For the first time in its 63-year history, Disneyland is going to start serving booze to the general public, with the exception of the private, invite-only Club 33 in New Orleans Square. Yeah, that right! Now adults will have a reason to drag themselves to the theme park. But, it’s not just the alcohol but the place where it will be served makes it even more special, especially for Star Wars fans. Oga’s Cantina will be the local watering hole in the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansion, which is set to open in 2019. Oga’s Cantina in the Black Spire Outpost village will be “serving pilots, bounty hunters, smugglers, locals and galactic travellers” when it opens next year.
“Visitors come to this notorious local watering hole to unwind, conduct shady business, and maybe even encounter a friend…or a foe,” said Scott Trowbridge, portfolio creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering in a Disney Parks blog post. Music will be played by RX-24, the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid that once piloted the Star Tours ride in Tomorrowland, and there will be familiar faces inside the bar hanging about.
“Oga’s Cantina is the kind of establishment that attracts some of the most interesting and disreputable characters in the galaxy,” the Disney Parks statement reads. “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 Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction was officially announced in 2015, with construction beginning in April 2016. It is expected to open in summer 2019.