When you step into Roundup Rodeo in Hollywood Studios at Disney World, you become a part of Andy's play area! This fun and light-hearted BBQ joint is an absolute blast for the whole family. Not only is it super cute and themed like Andy's play room, but guests can also enjoy delicious family style BBQ in a unique experience that makes them feel like one of Andy's toys.
Read on to find out why we loved Roundup Rodeo, and think it's an awesome addition to Toy Story Land in the park!
Roundup Rodeo can be found at the entrance to Toy Story Land in Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's located right behind Woody himself as you enter this area of the park.
Roundup Rodeo BBQ is open for lunch and dinner. This restaurant is a flat fee of $25 for children and $59.99 for adults. This will get you all you can eat family style appetizers, BBQ, sides, and a single dessert per person.
Plus a basket of amazing cheddar biscuits.
Soft drinks and iced tea are included, or you can order specialty drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options) ranging from $6.50 to $16.50.
You can find the full menu on Disney's website.
Getting a table at Roundup Rodeo will require you to make reservations in advance. You can do this by heading to Disney's website 60 days in advance.
If you want to book this restaurant, I would suggest being ready at the 60 day mark, and if you are staying at a Disney Resort, booking this reservation towards the end of your trip might be easier (you can read more about that and other tips for had to get reservations here).
If you are not able to get a reservation, you can keep an eye on the My Disney Experience app to see if any walk-up availability opens up. You can also stop by the restaurant to see if they have any availability. There are often last minute cancellations, so it's worth it to ask.
The dining experience at Roundup Rodeo is ridiculously fun.
I wont lie. I didn't have huge expectations before I made the reservation. I prepared myself for a typical BBQ restaurant. Assumed it would have some cute decor. And that would be that.
But I was wrong! Yes the BBQ is delicious. And yes the decor is cute. But it's so much more than that.
When you arrive the hostess prepares you by explaining that you, "toys" visiting Andy's play area, are here to have fun while Andy is out. They tell you that the Green Army Men are keeping an eye on things. So if you hear them shout "Andy is coming!" you'll need to STOP whatever you are doing and freeze.
This really makes for one of the most fun (but super easy) interactive dining experiences. It happens about once an hour. And the entire restaurant quiets down and stops moving. We found that some guests and Cast Members really had fun with this. They'd freeze while high fiving each other or balancing a tray on their head.
And what I love about this is that it's interactive, but it's also low stakes. So if you have someone in your group who is overly shy or typically isn't interested in group participation, this is an easy (and in no way embarrassing) way to get in on the fun.
As soon as the Army Men call that we are in the clear, the entire restaurant cheers. It is quite the experience.
Our group at Roundup Rodeo consisted of one meat loving adult, one pescatarian adult, and one 6-year-old child. So we had a pretty good group to try a little bit of everything at this restaurant.
For starters the server brings out some of the most delicious cheddar biscuits. Even thought I knew I had a LOT of food about to come my way, I couldn't help but eat a few of these. They had a side cup of sweet BBQ sauce, which was tasty, but not necessary in my opinion. These cheddar biscuits stood out all on their own.
Next came the appetizers. This included a tomato salad, a watermelon salad, and a romaine and kale salad with apples and craisins. These appetizers were ridiculously refreshing. On the day we visited it was excruciatingly hot. So these cool appetizers, while not the most original salads I've ever had, were tasty and felt like the perfect way to start our meal.
Our server was ready to bring us our main dishes. When she asked about dietary restrictions, I told her I was pescatarian, and she told me there was a glazed salmon that was not listed on the online menu. So we opted for the house smoked platter (this would be the typical main dish for anyone who doesn't have dietary restrictions), the plant based platter, and the glazed salmon.
The table gets to chose 4 sides for the entire group. Out of the 8 different sides available, we chose mac and cheese, roasted vegetables, baked beans, and potato salad. These ended up being the 6-year-olds favorite part of the meal. While the adults enjoyed the mac and cheese, it was topped with goldfish crackers, which made it the favorite for the youngest of our group.
First, the meat platter. This platter includes ribs, chicken, brisket, and sausage. Our meat eating adult loved everything. All of the meat was tender and delicious, with the brisket being the big winner. The chicken was on the bone, which our group didn't mind at all, but if that's something you don't like you'll want to keep that in mind.
The plant based platter included a roasted cauliflower, plant based sausage, and a plant based "rib chop" on a stick. The cauliflower was decent, but it wasn't anything out of this world. The rib chop seemed more like a plant based meatloaf to me. It was tasty, but a tad dry. But with extra BBQ sauce options on the table it wasn't an issue. The plant based sausage was delicious, and was the winner on this platter.
Last up for our main dishes was the salmon. It was cooked to perfection and the sweet glaze was light enough to not be overpowering. I don't know why this isn't listed on the online menu, because we loved it!
For dessert each guest picks a mini mason jar filled dessert or, for the kids, a forky cupcake. We picked the lemon and blueberry cheesecake, peach-strawberry pie, and forky cupcake. All were delicious, but small. We were hoping it would be more like a sampler of all 5 desserts for the table.
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