Two Restaurants Expand as Downtown Disney Transforms Into Disney Springs

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Big changes are coming to Planet Hollywood and Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney. Paradiso 37 is finishing up their expansion in summer 2015. Planet Hollywood’s expansion will take a bit longer and will be finishing in spring 2016.

Paradiso 37’s expansion capitalizes on its beautiful waterfront setting. “We’re nearly doubling the seating, adding more terrace dining, a new outdoor performance stage and expanding to add a greater presence on the new Disney Springs promenade,” said Rashid Choufani, chief executive officer of Paradiso 37.

The menu, a “Taste of the Americas,” will continue to offer a culinary tour of North, Central and South America, with popular dishes including ceviche, jalapeño burgers, Argentinian skirt steak, whole crispy chicken and Chilean-style salmon. Beverages include wine, beer, and specialty rum and tequila cocktails inspired by the cuisine. (The restaurant takes its name from the 37 countries in the Americas.)

Paradiso 37 will remain open while undergoing renovations.

Planet Hollywood is getting a complete makeover, so much so that you may not recognize the place as it’s transformed into a 4 story stargazing observatory to match the design aesthetic of Disney Springs. While the exterior is turn-of-the-century, the interior will feature spherical, planet-shaped lighting fixtures and stylish finishing to create a welcoming atmosphere for fans to celebrate a new generation of superstar entertainers. And the memorabilia from movies stays, a perfect fit to “Dine Amongst the Stars.”

Planet Hollywood is getting a new outdoor terrace and outdoor bar space called Stargazers which will feature live entertainment while music in the main dining room will include a DJ. Favorites remain on the menu, but look for new tastes too, and a trendy beverage menu – everything from milkshakes and smoothies to wines, bottled and draft beers and cocktails.

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Maria

Downtown Disney is making a huge change. I highly recommend taking at least one day out of your vacation to relax and enjoy a good meal, not to mention some shopping, at Downtown Disney/Disney Springs. Contact me at maria@worldofmagictravel.com for your FREE no obligation quote.


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