Throughout the opening week of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, we couldn’t get over how amazing the quick service dining at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo was. The food was fresh and innovative, and the decor and ambiance inside the restaurant (and outside in that relaxing courtyard) could not be beat. An integral part of that experience was, funnily enough, these uniquely-designed sporks:
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The sporks, while not necessarily the most adequate eating utensil for certain menu items, added an immersive element to the entire dining experience. These weren’t your average sporks. (Sorry, Forky.) These were heavy metal, tarnished and worn, with the fork tines set slightly askew. It was weird, and frankly, we were all for it… that is, until things started to change:
After only 1.5 days, the sporks are no longer being put out at Docking Bay 7. They give you the adequate amount with your food. We’re guessing that some guests were taking them home. #StarWarsGalaxysEdge #GalaxysEdge pic.twitter.com/6qd2Eu2dGU
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1.5 days into the opening of Galaxy’s Edge, the restaurant had to take the sporks in behind the counter (they were previously set out with napkins, straws, and the like) and began rationing them with every order. One spork per person! (Okay, maybe an extra set for dessert. This isn’t Oga’s. We have manners.)
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THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS. 😕 ✨ So the infamous (yet utterly cool) Docking Bay 7 "space" sporks are being intermittently swapped with plastic forks now. ✨ They've basically gone from having sporks out, to handing out sporks, to now occasionally handing out these #basic plastic forks… which can't be a good sign of things to come. ✨ What do you think about this move back to disposeable boring forks? What would Forky say? . . . . #dlr #disneyland #disneylandcalifornia #disneylandresort #disneylandpark #disneyparks #disney #starwars #swgalaxysedge #galaxysedge #starwarsgalaxysedge #starwarsgalaxysedge2019 #blackspireoutpost #dockingbay7 #dockingbay7foodandcargo #spork #spacespork #batuu #wdwnt
Four days in. Plastic forks. This was disappointing, to say the least. I’d even go as far as to say that the food didn’t even taste the same (read: as good) with these. I was relieved, however, once I noticed that other guests eventually were given sporks. They weren’t totally gone. They were just in the washer.
Flash forward to today, when we notice this on Debbie Wilson’s (@debbiewilsonn) Instagram stories:
Except this time, there weren’t any sporks out at all. Everyone was using these regular silverware forks during the dinnertime rush at Docking Bay 7.
We don’t really know what to make of this, although it’s disheartening to see this play out. The sporks seemed like an intentional, creative twist on an otherwise basic quick service restaurant. It took some thought to design and implement this concept, yet now we’re seeing it potentially be phased out due to supply issues or theft.
Whether the plain forks are here to stay, or they’re just something to hold us over until the next spork shipment arrives, we’ll just have to wait and see. But I can tell you this much, the Felucian Garden Spread will never taste the same without the Docking Bay Fork Experience.
Curious for more Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo? Check out our full tour of this and every other intergalactic eatery at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: