Posts Tagged ‘Disney’s Hollywood Studios’

PizzeRizzo: Classic Disney Pizza Under New Management

by on November 30, 2016

Neon and classic pizzeria signs welcome you to PizzeRizzo.I have a secret. It’s kind of shameful in the eyes of many Disney fans. It’s definitely shameful in the eyes of those who enjoy good food.

Are you ready?

I was really sad when Pizza Planet closed earlier this year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, because I actually liked the pizza there.

I’m sure many are now completely questioning any dining reviews I’ve ever written, but it’s true! It’s not the best pizza at Walt Disney World (which I’ll rank in an upcoming post), but it served its purpose – fast, relatively cheap, and meets the cheese-sauce-bread ratio that qualifies it as “pizza”. I wondered, therefore, whether changes made in the transformation of the Toy Story-themed Pizza Planet to the newly opened Muppets-themed PizzeRizzo would also affect the pizza.

In short: no, it’s still the same pizza (and side salads, and meatball subs). For many of you, that’s probably enough of a review to know what you’re getting into (same food, new themed area surrounding The new ordering area at PizzeRizzo is much bigger than before.your dining table). I will say, though, that a few things about PizzeRizzo pleasantly surprised me, which I’ll share below.

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ABC Commissary to Offer Fast-Casual Dining

by on November 29, 2016

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Guests who visit ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will soon be able to take advantage of a new way to dine. Beginning November 30, the counter service restaurant will now be offering a fast-casual dining experience during dinner. This new dinner offering will include a menu that focuses on made-to-order, healthful, and specialty items.

This experience appears to be similar to one that is currently offered at Be Our Guest Restaurant for lunch. Here’s how things will will work: Guests will place their order at the counter. After placing their order, Guests will receive a pager and be able to find a table while their food is being prepared. Once their food is ready to be served, it will be brought directly to the Guest’s table.

The fast-casual dinner option will be offered daily beginning at 3:30 p.m. Lunch at ABC Commissary will continue to operate as it currently does, as a full counter service option.

 

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Daisy’s Best Week Ever November 24, 2016: So Much To Be Thankful For!

by on November 24, 2016

Hello Friends! First, let me start by wishing the very happiest Thanksgiving to those that celebrate. Personally, I’ll be enjoying more than my fair share of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie today! Due to the crowds I’ll be steering clear of the parks this holiday weekend. But that didn’t stop me from getting some amazing shots to share with you over the last few weeks. For starters, check out this glorious sunset at Epcot!

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Please click below to read more. This week we’ve got holiday decorations, Dr. Strange, PizzeRizzo, and more!

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New Concept Art Revealed for Star Wars Land

by on November 19, 2016

Star Wars Land is going to be an amazing land, once it officially opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland.

Today, at Destination D, Disney shared a peek at how beautiful the land will appear when it is lit up at night at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As you can see, this is clearly going to be an incredibly immersive land.

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In addition, it was also announced that Star Tours – The Adventures Continue will see a new mission added that ties into Star Wars: Episode 8. Walt Disney Imagineering and LucasFilm are currently working on the production of this new scene. The new scene will debut next year.

I can’t wait to share more Star Wars related news with you, as it gets released! Stay tuned to the blog for more!

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Minnie’s Holiday Dine Has Returned to Hollywood & Vine

by on November 8, 2016

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The holiday season is here at Walt Disney World and that means it’s time once again for Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine. Guests are invited to join Minnie Mouse and her friends for a dinner celebration at this Disney’s Hollywood Studios table service restaurant. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy will all be there dressed in their holiday attire.

The restaurant is decked out in holiday-themed décor, there will be American-style cuisine available, and music and activities that your family is going to love.

The cost for the meal is $46.99 for adults ages 10 and up and $27.99 for children ages 3 to 9 (plus tax and gratuity). Advanced reservations are highly recommended for Minnie’s Holiday Dine and they can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

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New Doctor Strange Experience Debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by on November 8, 2016

doctor-strangeWere you someone who saw Doctor Strange in theaters this weekend? Do you love this new mystical character from the Marvel universe? If so, make sure to take a trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios where a brand new show has quietly debuted back near Toy Story Mania.

This new experience is sort of half similar to Jedi Training Academy/half similar to Enchanted Tales With Belle. During this show, young Guests are pulled from the audience by Doctor Strange himself, based upon those who he deems has the potential to become a great master of the mystical arts. The Guests then must attempt to perform spells, which will cause a couple of unique interactions to occur. When that spell portion has concluded, the kids will then be able to have their photo taken with Doctor Strange.

Showtimes for this new experience are currently at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

There is currently no official word on how long this show will be available, but it’s certainly a unique experience for the Doctor Strange fan in your family.

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Get a Sneak Peek of Moana at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by on October 28, 2016

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Are you excited about the upcoming animated film, Moana? I certainly am, so I cannot wait to catch the newest sneak preview that’s all about Moana that will be presented at the end of One Man’s Dream in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. During the preview, which begins on November 5, Guests will be able to see an advance look of scenes from the film that shares the story of an adventurous teenager who goes out on a mission to save her people, encountering the demigod, Maui, along the way.

The preview is also currently taking place at Disney California Adventure in the Bug’s Life Theater. That preview is being show in 3D and features special in-theater effects.

Moana sails into theaters on November 23.

 

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PizzeRizzo to Open in November at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by on October 28, 2016

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Are you looking forward to enjoying your pizza with Rizzo the Rat? If so, the classic family restaurant that’s owned by Rizzo called PizzeRizzo will be opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Muppet Courtyard on November 18.

The menu for PizzeRizzo will be similar to what it was when it the restaurant was known as Pizza Planet. Guests will still be able to enjoy personal-sized pizzas in four varieties – cheese, pepperoni, meat lovers, and vegetable; Caesar salads; an antipasto salad with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, mozzarella, Kalamata olives, ham, pepperoni, salami, and a balsamic vinaigrette; and a meatball sub. Dessert choices will include a cannoli and tiramisu. Beverages available will include a non-alcoholic peach Bellini, a wildberry-basil lemonade limoncello, and beer and wine.

Guests who visit PizzeRizzo will be able to grab their meal in this two-story quick-service location which will feature both indoor and outdoor seating. Guests will be able to dine in a “cheesy” banquet room or enjoy a special booth designed just for Rizzo’s celebrity friends. Those who visit will need to be on the lookout as Guests will be able to see hints of Rizzo, his extended family, and friends who’ve visited his family pizzeria over the years stashed around the restaurant.

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Club Villain Has Been Extended at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by on October 21, 2016

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Club Villain has been extended! The dining event that celebrates your favorite Disney villains is now slated to take place on Fridays and Saturdays Disney’s Hollywood Studios at throughout November and December, as well as on Friday evenings in January. There are two times that Guests can choose from, either 5:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Club Villain, which takes place in the Sunset Showcase (located near Rock n’ Roller Coaster), is hosted by Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog. During the event, Guests will be able to mix and mingle with Maleficent, Queen of Hearts, the Evil Queen and Cruella De Vil. Guests can also dance the night away courtesy of the tunes from a wicked good DJ!

The event will feature a delightful menu inspired after The Princess and The Frog‘s New Orleans location. Dishes will include beef striploin rubbed with herbes de Provence, Voodoo sticky “pig wings” with citrus gremolata and spicy shrimp sautéed with Andouille sausage, tomato, okra and onions over creamy polenta. There will also be great chilling cocktail concoctions, plus beer and wine at the Potions Bar. Keep in mind that seating for this event will be banquet style, so you may be seated with other guests, depending on your party’s size.

Tickets to Club Villain can be purchased for $129 per person, tax and gratuity included. Do keep in mind that separate admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required, and is not included in the price of this package. Guests can make reservations by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

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The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame to be Removed

by on October 20, 2016

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Another attraction is closing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame is being removed.

While many didn’t know that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame even existed, it was something unique to come across and browse through as you walked near the Hyperion Theater. The plaza area features rows of bronze sculpted heads of famous actors, television personalities, and more. Personalities featured in the exhibit included Oprah Winfrey, Betty White, Bob Newhart, Lucille Ball, Andy Griffith, and of course, Walt Disney. Most of the time, people just stopped here to take photos with their favorite celebrities.

The Orlando Sentinel shares that the busts will be returned to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

This section of the park will soon feature a food and beverage marketplace, which should be available for Guests to enjoy by Thanksgiving.

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