Constant Theft Has Caused One of Disney World’s Newest Restaurants to Make Huge Changes

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Not long ago, one of Walt Disney World’s most highly anticipated restaurants finally opened: Roundup Rodeo BBQ.

Roundup Rodeo BBQ debuted in March in Hollywood Studios’ Toy Story Land, and it’s been incredibly popular ever since.

Bo Peep and Sheep at Roundup Rodeo BBQ

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The restaurant is highly themed inside, with adorable decor, fun food options, and fantastic ambiance. Everything about this restaurant is meant to make Guests feel as if they’re the size of a toy…including the pencil used to sign the check at the end of the meal.

This pencil is truly giant, at nearly 2 feet long, making Guests feel like one of Andy’s toys.

However, unruly Guest behavior has caused Walt Disney World Resort to make some changes to the Hollywood Studios restaurant…


Roundup Rodeo BBQ ? There’s a brand new restaurant in Andy’s backyard, and if you are looking for a fun dinner with some good BBQ you might want to add this one to you list. Roundup Rodeo BBQ ?Hollywood Studios ?️ Lunch – 10:45 AM to 3:55 PM Dinner – 4:00 PM to 9:30 PM ? It is hard to get reservations here since it is so new, so try and snag this 60 days out. However, I had luck finding a decent amount of day of availability in the My Disney Experience App, so keep your eye out for that. ? $45 per adult, plus tax and gratuity $25 per child (Ages 3-9), plus tax and gratuity My Favorite Side Items: ⭐️Rex’s Romaine and Kale Salad ➡️ Apples, Dried Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds, Green Goddess Dressing ⭐️ Buckin’ Baked Beans (Plant-based) ⭐️ Cowpoke Corn on the Cob ⭐️ Slinky Doooooooooog’s Mac & Cheese My Favorite Meats: ⭐️Rip Roarin’ Rib Chop (Plant-Based) ⭐️There’s a Sausage in my Boot – Fire-grilled Pork Sausage ⭐️Buttercup’s Beef Brisket My Skips: (Sorry, you know I love a good cocktail, but they should just throw this whole drink menu out and start over) ? Snake Eye Margarita ➡️ Teremana Blanco Tequila, Watermelon Juice, Lime Juice, Agave, Smoked Chili Bitters ? $14.50 ? Grown-up’s Peanut Butter & Jelly ➡️ Frozen Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Minute Maid® Vanilla Smoothie Mix, Grape Jelly ?$16.50 My Food Skips (But it’s all you can eat so you could try everything): ?Veggie Slaw ?Evil Dr. Smoked Ribs ?Combat Carloflower with Harissa Drizzle and Walnut Gremolata Attention GF folks, this is a must stop if you are gluten free. The menu is so accommodating and all the meats on the meat platter are top 9 allergen friendly! #disneyworld #toystory #disneyeats #hollywoodstudios

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In this video posted months ago, you can catch a glimpse of this giant pencil as the food reviewer signs the check.

But recently, Guests have reported receiving normal-sized pens once the check arrives, with no sign of the giant pencil. Apparently, when asked, Cast Members working at the theme park restaurant, they’ve revealed that the giant pencil has been stolen constantly.

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As a result, this Disney Experience has changed, removing the giant pencil and only bringing out normal pens.

So, we had to put it to the test! One of our fabulous writers here at Disney Dining ventured to Hollywood Studios’ Roundup Rodeo BBQ to find out once and for all, and the results were…disappointing.

Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant Entrance Sign

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As we can see in these pictures and based on personal experience, the nearly 2-foot-long pencil is indeed gone.

Will the giant pencil ever return to Andy’s Backyard? Only time will tell, but at this point in time, it’s incredibly unlikely.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.