits and pieces of the new restaurant from my Toy Story Land Rope Drop video. Check it out below:

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