Downtown Disney

West Side

Planet Hollywood restaurant

(December 17, 1994 - present)

 

History and photos of the Planet Hollywood restaurant in the West Side at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World.

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Planet Hollywood is a worldwide restaurant chain themed to some of the biggest movies in the history of Hollywood.  The restaurant chain's founders include Hollywood superstars (and tough guys) such as Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.

The Walt Disney World Planet Hollywood location opened on December 17, 1994, almost three years before the remainder of the West Side expansion at Downtown Disney.  As a whole, the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain is a failure and most of the U.S. locations have closed.  The Planet Hollywood in the West Side at Downtown Disney is one of only a handful of Planet Hollywood restaurants still open in the United States.

 

TRIVIA Outside of the restaurant, the fishing boat Jenny is the same movie prop featured in 1994's Academy Award-winning film, Forrest Gump.

 

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Planet Hollywood - Jenny fishing boat from Forrest Gump:

Planet Hollywood - night:

Planet Hollywood - 2007 refurbishment: