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Old 07-01-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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Anyone do Mickey's Backyard BBQ?

Hi there! We have ADR for our trip this month to Mickey's Backyard BBQ. We are pretty excited about it as the food sounds great, unlimited beer and wine, and we were able to get the time we wanted. But I haven't heard many people at all say anything about it...I'm beginning to wonder was this a bad choice? Anyone have any reviews/opinions good or bad?
Thanks a lot!!
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:01 AM   #2
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We were never interested.... It's more if a hotdog buffet.... Open air theatre, you go up and serve yourself and then sit at lung picnic style tables ... In the humid Florida heat....

We pass, we really enjoy the Hoop Dee Do Revue more, it's right around the corner, served family style, indoors in heavy A/C conditions, American cuisine, and dinner show.... Plus it's the same all you can drink , pop, beer and wine.

Show is corny but funny, audience participation , cost a little more but is worth every penny...way better than the BBQ...
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:05 AM   #3
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We went to the BBQ last year and enjoyed it. The food was good, standard BBQ fare, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads. there is a little show and then dancing with the characters. My DGD loved it. I don't think we would do it again cause it was a little pricy but thought it was well worth the one visit. Enjoy.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:14 AM   #4
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Hi there! We have ADR for our trip this month to Mickey's Backyard BBQ. We are pretty excited about it as the food sounds great, unlimited beer and wine, and we were able to get the time we wanted. But I haven't heard many people at all say anything about it...I'm beginning to wonder was this a bad choice? Anyone have any reviews/opinions good or bad?
Thanks a lot!!
We loved MBYBBQ!!! Theres a Hoop-de-doo component ( stage show, jokes, country band) and tons of up close character interaction. Food was what it says....Backyard BBQ! And the food/ drink was great!! No complaints here!!
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:26 AM   #5
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Welcome to the dis, Mandy.

I have not done it as yet, but will in the future. Sounds like a great evening for the kids.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:28 AM   #6
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It was cute but....

...we wouldn't do it again.

The food was edible but that's all I can say about it. The best part was the interaction with the characters. The stage show was just not our thing. We left soon after the guy came out that could lasso with his feet!

Our favorite part was our Chip and Dale interaction before the actual BBQ.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:33 AM   #7
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Welcome....and we love Mickey's Backyard BBQ.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:56 AM   #8
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:24 AM   #9
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We did it once and won't do it again - it's worth doing once in our opinion. Food was okay, wine was mediocre, but the unlimited Mickey ice cream bars was AWESOME!!!! The entertainment was good too, my kids weren't really into it - we like Hoop-de-do better (food is very similar)

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Old 07-01-2013, 10:24 AM   #10
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I loved it!!!
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:40 PM   #11
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We did it and had a good time. If you are traveling with children you will definitely like it. Food was fine. It is a BBQ. So there's not Filet but the food was OK in my book. Liked the unlimited beer and dessert!!! The entertainment was good and my son had fun dancing to the band and with the characters.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:49 PM   #12
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If you have young children who will enjoy particpating in the dancing, then it's probably fun to do. Once. Personally, I couldn't stand the heat.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:07 PM   #13
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We did it last September and it was ok. The kids enjoyed it but the food was average and it was pretty hot out there. When the characters come out, all the kids swarm them so it was hard for my shy 2 year old to get time with the characters. Still, it was worth doing once. Definitely not the best dining experience ever but it was ok.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:55 PM   #14
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We did it a few years ago and honestly Hoop de Doo and the Luau are both better in my opinion. It was cute, but the food was average and you're at the mercy of the weather.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:00 PM   #15
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Our Ratings of Mickey's BBQ: (rev 1/10/13)
. . . food price value: D
. . . food quality: C
. . . food quantity per serving: A
. . . food prep speed: B
. . . food selection: C
. . . seating quantity: C
. . . seating comfort: D
. . . eatery atmosphere: C
. . . eatery convenience: D
. . . staff friendliness: B
. . . staff attentiveness: B
. . . character interaction: B

NOTE1: Tables are long picnic tables of about 40 people per
table, so you sit with other families. No reserved seating, so
the "mad dash" for seats can be interesting. There is no front
row", just the end of the picnic tables. Folks start lining up
about 1-hr prior to the 5:30pm seating. Also, characters are
there for dancing and front interaction, and *usually* do not
go thru tables, so sometimes there is a long line trying to get
to the charcters. It should also be noted that the sides are
open to the weather. They put up some plastic wind diverters,
but it does get hot or cold. The "dancing" characters intract
well with kids in front of the stage, and younger kids love it..

NOTE2: Mickey BBQ was always about one-half the price of the
Hoop Dee Do Review. With the popularity of DDP, they jumped the
price to double, including 2-TS coupons. NO CHANGE IN MENUS,
NO CHANGE IN CHARACTERS. NO CHANGES AT ALL. Cost was
barely justified at lower prices, and not worth the current price.
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