A new table service restaurant is coming to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Rodeo Roundup BBQ.
The new dining location will fit in with the rest of the land’s theme, looking like a new rodeo-themed playset that Andy has put together in his backyard.
“Using three cardboard boxes cut and taped together, Andy has created a new rodeo arena using some of his favorite toys, games, and play sets,” Disney food and beverage spokesperson Alex Dunlap wrote on the Disney Parks Blog. “And while some pieces are definitely western-themed, what makes this rodeo special is the broad assortment of toys that have been brought together to create a fun, colorful mashup-atmosphere that only a child could create.”
Guests can expect to spot other Pixar characters throughout the restaurant as toys or game pieces, such as a Jessie toy riding on the back on Trixie.
Disney didn’t say when the restaurant would open. It will be built to the right of the Woody statute and Toy Story Land sign as guests enter the area — near where early Toy Story Land concept art had placed a Western-themed town that was later cut from the project.
Toy Story Land’s only dining location since it opened has been Woody’s Lunchbox, a popular walk-up window that offers only limited, outdoor seating. Opening a new table service restaurant provides an air-conditioned respite in a land that is largely unshaded and unprotected from the elements, even for guests waiting in line for Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers.
Woody’s Roundup BBQ will also add much-needed dining capacity for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which needs more food options to handle the larger crowds expected to be drawn to the park after Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens.
Another new offering for Toy Story Land will be more temporary. Along with the new restaurant, Disney’s Hollywood Studios vice president Phil Holmes announced at a media event it will add a “pop-up shop” near the entrance to Toy Story Mania that will include “some of the great things coming out” of Toy Story 4, which is set to hit theatres June 21.
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