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TruBlu
07-06-2006, 10:17 AM
After reading several not so great reviews on the DIS about Toy Story Pizza Planet, I was less than thrilled about having lunch there. But, this and dinner with Goofy were the only two dining requests made by DS4. So, after playing in Honey I shrunk the kids, we headed over there. One the way we got some great pictures with Sarge at Al’s Toy Barn. The boys chose to pass on a picture with Jesse. We arrived at around 12:00 for our lunch. We ordered with no wait at all, and DH and the kids headed upstairs for a table.

The wait for the pizza was longer than I expected, but not too bad. We ordered 2 Buzz’s Meal Deals, one Woody’s, and one Junkyard. The pepperoni pizza looked as if someone had dropped it! There was a huge, sauce smeared bare spot covering over half of the pizza! Since I had already been standing there for quite a while I considered just taking it, but since it was for DH I requested a new one. No problem at all. The CM agreed with me and went to get a replacement. (No apology.) It only took a minute or two to get the new one, which was perfect.

With 4 pizzas, 4 drinks, 4 salads, and 4 desserts (Mickey’s Crisped Rice Treats) I had two full trays of food. The CM carried one upstairs for me. Once we were seated we realized that we had no napkins, utensils or salad dressing. All of those things are downstairs! DH was getting up to go and get them when a CM standing close to our table offered to go down and get them for us!!! This was way above the service I would expect at a CS restaurant. :thumbsup2

Our pizza was hot and delicious! The kids both ate all of their’s - which they NEVER do! DH really enjoyed the pepperoni, and I LOVED the veggie pizza. There was a nice garlic flavor, the sauce wasn’t too sweet, and the crust was thick and yummy!!! We were very surprised at how good the food was. The salads were pre-made, but fresh and crisp. The salad dressing was the typical pre-packaged packs.

The only down side of the meal was the Mickey’s Crisped Rice Treats. They were stale, but very cute! They were Mickey shaped and on a stick. DH was the only one who enjoyed them. I think he ate three!

We will definitely eat there again!!! It was very good.

Our Rating: 4 Thumbs up! (One each - we only do two each for the fancy places!) :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

SLDL
07-06-2006, 10:46 PM
Sounds yummy! I'm curious...is this a big arcade type place?? i.e. will I ever get my 4 yr. old out of there once he enters? What is it like inside?

Torjohnson
07-06-2006, 11:39 PM
There is seating upstairs, and a fairly large arcade downstairs. I wanted it to be a little more Toy Story like....but it was pretty fun.

Minniespal
07-07-2006, 03:17 AM
Enjoyed reading your review ~ Thanx for sharing.

I really like the pixxas at Pizza Planet.

TruBlu
07-07-2006, 07:31 AM
Sounds yummy! I'm curious...is this a big arcade type place?? i.e. will I ever get my 4 yr. old out of there once he enters? What is it like inside?
There is an arcade on the bottom level - that's why we sat upstairs. I thought my boys would beg to stay and play, so we made a deal before we went in...

Be good, eat your food, and I'll give you $1 each for a game when we are done.

It worked! I couldn't believe I got out so cheap! Most of the games were $0.50 or $1, so we were not in there long at all!!!

wisconsinmom
07-07-2006, 08:07 AM
I'm so glad to read this review. We are planning to eat there in August :cool1:

scanne
07-07-2006, 08:54 AM
Guess what? Your review just sealed the deal for our MGM CS dinner spot! I'm all over Pizza Planet! THanks for the review!

kj2mom
07-07-2006, 03:26 PM
Thanks soo much for this great review. We are planning on eating there our first day and you have me wishing it was Oct even more now! I too am nervous about the whole arcade thing but hopefully my children will be ok with doing a couple then heading on our way, your $1 tip sounds like it might do the trick for my two. One can hope anyway!

Bev J
07-07-2006, 05:11 PM
We stopped in here last trip just for a drink and I had to pry my DH away from the counter-the Pizza smelled sooo good, but we had a ADR at Prime Time comming up so no go.
This trip the kids are comming and they all love pizza! We will be stopping here this trip. Any other choice besides the rice krispie treats for desert?

Thanks for taking the time to post the review..

Bev

webairs
07-08-2006, 09:05 AM
Sounds Great! My kids will love this. Is this a counter service restaurant and do you need to make an ADR? :confused3

Disney owl
07-08-2006, 10:55 AM
it's great to see a review of a CS thanks

bluejasmine
07-08-2006, 05:20 PM
We really enjoyed our pizza here also and hope to stop here again in Aug..

swankybeth
07-09-2006, 07:12 AM
Thanks for the great review. I've always been leery of the pizza at WDW, but this sounded yummy! :mickeybar

binky
07-09-2006, 03:52 PM
We ate at Toy Story in May and enjoyed it, too. I had the Veggie pizza combo (we were on the DP) and thought it was good. For dessert, I had a HUGE chocolate chip cookie. I was too full to eat it then, so I wrapped it up and was happy to have it later as a snack.

TruBlu
07-10-2006, 07:12 AM
Sounds Great! My kids will love this. Is this a counter service restaurant and do you need to make an ADR? :confused3
It's a CS - no ADR necessary. :cool1:

wiggles02
07-10-2006, 07:25 AM
We ate there on May 15. We loved it. It was during the parade, so the place was empty and the CM's were so nice. My son has some sensory issues and is a picky eater and told us he would try pizza here and here only. So we told the CM that it would be his first time trying pizza. They really talked it up and gave us some cookies (for free) to reward him if he did indeed try it. It was a great experience and for theme park pizza, it was actually tasty.

kimwim8
07-11-2006, 09:32 AM
We really enjoyed Pizza Planet too! And it was amazing, my kids wanted to walk around the arcade, but they didn't want to "waste Disney time" playing video games!! That was when I knew they were Disney addicts like their parents! :rotfl:

bellenbuzz
07-11-2006, 08:56 PM
I always figured it couldn't be that bad, and I would give it a try. But I read alot of PP bashing and negative reviews.....
SO THANK YOU for sharing this yummy review, this is how I would expect it to be there! and I am happy with that !
My 2 DD's really want to eat there come November......I am putting it on my list, what a great deal for a CS meal !!! :teeth: :thumbsup2

sassy2
07-14-2006, 09:06 PM
Great review I second that, DS16 can eat pizza 24/7 I am not a pizza lover but I must agree the pizza was very good. Crunchy where it needed to be and cheezy where it needed to be.:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

Evil Queen
07-18-2006, 01:43 PM
We ate there a couple of years ago, and LOVED it.

We passed on it this past year, because youngest DS wanted to eat where his big brother was eating.

The food was very good, and the arcade was fun. Was a great place to cool down from the heat too.

frannn
07-20-2006, 02:26 PM
DD3 loves Buzz, but I do not love pizza. Is it worth it just to go for the theming, or is the Toy Story reference not a big one?

TruBlu
07-25-2006, 08:01 AM
DD3 loves Buzz, but I do not love pizza. Is it worth it just to go for the theming, or is the Toy Story reference not a big one?
I would skip it if I didn't like pizza. IMO the theming wasn't worth a special trip, and you could avoid the arcade. I'd just stop by Al's Toy Barn for pictures.

Rudy6
07-29-2006, 04:15 PM
Thanks for the review. I never thought of going there, because of the bad reviews. Maybe I will give it a try.

Thanks. ;)

dawgfan
07-29-2006, 05:17 PM
Enjoyed the review

Denise Thies
07-31-2006, 02:19 PM
Sounds like we have a CS meal place to try at MGM Studios.

erinch
07-31-2006, 10:54 PM
hate to be the odd voice out. we've tried it twice, and the noise level is just over the top for us. the arcade is quite a bit like a chuck e cheese or the sort. we run the other way---again due to the noise, rather than the food.

Honeybehr1
07-31-2006, 11:11 PM
DS requested this place again. And again we were not disappointed. It is noisey but its greared towards kids and its an arcade so its to be expected. The pizza was very good but by no means is it a 5 star restaurant. Its a pizza place and arcade.
We will be eating here again on the next trip we make. Its a favorite for all. Much better than our visit to Mama Melrose. :faint:

TruBlu
08-01-2006, 07:21 AM
It did seem noisy downstairs, but upstairs was fine when we were there. But with 2 boys - 4 and 7, I'm not sure that I notice noise anymore. :teeth:

ThreeAngels
08-05-2006, 09:36 AM
:goodvibes I am so glad to see such a great review on Pizza Planet. Oddly, my DS15 is the one who REALLY wants to go here. Had seen several bad comments about the place, but I didn't want to disappoint him as PP and Tony's are the only 2 requests he has made. Looking more forward to going there now. Hoping MY kids will prefer Disney time over arcade time because I am NOT wanting to spend too long in there. Thanks for sharing your review! :teeth:

trvlr4301r
08-05-2006, 09:02 PM
Thanks for the review. We are going to try PP this time but I was wondering if we could get it to take to the Fantasmic seating and eat while we are waiting for the show to begin. Any ideas whether this would be hard to manage. I'd be carrying 3 pizzas, salads, desserts and drinks. Will they put it in a box or anything?

TruBlu
08-14-2006, 09:01 AM
Thanks for the review. We are going to try PP this time but I was wondering if we could get it to take to the Fantasmic seating and eat while we are waiting for the show to begin. Any ideas whether this would be hard to manage. I'd be carrying 3 pizzas, salads, desserts and drinks. Will they put it in a box or anything?I think you could do it if you had a backpack or something to carry things in. The salads are in a closed plastic container (with a lid), and the desserts are wrapped up. You could get bottled water for your drinks, and dump all of that in a backpack. Then you would only have to carry the 3 pizzas. They don't have anything covering them, but I think you could carry all three - creatively. :thumbsup2

tkitty
08-23-2006, 06:55 PM
We ate at Toy Story last week, there was only two people ahead in line and we had our food in only a few mins. The pizza and salad were good. DD and I had the Veggie. Very good. It was about noon, and starting to fill up. we were relaxing, finishing our food, 2 of our party of 6 were playing the games, and a lady asked me if she could have our table when we were done. Like I care who sits there :rolleyes: Then she, and here party just stood over us, like, "well, aren't you done yet?" We were looking at our digital pics and finishing up, but now we felt all rushed :sad2: I could never do that.
But it's a good place for a bite to eat, I was hoping there would be more to the Toy Story theme, though.

DisneyHokie
08-23-2006, 10:03 PM
I'm happy to hear someone enjoyed Pizza Planet. I've read a lot of negative reviews on here and I was bummed because I've always been curious and wanted to try this pizza. Maybe we'll split one next time we're in MGM and report back.

princess anakin
08-24-2006, 02:37 PM
im sorry im not familiar with this restraunt where is it located. thanks from the ignorant one :rolleyes1

kyirish25
08-24-2006, 04:13 PM
It is just down and across from the entrance to Muppets 3-D.

We are also a family that enjoys Pizza Planet. Our trips have been in late Nov and we love sitting outside and people watching while eating.

Laurafoster
08-25-2006, 06:56 AM
Good Review! Thanks!

The Hill Family
08-25-2006, 03:33 PM
We just got back from our trip yesterday :sad1: (guess I need to remove my ticker, huh?) and we ate at PP on Tuesday and we really, really enjoyed it! I had the veggie pizza and I thought it was fabulous. My DH and two DDs all had the cheese pizza and said it was really good. We travelled with friends so the older kids ate and hung out in the arcade while the rest of us relaxed and enjoyed the AC (it was a scorcher that day!). Overall, great meal and we will most definitely be going back!