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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mickey's Backyard Barbeque Review

There aren't a lot of thorough review of Mickey's Backyard Barbeque floating around out there so I made it my mission to get as many details about this restaurant as possible to spread the word to you guys! Especially because we absolutely love this show! I have said it before, I think this is THE BEST character interaction there is. They host/hostess say at the beginning that there are "no-lines, no-autographs, just fun" and that is what you get with this show!

Let me start by telling you that this dinner show is only offered in certain months and on Thursdays and Saturdays. It will also cost you 2 table service credits on your Disney Dining Plan. It is located at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and campground which can be a little bit of a pain to get to. Also, you will need to get tickets for this even from your resort concierge. Be sure to make reservations because this fills up fast, it will require a credit card hold, like all the other character meals.

Another preface, this event is outside,under a pavilion so weather is a factor. While I was not hot sitting there eating this is not a cold, air conditioned restaurant. And if the weather is really nasty they can cancel the show.

We took the boat from the Contemporary over to Fort Wilderness Campground and followed the signs to the pavilion. We were starving! Once we checked in we entered this line to get in, it was long but right at 6:30 (when the show started) they started letting us in and the line went really fast.

Approaching the pavilion. They had host/hostesses who showed us where to sit.

Our view of the stage from our seat. 

Some more of the decor.


The food is BBQ style food, they have a great garden salad, ribs, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. They also have cornbread, baked beans and corn. The food is continuously restocked so you can go up as many times as you want. There are 3 or 4 lines of the same food. Also, unlimited beer and wine is included. We really did enjoy the food and we definitely left full.

DESSERT: Unlimited Mickey Bars!!! And other Ice Cream!!! As you can see from these pictures, Klarabelle enjoyed her Mickey Bar!

The Entertainment: If you don't like country music, then is probably not the place for you.
There is the main stage dance floor and then two little separate ones where the characters go and dance, they alternate each song. We had a small dance floor right next to us, it was awesome! The following are just a bunch of pictures of us enjoying the music and fun. They have a band that plays country music. They also have a guy who does rope tricks but I failed to get a picture of him. He was really good and the kids enjoyed him, even my 17 year old sister thought he was pretty cool!

Overall, we truly love Mickey's Backyard Barbecue. We like the entertainment, food and atmosphere. If you have any questions about the meal, just give me a holler and I would like to answer them for you!

Krystin Turner
Disney Trip Expert

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