We were invited out to Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs for a current review of the popular restaurant. Planet Hollywood has been here a long time – first opening in 1994 before being reimagined in 2017 as the Planet Hollywood Observatory. It is hard to believe it has been here just about 30 years now.
Here is a look at our Planet Hollywood experience!
Planet Hollywood is a four-story restaurant that contains a wealth of movie memorabilia that rotates regularly. We dined at an off-time but it was still busy enough to experience the fun that guests have while dining here (thanks especially to the giant video screens and music).
While walking up, we passed by a Woody from “Toy Story” and a costume worn by Christopher Reeve in the original “Superman” movie.
We were seated with a great view of the 4500 square-foot video wall and served the High Roller Sampler. This is an impressive presentation – it is like a ferris wheel that does not turn – and includes Our World Famous Chicken Crunch, Texas Tostados, Buffalo Wings, Five Cheese Dip, and Fried Jumbo Shrimp.
While the High Roller Sampler serves (approximately) four guests, it is a nice sampler even with a larger table to try a variety of items and maybe order a favorite or two. I am partial to the World Famous Chicken Crunch.
The World Famous Chicken Crunch has a bit of a sweet taste to it. I have always heard that the dish has a Cap’n Crunch (or similar) coating to it. The chicken is delicious! It is Jeff’s favorite item too on the wheel.
Here is a look at the Buffalo Wings, which comes with pieces of celery and carrot.
Not to be outdone, there are cocktails created to impress and share. We really like The Perfect Storm, and we received it in a 36 ounce souvenir glass. The Perfect Storm includes rum, vodka, gin, tequila, DeKuyper blue curacao, fresh sour & Sprite. This is a large drink, so I recommend sharing it.
Here is a look at two 36 ounce Planet-Bowl drinks (The Perfect Storm is on the right).
I also tried the Pineapple Express, with SKYY Infusions blood orange vodka, SKYY Infusions pineapple vodka, orange & pineapple juices, Sprite & grenadine.
My Pineapple Express is on the left. It is a really tasty drink.
While we were seated, we looked up and noticed that Planet Hollywood put our Mousesteps logo on the video screens. Guests can have their birthdays and other celebrations mentioned on these big screens.
My birthday was two days away, and Remy soon appeared on the screen to wish me a happy birthday. It hits very differently when you are the one being celebrated! Planet Hollywood is a great place to celebrate a birthday or other occasion.
While Planet Hollywood posted the birthday message for me, you can request this at the host stand or from your server.
We took a look at the menu. While we didn’t order from the Guy Fieri menu, it is something that is popular here. We have enjoyed the burgers and I do recommend them.
Jeff ordered the BBQ Ribs (slow-cooked in-house St. Louis-style pork ribs smothered with BBQ sauce, served with seasoned fries). The ribs are served on a small picnic table for extra flair. It is another great presentation. This is a dish that Jeff would order again, he enjoys the BBQ sauce and the portion size on the ribs. They are tender and fall off the bone.
I ordered the Bistro Sirloin Steak, which is a 10 ounce USDA Choice sirloin steak served with hand-cut steak fries & green bean blend. The steak is decent, a large portion size. I am a fan of the steak fries. The big surprise honestly was the beans with carrots. They were delicious, cooked probably with a bit of butter for a very nice side item.
We were seated alongside the railing and could see guests down below. Planet Hollywood is a large restaurant and you can feel every bit of that when the restaurant is full with guests singing along to songs on the video screens (including “Sweet Caroline” and “Let it Go”.)
We each ordered a dessert. I ordered the Chocolate Layered Cake, with “three layers of moist chocolate cake separated by rich chocolate mousse & covered with our special fudge frosting”. I thought I would go with a standard birthday type dessert. There was a lot of whipped cream added as well.
I enjoyed the Chocolate Layered Cake, but it isn’t what I would recommend most with so many other choices (including delicious, unique shakes).
Jeff ordered the Brownie Sundae Martini. We tried this one other time, years ago and we honestly forgot how huge it is. It is really big for two people, we could not nearly finish it. The Brownie Sundae Martini features “Twelve decadent chunks of freshly baked brownies layered with six scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, topped with caramel and chocolate sauce then buried in mounds of whipped cream and a cherry”.
Just FYI – they aren’t joking on the whipped cream, it is a lot. If you are looking for a fun dessert to finish out the evening, we do recommend it.
We posed with the sundae.
I walked around the third floor for photos. I mentioned we were there at an off time, which is an excellent time to peruse the movie memorabilia.
The memorabilia does change regularly, so you will see new items each visit to Planet Hollywood.
Memorabilia is from new and old movies, including currently “A League of Their Own”, “Rocky” and many more. There are signed items in some of the cases.
Some items along the walls are Disney related, including this display from “Hercules”.
If you are looking to shop, you can do that too! There was a decent price on Planet Hollywood Disney Springs t-shirts when we passed by.
There are a lot of restaurants at Disney Springs, but Planet Hollywood is completely different than any other in the “FUN” aspect. Think birthday celebrations, graduations, or celebrating a visit to Walt Disney World. It is a big restaurant with big drinks, large portion sizes, big video screens, big shakes, and more! In the times we have visited, we have seen a lot of larger gatherings with family and friends in celebration.
We look forward to heading back on our own soon.
Thank you to Planet Hollywood for having us out!
Planet Hollywood invited us out and paid for our meals. We paid for our gratuity. All views are ours.