Disney internet has been all abuzz with rumors that one of the popular dining shows at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort will be closing. I have seen reports that Hoop-Dee-Doo is set to close along with Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. After doing some research, it does look like Mickey’s Backyard BBQ will close its doors for good at the end of the year.
If you look on the official Walt Disney World website, you can see there are dates scheduled for the country-themed dining experience throughout the month of December:
However, when you jump to January 2019, you can see there are no dates on the calendar:
So you may be wondering why Mickey’s Backyard BBQ may be closing. We think it has to do with the rumored new resort coming to the site where River Country used to be. The pavilion that hosts the BBQ is next door to the former site right where the new DVC resort is rumored to be built. Please keep in mind that neither the new resort or the closure of Mickey’s Backyard BBQ has been confirmed by Disney at this time. There are also online reports that the BBQ may move to a new location but again, nothing has been confirmed by Disney yet.
If you have never experienced Mickey’s Backyard BBQ, I highly suggest making reservations now! I refer to it as a hidden gem at Walt Disney World and always a must-do for my family!
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