Disney’s Hollywood Studios may not be your first choice for the best Park for foodies at the Walt Disney World Resort, but there are several unique and delicious eateries, both quick service and table service, that keep us coming back. And this Disney Park is about to open a brand new restaurant that we simply cannot wait to try!
One of the most recent additions to the theme park, Toy Story Land, has been running with just a quick service location. Woody’s Lunchbox is one of our favorite quick-service restaurants in the Park, serving up tasty sandwiches, totchos, and homemade Pop-Tarts.
This area of Hollywood Studios is about to get another location to dine in for lunch and dinner, as Disney just confirmed the opening date and menu details for the first table service restaurant in Toy Story Land.
After years of anticipation, the Disney Parks Blog has confirmed that Roundup Rodeo BBQ will open to Guests in Toy Story Land on March 23, 2023.
The new location will immerse Guests in a unique setting that only Andy could create with a rodeo arena for his toys. The restaurant, as its name suggests, will follow a western theme, and will serve Guests through family-style offerings of BBQ staples.
Lunch or dinner at Roundup Rodeo BBQ will start off with the Prospector’s Homemade Cheddar Biscuits served with sweet pepper jelly. They sound like a great addition to Disney World’s bread service lineup, so we’ll have to remember not to fill up on these where this location looks like it will come with a full (and filling!) spread.
Next up are three delicious salads for Guests to try before getting into the rest of the meal. We love when Disney’s family-style restaurants give Guests multiple salads to try, and all of these sound delicious:
- Tomato Salad: Tomatoes, cucumbers, and pickled red onions tossed in a white balsamic vinaigrette and garnished with fresh dill (plant-based)
- Rex’s Romaine and Kale Salad: Romaine and kale mixed with green apples, pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries tossed with green goddess dressing
- Watermelon Salad: Cubed watermelon garnished with freshly torn mint leaves (plant-based)
It wouldn’t be a BBQ without smoked meats, and it looks like Roundup Rodeo will not disappoint. According to Disney, this portion of the meal will include:
- Evil Dr. Smoked Ribs: Fall-off-the-bone pork ribs, slow-cooked for hours in our onsite smokehouse
- Buttercup’s Beef Brisket: Hand-sliced beef brisket, smoked then slow-cooked to juicy perfection
- There’s a Sausage in My Boot: Spiced pork sausage fire-grilled over live oak to give it an added kick
- BBQ Chicken – with Style! Chicken brined for 48 hours, rubbed with our secret backyard BBQ spice and smoked to tender juiciness
One of the things that Disney restaurants really excel at is offering plant-based options that are just as delicious as their standard counterparts. It is something that is especially impressive when the cuisine (in this case BBQ) is typically so meat-focused, but Disney manages to pull off some truly delicious vegan alternatives. At Roundup Rodeo BBQ, the plant-based spread will include:
- Slow-smoked Cauliflower topped with sweet harissa drizzle and crunchy walnut gremolata
- Oven-roasted “Bratwurst” that is tender and juicy, sliced to perfection
- Impossible “Rib Chop” seasoned with spices, then roasted and glazed with sweet BBQ sauce and skewered on a sugar cane “bone”
It isn’t a true BBQ without some savory side dishes, and we LOVE how Roundup Rodeo Restaurant will give Guests a choice in what sides to order with their meal. While this would certainly change things up in the kitchen, Roundup Rodeo is giving Guests the opportunity to choose four of the following options to go with their meal (and we’d love to see this change implemented at other family-style restaurants like Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom or with the skillets at Whispering Canyon Cafe in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge).
- The Married Spuds: Loaded potato barrels drizzled with green goddess dressing, cheese sauce, and seasoned BBQ spices
- Force Field Fried Pickles: Jumbo pickle spears coated with a dill-flavored breading and fried to perfection
- Slinky Doooooooooog Mac & Cheese: Spiral pasta in a creamy house-made cheese sauce topped with crumbled cheddar crackers
- Buckin’ Baked Beans: A traditional BBQ picnic favorite (plant-based)
- Cowpoke Corn on the Cob: Grilled and seasoned with a chili-lime spice blend, cilantro, cotija cheese, and lime juice
- Mean Old Potato Salad: Homestyle with red-skinned potatoes
- Veggie Slaw: Crunchy shredded veggie slaw that is a summertime favorite! (plant-based)
- Campfire-roasted Vegetables: A variety of roasted seasonal vegetables (plant-based)
We do not often have room for dessert after a full meal at any of Disney’s family-style restaurants, but if you happen to be on the lookout for something sweet after this BBQ feast, the desserts look incredible. And, these desserts offer something for every taste and diet with traditional apple pie flavors, something for chocolate lovers, and a plant-based option:
- Cupcake à la Forky: Forky is up to something sweet! A classic chocolate cake with a gooey chocolate ganache center topped with velvety graham cracker buttercream and a sugar cookie
- Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake: An iconic creamy dessert that balances the tanginess of the cheesecake with the natural sweetness of blueberries and lemon
- Billy’s Chocolate Silk Pie: Layers of graham cracker crust and silky chocolate mousse topped with chantilly cream
- Goat’s Apple Pie: A picnic classic! Tart apples and warm pie spices balance perfectly with the creamy sweet filling under a crumble crust
- Gruff’s Peach-Strawberry Pie: With its silky sweet peaches and tartness of strawberries, this dessert is a fruit-centric delight! (plant-based)
Before closing up this look at the new menu for Roundup Rodeo BBQ, we can’t forget to share the cocktails and mocktails! Another thing that Disney restaurants have really been great at lately is providing non-alcoholic specialty drink options, and the list for Roundup Rodeo BBQ looks to be some of the best. The spirited drinks sound amazing as well (just remember to enjoy them responsibly.)
Grown-up Craft Cocktails:
- Snake Eye Margarita: Inspired by a summertime BBQ featuring watermelon, smoke, and a bit of spice!
- Rum Punch: Rum punch with vibrant flavors of passion fruit and pineapple finished with a smoky spiced garnish
- Chocolate with a Grown-up Twist: A blend of chocolate rum, horchata liqueur, cocoa, and flavors of toasted marshmallow
- Frozen Peanut Butter & Jelly: A fun frozen twist on the classic peanut butter & jelly featuring peanut butter whiskey
- Whiskey Lemonade: A fresh take on a strawberry lemonade made with Tennessee whiskey and Italian bitter aperitif
- The Rodeo Mule: A classic “patio sipper,” this mule mixes vodka with fresh juices and ginger beer
- Molly’s Frozen Iced Tea: A frosty concoction with iced tea and citrus flavors
- Frozen Cocoa: A frozen blend of cocoa and vanilla topped with miniature marshmallows
- Partysaurus Rex: Strawberry lemonade is even more fun when you garnish it with gummy worms!
Roundup Rodeo BBQ will also serve all of your go-to sodas and fountain beverages plus a selection of beer and wine. And, each entree is served with the restaurant’s own housemade BBQ sauces.
Disney has not yet shared pricing information for Toy Story Land’s newest dining experience, however, we will continue to monitor updates and will be back with further details as we have them here on Disney Tips. In the meantime, head over to the My Disney Experience app to make your reservations, and enjoy!