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!
That is the largest Nacho plate I have ever seen. The shakes look disgusting and what a way to ruin a lobster. I still love the review….always.
Lisa P says
Do you have any idea of what the items will be priced at?
Those shakes remind me of the ones served at the new Universal restaurant, the Chocolate Emporium. Will they be similarly priced, do you think?
Jaia — I believe so, but we should know more soon.
Lisa P — We should know more soon about pricing. We’ll let you know as soon as we do!
Here’s the menu with prices: http://planethollywoodintl.com/restaurants/orlando/menu/
Pam Cosby says
We have reservations here the first week in January. I can’t wait to try out the new menu!
I don’t understand the shake trend to have stuff stuck the the sides of the glass, on the top maybe, but why on the sides… so weird… even so that Lobster dish and the pimento grilled cheese definitely makes me want to visit…
Is Guy Fieri an actual chef? Donkey sauce? Sounds gross. This is one restaurant I will never set foot in. I do enjoy your reviews, but I think this place has disaster written all over it.
Couldn’t agree more with Scott’s comment. Having Guy Fieri attached to it is a massive turn-off. He seems like a nice enough human being, but as a chef… I don’t want the people creating the food I’ll eat using terminology such as “donkey sauce” and “flavortown”. And I don’t quite understand what “real deal flavors” and a “prime time burger” are. Rhyming, cutesy wording for food is unneeded, spend the creative energy elsewhere. Next Disney Springs trip, it’ll be Rick Bayless’ restaurant that’ll be at the top of my must-do list.
Kathy C says
I understand a lot of people’s opinion of Guy Fieri because I thought that too but then I read the infamous restaurant review about his NYC restaurant. When you read it, it sounds like it was written by Anton Ego from Ratatouille, it is pretty rough. One of the comments under the review was from someone who said they met him on the street at a coffee shop and he was extremely kind and bought their coffee for them. I actually think he is a nice person and someone who worked really hard in the restaurant industry before he became a star. Is he the greatest chef? I don’t know but I have soften on him and I like his Guy’s Grocery show. There are a lot of great restaurants at Disney Springs and this restaurant really needed a refresh.
Michael Nolan says
Oh Guy. Put down the Donkey Sauce and step away from the griddle. That burger looks like a 420 deal… or a dare… or for someone who lost a bet.
Will Planet Hollywood Observatory still be included in the Disney Dining Plan when it re-opens?
Mity — While we don’t have confirmation yet, we expect it to be. Stay tuned for our first review. We’ll be sure to ask that question of staff when they re-open.
Can’t wait for it to open and be able to bring my wife there
june swallow says
always read you guys.love planet food prices are great,food sounds good.cant wait
we are all looking foreward to eating there.june