Yester California Adventure at Yesterland Rizzo’s Prop
& Pawn Shop
Photo of Rizzo's Prop & Pawn Shop and surroundings
The shop sits amidst the utility poles of the Hollywood Studios Backlot.

Rizzo the Rat invites you to shop for Muppet-themed clothes, toys, and souvenirs. Here’s your chance to buy plush toys of Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo the Great, Bean Bunny, and even Scooter the errand boy.

Photo of Rizzo's Prop & Pawn Shop side view
The movie props look more like Muppet souvenirs.

So stop at Rizzo’s Prop & Pawn Shop on your way to Superstar Limo. The big cheese here at Yester California Adventure is a rat with a jacket, not a mouse with red pants.

Photo of Rizzo's Prop & Pawn Shop front view
Where are the customers?

Rizzo’s Prop & Pawn Shop was one of the original features of Disney’s California Adventure when the park opened in February 2001.

The utility poles around the shop were intentional. The idea was to give the park’s Hollywood Studios Backlot a gritty, industrial look, like that of a real movie studio. The shop itself was made to look like a prop storage area, with counters that looked like a haphazard arrangement of boxes, bins, barrels, and drawers. Located a short distance from Muppet*Vision 3D, Rizzo’s Prop & Pawn Shop served as the gift shop for that attraction.

Photo of Studio Store side view
Same shop. New paint. New sign. New merchandise.

In late 2005, the Hollywood Studios Backlot was redecorated to make the area more inviting to guests. Rizzo’s Prop & Pawn Shop became the Studio Store. The store and the “soundstages” around it were repainted in the standard colors of Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World and Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Resort Paris.

Photo of Studio Store angle view
The Studio Store is near Monsters, Inc.: Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!

With its new name, the Studio Store was no longer limited to Muppet merchandise. When the nearby Monsters, Inc.: Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! attraction opened at the end of 2005, the Studio Store became a combination Muppets, Monsters Inc., and Disney character shop.


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Updated August 30, 2013.

Photograph of Rizzo’s Prop & Pawn Shop and surroundings: 2003 by Allen Huffman.
Photograph of Rizzo’s Prop & Pawn Shop side view: 2002 by Werner Weiss.
Photograph of Rizzo’s Prop & Pawn Shop front view: 2002 by Werner Weiss.
Photograph of Studio Store side view: 2006 by Werner Weiss.
Photograph of Studio Store angle view: 2006 by Werner Weiss.