Rumor: Is a Pecos Bill Rethemeing a Possibility?

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Pecos Bill Rethemeing

Hey there, Disney fans! Have you heard the latest buzz about what’s happening over at Magic Kingdom? It’s all about the exciting transformation of Splash Mountain into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, but wait, there’s more! Rumor has it that the Imagineers at Disney are not quite done with their magical makeovers in that area of the park. While we’re all eagerly waiting for more info on the intriguing “Beyond Big Thunder Mountain” project teased by Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro, there’s another spot in Frontierland that might be getting a makeover sooner than we thought.

So, here’s the scoop: During a recent visit to Magic Kingdom, some eagle-eyed fans spotted a group of high-profile Disney World Imagineers at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe. They weren’t just grabbing a quick bite; these creative minds were seen thoroughly exploring the quick-service spot. They spent a good half hour walking through each room, taking notes, and discussing the potential of this space. This has sparked some serious curiosity among Disney fans!

Now, let’s talk about Pecos Bill. For those who may not know, Pecos Bill is a character from Disney’s “Melody Time” who’s known for his wild adventures and for creating famous landmarks in the United States. However, this character has been under scrutiny for a scene that’s considered problematic, where Pecos Bill shoots at Native Americans, leading to a content warning on Disney+. With Disney’s ongoing efforts to promote inclusivity and sensitivity, it’s no surprise that they might be considering a retheme for Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe.

Located at the end of Frontierland, right next to the upcoming Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, this spot used to be a fan favorite, especially for its toppings bar (which we’ve missed since the COVID-19 closures). It’s a prime location with plenty of space and even some extra seating that connects to Frontierland.

So, what’s the future for Pecos Bill? While nothing’s set in stone yet, there’s a lot of speculation that it could tie in with the neighboring Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Recently, there’s been a noticeable emphasis on Tiana’s Foods in the new attraction, hinting at a culinary theme. Over at Disneyland, they’ve already announced Tiana’s Palace in New Orleans Square. Could we see something similar at Magic Kingdom with a Tiana’s Foods theme taking over Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe? It’s all up in the air right now, but it’s definitely something to keep an eye on!

In the world of Disney, change is always around the corner, and it’s exciting to think about what new experiences await us. Whether it’s a rethemed restaurant or a brand-new attraction, one thing’s for sure: Disney knows how to keep us on our toes with anticipation. So, stay tuned, Disney lovers, and let’s see what magic unfolds!

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I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!


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