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PizzeRizzo coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Update


It’s been a couple weeks since we last checked in on the former location of Pizza Planet at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There has been a lot of exterior progress on converting the location into PizzeRizzo. As far as I could tell, there were just a few wires that needed to be cleaned up.

If you look close you can see that some of the previous theming has been left intact and the NY Pizzeria installed right on top of it. That’s very New York.

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Of course, a pizzeria run by a rat is a stretch, but Rizzo the Rat has been one of the Muppets most funny characters in the recent movies and TV show. The restaurant will have a lot of hints of Rizzo, his extended family and friends who have visited the location over the years. There will even be a ‘cheesy’ banquet room.

Of course we can’t see the inside at all and so far there is no official opening date set. I heard it could be as soon as later this month.

Rizzo the Rat is not the only muppet to expand into the Muppet Courtyard. Gonzo has recently installed Gonzo’s Royal Flush at the remodeled bathrooms.


Will you try dining at PizzeRizzo’s on your next visit?

10 thoughts on “PizzeRizzo coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Update”

  1. I can’t wait! No one in our family was thrilled with the Pizza Planet food, but we’re hopeful that the pizza will be much improved. Rats have to have better taste buds than toys, right? Plus, we love Rizzo.

    Gonzo’s Royal Flush is absolutely hilarious, by the way. I’m so glad the Muppets are getting their own little land.

  2. Will definitely give it a try. I was also always disappointed by the pizza at Pizza Planet.. hope they’ve changed the recipe.

  3. Yep! Since I enjoyed Pizza Planet in the past, but Pizzerizzo might be as good as that, of course it’s theme park pizza.

  4. Is it just the exterior signage for Gonzo? Or were there any decor renovations inside? Maybe a celebrity used toilet or something…

  5. The sign says “the best” in small letters, PIZZA “in the” in small letter PLANET.

    So a throw back to the original restaurant. PIZZA PLANET is what can easily seen. But look closer.

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  7. I really hope it’s at least unannounced soft-opening the week of 10/23 when we will be there. crossing our fingers to have lunch here on our studios day.

  8. Yes! This is definitely on my list for our December trip. Rizzo is one of my favorite Muppets so I’m very excited. Wow! If Rizzo is bringing in his extended family it’s going to be very crowded in there because according to Rizzo he has twelve hundred and seventy four brothers and sisters. : D

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