CONFIRMED: PizzeRizzo Opening This Fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


The Disney Parks Blog has officially confirmed the old Pizza Planet quick-service restauarnt in Muppets Courtyard will be re-opening as PizzeRizzo!  The new location will be themed to Rizzo the Rat from the Muppets who owns and operates the pizzeria with his family! We wrote about this happening in our My Two Cents column way back in November and it’s great to finally see it announced!  Check out the official statement below for more info.

Pizza lovers, rejoice! PizzeRizzo will open this fall in Muppets Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in the former Toy Story Pizza Planet location. Rizzo The Rat owns and operates the pizzeria, where guests can grab a pizza pie and a cold drink. Enjoy a casual Italian-American dining experience in a whole new way, through the eyes of the lovable, wisecracking Muppet.

Walt Disney Imagineering hid hints of Rizzo, his extended family and friends who have visited PizzeRizzo over the years throughout the two-story quick-service location. In addition to the expansive indoor and outdoor seating area, guests will be able to dine in a “cheesy” banquet room, or take five in a special booth designated just for Rizzo’s celebrity friends.

Sounds fun right?  Some might argue it could be difficult advertising a restaurant with a rat as its logo, but hey, it’s Disney and we all love the Muppets!  I’m sure the new theming will be very fun and fit in perfectly with Muppets Courtyard, unlike the awful eyesore that was Pizza Planet…   However, maybe in time, we’ll get a REAL Pizza Planet.  One that does it justice, over in Toy Story Land.  That would be fantastic.

Disney has given no official opening date.  No surprise there.  They have said it’ll open this Fall, and WDWNT seems convinced it’ll open in September. So we’ll see.  Are you excited for PizzzeRizzo? I certainly am.

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About Chris DiPaula

Creator of DiPaula on Disney: entertainment website dedicated to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, other Florida parks and activities, and other adventures. Co-creator and producer of Parks, Brews, and Geek News: an entertainment website dedicated to the Florida theme parks including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, movie & geek news, and food and brews. Chris DiPaula has been an avid theme park and amusement park goer since childhood and a die hard Disney fan for as long as he can remember. He is currently an active concierge Cast Member at Walt Disney World Resort and has worked for The Walt Disney Company since 2011. Previously, he worked for Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando in the entertainment technician field as well.

Posted on July 15, 2016, in Park News, Walt Disney World and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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