Oceanside, CA (2481 Vista Way)

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Exterior before the 2.0 remodel, 2017

2481 Vista Way, Store #45 was a Showbiz Pizza Place that opened on February 8th, 1983 (date not confirmed yet) as a franchised location with a Rock-Afire Explosion and is still open to this very day.

It is located in the El Camino North Shopping Mall.


Oceanside opened its doors on February 8th, 1983 (not confirmed) as a franchised location. Like many other ShowBiz Pizza locations, it had a typical SPP layout as seen in many other stores across the United States. It was then sold to corporate on October 27th, 1986 along with Bakersfield, Fresno, Visalia and Escondido. Oceanside received the 1988 remodel removing older SPP decor for newer decor, a slight exterior remodel, and received the Showbiz Pizza Campground upgrade. Unfortunately, there is hardly any documentation of Oceanside back then. In 1991, Oceanside received Concept Unification removing all SPP decor for newer decor, added an exterior change, and removed the Rock-Afire Explosion band for the 3-Stage. In the early-mid 90's, Oceanside underwent a minor remodel removing some decor for newer decor. Around the late 90's, the location received the so-called "Phase 2" remodel removing older 90's decor, adding newer decor, another exterior change, and SkyTubes. Around 2000, their 3-Stage was removed for the Studio C Beta, 32m. Oceanside would remain like this until 2005-2006 when they received the 2005 update to the 2003 "Cool Chuck" Reconfiguration / Major Remodel Initiative removing the Showroom Walls, Balcony Seating, removing older 2000's decor for newer decor, a new exterior change, and the relocation of the stage. Oceanside remained like this until November 2021 when they received the 2.0 remodel, removing the Beta for the Dance Floor. Currently, as of February 2023, the location still has the 2.0 remodel and the Dance Floor.


Originally, Oceanside featured a Rock-Afire Explosion, as all other Showbiz locations did. Unfortunately, there are no photos or videos to exist of Oceanside with the Rock afire, or as a ShowBiz in general. they got Concept Unification sometime in 1991. In 2000, Oceanside removed their 3-Stage for the Studio C Beta. In November 2021, Oceanside removed the Studio C Beta, 32m for the Dance Floor for their 2.0 remodel.

Stage Intalled Removed Notes
RockAfire Explosion February 1983 1991 5th Showbiz Pizza in California.
3-Stage 1991 2000 One of 9 Showbiz Pizza Stores in California to undergo Concept Unification (Fullerton opened as a new store with the stage undergoing Concept Unification while the store was under construction).
Studio C Beta, 32m 2000 November 2021 One of first 5 Betas installed
Dance Floor + Video Wall November 2021 Still in Use 2021 Model. One of first 2021 2.0s in California.


Animatronic Serial Number Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe 7-82 1-13 Unknown
Pasqually / Dook Larue 7-82 2-13 Unknown
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo 7-82 3-13 Unknown
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear 7-82 4-13 Unknown
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella 7-82 5-13 Unknown
Billy Bob 7-82 6-13 Unknown
Pizzacam / Looney Bird 7-82 7-13 Unknown
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo 7-82 8-13 Unknown
Building / Sun 7-82 10-13 Unknown
Moon 7-82 11-13 Unknown
Antioch N/A Unknown
Wink N/A Unknown
Chuck E. Cheese (32m, bot) Unknown Destroyed
Pizza Time Clock N/A Destroyed