We’re Serving Up Fun, Family Style!

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Disney has released more information on Celebration Round-up and Barbecue at Big Thunder Ranch, which is scheduled to open tomorrow:

“Hey, howdy, hey y’all!” On April 2, as part of “What will you celebrate?” Big Thunder Ranch will transform into Celebration Roundup and Barbecue. Serving up family-style barbecue dishes, live entertainment and Disney characters, Guests can celebrate their special occasion with a unique outdoor entertainment experience, filled with western Disney flair.

Stepping into the newly enhanced ranch, Guests will be greeted by Woody or Jessie at a special Disney’s Photo Image location near the entry. Also on hand to welcome everyone is the “owner” of Big Thunder Ranch, Miss Chris, who helps create the festive atmosphere. While interacting with the crowd and finding out who’s celebrating what, Miss Chris and the musicians will sing songs and invite a few young Guests to ring the bell (an old western-style bell mounted on the stage) to commemorate their special occasion.

Hot off the grill and fresh out of the oven is a new line of tasty treats for everyone to enjoy. From chicken and ribs, and vegetarian dishes to Miss Chris’ Celebration Sensation Cupcakes and everything in between, the new restaurant is sure to create a party for your taste buds.

Here’s a sampling the menu items:

  • Barbeque Chicken & Ribs – with Miss Chris’ Special Secret Sauce
  • Cookie’s Cole Slaw
  • Corn Cob Wheels
  • Ranch Beans
  • Cornbread (with real corn!)
  • Barbeque Tofu and Vegetable Skewer – mushroom, red onion, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, squash, zucchini, potato and tofu with Miss Chris’ Barbeque Rub and tangy sauce
  • Lil’ Buckaroo Watermelon Slivers
  • Miss Chris’ Celebration Sensation Cupcakes

“The overall thought is that Guests can come to the park and enjoy all the great things Disneyland® has to offer as part of the celebration, but if you really want to make the moment special, come to the ranch,” said Joey Michaels, Entertainment producer.

Meanwhile, over at the critter corral, merriment of a different sort will be going on as the barnyard animals recognize their own milestones. Whether a cow has been declared a State Fair Winner or a goat has lost his first tooth, the critters will be celebrating up a storm with Chip ‘n’ Dale at the forefront to greet everyone and pose for photos. Guests will also be able to pet goats in the petting farm at the corral.

Celebration Roundup and Barbeque was brought to life by a varied group of Cast Members from Food & Beverage, Entertainment, Photo Imaging, WDI, Circle D Corral, Horticulture, Custodial, Resort Enhancement, Sales, Safety, Special Events, Environmental Affairs, Industrial Engineering, Architecture & Facilities Engineering and Facilities Asset Management.

Numerous activities, entertainment and interaction with Disney characters and Cast Members ensure there is never a dull moment at Celebration Roundup and Barbecue. Whether it’s an actual holiday or a Guests’ birthday, there’s always a reason to “Celebrate Today!”