Theme Park Bits: Oogie Boogie’s Bash, A Beauty and the Beast Bar, And More

/Film | 4/21/2019 | Josh Spiegel
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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

PizzeRizzo is coming back to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Disneyland is getting its own hard-ticket Halloween event.

The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is getting a new bar themed to an unexpected movie.

And more!

Our long national nightmare is over, friends. I am, of course, referring to the news that PizzeRizzo, the oft-closed restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, is reopening just in time for both the 30th anniversary of the theme park and for Star Wars Day. Yes, on May 4, PizzeRizzo will reopen its doors, and do so with an intriguing new dessert. It’s called a Peanut Butter & Jelly Verrine, and has layers of peanut butter cream and grape jelly. Sounds tasty, but you’d better rush over soon to get it, because the seasonal restaurant (which does not have the best reputation) is likely closing again in June. And then our long national nightmare will return.

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As you no doubt heard over the weekend, the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago was quite the to-do. Unsurprisingly, there was a panel focusing on the new Galaxy’s Edge land in Disneyland and Walt Disney World, though there wasn’t much in the way of extremely big, breaking news (unless you consider weirdly designed Coca-Cola bottles breaking news). But let’s stick with the beverage-related news here, because Lucasfilm is apparently applying for trademarks for some distinctively named alcoholic beverages. From the names, it’ll likely just be variations on familiar beers, ciders, and wines, but it will at least be fun to head to Ogi’s Cantina and demand the barkeep make you a “Gamorrean Ale” or a “Gold Squadron Lager”.

You’re ready for Halloween, right? OK, we might be more than six months away, but it’s the time of year when Disneyland and Walt Disney World start announcing their fall plans. At Disney...
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