Friday, July 15, 2016
Rizzo the Rat will run a pizzeria at Disney's Hollywood Studios
By Holly V. Kapherr
on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Rizzo the Rat, Gonzo's tough-talking, Brooklyn accent-wielding, sharp-witted rodent sidekick Muppet will finally get his front-and-center moment when PizzeRizzo takes over the current Toy Story-themed Pizza Planet space
in Disney's Hollywood Studios in the fall.
It's not much of a stretch to think of Rizzo in the back making pies — those of you who grew up in the '80s might remember a plastic Happy Meal toy of Rizzo driving a pizza-shaped tricycle — so we'll look forward to the casual Italian-American menu and a booth right under the air-conditioning vent after standing in line for two hours to ride the Rock 'N' Roller Coaster.
It's generally frowned upon to have rats in the kitchen, but in this case, we might make an exception.