The Planet Hollywood flagship location at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World has undergone a drastic makeover both inside and out as it gets ready to re-open this fall. So it comes as no surprise that the menu has also been reimagined with classic offerings now mixed in with new offerings such as zesty burgers crafted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri as well as local craft brews and spectacularly out-of-this-world desserts.
“We’ve spent an enormous amount of time developing new menu offerings for Planet Hollywood Observatory and striking a balance with keeping our favorites in place,” said Robert Earl, Founder and Chairman, Planet Hollywood International. “We’re excited to offer even more options for our guests, ranging from appealing starters, to light and healthy salads, to indulgent steak and lobster—and everything in between. And they really must save room for dessert—I always do!”
Returning favorites like World Famous Chicken Crunch with Creole mustard sauce; Nachos Grande (with chipotle chicken, cheese and black bean sauce, cruda salsa verde, pico de gallo, queso fresco and sour cream); L.A. Lasagna (a fried take on this comfort food favorite with Bolognese sauce, roasted garlic cream and tomato basil sauces); and the epic High Roller Platter, which according to their press release is “a celebration of ‘best-ofs’ with the Chicken Crunch, Texas Tostados, Buffalo Wings, Cheesy Spinach Dip, Peri-Peri Shrimp served in a uniquely designed Ferris-wheel dish”, make their welcome return.
But now there’s also six new “Big Bite Burgers” from Fieri for the adventurous patrons including his award-winning Bacon Mac-N-Cheese with applewood smoked bacon, six-cheese mac-n-cheese, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, crispy onion straws, Fieri’s signature Donkey Sauce and served on a garlic-buttered brioche bun. Guests can also chow down on The Mayor of Flavortown (seasoned pastrami, swiss cheese, caraway slaw, pickles, Dijon mustard and Donkey Sauce on a garlic-buttered pretzel bun); and the Prime Time American Kobe (with American-style kobe beef, smoked gouda, cheddar, caramelized onion jam, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, crispy onion straws, Donkey Sauce, garlic-buttered brioche bun).
Fieri also has a delicious veggie burger option called Morgan’s Veggie, a burger of black and white beans, chickpeas, oats, artichokes, roasted red pepper with cilantro aioli, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, toasted wheat bun. There’s also a Pimento Grilled Cheese (six-cheese mac-n-cheese, pimento cheese, garlic-buttered sourdough) as well as salad offerings such as the Citrus Kale, a combination of kale, julienned broccoli, slivered Brussels sprouts and cabbage, feta, grapefruit, oranges, cranberries, sunflowers seeds, agave dressing; and Spinach & Berries with candied walnuts, bleu cheese crumbles and balsamic vinaigrette.
Okay so now my mouth is officially watering but there’s also a new area called Stargazers Lounge with live music and a huge assortment of spirits and craft beer to satisfy everyone. From their press release:
A dedicated menu is focused on Florida craft beers from breweries like Funky Buddha, Bold City, Cigar City and Swamp Head and has hand-crafted cocktails made with local fresh ingredients, like the Cosmic Mule New Amsterdam vodka, Limoncino Bottega & real ginger-infused syrup. Keeping in theme with Planet Hollywood’s whimsical nature, spirits are given equal attention with monstrous beverages served in souvenir vessels including the Halley’s Comet served in a 45 oz. Planet-bowl and the Planetary Punch Monkey served in a 21 oz. Comet Glass.
Last but not least, Planet Hollywood Observatory has some irresistible dessert offerings including Chocolate Comet and Strawberry Borealis shakes; the Cosmic Cream Challenge, a blind tasting of 12 flavors of house-made ice creams and sorbets; Planet Melt Down, a chocolate hardshell dome, melted tableside by hot chocolate sauce to reveal double chocolate fudge cake, fresh strawberries and whipped cream; and Brownie Sundae Martini, 12 decadent chunks of freshly baked brownies layered with six scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream with toppings.
Planet Hollywood Observatory is set to re-open this fall at Disney Springs.