During a special press event to celebrate Disney's Hollywood Studios 30th anniversary, Disney announced a brand new table service restaurant coming to Toy Story Land. When this new expansion opened last year, many guests complained on the lack of shade, shopping and dining locations within the land. Woody's Lunch Box is a pretty good quick service restaurant, but this park is in need of more dining options. Especially table service ones. Well it seems those prayers have been answered.
The new Roundup Rodeo BBQ does not have an opening date. But Disney has promised that this restaurant will be an immersive dining experience featuring everyone's favorite toys seen in the films. The exact location of this new restaurant is said to be near the entrance to the land itself. Not far from the current pathway in between Walt Disney Presents and the old Pixar Place. It is likely that this restaurant will take up residence in the area seen in the original concept art off to the right of the entrance. This area would've featured some sort of western town that was partly inspired by the tv show Woody's Roundup, seen in Toy Story 2.
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. 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. Once inside, you’ll be surrounded by all of the rodeo festivities in-action as well as western town and train station play sets. And you just might spot some of your favorite Disney•Pixar characters scattered throughout the restaurant in the form of toys and game pieces including a toy version of Jessie riding on the back of a Trixie pull-toy and unique toy versions of Bo Peep and her sheep, all who appear to be performing in the rodeo together. This immersive restaurant will surround guests with a kaleidoscope of toys, games, and playsets, providing yet another unique, fun, family-friendly dining experience that could only be had in Toy Story Land.
Finally, it is worth noting that Disney has already announced Woody's Roundup BBQ for 4th of July this year at Disney's Contemporary Resort. It is possible that the popularity and success of this event will further dictate what is exactly offered inside this new restaurant coming to Hollywood Studios.