This review reflects our experience in May of 2014.
Just like Buzz in Toy Story, you’ll walk into Pizza Planet thinking “What a Spaceport!” Pizza Planet is a pizza quick service option with a large arcade inside. There are even giant aliens hanging from the ceiling. The theme in this restaurant makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a pixar film. The arcade in here is also an added benefit to beat the heat and take a long break inside during your visit to Hollywood Studios. There is both indoor and outdoor seating areas available. We stopped by Pizza Planet two times on our last trip.
My first experience at Pizza Planet during our May 2014 trip I was with two of my non special diet friends. Luckily they had no issue with waiting on me with my special pizza. When we went up to the register I told the Cast Member that I was told I could get a vegan pizza here, she then alerted someone from the back, not a chef, to come out and talk to us. I told her I was vegan and she asked what toppings I would like on my pizza. I asked for the veggie pizza (mushrooms, peppers, onion and tomato) with vegan cheese. She told me it would be about 5 to 10 minutes for my pizza.
After a few minutes she came back and asked me what dressing I would like for my salad, she obviously forgot about me being vegan when she asked if I wanted ranch or blue cheese. I ended up with light Italian dressing to go on my cup of lettuce. When I received my pizza it came with a plate on top of it, assuming to keep it separated for allergy concerns. My patient friends waited the whole time with me for my pizza, which ended up being about 15 minutes.
Once we sat down I was so excited to chow down on my pizza. The first thing I noticed was that it wasn’t cut, I’m assuming this is because of allergy concerns, so I just used a plastic knife. The center of my pizza wasn’t very hot, which was a bummer since I had seen it come out of the oven. The cheese wasn’t very melted, I believe it was Follow Your Heart brand which is pretty tough to melt anyway. Looking at my pizza size compared to my friends I noticed it was a bit smaller then theres, not a huge difference but enough for me to notice. The pizza itself was pretty tasty despite the not super melted cheese. My only real complaint with it was that is seemed overloaded with toppings.
When Corey went with his family on a different day he had a similar experience. The only difference he had was when he was met with the person in the back they asked if he wanted pepperoni as a topping on his vegan pizza, really?! He also requested no tomato on his pizza since I had told him about mine feeling overloaded with toppings. His wait was also about 15 minutes.
We then both went back together later in the week, Hollywood Studios has limited vegan quick service options and we just love pizza. When we got to the Cast Member and told her about our need for a vegan pizza we waited about 5 minutes for someone to come out to talk to us this time. When he finally came out we told him we just wanted two vegan veggie pizzas without tomato and he said sure and left. We waited about 15 minutes again, so it’s safe to assume if you’re getting a vegan pizza you will wait 15 minutes.
Our pizzas were definitely bigger this time and the cheese was melted. The first time I went they put the pizza on the oven belt, this time they just put it in the side where it cooks from the center. The whole pizza was hot this time and the pizza was uncut again. From removing tomatoes we received more mushrooms, but it didn’t feel like too many toppings like it had previously. This pizza was much better then my previous one and Corey said the same about his. The salad is just lettuce, nothing else. I have found out since that you can swap your lettuce for chips, which I will be doing next time.
Would we go back?
Yes! We went twice in one trip so I think that says a lot!
Melissa & Corey