Disneyland to serve alcohol for the first time in Star Wars-themed bar, starting 2019
When Oga's Cantina opens in 2019, at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, the establishment will start serving alcohol.
History has been made - at least in terms of Disneyland - as for the first time in its 63 years of existence, the amusment park is planning on selling alcohol! It is expected to happen when Oga's Cantina opens in 2019 and starts serving "pilots, bounty hunters, smugglers, locals and galactic travelers alike."
Opening its doors at "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge", at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, the establishment has already been offering libations at the very exclusive and private, Club 33, and also its adjacent California Adventure park for years, and has always been pretty much alcohol-free otherwise. But all of that is about to change!
"Oga's Cantina is the kind of establishment that attracts some of the most interesting and disreputable characters in the galaxy," Scott Trowbridge, portfolio creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, shared on the Disney Parks Blog. "And you never know when a stormtrooper or a familiar face will show up." Park patrons are invited to try drinks made using "'otherworldly' methods, served in unique vessels."
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As of now, proprietor Oga Garra invites its guests to visit the cantina "to unwind, conduct shady business, and maybe even encounter a friend…or a foe," revealed Trowbridge. "With a history of being a smugglers' safe haven and a popular stopping point for those seeking to avoid the authorities, you can bet that the cantina has a story or two to tell."
And guess who will be the entertainer providing the guests with a super cool ambiance musically? The RX-24. That's right - the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid from Star Tours in Tomorrowland - will serve as the official cantina DJ!
Don't have faith in him? The Disney Parks bosses have some reassurance to offer. "As quirky and talkative as ever, he’s still trying to do his best on the job," they wrote on the blog. "Get ready to listen to some unique music, taste the best drinks in the galaxy, and surround yourself with a colorful cast of characters. You never know what will happen at the cantina!"
And if you're wondering why the buzz is going around now after all these years, park spokeswoman Liz Jaeger told The Orange County Register: "Given our commitment to offering fans an immersive cantina experience, we felt this was an opportunity to offer alcohol- and non-alcohol-based beverages in the context of the story."
But here's the catch: adult beverages can be consumed only inside the cantina. But worry not, it's going to be Disneyland buzz, so it will be enough to keep you having a great time in the park regardless.