A Walt Disney World Resort Hidden Gem – Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Rip Roarin Fun For The Entire Family

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Another hidden gem that many guests over look is Mickey’s Back Yard BBQ at The Fort Wilderness Pavilion over at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.

According to the Disney web site;

Hootin’ Tootin’ Hoedown

Scoot on down to this covered, open-air pavilion for a music-filled hoedown with some favorite Disney Characters.Feast on an all-you-care-to-enjoy BBQ spread to cowboy rope tricks and the rootin’ tootin’ tunes of a live country-western band. Then mosey on over to the dance floor for line dancing led by Disney Friends!

Several times throughout the night, Disney Characters mingle with Guests for photos and autographs. Cowpokes may meet:

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Goofy
  • Chip ‘n Dale

Character appearances and entertainment are subject to change.

Ready for a hoot and a holler?

Then head on over to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ over at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground!

Here you can enjoy a filling buffet, fit for any Cowboy or Cowgirl while listening to their country band and participating in line dancing, rope tricks and all sort of fun activities for both the kids AND mom& dad alike!At Mickey’s Backyard BBQ you’ll be seating at long mess hall style tables with other families to share in the fun. The kids will be invited to hit the dance floor with Mickey, Minnie and friends. While this is considered a Meet & Greet, please note that the Characters do not go table to table as they do at most. Here the Characters will be interacting with everyone as a group in dances and activities of all sorts, plus there are still plenty of opportunities for great shot of the kids out there with Mickey, Minnie and the Gang.

Mickey’s Backyard BBQ is an outdoor event and as such is also a seasonal event typically running from March through December so take in to consideration the weather when planning your meal!

To get to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ, you can take the boat from The Magic Kingdom or one of the Monorail Resorts (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Village, Disney’s Contemporary Resort) to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. From the other resorts, you can take your resort bus to the ticket & Transportation Center and then catch a bus over to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. Please be sure to leave yourself at least an hour since traffic for the buses can vary on a daily basis. Also remember that in severe weather such as thunderstorms, the boats will not be allowed to cruise across Bay Lake. 

The food is All-You-Can-eat Buffet style, so get your money’s worth and let the kids go up as often as they want!



This is an all-you-care-to-eat BBQ buffet. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Chip and Dale make sporadic appearances to mingle with everyone and pose for photos.

Reservations highly recommended.

Price: $56.99 ages 10 and up; $32.99 ages 3-9

If using the Disney Dining Plan for this show, gratuity is included.

Micey's Backyard BBQ Layout


All-You-Can-Eat Buffet – Tossed Garden Salad
Fresh Herb Potato Salad
Creamy Cole Slaw
Smoked BBQ Chicken
Barbecue Pork Ribs
Hot Dogs
Honey-mustard Baked Chicken
Cowboy Beans
Macaroni and Cheese
Corn on the Cob

Ice Cream Bars
Itzakadoozie Bars
Strawberry Bars
Warm fruit cobbler or strawberry shortcake (in season)

Lemonade, Fruit Punch and Soft Drinks
Complimentary Beer and Wine

Advanced reservations strongly recommended.

You will not be disappointed with this foot-stomping, hand-clapping, lively, good time meal!


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