When Toy Story Pizza Planet closed in January for a refurbishment it was immediately wondered if the Hollywood Studios pizza spot would reopen with a new theme.
A short time later, a few clues began to lend weight to rumors that the quick service spot might reopen with a Muppets theme. First, there was the arrival of construction walls around the closed restaurant with more than a subtle hint of that classic Muppets humor.
And second, the area surrounding the location was renamed Muppets Courtyard a few months later.
Now, it appears this more-than-rumored updated location has a name to go with it: according to wdwnt.com, a permit has been filed for Pizza Rizzo!
Now, for those of you hesitant about a restaurant named in honor of Muppet Rizzo the Rat, just remember that this wouldn’t be the first time a rat has been celebrated in connection with food at Disney World… remember when Remy used to show up occasionally at Chefs de France?
So you can’t tell me that the presence of rodents automatically rules out great dining possibilities. Come to think of it, I’m sure Mickey Mouse wouldn’t argue with it, either 😉 .
What do you think of the potential for Pizza Rizzo? Please let us know with a comment!