The Story of Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Disneyland

For those who are new to Disney parks, everything here has a backstory. Rides, shows, and, yes, even restaurants!

Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port

Recently, one of my good friends, Eric Chu, shared the backstory of Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port with us.

For those who haven’t been there, this counter-service restaurant is located in Tomorrowland at the Disneyland resort. Basically, you climb off of Space Mountain and there you are!

But do you know WHY there’s a pizza joint in the middle of the Milky Way? Let’s find out!

The History Behind Redd Rocket’s Pizza Port in Disneyland

“The only real problem with long-term space travel is that you can’t get a decent pizza.” — Dr. Tyrone Mantanio, INSA Sector 5

A-GREED! Can you imagine traveling through space without the ability to order pizza?! I know, right? ;-D And according to the always-creative Disney imagineers, solving the problem of finding must-have food in the cosmos became a goal for scientists!

Pepperoni Pizza Slice

Redd Rockett to the rescue! He set up a pizza port in the middle of the sector. His pizza, pasta, salads, and desserts were a galactic sensation. Soon, he expanded to an outpost on Earth.

Indoor Seating Area

Read the whole story here:

The backstory to Redd Rockett’s in Disneyland. Click on image for larger version.

Now, we’re not suggesting that this will be the best pizza in the galaxy; however, it’ll fortify your space travelers, especially after multiple trips on Space Mountain. And if you go for the fusilli…well, that we can heartily recommend. ;-D

Doesn’t a good story make an attraction (including restaurants!!) more interesting? Let us know your favorites in the comments below.


  1. Essie says

    I think it’s fun that everything has stories, but I have to admit that I’ve skipped stories often to get to the ride/attraction/food faster. :)

  2. Janelle says

    Love it. I always take time to read and learn about Disneyland. I did not know this story. Thank you so much for providing this great story. Next time we eat there it will make it better imagining I am in space :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *