Last month, the lineup of eateries coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland (opening on May 31, 2019) and Disney World’s Hollywood Studios (opening August 29, 2019) was revealed. Newly announced dining options included Ronto Roasters, the Milk Stand, and Kat Saka’s Kettle. And previously, we put the spotlight on the fast-casual spot, Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo.
However, long before all of those were revealed, we learned about — and have been looking forward to ever since — Oga’s Cantina! The Orange County Register has taken an in-depth look at the highly anticipated Cantina, so we thought now would be a good time to put the spotlight back on Oga’s.
Walt Disney Imagineering portfolio creative executive Scott Trowbridge is quoted in the article as stating that, “Every self-respecting spaceport has a cantina. This is the best place on the outpost to catch up on the gossip, to meet some interesting characters, maybe make a new friend, maybe make a new enemy.”
And Chris Beatty, Imagineering executive creative director, shares, “If you think about ‘Star Wars’ films, they almost always have a great cantina as part of their experience. So we’ve seen the one on Mos Eisley, which had the Modal Nodes playing over in the corner. We’ve seen the one at Maz’s Castle. We got to see one in ‘Solo’ where Han and Chewie first met Lando Calrissian. So, of course, our planet has to have a local watering hole.” You can read more about the backstory of Oga’s Cantina, run by alien proprietor Oga Garra, by clicking here.
It has been revealed that Galaxy’s Edge will utilize technology in news ways; and these ways will affect your interaction or “story” in the land itself. The OC Register discusses: “Visitors who opt in can have ‘persistent interaction’ with characters throughout the Star Wars themed land. Your reputation as a Resistance pilot, First Order loyalist or heroic scoundrel will follow you around Black Spire Outpost and stick with you during subsequent visits to Galaxy’s Edge. A bounty hunter working for space pirate Hondo Ohnaka might be waiting for you in a shadowy corner of Oga’s when you walk in.”
A curved bar will be the center point of the domed cantina, and guests will stand at the bar which will have no seats (presumably in order to help crowd flow). And The OC Register shares that “Bartenders will make cocktails that appear to be pumped from tanks suspended above the bar that are seemingly filled with alien creatures,” with Beatty further quoted as saying, “They’ll have amazing taps and different things that will bring the bar to life for our bartenders to activate this space.”
And to drink among the selections? Well, Disney has already revealed several of the choices coming to the Cantina, as seen throughout this post.
But a fun fact shared in The OC Register’s article is “In ‘Thrawn: Alliances,’ a new Star Wars book by Timothy Zahn, Padme Amidala walks into a Black Spire cantina and orders a drink. ‘We know what Padme ordered at the cantina,” [Margaret] Kerrison [Imagineering managing story editor] said. “And guess what, that Andoan white wine is also served in our cantina.’ ”
Source: The Orange County Register
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