When people ask me where I recommend having lunch in Disneyland park, my answer is always Red Rocket Pizza Port (R2P2). “You have to try the Count-Down Chicken Fusilli, it’s out of this world!,” I say. But during Pixar Fest, the restaurant has been overtaken by some interstellar visitors. ooo-OOO-ooh!
The temporary overlay greets you at the entrance, with an armed sentinel granting you access to a commissary of galactic goodies. Many of the R2P2 staples are still on the menu, but I decided to try some of the “Limited time magic” on this visit.
They have a specialty pasta, but being “Pizza Planet” I decided it was time to try pizza. And not just any pizza, but the “Supernova Pizza Special.” I didn’t think it looked that appetizing at first glance, but looks can be deceiving. I also chose the special green apple freeze drink, which you get to fill yourself. Be sure to fill the dome lid all the way to the top.
The Supernova Pizza Special was hands-down one of the best things I’ve ever tasted at the Happiest Place on Earth. It has bites of hamburger meat, giant sliced pickles, and a really yummy sauce drizzled over the top that tastes like a mix of condiments you would find on a burger. The crust was full of flavor and very soft. I’ve been dreaming about it ever since and hope it becomes a permanent menu item at R2P2 long after Pixar Fest is over. The green apple freeze tasted like drinking a green Jolly Rancher, and the macaron was as yummy as it was adorable. It reminded me of something you would find at Tokyo Disneyland.
Alex has been blogging about Disney films since 2009 after a lifetime of fandom. He joined the Laughing Place team in 2014 and covers films across all of Disney’s brands, including Star Wars, Marvel, and Fox, in addition to books, music, toys, consumer products, and food. You can hear his voice as a member of the Laughing Place Podcast and his face can be seen on Laughing Place’s YouTube channel where he unboxes stuff.