New Toy Story restaurant will open this year at Walt Disney World

Jan 19, 2022 in "Roundup Rodeo BBQ"

Posted: Wednesday January 19, 2022 5:07pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that Roundup Rodeo BBQ restaurant at Disney's Hollywood Studios will open this year in Toy Story Land.

Originally planned to open in 2020, the Roundup Rodeo BBQ will be located near the entrance of Toy Story Land and will be a table service offering.

Stepping into the lobby and waiting area, guests experience first-hand what it feels like to be one of Andy’s honorary toys, before progressing into two larger dining room spaces where Andy’s rodeo takes place. Here, the rodeo will be in full swing, with western town and train station playsets mixing with surprising, playful details, like some fan-favorite Pixar characters as they’ve never been seen before!

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castlecake2.01 day ago

There’s active construction taking place, not sure the timeline though

wdwmagic4 days ago

No more scale arguing please. If you want to do that, start a new thread. Thanks

yensidtlaw19694 days ago

Last I heard it was meant to open sometime before the end of 2022, but truthfully I'm not sure if that's still the case.

lewisc4 days ago

Do we have a projected opening date? I agree with many of the posters regarding scale.....However guests seem to enjoy the area. Disney, and guests, seem to be favoring rides withba little more thrill factor and less concern with details that used to be important

yensidtlaw19694 days ago

I mean . . . people do complain about that impossible structure. In fact, Imagineering made the point to fix it on the later version of Tower. Almost like someone took pride in getting things right because the guests might notice otherwise. No one's going through Toy Story Land with a measuring tape - the scale is that wrong that it can simply be percieved with the eye. But I'll say for what must be the 12th time in the last 24 hours, the only reason it even came up is because the land fails on so many basic levels. If everything else were fixed, the scale would still be all over the place. And if the scale were fixed the rest of the land would still be all over the place. The place is that poorly designed. THAT is the issue. THAT's what we care about. That Disney has so little respect now for the audience that they let aaaalll those problems with Toy Story Land slide - the big ones AND the small ones. The same company that came to prominence precisely because they cared about taking care of the big things AND the small things. They didn't get any of it right. And it still cost a fortune.

Kamikaze4 days ago

You know that you don't have to explain it to everyone, right? If you hate it that much, thats fine, hate it, but you can't make everyone else hate it. And if they don't/won't understand why you hate it, then just move on. You're not responsible for educating or enlightening anyone.

ToTBellHop4 days ago

Sometimes you just have to say, “it’s cute that the benches are made of popsickle sticks and the queue rails are made of K’nex without pulling out a ruler to measure scale. Railings have to be at railing height and benches are a pretty standard size. It’s a theme park. When they go hyper-realistic, like SWGE, we complain that they should have had more fun. After a couple decades here, I conclude: they build. We complain. Every damn time. Imagine if there were these boards in 1994. Someone here would have been complaining about the impossible structure of the front of the Tower of Terror even though it is widely regarded as one of WDI’s greatest accomplishments and among the top 5 most-iconic WDW rides.

Anteater4 days ago

Makes you wish for Honey, I Shrunk the Kids playscape again, huh? Just add a kiddie coaster and a spinner; you'd be all set!

lazyboy97o4 days ago

The lack of a consistent scale is not a matter of opinion. It either is consistent or it is not. Whether or not you care is an opinion, but it is separate from the discussion of the consistency of the scale. You called people petty for discussing scale. You Liked posts calls people angry for discussing scale. Don’t try to play victim. You have now repeatedly dismissed the discussion of scale and used irrelevant examples. You either don’t actually understand or understand perfectly well and are choosing to make disingenuous comments to discredit the “petty” discussion.

yensidtlaw19694 days ago

For your edification, here's a quick recap: Me: Toy Story Land's issues run so deep that they even managed to make a land of toys look weirdly barren. Poster #1: We'll, it's supposed to look like a Backyard, what do you expect? Me: The old Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground made a backyard look fun - and they cared so much they even got the scale right. Poster #2: Yeah, the scale in Toy Story Land is all over the place Poster #1: What do you mean? Me: I mean that these particular things that should be smaller are too big, and vice-versa. Poster #1: Well, some things SHOULD be bigger than other things. Me: Well, yes, but here it's the wrong things. Poster #3: I don't understand? Explain?? Me: *Explains* Poster #3: *Still Misunderstanding* You: I just showed up, but *I* also don't understand? Me: *Explains yet again, but now with diagrams* Poster #4: Umm, Toy Story Land has BIGGER ISSUES than this SCALE thing Me: That was my point, but people kept misunderstanding the scale thing, so I kept explaining. You: JEEZE, you're just HUNG UP on this SCALE thing, let it GO, you're so PETTY. Me: *Annoyed* . . . you've missed the point. You: MY OPINION IS MORE VALID THAN YOURS . . . See why that might be frustrating?

Casper Gutman4 days ago

Oh, for the love of... It's not just the toys. The scale is off on EVERYTHING in the land. The fence, the footprints, the foliage, the dimensions of the yard itself, the popsicle-stick benches, the game boards, and on and on and ON. The net result is that there is absolutely no sense, none whatsoever, that you are shrunk to the size of toys. It's not an intellectual response - its how the land FEELS. And that feeling, that you are the size of toys, is the entire POINT of the land. The fact that that doesn't work means the land doesn't work. If the designers couldn't come up with a way to create that sensation, the entire land should never have been built. The poor layout, lack of shade and seating - those are all major, credible complaints, but they are secondary to the fact that the entire land fails at the most basic level, that of FEELING. It is possible to create the sensation of being shrunken. Disney did it, in the same park, with the vastly superior Honey I Shrunk playground. That area created a sensation, a FEELING, that TSL lacks completely. Before TSL was announced for Florida, the version of the land at other resorts was almost universally reviled and mocked on these board. Hey, WDW may do some stupid stuff, but at least they never built a TSL here! As soon as the land was announced for WDW, however, quite a few posters decided TSL now had to be vociferously defended.

yensidtlaw19694 days ago

How can you even claim to disagree with my point when you continue to demonstrate haven't understood what it is? I haven't said your opinion is invalid.

Phicinfan4 days ago


Phicinfan4 days ago

My opinion is as valid as your if not more so. You can pout all you want. Calling folks obtuse because some disagree with your ridiculous point of view is petty.