VIDEO: Let’s Go Behind the Scenes of Roundup Rodeo BBQ!
Yee-haw, after all of our many updates, the day has finally arrived! Roundup Rodeo BBQ officially opened today; let’s go behind the scenes of Toy Story Land’s new restaurant!
Roundup Rodeo BBQ
Our MickeyBloggers are sampling a variety of eats and treats at the location, so keep following along as we bring you the scoop. We’ve already shared some photos and videos, and there’s more to come!
Behind the Scenes
Walt Disney Imagineering posted a video on YouTube today giving fans the inside scoop on Roundup Rodeo BBQ’s construction. In it, Cast Members talk about the importance of collaborating with Pixar.
Jared Sell, Walt Disney Imagineering Project Manager, shares that Pixar is a “fantastic partner” and “key driver to the story development.” The team focused on showcasing characters that aren’t already displayed in Toy Story Land!
Bo Peep and Trixie came to mind, which led to the creation of a Trixie pull toy. Loosely mirroring a beast in a rodeo, Jessie was chosen to ride the character!
Pixar Animation Studios’ Jerome Ranft, sculpted the designs out in clay before they went through the design process, eventually ending up in full scale. Jay Abruzzese, Senior Paint Production Designer at Walt Disney World, adds that the eyes are a particularly crucial part of the characters’ construction.
Their placement plays a pivotal role in how the Guests see and interact with the figures. Roundup Rodeo BBQ is completely encompassed in Toy Story theming!
Liz Gazzano, Executive Producer of Theme Parks for Pixar Animation Studios talks about how the restaurant is a “fun extension” of the beloved movies. The story continues in Toy Story Land with the addition of Roundup Rodeo BBQ!
Your inner child is bound to come out upon your visit. Don’t miss this magical spot on your next trip to Walt Disney World Resort!