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Disneyland to Sell Alcohol For the First Time Inside New Star Wars Bar

Oga’s Cantina will debut some time in 2019

Oga’s Cantina
A rendering for the upcoming Oga’s Cantina
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Disneyland officials are solidifying plans to officially bring booze to the iconic Southern California theme park, this time as part of the incoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area that is currently under construction. Per a blog post on the company’s official site, the themed bar will be called Oga’s Cantina, and will be one small part of the larger Black Spire Outpost faux village being crafted into the greater Star Wars universe.

The post notes a bit of backstory for the upcoming Cantina, saying:

Run by an intriguing alien proprietor, Oga Garra, the cantina adheres to a strict code of conduct that tries to keep its unruly patrons in check. But 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.

Perhaps even more intriguing are the few design details tossed around in the post, including hints that “you never know when a stormtrooper or a familiar face will show up”. Drinks will be served using “otherworldly methods,” and there will be live music by way of “RX-24, the former StarSpeeder 3000 pilot droid.”

As the Orange County Register notes, the addition of a new drinking establishment inside Disneyland is a big deal, as it breaks with decades of tradition at the park. There is, of course, alcohol allowed just outside the park’s entrance and inside California Adventure already.

In terms of timing, Disney notes the entire project, including Oga’s Cantina, will come online both at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort some time in 2019. In the meantime there are plenty of other new dining options headed for the Orange County park, including the ever-decadent $15,000 evening experience at 21 Royal.