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The Planet Hollywood Observatory

Up until last week, I had never eaten at Planet Hollywood before. Well, my parents tell me that I had eaten there once when I was just a wee tot, but I have no recollection of that whatsoever. So last week, after walking by this fascinating building in Disney Springs over a hundred  times, I finally got to see what’s inside. 
This place really has it all; award winning burgers created by the famous Chef Guy Fieri, cool movie props, and the most over the top milkshakes on the planet! (hahahahaha get it? on the planet? At PLANET Hollywood? No? Ok moving on…)

 If your a movie buff (like me) than this place is candy land. It has the original props from all your favourite movies along with some of the costumes the actors actually wore. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Hunger Games, Alien, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Planet of the Apes, Rocky, Back to the Future, Terminater, The Princess Bride, Home Alone and Deadpool, just to name a few. 

We couldn’t get a reservation when we went so we got there as soon as it opened and got in. However if you can get a reservation I’d recommend doing so, just to be safe. We were also there during the off season, and I know it has a tendency to fill up. 

The food was fantastic. It really was. Like I mentioned earlier, Chef Guy Fieri created the award winning burgers. There’s also plenty of other options like pasta, steak, or chicken. I had the Six Cheese Macaroni and Cheese which really put KD to shame. It was probably the best pasta I ever had! Everyone at our table got something different and everyone loved what they ate. Oh! And I haven’t even told you about the best part!! The Supernova Shakes. Doesn’t that just sound drool worthy? 

I think the picture says it all! 

I guess this is a fairly popular place to see celebrities. We saw Jacob Sartorius doing a photo shoot. If you don’t know who he is, don’t worry, I didn’t either. He’s a famous Youtuber apparently. I had never heard of him before seeing him there, but I have heard of other celebrities that have dined there before. After all, Planet Hollywood was founded by Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Sylvester Stallone, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, so you never know who your going to see! 

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Disney World vs Disneyland Paris

This is not a competition, as WDW is, was, and forever will be my favourite Disney destination. I did do a little comparison, though, on what some of the major differences are between Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris.

Space: This is obviously the biggest difference between the two parks. WDW is huge! And DLP is SUPER tiny in comparison! In Paris you can walk anywhere in 10 minutes. There are buses, but I think I only rode one once during our whole trip. Meanwhile, in Florida, you wouldn’t even THINK about walking! So that’s the main difference.

Colour: Ok. So this is kind of hard to describe, but all the colours in DLP just seem…brighter. If you’ve been there, you’ll probably know what I’m talking about. It’s weird. Even the grass seems to be a brighter green than anywhere else. I don’t know. Maybe I’m just crazy.

Shows: Do not, repeat, DO NOT, have high expectations for the shows. Well most of the shows. Some were pretty good. But most paled in comparison to WDW’s shows. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show was amazing! Animagiqúe was horrible. I couldn’t wait to get out of the theatre! (Mostly due to the atrocious song they played!)

Food: Food is another thing that WDW does better. But the food at DLP was better than any of the other places I visited in Europe. Being an extremely picky eater, I had a hard time finding something to eat. The only restaurant that had food I actually really liked was Billy Bob’s Restaurant in Downtown Disney. That and the Disney hot chocolate, which was the best hot chocolate I’ve ever tasted! 🙂

So there were good things and there not so good things. It was really cool to get to go! Especially for the International Gathering of Scottish Highland Dance, which I was lucky enough to participate in! I hope I can visit DLP again for this event. Walt Disney World is much better though, so anyone who is used to Disney World should not have such high expectations for Disneyland Paris. DLP is great though, and those four days were definitely my favourite part of my trip to Europe!

The Garden Grill

The Garden Grill is one of my favourite restaurants! It’s at Epcot inside the Land pavilion.  It’s a different kind of restaurant, that’s probably why I like it so much! One thing that makes this grill different then the others is that it’s a rotating restaurant. The floor moves in a circle. Don’t worry, your not going to be whipped around like a tilta-whirl or something. It takes an hour for the floor to do a complete 360, so you can barely feel it move.

The second thing is you don’t really order. The server just brings you little samples of everything, including sweet potato fries, fish, turkey, mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, garden salads and a skillet dessert. You can get more of anything you want! (Except the dessert, unfortunately!) I personally favour  the mashed potatoes and the mac n cheese, and their homemade rolls with homemade butter are the best! Actually, all the food at the Garden Grill is grown right in Epcot. Just downstairs from the Grill, next to Soarin’, is the boat ride Living with the Land. It will take you through green houses where all the vegetables and fruits are grown. Even the fish are raised there. I don’t see how food could get any fresher than that!

image              The Cupcake Cone dessert is offered for kids. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

So as if fresh food and a rotating floor aren’t enough, the Garden Grill is a character meal! Chip & Dale, Pluto, and Farmer  Mickey will all come to your table as you eat. I think this is the best place to get pictures and autograph’s with Mickey Mouse!

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This is a great restaurant, so make sure you make reservations for it on your next Disney vacation!