This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Once again, Disney giveth, and Disney taketh away.

Hollywood Studios

You might remember a certain spork situation we experienced in both Disneyland and Disney World when Galaxy’s Edge first opened in each park. At one point, dishes at Docking Bay 7 were served with a futuristic-looking spork — until guests started stealing them and POOF! Gone. And now, we’re afraid, something similar has happened again.

The newest table service spot at Hollywood Studios in Roundup Rodeo BBQ. This rootin’ tootin’ restaurant serves All-You-Care-to-Enjoy BBQ fare served family-style. Platters feature house-smoked meats, classic sides, and miniature “sweet surprises,” and you can see the FULL MENU with food photos here.

Roundup Rodeo BBQ

If you’ve been to Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you probably already understand the premise of the area: you’ve been shrunk down to the size of a toy! That’s why Slinky Dog is so HUGE when you ride Slinky Dog Dash and why the toys in the area are GINORMOUS. Roundup Rodeo BBQ is the same — you’ve been shrunk and are now part of a rodeo arena created by Andy himself.

A Peek Inside Roundup Rodeo

And, since you’re supposed to now be the size of a small toy, it only makes sense that everything else around you is pretty darn huge — down to the pencil you have to sign your check with! That’s right, when folks go to pay at the end of their meal here, they’re handed a GIANT, oversized pencil.

GIANT pencil!

Or at least, they were! We confirmed with a Roundup Rodeo BBQ Cast Member that they are no longer handing out the giant pencils to guests when they sign their checks. The Cast Member didn’t share exactly why Disney made this decision or if it had anything to do with guests taking the pencils from the restaurant, but did share that it’s possible we could see the pencils return in the future.

Everyone trying out Roundup Rodeo BBQ

When we experienced a similar situation during Spork Gate, Cast Members indicated that the change was due to the fact that people were stealing the utensils. So, while we’re not sure that’s the case here, all we’re sayin’ is: DO NOT STEAL THINGS FROM DISNEY WORLD. Actually, just maybe don’t steal things at all. It’s what Walt would want (probably).

For the latest Disney World news, stay tuned to DFB!

See What Else We Can No Longer Have in Disney World…

Join the DFB Newsletter to get all the breaking news right in your inbox! Click here to Subscribe!


Oh boy, planning a Disney trip can be quite the adventure, and we totally get it! But fear not, dear friends, we compiled EVERYTHING you need (and the things to avoid!) to plan the ULTIMATE Disney vacation.

Whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned pro, our insider tips and tricks will have you exploring the parks like never before. So come along with us, and get planning your most magical vacation ever!

Save 25% on the 2023 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining with code WDW2023.

Do you think Disney should bring the pencils back? Tell us in the comments.

The post This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things in Disney’s Hollywood Studios first appeared on the disney food blog.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.