Well, the happiest place on earth just got a lot happier, especially for parents who love both Star Wars and the idea of drinking on a vacation to Disneyland. Disney is still being rather tight-lipped about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a New immersive theme park which is set to open up in 2019. Still, the company has just revealed some details about Oga’s Cantina, a new attraction modeled after the fabled Mos Eisley Cantina depicted on Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine during A New Hope.
This is a pretty big deal for Disneyland in particular. While Disney World and a handful of Disney’s other attractions have loosened a few of the rules regarding the consumption of alcohol anywhere on the park grounds, Disneyland has remained notably attached to the zero alcohol mantra.
“Visitors come to this notorious local watering hole to unwind, conduct shady business, and maybe even encounter a friend…or a foe. 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,” Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering wrote in an announcement. “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.”
In Star Wars lore, cantinas have always operated as the underbelly of the whole universe. Where did Han shoot first? Inside a cantina. How many bad guys have Jedi dismembered inside of cantinas? Probably hundreds. Where is all of the good live music playing in any of the Star Wars films? You guessed it, in a cantina. While the location will help you along your journey during your immersive park stay, if your goal is to be as badass as humanly possible, consider something. Han Solo would never drink in a Disneyland cantina or one that was simply modeled after the far seedier establishment that he frequents. That is the antithesis of a cantina. Han Solo would just rob his fellow smugglers as they left the place.