Disney just announced that the cantina in the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge lands at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort will be called Oga's Cantina and it will serve alcohol.
On both coasts.
This is a big deal because Oga's Cantina will be the first place inside the original Disneyland park to sell alcohol to the public. Disneyland's Club 33 long has held a liquor license, but that is a private club that is not open to regular park guests. For the rest of us, the Star Wars cantina will be the first chance in Disneyland history to buy a drink inside the park.
Here's a look at Disney's new concept art for the bar:
Creative Director Scott Trowbridge describes the scene:
Oga’s Cantina is the kind of establishment that attracts some of the most interesting and disreputable characters in the galaxy. And you never know when a stormtrooper or a familiar face will show up. Patrons of the cantina come from across the galaxy to sample the famous concoctions created with exotic ingredients using 'otherworldly' methods, served in unique vessels. With choices for kids and libations for adults, the cantina will make for a great stop!
The menu of drinks at the cantina will be set, so no ordering a non-canon cocktail or beer. Disney officials also say that any alcohol ordered at the cantina must be consumed on the premises. No grab and go drinks.
While that will contain the alcohol consumption to within the restaurant, not allowing drinks to go with guests elsewhere in the park will mean that the crowd here will not disperse quickly, potentially making this another jam-packed Trader Sam's.
Disney included a fun little Easter egg in today's announcement, too. The DJ at the cantina will be Star Tours' formerly unemployed Captain Rex, the RX-24 StarSpeeder 3000 pilot who crashed out of his job.
"As quirky and talkative as ever, he’s still trying to do his best on the job," Trowbridge said.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens in summer 2019 at Disneyland and in late 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios.Tweet
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