Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant in Toy Story Land

Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant in Toy Story Land

The newest restaurant to ring in the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World is Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ. Coming Soon to Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios. Opening March 23, 2023, we wanted to share everything we know so far about the restaurant and what we all have to look forward to once it arrives!

What is Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant?

Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant in Toy Story Land is a table service restaurant, complete with larger than life toys from Andy’s playroom, and a wild west menu. 

When guests step into Roundup Rodeo BBQ, they become Andy’s honorary toys. Arriving in the dining room, they enter a scene depicting a toy rodeo in full swing and come face-to-face with life-size figures. Jessie and Trixie take the reins in the first dining space, while Bo Peep and her sheep command center stage in the second.  

Roundup Rodeo BBQ coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

The History of Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant

In a park-like Hollywood Studios where the look and feel were dangerously close to being all about the “Disney Adult,” the arrival of Toy Story Land was a breath of fresh air. Very fresh. Suddenly there were kid-friendly rides both fast and slow, and even an outdoor counter to grab lunch. The keyword there is “outdoor”. If you were around when Toy Story Land opened in the hot summer of 2018, you would have seen the hoards of people descend on Woody’s Lunchbox to get food, and then subsequently complain that there was nowhere inside to sit. We all like our air conditioning during lunchtime hours in Florida.

As a result, by the next time we visited a couple of months later, trees had been planted for added shade. Nice. Plus, giant fans were added to the seating area of Woody’s Lunchbox. Which of course caused a little too much breeze to make eating enjoyable. And there still wasn’t enough seating. So, again, people complained.

At the same time, there was this bigger conversation at Hollywood Studios of “what do I do with my kids while I’m here?” That quick lunch outside wasn’t really the break parents were looking for. And while Hollywood and Vine was a decent character meal alternative for fussy children, the atmosphere felt dated, and the prices a little expensive. Thus, Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant was born. 

Woody's Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant Location

When is Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant Opening?

Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant Opens March 23, 2023 at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios Park. 

Roundup Rodeo BBQ coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

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Where is Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant in Toy Story Land?

When you first enter Toy Story Land you’ll see the large Woody statue. The restaurant will be right behind the statue to the right. It’s a very large structure, surely one that could include a whole rodeo inside, it’s just that big! One of the coolest parts of this new place, which you’ll see in the concept art above is that it may just be the first of future phases coming to this entrance area. Notice a few other elements were in the original Toy Story Land concept that we haven’t seen yet? Al’s Toy Barn to the left, or something similar. And to the right a little Western Town as part of the playset, with little storefront spaces and a wide front porch. 

Woody's Roundup Rodeo Restaurant at Toy Story Land

Woody’s Roundup Rodeo Atmosphere

What is most exciting about this new space, is the medley of characters all joining in on the Western fun. Even Rex gets a part of the action. As part of the immersive experience of this restaurant, guests will be surrounded by “Rodeo Festivities in Action.” Sounds a little scary, right? We figure that both Woody and Jessie will be close by to tackle, or lasso, things if they get out of hand. 

Another fun element of this new restaurant is that you’ll be able to spot your favorite Disney Pixar characters in the form of toys and game pieces throughout the restaurant. And keep an eye out for Pixar toys you haven’t seen before. Because Disney has promised some new additions to Andy’s toy collection in this restaurant. Scavenger hunt anyone? You can bet we’ll be making one! Disney has shared that there will be even more things to be on the lookout for. 

There will be a toy version of Jessie riding on the back of a Trixie pull-toy and unique toy versions of Bo Peep and her sheep, all who appear to be performing in the rodeo together.” 

Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Dining Rooms

At Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ, the lobby and waiting room are filled with Andy’s toys, of which guests ( you!) become the newest additions. Once shown into the restaurant, the dining area splits into two larger dining spaces featuring the Rodeo itself. Built by Andy, this space is made with a Western Town Playset and a Train Station Playset. And as one of Andy’s newest toys, you get a front-row seat to the action. 

Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Menu

Expected to have all the foods we would see in the wild wild west, Woody’s Roundup Rodeo Restaurant features a western barbecue. This meal is served family-style, perhaps a little like Whispering Canyon Cafe

  • Where: Hollywood Studios at the entrance of Toy Story Land
  • Views: The Rodeo, Toys, Games, Playsets, and Pixar friends.
  • Theme: Western, Casual, Family-Friendly
  • Character Dining: Yes (Rumored)
  • Food: Western BBQ
  • Dining Type: Table Service, All You Care To Enjoy, $$$$

Joining the other toys and playsets in Andy’s Backyard, this new restaurant has been constructed by Andy himself. Built to look like three cardboard boxes, taped together, this Rodeo Arena is perfect for Woody, Jessie, and all the Toy Story toys. You can expect to see multiple play sets in action to create this new space for families to come and chow down. 

Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ inlcluces “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.”

Appetizers & Starters

  • Prospector’s Homemade Cheddar Biscuits served with sweet pepper jelly

Salads

  • 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)

Mains

  • 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

Plant-Based Mains 

  • 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”

Sides ( Choose 4 for the Table)

  • 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)

Desserts

  • 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)

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

Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

  • 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 Tex: Strawberry lemonade is even more fun when you garnish it with gummy worms!

Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Jessie’s Trading Post

What is Jessie’s Trading Post? Jessie’s Trading Post is Andy’s latest toy set, featuring Jessie’s shop. This gift shop will include all things Toy Story, featuring toys, apparel, souvenirs, and more. And since Toy Story Land has depended on souvenir carts and kiosks since its opening, this new gift shop is a welcome addition to this area of the park. 

Woody's BBQ Restaurant

Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant

This new BBQ restaurant in Toy Story Land is the perfect addition to Toy Story Land. Offering indoor seating, a fun atmosphere, and opportunities to see Woody and Jessie in action, you can bet every Toy Story Fan will be lining up for this one. We cannot wait to have a fun restaurant added to the Hollywood Studios Dining options

Woody's Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant arrives late 2020 in Toy Story Land, Hollywood Studios. The newest Table Service restaurant , this one is geared towards families. With rodeo elements, playsets, bbq and western comfort foods. Here's everything we know about Woody's Roundup Rodeo at Disney World. #polkadotpixies #toystoryland #disneyrestuarants


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