There is still roughly a year before Star Wars fans will be able to step into the movie franchise’s universe thanks to the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at both Disneyland and the Walt Disney World resort. Unfortunately, the latest piece of concept art is going to make the wait a lot harder to deal with.
The Disney Parks Blog has released the first look at Oga’s Cantina, which will be open for business in Galaxy’s Edge Black Spire Outpost when it launches in 2019. At first glance, it looks like the absolute coolest place anyone could possibly hang out in a theme park. It’s sparsely populated with a variety of alien races, along with some First Order stormtroopers. “You never know when a stormtrooper or a familiar face will show up,” the description says.
According to the blog, Oga’s will offer “famous concoctions created with exotic ingredients using ‘otherworldly’ methods, served in unique vessels.” It also notes that the menu includes options for kids, as well as “libations” for adults. That’s correct, a Disney Parks representative confirms to GameSpot that alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served at the cantina, a first for Disneyland. While adults can already purchase alcohol at Hollywood Studios, the future home of Walt Disney World Resort’s Galaxy’s Edge, it’s a different story for Disney’s original theme park. This is the first time the park will offer alcoholic drink options. Currently, Disneyland’s sister park Disney California Adventure sells wine, beer, and other spirits.
What’s a cantina without music, though? Thankfully, Oga’s has that covered. “Musical entertainment is provided courtesy of RX-24, the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid we first met in Star Tours, who has re-envisioned himself as the cantina’s DJ,” the blog says. “As quirky and talkative as ever, he’s still trying to do his best on the job.”
For Star Tours fans, seeing RX-24–Rex to his friends–get a new job is exciting. After all, Galaxy’s Edge isn’t the first time Star Wars has been featured in the parks and including this piece of history is a great nod.
Oga’s Cantina is just one piece of a very impressive puzzle the Disney parks are putting together for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The land will also include two new rides, one in which riders take control of the Millennium Falcon. The other will drop visitors into the middle of a conflict between the Resistance and the First Order.
Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge is expected to open in the summer of 2019, with the Walt Disney World Resort version launching in the fall. The good news is that’s still before Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters that next December.