The transition is nearly complete from the OLD Planet Hollywood to the NEW Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs!
Usually, Disney does a great job keeping new places under wraps so that the big reveal is more like a big bang! And that would be perfect here, with all the observatory spacey stuff. Unfortunately, a giant globe-shaped edifice is a little hard to hide.
So as we WATCH Planet Hollywood Observatory taking shape right in the middle of Disney Springs, I have to say — I’m kind of intrigued about what’s to come with the menu. And that’s especially true after I caught my first glimpse of the over-the-top milkshakes we’ll soon be able to enjoy here.
We recently received a few more hints about what you can expect to see when the restaurant finally opens its doors. (The website and social media are still saying that the opening will take place in the “Fall”, but the website is accepting reservations starting in January.)
Let’s take a closer look.
Planet Hollywood Observatory Menu and Food Photos
Start your dinner experience in the brand-new Stargazers Lounge, where guests will enjoy Florida Craft Beers, hand crafted Cocktails, and enormous Signature Drinks served in souvenir glasses.
Of course, the biggest story coming out of Planet Hollywood is that celebrity chef and restaurateur Guy Fieri has created a whole menu of Signature Burgers and Sandwiches. Look for specialties like the Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger, which includes with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Six-Cheese Mac-n-Cheese, Crispy Onion Straws, and Chef Fieri’s signature Donkey Sauce.
Other Fieri sammies include The Mayor of Flavortown, a kicked up Reuben; and the Prime Time American Kobe featuring American-style kobe beef and Smoked Gouda.
There are some interesting meatless options as well. Look for Morgan’s Veggie Burger topped with Artichokes, Roasted Red Pepper, and Cilantro Aioli. And Mac-n-Cheese meets Grilled Cheese in the Pimento Grilled Cheese.
New Signature Items also abound on the menu. Lobster Fra Diavolo is a luxurious take on a spicy Pasta Classic, and is served in a whole Lobster Shell. Fish lovers can opt for the Sesame Ginger Salmon, and guests looking for steak will enjoy the 20-ounce, bone-in NY Strip, which is meant to be shared. Looking for a little splurge because, well, vacay? Upgrade your steaks and chops to “surf and turf” status by adding a whole steamed lobster!
Of course, there will be plenty of options for guests who are after lighter fare. Check out this ultra hip Citrus Kale Salad. It’s a superfood mix of Kale, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, and Cabbage, with Feta, Grapefruit, Oranges, Cranberries, Sunflowers Seeds, and Agave Dressing bringing flavor to the party. Other salad options include a classic Spinach & Berries Salad, featuring Candied Walnuts, Bleu Cheese, and Balsamic Vinaigrette.
If you’re a fan of the Planet Hollywood classics, no worries. Several old favorites made the leap to the new menu, including Chicken Crunch and Nachos Grande.
But you should totally plan to save room for dessert! We already told you about these crazy, over the top Supernova Shakes!
Look for other signature sweets as well, like the Cosmic Cream Challenge, a blind tasting of 12 flavors of house-made Ice Creams and Sorbets, and Planet Melt Down. This one sounds seriously fun with a Chocolate Hardshell Dome, which is melted tableside by Hot Chocolate Sauce. Inside, you’ll find Double Chocolate Fudge Cake!
Lots to take in for sure!
Now I’d love to hear from you. Will you be visiting the completely renewed Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs for lunch or dinner when it reopens? Leave a comment and let us know!