On October 20th, the Muppets themed quick service restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, PizzeRizzo will be closed and enter a seasonal operation schedule.
PizzeRizzo used to be the Toy Story themed Pizza Planet quick service restaurant, featuring an Arcade in the dining area, much like the restaurant from the Toy Story films. In July 2016, Disney announced that the former restaurant would be closing, and would be re-themed to PizzeRizzo, which opened in November 2016. The new theming would connect it to the Muppet*Vision 3D attraction across from it, and the removal of the arcade would mean more space.
Disney is going to need this space when Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opens in Late Fall of 2019, as the PizzeRizzo quick service restaurant sits beside the Grand Avenue area of the park, which will serve as the main gateway into the new land. If you remember the opening of Pandora at Animal Kingdom, we can expect long lines to get into the land itself, which will spill out the main tunnel and into Grand Avenue.
PizzeRizzo is set to reopen Spring 2019.
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