With so many restaurants in Disney Springs, it can be difficult to choose a family friendly venue, but when the girls found out that Planet Hollywood was there we just had to take a visit.
Planet Hollywood is an iconic American restaurant chain and famous for its unique dining experience, delicious food and the atmosphere which is fantastically themed based on Hollywood blockbuster films.
We used to love visiting Planet Hollywood in London, but since it closed this was our first time back at a Planet Hollywood since Malta and we couldn’t wait to see what the Orlando restaurant had to offer.
As we walked through the doors in a surreal way you feel like a movie star, we were greeted by the front of house staff who welcomed us to Planet Hollywood Disney Springs.
I loved the grand entrance and as we walked up the stairs into the restaurant, we caught our first glimpse of the hundreds of pieces of movie memorabilia that Planet Hollywood is famous for, Dorothy Gales dress from the Wizard of Oz and a giant Woody from Toy Story.
Our host was really friendly and welcoming and led us to our table within this spectacular restaurant, where we were taken in by the eye-catching observatory dome that shows video and special messages. What really made this restaurant different to the rest at Disney Springs was its electric atmosphere, it was so much fun and energy in here and the girls loved it.
It’s the size and scale of this four-storey restaurant that really is impressive, if you are looking for a small intimate dining venue then this isn’t the place for you but if it’s a fun dining experience that you are looking for, there is no better venue.
Our table had a great view of the huge 4500 square-foot IMAX style video wall which was constantly playing movie clips, but the best part is when the restaurant goes into full singalong mode with songs on the screen including “Let it Go” from Frozen and “Sweet Caroline”.
This is what makes Planet Hollywood different, it offers far more than just being a restaurant, this was an immersive dining experience, surrounded by movie memorabilia and the girls in particular loved it.
There was a huge range of drinks to choose from including sodas, milkshakes, smoothies, beers, wine and their signature cocktails!
Our waitress was fantastic with us, really welcoming and knowledgeable about the menu. Whilst Holly went for Coca Cola initially, she was tempted with a non-alcoholic cocktail in a keepsake glass – La La Land lemonade (strawberry lemonade) and the waitress recommended one of their famous super nova shakes for Chloe which we had heard so much about before our visit. These milkshakes are huge, seeing Chloe’s face when it arrived was just priceless.
I opted for one of Planet Hollywood’s famous cocktails, a pineapple express which consisted of SKYY Infusions blood orange and pineapple vodka, , orange & pineapple juices, Sierra Mist & grenadine which came in a keepsake glass.
There were so many starters to choose from including some of our favourites, chicken crunch, Texas tosados and nachos but we opted for their high roller sampler between the four of us which gave us a taste of favourites.
Not only was the food excellent but the presentation on a giant ferris wheel was really something else. This is what stood out at Planet Hollywood, I noticed several starters at nearby tables that were just as impressively presented such as chicken tenders served in a giant rooster basket.
The main menu at Planet Hollywood was extensive, with plenty of choice for the whole family. From American classics such as burgers, sandwiches and pasta dishes to the grill range which included ribs and steaks. The menu also includes speciality burgers from celebrity chef Guy Fieri, which I ordered and Ian chose the BBQ ribs and fries.
While we waited for our main course we explored some of the movie memorabilia on display across its four floors. We spotted items from Jumanji to Will Ferrell’s outfit worn in Talladega Nights, being able to see items from our some of our favourite films.
When our mains came out the presentation again was spectacular. Ian’s BBQ ribs with seasoned fries were served on a small picnic table and my speciality burger from Guy Fieri was spectacular and cooked perfectly to my liking. The kids menu was good value with the girls choosing the cheese pizza and chicken fingers.
All of our meals were delicious and also very filling so we shared the chocolate brownie super sundae for dessert, which as you would expect in America was more than enough for four of us to share and a really fun dish to end the evening.
The food, service and the atmosphere at Planet Hollywood Orlando was exceptional. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here and I can see why the kids rated it as their favourite restaurant in Disney Springs, it was such an energetic and fun place to spend the evening.
This is another really popular restaurant in Disney Springs so reservations in advance on the Walt Disney World website are essential.