Sooo… official news announcing the new Skipper Canteen Jungle Cruise restaurant coming to Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland wasn’t enough for ya?
Star Wars Lands — PLUS CANTINAS! — Coming to Disney World and Disneyland!
Well, then, let’s see if THIS does the trick… A REAL, TRUE STAR WARS CANTINA will be coming to both Disney World AND Disneyland as part of the Star Wars-themed Lands announced for BOTH coasts at the D23 Expo! We’ve been dreaming about this for years!
Here is a glimpse of the concept art for the Star Wars Cantina!
Disneyland and Hollywood Studios will be the homes for each 14-acre expansion “where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.” According to Bob Iger, “We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever. These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.”
Each land will have two signature attractions (Move over, Han, because one of them will allow guests to take control of the Millennium Falcon!).
AND, of course — most pertinent to our readers — everyone there will have to EAT, right? We made the case for a Star Wars Cantina years ago, and it’s finally happening! BRING ON THE BAND!!!
The best part? All restaurants, shops, and other establishments in the Star Wars Lands will be owned and run by residents, so the theme will run deep, my friends!
So What’s On the Menu?
Well, we know one item that will be featured at the Cantina: BLUE MILK!!
Whether Blue Milkshakes will be up for ordering, too, remains to be seen…
Beyond that, we’ve received just a small taste (pun intended!) of what Star Wars dining experiences are like, thanks to special dining events that have come to pass at Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios: Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine, Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast, and the Rebel Hangar: A Star Wars Lounge Experience.
But — terrific as they were — those were all events hosted at pre-existing restaurants that have their own themes. We’re talking about a really, truly, straight-up STAR WARS CANTINA, my friends…! Menu details still to come, but we’re sure they’ll be epic.
Seasons of the Force
But, wait… there’s more!!! The all-new Seasons of the Force event will come to BOTH Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland in early 2016. In Hollywood Studios, the event will include a brand new fireworks show (on weekends only) set to the music of Star Wars.
In Disneyland’s Tomorrowland, there will be additional Star Wars entertainment, themed food locations (!), AND a re-imagineered version of Space Mountain. With Hyperspace Mountain (!!), guests will participate in an X-wing Starfighter battle! All of this should serve nicely to give us more of idea of what’s to come when the Star Wars Lands come to life at long last!
And I, for one, CAN’T WAIT! How about you :)?
So, whaddya think?! Please let us know with a comment!