Blaze Pizza, the newest offering at Disney Springs, opened Friday and we were there to check it out!
Located right on the water, Blaze Pizza offers wonderful views of the newly re-imagined Disney Springs surrounding areas.
The indoor dining area is made up of mostly long benches, to accompany large and small parties. There are perimeter tables as well for parties of 4 or less.
There are two ordering/assembly lines and fire ovens at the end, ready to make your pizza in 180 seconds.
The space, according to Disney Springs backstory, is a re-purposed sawmill, the old Buena Vista Timber Company building to be exact. With vaulted ceilings and open trusses throughout, the space is nice and open. While the backstory here might not be as obvious to the average guest as neighboring D-Luxe Burger, it is still a nice bit of effort.
Here’s an overview video we shot.
The whole premise of Blaze Pizza is fresh, build-your-own pizzas, delivered fast. If you’re familiar with the Chipotle or Subway model of ordering, you’ll feel right at home at Blaze. There are two ways to go about ordering your pizza, you can build your own from scratch or try one of their signature pizzas.
Signature Pizzas – $9.65
Red Vine – Ovalini Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan, Basil, Red Sauce, Olive Oil Drizzle – 690 cal
BBQ Chkn – Chicken, Mozzarella, Red Onion, Banana Peppers, Gorgonzola, BBQ Sauce Drizzle – 830 cal
Meat Eater – Pepperoni, Meatballs, Red Onion, Mozzarella, Red Sauce – 950 cal
Art Lover – Artichokes, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Garlic, Red Sauce Dollops – 710 cal
Green Stripe – Pesto Drizzle over Chicken, Red Peppers, Garlic, Mozzarella, Arugula – 770 cal
Veg Out – Zucchini, Mushrooms, Red Onion, Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Red Sauce Dollops – 760 cal
Link In – Sausage, Red Peppers, Sauteed Onions, Mozzarella, Red Sauce – 850 cal
White Top – White Cream Sauce, Mozzarella, Bacon, Garlic, Oregano, Arugula – 760 cal
Build Your Own
Any topping pizza – $9.65
1 topping pizza – $8.45
Simple pie – $7.25 (Mozzarella, Parmesan, Red Sauce)
Sauces: Classic red, spicy red, white cream, garlic pesto
Cheeses: Feta, goat, gorgonzola, oval ini, mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta, shredded mozzarella, vegan cheese.
Meats: Applewood bacon, grilled chicken, Italian meatballs, Italian sausage, pepperoni, salame, smoked ham, turkey meatballs.
Veggies: Artichokes, banana peppers, chopped garlic, fresh basil, green bell peppers jalepenos, kalamata olives, mushrooms, oregano, pineapple, red onions, red peppers, roasted garlic, sautéed onions, spinach, zucchini.
Finishes: Arugula, bbq sauce, pesto, olive oil, ranch.
All pizzas are available with a standard crust (which we found to be more like a thin crust) at no additional cost. High-rise Dough (which was more like a normal pizza) or Gluten-Free Dough is an additional $2.00.
In addition to pizza, salads and deserts are also on offer.
What did we have?
We decided to order off of the Signature Pizzas menu as a simple judge of quality. If they can’t make their signature pizzas well, there’s no way I’d want to experiment. Luckily, they made their signature pizzas very well.
The Meat Eater is a classic. Pepperoni, meatballs, and red onion made for a delicious combination. With such fresh ingredients and a piping hot pizza straight out of the oven, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It is worth noting that the regular crust does come out more like a flatbread than what you might consider a normal crust height from any Dominoes, Pizza Hut, or Papa Johns. My thinking is that such a thin crust allows Blaze to deliver on their promise of 180 second Fast-Fire’d pies.
We actually had two versions of the White Top, the normal dough and the Gluten-Free dough. Of the two, the Gluten-Free came out a little on the cooked side. The normal dough came out with a crust consistent with the Meat Eater. I’m not normally a huge fan of pizza sans red sauce, but the fact that the pizza came out of the oven seconds before I took a bite meant that I was met with cheese so freshly melted that I didn’t care.
A soda, lemonade, or ice tea will run you $3.00, but with a fountain available and some pretty unique offerings, we didn’t balk in the hot Florida summer. In addition to unique offerings such as Prickly Pear and Key Lime Mint aguas frescas, Blaze also offers Blue Sky soda. Blue Sky bills itself as a soda line made of all-natural ingredients and free of high-fructose corn syrup, caffeine and preservatives. Creamy Root Beer, Orange Creme, and Black Cherry were all on offer. I found my root beer to be much more flavorful than a regular option around property such as Barq’s.
Overall, we enjoyed Blaze Pizza. By far the most economical option at Disney Springs for a counter service, Blaze Pizza is a wonderful option for a quick refueler without breaking the bank. If you follow us on Twitter, you know that we’re big fans of D-Luxe Burger as a more-affordable-than-most, yet delicious, quick service option at Disney Springs. With the opening of Blaze Pizza, we’ll now be torn as to where we’ll end up and might find ourselves enjoyed Fast-Fire’d pizza more often than not.