Recipes from Big Thunder Ranch BBQ (Disneyland)
I was a little sad to hear the permanent closure of Big Thunder Ranch BBQ. It was one of our favorite places to eat. We would usually try to eat a late lunch or the first dinner seating and the big meal would get us through the day. You got a great meal at a pretty good value when you consider that it was theme park food, at theme park pricing. The premium was worth it.
It was a great location that could give you reprieve from the busy crowds. It was perfect to sit with your friends and family to enjoy a a good conversation over a hearty meal, family style, too. The open air and fun atmosphere was always a good benefit of the location. Did I mention that the food offerings were delicious, too?
The location is permanently closing to make way for the new Star Wars themed land. One of the servers we spoke to said thatthe River Belle Terrace restaurant in New Orleans Square will soon convert to a similar menu to the Big Thunder Ranch BBQ offerings since it was so popular and successful. It won't be the same recipes, and won't be family style, but will be something delicious like BBQ chicken and ribs.
Anyways, before the closure, I was able to ask for one of the Big Thunder Ranch BBQ recipe pamphlet. So try to make some of that delicious Disneyland Big Thunder Ranch BBQ in your own home. They don't look like they require special ingredients and looks easy enough to make.