Another great review from our awesome Dining in Disneyland columnist, Heather Sievers!
Located to left of Space Mountain’s entrance inside Tomorrowland, Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port is a cute space age diner that’s great for families. A self serve line assures you that you get your food in a timely manner and there is seating aplenty. There is a giant indoor dining room as well as a covered outdoor dining area with booths and tables that can accommodate small or very large parties.
We prefer the outdoor area for the oversized booths and the view of the Space Mountain Entrance; great people watching! It’s also generally less crowded and you get some fresh air. There is also a smaller third area with umbrella covered tables at the entrance of the restaurant. Lots and lots of seating options.
Now, I know Disneyland’s reputation for pizza is really not that great, but honestly this joint isn’t so bad, at least to my kids’ palates… Thankfully though, Redd Rockett’s not only offers pizza, but also pasta and salads.
Before children, my husband and I used to frequent Redd Rockett’s quite often for their pasta. I particularly enjoy the Count Down Chicken Fusilli which is a creamy alfredo type sauce with pasta and large chunks of white meat chicken.
My husband was loyal to the Terra Nova Tomato Basil Pasta, which was also quite tasty. Although the dishes are “fast food,” neither taste like they have been sitting around. We skipped out on Redd Rockett’s the past several years, as our kids were picky eaters and we prefer to dine where the menu has more options. More options, less whining. Anyhow, now that both kids like pizza (yes, ridiculous it took this long) we gave it another whirl.
My oldest went with the Lunar Cheese Pizza slice, which I do have to say was a bit oily (dabbed that sucker with a napkin and it was good to go). He did eat the whole thing, and the slice is generously sized. I tried a bite; it was OK, nothing spectacular, but really it was edible.
My little one went with a kid’s pasta meal, minus the sauce. Boring, but it made him happy. Technically it was the kid’s Space-ghetti Meal, but he wanted the “twisty” noodles, and the cast members at the food service area had no problem substituting. This meal came with a bag of carrots and sliced apples as well as a drink.
My husband and I both branched off from our “usual” meals here. He went with the Mars-inara Pasta with meatballs and a slice of Mega Pepperoni Pizza. He enjoyed the meal, but there was definitely a pepperoni shortage on the pizza slice.
I however was very pleasantly surprised with my meal choice. Knowing that I really love the Chicken Fusilli, I still had to stray. I was not feeling like something so rich and filling, so I went with the Asian Chicken Salad. I had never ordered a salad here, but while perusing the food line all of the salads looked really tasty. There were 4 salad options: Asian Chicken Salad, Celestial Chicken Caesar Chicken Salad, Planetary Pizza Salad, and the Starfield of Greens, which was basically a garden salad. My salad was really, really great! The lettuce was fresh and crispy as were the wonton strips. The dressing was sweet, but not overpowering and the chicken and mandarin oranges were generously portioned.
What a great surprise to find a place with yummy salads! I am looking forward to going back to try out some of the others.
Now, for the perfect end to a Redd Rockett’s meal: a star shaped super thick and perfectly gooey rice crispy treat. YUM!