IT’S NATIONAL PIZZA PIE DAY AND I AM SO EXCITED! I absolutely LOVE pizza – and my mouth is watering just thinking about all of that cheesy goodness. The best thing about my job is that I don’t have to go very far to find it, because you can find pizza just about anywhere at our parks and resorts on both coasts! Hold on to your crusts, because I’m about to take you on a tasty tour of some of my favorite places to get pizza at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.
Whether you’re blasting off to Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Disneyland park or taking a stroll down the pier at Disney California Adventure park to Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta, you’ll find some yummy pizza by the slice at both of these locations with options like pepperoni, vegetarian and cheese. Now if you’re in the Downtown Disney District, you should definitely visit Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria, where you’ll find an array of gourmet pizza inspired by the cuisine of southern Italy. Here you can get a Classic Neapolitan pizza with fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce, or perhaps take part in the Valdostana pizza with potatoes, speck prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and fontina cheese.
Right next door to the Downtown Disney District is Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Here you’ll find White Water Snacks, which offers Grand Crafted Artisan Pizzas such as Artichoke and Arugula pizza, Lemon Shrimp pizza and the ‘Nduja Prosciutto Sausage pizza, which consists of ‘Nduja Italian prosciutto sausage, baby Portobello mushrooms, artichokes and roasted tomato with grana padana parmigiana.
Walt Disney World Resort has some tasty pizzas too – like at the popular Pizza Window at Disney’s BoardWalk. Connected to Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and just a short stroll from Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, this delicious walk-up window serves classics like cheese and pepperoni, but you should also check out the BoardWalk Signature Pizza. This pizza comes loaded with Italian sausage, onions, peppers and balsamic glaze. The BoardWalk is also the perfect place sit back, relax and eat your pizza while you enjoy a breezy and sunny afternoon.
At Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, the recently opened Ale & Compass Restaurant boasts some delicious New England-inspired Hearth Oven Pies, including a seasonal market vegetable pie, a caramelized leek and chorizo pie, and a white clam pie. And if you’re having breakfast here, you can also order a Breakfast Pie with a sunny side-up egg, house-made bacon, ham, provolone and arugula.
If you’re at Epcot, it’s just a quick walk around the World Showcase to Italy, where you’ll find Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria. Here you can order authentic Neapolitan thin-crust pizza made with fresh mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and real Caputo flour imported from Southern Italy.
At Disney Springs, there’s now several different options to get your pizza fix! One being the popular Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza where you can order guest favorites like the Red Vine pizza with Ovalini mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, parmesan, basil, red sauce and olive oil drizzle, or the Green Stripe pizza with pesto drizzle over chicken, red peppers, garlic, mozzarella and arugula. You can also try the pizza at Wolfgang Puck Express, where you can even find breakfast pizzas with scrambled eggs, bacon, mozzarella, cheddar and caramelized onions in addition to their regular pizza menu. On the lunch and dinner menu, you’ll find unique and delicious options like the Pepperoni Pomodoro pizza with caramelized onions, basil and parmesan or the Chicken Meatball pizza with mushrooms, red onion and ricotta. Also at Disney Springs is the recently-opened Pizza Ponte, where you can find Sicilian-style pizza by the slice.
And that’s not even the beginning of all of the pizza you can find at Disney Parks! There are so many other options like the artisan pizzas at Surfside Lounge at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel in California, Pizzafari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and specialty pizzas at Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk in Florida. No matter where you are, you’re sure to find a pizza that’s just right for you. Celebrate National Pizza Pie Day with us by getting some Disney Parks Pizza, and share your favorites with us in the comments below! HAPPY NATIONAL PIZZA PIE DAY, EVERYONE!