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Mickey’s Backyard BBQ closing later this year

Mickey’s Backyard BBQ closing later this year

As Disney World continues to expand its Disney Vacation Club resorts, the beloved Mickey’s Backyard BBQ will close later this year.

The final Mickey’s Backyard BBQ will be offered on December 31, 2018.  The space will be removed, along with the former River Country area, to allow for expansion for another Disney Vacation Club resort offering.

Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue will continue to be offered.  As reported on, It’s thought that Disney World will reinstate the Backyard BBQ at some point in the future.  Plans have not been revealed officially by Disney at this time.

If the resort takes on a look similar to the Grand Canyon North Rim resort, it would have a positive appeal.  If it takes on a giant tower, like most DVC resorts, I think most fans of Fort Wilderness will pan the resort.

What do you think of these potential plans?

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Sunday 6th of January 2019

DVC again what about the everyday people that mad Disney what it is today . They need to start remodeling the camp ground pool area there are so many people swimming there it’s unsafe .


Wednesday 28th of November 2018

I just hope it doesn’t take away from the beauty of the campground. Also they need to start thinking about another park or expanding the parks. Three hour waits for rides, smaller rides with at least 30 minute waits, and crowds so thick you can barely walk. Sitting at non reservation restaurants are ridiculously hard to come by and reservations are nearly impossible unless you book months in advance. Yet they keep building more hotels which means more people. Soon Christmas day won’t be the only day they have to close the park midday due to crowds. I love Disney but they are adding to a problem that they have yet to address. Crowds.


Wednesday 28th of November 2018

Only way to eliminate crowds is to make it much more expensive. They are adding Star Wars Land, Tron, Ratatouille, Guardians of the Galaxy, Mickey Runaway Railway, but that just means new stuff to have those high waits. If you know how to tour, you won't wait.


Tuesday 6th of November 2018

I’ve been trying to figure this out forever why I can’t book any of my clients there for 2019… I even called Disney and asked and they didn’t know… thanks Kenny the pirate for being on it…. now please excuse me while I go cry for the next week. RIP best restaurant experience at Disney World!

Donelle Rzonca

Monday 5th of November 2018

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! We just tried to book for May 2019 and found this out. So so disappointed. My kids truly loved this show.

Sue Elizabeth

Sunday 14th of October 2018

We just went on 10/12/18. LOVED it. I wont to the Doopdy do review. So sad. My 4 year old was glued to the rope and loved dancing with the characters. He only ate one hot dog, BUT dances the night away. I hope they bring in back by Oct. 2019

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