Opening date set for Roundup Rodeo BBQ at Disney's Hollywood Studios and a first look at the menu

Jan 25, 2023 in "Roundup Rodeo BBQ"

Posted: Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:04am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that Roundup Rodeo BBQ in Disney's Hollywood Studios will open March 23 2023 at Walt Disney World.

At Roundup Rodeo BBQ, Andy has created a new rodeo arena for all of his favorite toys, featuring game pieces and iconic “Toy Story” characters, stickers and more. Imagineers worked closely with Disney Pixar Animation Studios to bring the space to life, developing unique designs and artwork that can only be found in the restaurant. “We are thrilled to work with our partners at Disney Pixar Animation Studios to create this unforgettable dining experience that blends great food, storytelling and whimsy,” said Ben van Beusekom, senior artisan specialist, Walt Disney Imagineering. “A visit to this special place is a must for Toy Story fans who have come to love Andy and his toys as much as we do.”

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.

Reservation details for the new Toy Story Land table restaurant are still to be announced, but we now have a first look at the menu.


Start with the Prospector’s Homemade Cheddar Biscuits served with sweet pepper jelly. 


  • 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)

House-smoked meats, including:

  • 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

Savory plant-based offerings are available upon request:

  • 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”
  • All entreés served with an assortment of sweet, traditional, and spicy BBQ sauces.

Choose four of the following sides 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)


  • 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)

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
  • A selection of beer, hard cider, and wines by the glass are available.

Nonalcoholic offerings

  • 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!
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Chi841 hour ago

It is. A vegan walks into a bbq place and asks “what should I get?” The server responds “get the ” Edit: Actually only one of the last two is censored but I didn’t want to be too obvious 😉

egg4 hours ago

….. why do the map makers not understand the entire point of theming?

Br0ckford9 hours ago

I have watched several videos saying the same thing. Kinda disappointing to hear. Was gonna book a resi there for October trip, but not so sure now. Anyone that has eaten there concur with this?

JusticeDisney10 hours ago

Awesome review! Has me very excited to try this place out! Quick question for those who have secured an ADR here - is this place proving to be one of those almost impossible reservations to get, or is it reasonably accessible?

cjkeating21 hours ago

The same as what happens at any other family style restaurant. This isn't a new concept.

buckeyegator1 day ago

how is that going to go over when all you can eat, not all you can eat in a hour is advertized?

James Alucobond1 day ago

Do they typically have trouble turning tables at WDW? I would assume most guests voluntarily want to move things along as quickly as possible.

note20011 day ago

Right now they're allowing people to stay for as long as they want and order as much as they want. That will have to change as they attempt to fill all the tables.

Patcheslee1 day ago

For now maybe. I remember Topolinos was allowing people to get more than advertised, and they've cut down.

JohnD1 day ago

Given the review, looking forward to my ADR in mid-April.

tanc1 day ago

I've heard most of the vegan dishes are better than the real BBQ dishes. Apparently the meat quality isn't that great? Not sure if that's much of a complaint but just what I've seen people review it as.

Andrew C1 day ago

"A vegan walks into a bbq place" sounds like the start of a joke.

Disney Analyst1 day ago

Interesting aspect of this video: You have Tim who eats anything, dining with a Vegan, and dining with someone who has a tree nut allergy. Sounds like not a big deal, you can basically order everything for the table and everyone gets what they need.

ToTBellHop1 day ago

Andy has matured a lot since 2018. He’s entered his Salinger phase and insists on his mom calling him “Holden”.