PizzeRizzo Opening This Fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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    The Disney Parks Blog confirmed that a new Muppets themed restaurant will be replacing the former Toy Story Pizza Planet restaurant in the Muppets Courtyard area of Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    We have been tracking this rumor, and the new restaurant will be called "PizzeRizzo". According to the Disney Parks Blog the story of the restaurant is:

    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.

    Pizza Planet had it's last day of operation on January 18th. The original refurbishment dates had the restaurant closed from January 19, 2016 through November 7, 2016. While the end date is unconfirmed, Disney has said the new restaurant will open this fall.