CONFIRMED: The Muppets Are Getting Their Own Restaurant at Hollywood Studios – “Pizza Rizzo”

When Pizza Planet’s nearly year-long closure at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was announced, we speculated that the Muppets might be taking over the long-standing fast food pizza joint. Well, it’s officially happening now…

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Opening in late-2016, guests can experience “Pizza Rizzo” in the Muppets Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The restaurant will continue to operate as a counter service pizza restaurant, but guests will find an entirely new theme and better-quality food when it reopens this holiday season. The new name was confirmed by internal documents and permits filed in relation to the ongoing project.

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Pizza Rizzo, currently under construction

While the exact theme of the restaurant is unknown, it does make sense as Rizzo and his rat family are from New York (and work in food service) in the classic movie “The Muppets Take Manhattan”.

Stay tuned for more details on this breaking story as they become available.

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Jason
Jason
4 years ago

Another good move by Disney.

Kylo Ken
Kylo Ken
4 years ago

Really giving the people what they want i see…….

Awesome Amy
4 years ago

That photo is EVERYTHING! My favorite Muppets movie by far! Here’s hoping the restaurant will be half as awesome as it is my mind!

Mikey
Mikey
4 years ago

Oh good. So Disney figured it out? They can’t balance a TV show or brilliant film franchise (perhaps because it’s not computer animated), but they CAN profit from the Muppets by putting the actual showcasers LITERALLY on a shelf & sell food with their image. Sorry, my green’s a little grey…

Sam
Sam
4 years ago
Reply to  Mikey

Wow! Ok Mikey, have a good day

Jeff
Jeff
4 years ago
Reply to  Mikey

Wow Mikey.
Glass is really half empty with you, huh?
Guess Disney can’t do anything right for some.

Nic Kramer
Nic Kramer
4 years ago
Reply to  Mikey

Why did you put the exact same message on other Internet boards?

Steve k
Steve k
4 years ago
Reply to  Mikey

Hey Mikey, stop being a Dingo
Go complain somewhere else like a little brat

Mark
Mark
4 years ago
Reply to  Steve k

Is this your go to reply Steve?

Steve k
Steve k
4 years ago
Reply to  Mark

For when people just come on here to be negative, its much better then dropping the f bomb.
So Yes, yes it is.
You Dingo

Mark
Mark
4 years ago
Reply to  Steve k

Woof woof. Arf arf woof bark. Bark bark woof arf.

Deb Medley-Kammerer
4 years ago

Hopefully it will serve a better quality pizza than Pizza Planet—-something close to Via Napoli. Cardboard and tomato sauce does not a pizza make!

Cher
Cher
4 years ago

Best idea ever! Hope the Swedish chef cooks!

CGARR
CGARR
4 years ago

My family really liked the pizza at Pizza Planet :(

Bradley
Bradley
4 years ago

For those that liked the pizza at Pizza Planet it’s being served across from the entrance to Fantasmic at Catalina Eddie’s

Sean
Sean
4 years ago

It’s too bad they couldn’t keep the Muppets’ tv show going as a summer replacement or during mid-season when nothing else is on. ABC could have done what they did with Gallivant.

Greg Bevier
Greg Bevier
4 years ago

I would prefer they build a Pizza Planet resembling the one in “Toy Story.” That would draw far more people than the Muppets at this point.

Nic Kramer
Nic Kramer
4 years ago
Reply to  Greg Bevier

I would strongly disagree as Toy Story already has their own section being built. Besides, they were planning something like this right before Jim’s passing.