Scaffolding Comes Down Revealing Crudely Drawn Characters on Facade of Roundup Rodeo Barbecue Restaurant in Toy Story Land

We are inching ever-so-close to the long-awaited opening of the Roundup Rodeo Barbecue Restaurant in Toy Story Land. The project was announced in 2019 and unfortunately delayed by COVID. The restaurant is now set for a Spring 2023 grand opening.

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From a distance, now unobstructed, we see that some Toy Story friends and a facade have been painted onto the “giant cardboard box” that houses the restaurant. The building itself does scream Chapek-era Disney in that it is a pretty much a concrete box with no windows.

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They’ll be clearer from the restaurant’s entrance than they are from the pathways of Toy Story Land thanks to these lighting structures.

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Jessie, Wheezy, and Bo Peep can be seen in a form drawn by a child in crayon (we assume the artist to be Andy).

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Jessie is armed with a fork.

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Wheezy has his microphone.

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Bo Peep is harder to see behind a sandwich flag.

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Additional sandwich flags dot the roofline.

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As you can see based on the art below, the real-life building has already taken a departure from the concept art, perhaps a product of having multiple delays to rethink what was designed for the exterior.

Roundup Rodeo BBQ Concept Art

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3 thoughts on “Scaffolding Comes Down Revealing Crudely Drawn Characters on Facade of Roundup Rodeo Barbecue Restaurant in Toy Story Land”

  1. I thought Jessie came into the story line later on. So, I don’t think Andy would have drawn her. He would have drawn Woody, instead. I guess marketing needed to target more girls.

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