Disney has given us a better look at what the new Planet Hollywood Observatory will look like after its renovation.
The giant Planet Hollywood globe, a fantastically outdated relic of Downtown Disney past, is finally getting the facelift it so desperately needs. Rebranded as the Planet Hollywood Observatory, the new restaurant has been scarce on details until now, but new pieces of concept art give us the best look yet at what we can expect from the drastic overhaul.
The redesigned location will feature a drastically different exterior and interior look, offer space for live music performances, and still retain the movie memorabilia displays the few remaining Planet Hollywoods are famous for.
With the new concept art, we get a better view of the Stargazers outdoor patio, which I’m sure will be very busy during warmer weather, as well as an idea of what kind of work is going on inside the dome.
A small change I just noticed going through the concept art; the original tower outside appears to be a lighthouse of sorts (see below) with a walkway or observation platform around it, while the new version has been changed into something more resembling a radio tower. This still keeps the industrial design, but I think the light tower would have been more useful and given better views of the area.
Overall, I like the new design and think it fits in well with the overall Disney Springs aesthetic. Really, though, anything would have been an improvement over the blue globe that stood there for years.