RUMOR: Oga’s Cantina Restaurant Delayed Due to Budget Cuts, Only Drinks Will Be Served (With Time Limits) Upon Open at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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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the original tweets regarding Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: we referenced in our original piece have since been retracted and modified:

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.

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Hilly
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Hilly

My strategy is to not go anywhere near Galaxy’s Edge remotely close to the opening dates. As excited as I am for this new land, I feel that the insanity of the crowds will have a negative effect on a “good” experience.

Anon
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Anon

It makes absolutely no sense that they would make the capacity so low. I’m sure this is exactly what the Cast Members need – to constantly being forced to ask buzzed guests to leave after 1 hour. I can’t see this being good

Walter
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Walter

Have the Imagineers lost all sense of the practical operation issues in the parks? A capacity of 30? Really? What made the original Imagineers so great wasn’t that they just created amazing attractions, but that they also accounted for the practical issues of crowd control and hourly capacity. They took pride not only in their artistic creations, but in the fact that it wouldn’t be an operational nightmare for the poor saps dealing with the public in 90 degree heat. It seems every big project (Toy Story Land at DHS, Pandora, and now it seems Galaxy’s Edge) the Imagineers design… Read more »

Frontierland Dan
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Frontierland Dan

I’m just confused if this is true. Wasn’t everyone talking about, it seems they are ahead of schedule and that’s why we’re seeing earlier dates then thought for the openings. Yet now there may be budget cuts slowing it down? I just don’t get why not just wait for it all to be ready, we’ve already waited this long I think we could wait another 8 months or so if we had too.

TimPat McRaven
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TimPat McRaven

Please confirm when you can. I’ve never considered David Koenig to be a reliable source.

tvnutt
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tvnutt

Budget cuts? How about focusing more time on park development and less time monopolizing Hollywood and buying everything in sight?