UPDATE: While we ran this as a rumor to begin with, it seems the original tweets regarding Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: we referenced in our original piece have since been retracted and modified:
BIG Apologies! There WILL be a 1-hour time limit to stay inside Ogi’s Cantina (w/queue out front) & seating will be limited (stools at bar + 5 booths) to encourage guests to exit quicker. But counting standing room, facility will fit 150, not 30. & no plans for restaurant. My bad
— David Koenig (@davekoenig) April 16, 2019
It appears that there will be no restaurant area in Oga’s Cantina after all. However, the original estimate of 30 as max capacity has now been upped to 150, including standing room. Guests will still only have a 60-minute window to enjoy the cantina once they are inside, and seating will be limited to just barstools and a handful of booths.
As we stated originally, while time limits and a Phase 2 opening have been announced by Disney, none of these other statements about the land have been officially confirmed by Disney.
We’ll keep you updated as they do, but in the meantime, start thinking up a strategy to maximize your time at one of the galaxy’s shadiest dives. At least you’ll be able to bring in a few more of your friends with you.
Even after Star Wars Celebration announcements, there are still a lot of unanswered questions regarding Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and even more surfacing as we near the opening of the land at Disneyland Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Tweets have surfaced on social media regarding the status of the Disneyland location, with budget cuts being cited as the main reason for delays in construction. Supposedly, the sit-down portion of Oga’s Cantina won’t be ready by May 31st and will open along with the Rise of the Resistance attraction in the latter phase of the land’s opening.
Another detail that seems somewhat incredulous, yet plausible in light of announced time limits within the land, is that guests at Oga’s Cantina will be placed under a one-hour time limit within the venue. Why they’ve designed such a highly-anticipated space with a maximum occupancy of 30 is beyond us. Sure, keeping the space intimate is ideal, but just imagine the 5-hour wait to have some White Wampa ale. And don’t think you can take that drink to go. (At least not at Disneyland.) All guests will be required to remain in Oga’s Cantina while enjoying alcoholic beverages, so be ready to glug down that Toniray wine before your 60 minutes are up.
While time limits and a Phase 2 opening have been announced by Disney, none of these other statements about the land have been officially confirmed by Disney. We’ll keep you updated as they do, but in the meantime, start thinking up a strategy to maximize your time at one of the galaxy’s shadiest dives.