To those of us who have been here since the inception and creation of Disney Springs (then known as Downtown Disney) one place has stood out among the many shops and eateries. Located in the Marketplace of Disney Springs, its unique façade and four stories of movie memorabilia inside, make it more of a destination than just a place to grab a bite.
Once inside the ‘observatory’ there are posters, pictures, items from movie sets and so much more. From R2D2 standing tall and looking like he just put up a mighty fight against the First Order to the newspaper used in Ghostbusters and the ECTO1 license plate, there is much to see when you are waiting for a table or just come in to browse and then grab a drink. Featuring a 4000 square foot video wall it showcases music and video all day long and certain tables at the entry base of the telescope are actually televisions, playing the music videos of movie soundtracks underneath your plates.
When I visited Planet Hollywood on this night, I was treated to not only an incredible meal but the service was great. I had come in late, almost an hour from closing after finishing a busy day and I can tell you I was tired but way more hungry. You could even say I was ‘hangry’. But my server was right on point and before I knew it I had a large glass of water and a golden brew sitting before me.
It was hard to decide what to order in my state of hunger, as I wanted everything. I settled on the Original Ringer, one of Guy’s Big Bite Burgers specially created by Guy Fieri himself. With a side of french fries that could feed four people, this was one of the most delicious burgers I have had. I was also pleasantly surprised to have an order of the BBQ ribs brought to my table. Piled high on a miniature picnic table, these ribs looked incredible and tasted even better. Super tender and just the right kick to the BBQ sauce, I was in heaven.
Dessert is a meal in itself here and Planet Hollywood is known for its Big Dipper Shakes and Star Jars. The banana pudding one with layers of bananas, vanilla wafers and whipped cream and served in a oversize mason jar, will take you back to when you were a kid. I was so full when I left, I could barely walk but boy, was it worth it!!
So, if you are looking for a place that not only satisfies the taste buds and fills the belly, but impresses the eyes as well, Planet Hollywood should be on your list for places to come and try out. It is best to get a reservation if you can but they do accept walk ins, although you may have to wait. But, there is plenty to see if you are waiting and it is definitely worth it!
Spokesmayne; Planet Hollywood Disney Springs