switching the entrée names at its Star Wars-themed restaurant in Walt Disney World's Disney's Hollywood Studios earlier this month, Disney has changed those names again. And this time, the switch is in effect on both coasts.After
Disney made the first change to eliminate the use of in-universe animal names for the meat served at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, replacing them with the more familiar Earth names. Disneyland had kept the original names, but a new menu now at both resorts uses a combination of in-universe and traditional Earth names.
Here are the changes from the original Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo entree names:
Since Yobshrimp already had "shrimp" in its name, Disney is just going with that. For the chicken (aka "Endorian Tip-yip" in the Star Wars universe) and pork (aka "Kaadu"), Disney now has added the corresponding Earth names to dish. But "Shaak" now has been rechristened "Batuuan Beef" to appease confused diners.
Disney had left room in its Galaxy's Edge backstory to acknowledge Earth's presence in the Star Wars universe, given that the story takes places "in a galaxy far, far away," rather than in an explicitly fantastic world. Indeed, the specific backstory for Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo leaves says that Chef Strono "Cookie" Tuggs would receive shipments of food for the restaurant from far-away planets, perhaps even Earth. So it's not a total cave that the menu would include Terran names. Heck, there's Coca-Cola in the land, after all... even if its brand names are written in Aurebesh.
(This is where I recycle my comment that the conceit of identical food and beverages being known by different names in completely separate cultures on different planets flips a great bit from Douglas Adams' The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, in which every known intelligent civilization in the universe has developed a beverage with the phonetical name "gin and tonic.")
The new menu names attempts to find a balance between retaining an immersive theme for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge while not alienating (sorry) visitors who just want to figure out something to eat, without having to work their way through Star Wars mythology to do it.
And, hey, at least the prices have remained the same.Tweet
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