Roundup Rodeo BBQ at Hollywood Studios (2024)

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Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios is home to the fantastically themed Roundup Rodeo BBQ. For Toy Story fans, Roundup Rodeo BBQ is a magical place to dine and it really does feel like you’re walking into a toy rodeo in Andy’s backyard!

For those of you considering dining at Roundup Rodeo BBQ, we wanted to share our review and experience!

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Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios

Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Located in Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios, Roundup Rodeo BBQ is a Toy Story-themed restaurant. The all-you-care-to-eat family-style restaurant is the newest dining addition to Hollywood Studios.

Roundup Rodeo BBQ tip: Roundup Rodeo BBQ is not a character dining experience.

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Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Guests become honorary toys and, surrounded by life sized toys, see the world through their eyes.

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Bo Peep and her sheep at Rodeo Roundup BBQ

Rodeo Roundup BBQ Reservations

As a recent addition to Hollywood Studios, demand is high for reservations at Rodeo Roundup BBQ and they are usually snapped up shortly after the advance dining window opens.

Guests with a Disney Resort Hotel reservation can make reservations 60 days + length of stay (up to a maximum of 10 nights) in advance. All other guests can make reservations up to 60 days in advance, with reservations opening at 6am EST 60 days out.

We always sign up for Mouse Dining – Mouse Dining is a dining alert service where you can set text alerts for your preferred days and times. It’s a Disney must-have for us and we always manage to secure our reservations by setting Mouse Dining alerts.

Try Mouse Dining now!

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Roundup Rodeo BBQ

You sign up and set alerts for your desired reservations (e.g. lunch at Roundup Rodeo BBQ). As soon as a cancellation is made, the dining alert service will alert you via email and/or text so you can reserve it immediately.

There is a free service (email only, 6 alerts) but we use the monthly subscription ($9, email and text alerts, includes international texts) in the months leading up to our Walt Disney World visits.

Food and Drinks at Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Food is served family-style at Roundup Rodeo BBQ. Meals are all-you-care-to-eat but the portions were so huge we didn’t need any extra servings!

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Family-style dining at Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Bread Service

The meal begins with Prospector’s Homemade Cheddar Biscuits with Sweet Pepper Jelly – these cheddar biscuits are one of the highlights of the meal.

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Prospector’s Homemade Cheddar Biscuits with Sweet Pepper Jelly

Round Up Some Chow! 

The house-smoked meat platter includes 4 types of meat – ribs, beef brisket, pork sausage and BBQ chicken – although their menu listing is a little more creative! They are described as Evil Dr Smoked Ribs, Buttercup’s Beef Brisket, There’s a Sausage in My Boot – Fire-grilled Pork Sausage, and BBQ Chicken – with Style!

The ribs were a clear winner for us!

We were also offered salmon as an alternative to one of the meats and it was another surprise highlight.

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A Roundup Rodeo BBQ feast

The food is accompanied by 3 types of BBQ sauce, classic, spicy and sweet, on the table.

There is also a plant-based option, Trixie’s Plant-based Trio, which includes Combat Carloflower with Harissa Drizzle and Walnut Gremolata, Scrumptious Bratwurst and Rip Roarin’ Rib Chop.

Reach for the Sides

The meat platter is accompanied by ‘Reach for the Sides’, a melody of 5 sides -Potato Barrels, The Claw! Veggie Slaw, Slinky Doooooooooog’s Mac & Cheese, Buckin’ Baked Beans and Cowpoke Corn on the Cob.

The potato barrels, veggie slaw and baked beans are plant-based.

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The sides at Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Get a Wiggle on your Greens!

The platters are accompanied by two greens and both are plant based. First up is a Rootin’ Tootin tomato salad with cucumbers, pickled red onion, white balsamic vinaigrette and Wheezy’s watermelon salad with fresh mint.

Roundup Rodeo BBQ tip: we had a third salad, a Rex’s Romaine and Kale Salad (the middle dish), but it has since been removed from the menu.

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The Rootin’ Tootin tomato salad is first left
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Wheezy’s watermelon salad

Chuckwagon Desserts

There are 5 Chuckwagon Desserts: Bo’s Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake, Billy’s Chocolate Silk Pie, Goat’s Apple Pie, Gruff’s Peach-Strawberry Pie and Cupcake à la Forky.

Guests choose one dessert each and Gruff’s Peach-Strawberry Pie is the only plant option.

For theming, the Cupcake à la Forky is a clear winner! The chocolate cupcake has a gooey chocolate center and is topped with a sugary cookie.

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Cupcake à la Forky

The other desserts are best described as a pie in a jar. While they are flavorful, we all agreed these are pretty unremarkable.

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Billy’s Chocolate Silk Pie
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Gruff’s Peach-Strawberry Pie

Drinks

Soft drinks and water are included in the meal price. Speciality drinks, alcohol and cocktail are available to purchase at an additional cost.

Theming and Decor

Roundup Rodeo BBQ is one of the best-themed restaurants in the entirety of Disney World and the decor is incredible!

The story goes that Andy has created a rodeo area for his toys and it is in full swing in Roundup Rodeo BBQ!

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Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Guests become one of Andy’s honorary toys and, from the moment you enter the restaurant, you are surrounded by life sized toys as you view the world from their perspective.

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Zurg at Rodeo Roundup BBQ

Andy is Coming!

During dinner, you might hear an announcement indicating that Andy or Sid are on their way! Cast Members and guests freeze for Andy and pretend to hide from Sid! It’s a fun addition to dining at Roundup Rodeo BBQ!

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Stinky Pete

Everything you need to know about Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Here’s everything else you might be wondering about dining at Roundup Rodeo BBQ in Walt Disney World:

What days/times is Roundup Rodeo BBQ?

Roundup Rodeo is open daily and there are 2 sittings: lunch is served from 10.45am to 3.55pm and dinner from 4pm to 9pm.

The lunch and dinner menus are identical.

How much is Roundup Rodeo BBQ?

Lunch and dinner cost $45 for adults/$25 for kids plus tax and gratuity.

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The theming is amazing

Do guests sign the check with a huge pencil?

No! The oversized pencil was retired soon after Roundup Rodeo BBQ opened. Apparently, the pencils were a popular souvenir and have since between replaced with a regular pen.

Do I need to reserve Roundup Rodeo BBQ?

Absolutely! Roundup Rodeo BBQ is a popular dining experience at Hollywood Studios. All of the dining slots are regularly snapped up on release day (for guests with a Disney Resort hotel reservation, advance reservations for Akershus open at 6am 60 days + the duration of your stay (up to a maximum of 10 days). For all other guests, reservations open 60 days in advance starting at 6am EST).

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The Entrance to Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Can I cancel reservations at Roundup Rodeo BBQ?

At the moment, dining must be canceled or modified at least 2 hours in advance of reservations. There is usually a $10/person fee for no-shows or late cancelations.

Are there characters at Roundup Rodeo BBQ?

No. Roundup Rodeo BBQ is not a character dining experience.

If you want to meet the Toy Story characters then you can catch them nearby! Buzz Lightyear meets across the path from Roundup Rodeo BBQ and Jessie and Woody are in front of Toy Story Mania.

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Woody and Jessie

The Green Army Drum Corps also pass through Toy Story Land regularly.

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Green Army Drum Corps

Is there a PhotoPass Photographer at Roundup Rodeo BBQ?

There are no PhotoPass photographers at Roundup Rodeo BBQ.

How long does the dining at Roundup Rodeo BBQ take?

I’d say allow around 1.5 hours in total: it takes around 1 hour to dine and then you need to allow some time for check-in and waiting to be called for dining.

Do I need a theme park ticket/reservation to attend Roundup Rodeo BBQ?

Yes, Roundup Rodeo BBQ is located in Hollywood Studios and a theme park ticket (either a single park Hollywood Studios ticket or a Park Hopper) is required. Reservations are no longer necessary for most ticket types.

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Rodeo Roundup BBQ is in Hollywood Studios

Is there any other good dining at Hollywood Studios?

Yes! We really like Minnie’s Seasonal Dining Lunch and Dinner character dining at Hollywood and Vine and two dishes, the Crab Louie and the Cobb Salad, keep us returning to The Hollywood Brown Derby.

Another favorite is the BaseLine Tap House – their craft beers, the Giant Bavarian Pretzel and the charcuterie board are high on our food and drinks list every time we visit.

For snacks, we love the Ronto Wrap and Totchos – check out our guide to the best snacks at Hollywood Studios!

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Totchos from Woody’s Lunchbox

For more on dining at Walt Disney World

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We also have a guide to Early Entry at Hollywood Studios to help you plan your mornings in the park.

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