Pizza Planet closure leaves questions about its future

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The Pizza Planet restaurant and Pizza Planet Arcade are housed in the same building and both are on the Disney’s Hollywood Studios schedule to close for an extended refurbishment beginning January 19 and running through November 7, 2016.

We’ll keep our eyes and ears open for any rumors as to what exactly Disney is doing in the space. But with the building’s proximity to the new Star Wars Land and its distance from the future Toy Story Land, it’s likely the theme of the location will be changing.

The rumor currently getting the most fans excited is a switch to a Muppet themed location. That would not only be a good sign that Muppetvision won’t be closing to make way for Star Wars Land, but also a fun opportunity to use some more beloved Muppets in the park.

Just in case they do change the theme, we stopped in and took some photos to capture how it looks today.

Would you like to see an expanded Muppet-land in the area with a restaurant and perhaps a new attraction? If no, what theme would you like to see at the current Pizza Planet location?

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7 thoughts on “Pizza Planet closure leaves questions about its future

  1. Kaz

    “That would not only be a good sign that Muppetvision won’t be closing to make way for Star Wars Land, but also a fun opportunity to use some more beloved Muppets in the park.”

    And also a likely good sign that the TV show is sticking around!

  2. Bob Brinkman

    I always thought Pizza Planet was themed in a pretty lazy fashion and would have been well served by adding a real arcade…

    1. Charles

      Absolutely agree. I went once hoping to be eating IN Pizza Planet just like in the movie. Instead, it feels kinda phoned in … like a quick, temporary theming job until they thought up a better or permanent idea.

  3. Peanutj

    I’d love to see a Muppets-themed restaurant. Just imagine the crazy foods they could come up with!

  4. Thomas Berry

    If it’s going to remain a dining location, why not a Star Wars Cantina?

    I’m all for the Muppets in the parks, but they need a new attraction. 3D movies were cool in the 90s when it was a unique experience, but now that every other movie is presented in 3D, it’s lost its luster.

  5. Charles

    I heard a rumor that Muppets 3D is staying where it’s at and a small Muppets Land will be themed around it…just hasn’t been announced yet. Disney might still be gauging the success of the TV show to decide whether they want to proceed with that idea.

  6. Disney Moe

    Some of my favorite meals came from Pizza Planet. It was quick and fulfilling and easy on my wallet. I can see in the very short future that the Muppets 3D show will continue due to the success of the new TV series. If anything, they should go ahead and make a more modern 3D or should I say 4D show to replace the old one that has been playing forever.

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