PHOTOS: Star Wars Themed Names Returning to Menu Items at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

In what quickly became one of the most controversial Disney menu changes in recent history, last week we reported that the names of the menu items at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo (located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge) had been changed to remove any original Star Wars-theming.

Since its opening, the menu at the land’s main quick-service eatery included names like Smoked Kaadu Ribs and Fried Endorian Tip-Yip, adding to the theme of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Overnight, all of those names were switched over to plainly state what each menu item was. For example, Fried Endorian Tip-Yip was simplified to “Fried Chicken”, the Shaak Roast became simply a “Beef Pot Roast”, and the Yobshrimp Noodle Salad was now a “Shrimp & Noodle Salad.” Even the Felucian Garden Spread was renamed to just a “Hummus Garden Spread”.

Now, it seems like the plot has thickened (much like the copious amounts of coconut oil in blue milk), as the Star Wars-themed names have returned to online menus and digital menu boards alike.

Cast Members Batuuians stationed at Docking Bay 7 are saying that there are no handheld menus available today, and are offering instead to read out the options to guests and travelers, in keeping with the oral traditions of the Jedi Order. When asking for menus, the answer is simply that “the First Order has confiscated them.” Hey, at least they’re staying in theme. Cast Members stated that new handheld menus would be available later on.

As for the physical menu boards that were installed inside and outside the restaurant, they still remain, so there may be even more confusion for the time being as differently-worded menus are scattered about. Guests now have to sort throught conflicting physical menu boards, digital menu boards, the lack of handheld menus, and Cast Members verbally telling them what’s available or not.

Here’s a look at the current online menus on Walt Disney World’s Docking Bay 7 landing page:

If you’ll recall from the changes, items such as the Mustafarian Lava Roll were previously renamed to the Mustafarian Cinnamon Roll, while Tugg’s Morning Oats was renamed as Tugg’s Overnight Oats, and the Bright Suns Morning was renamed the Bright Suns Breakfast Platter. All have been returned to their original, themed names.

 

It’s interesting to note that the Fried Endorian Tip-Yip now lists the option of Vegetable Mashed Potatoes with Herb Gravy or Macaroni and Cheese and Roasted Vegetables, a substitution previously available only by request (although it was a fairly popular one, which is why they finally made it official.)

It’s interesting to note that the newly-added vegan “Meat” Marinara + Pasta that we reviewed as part of the new Kids’ Meals menu is no longer listed. We’ll have to check back in at lunch to see whether it is still available.

The desserts are the only items that have remained unchanged throughout all of the menu item name changes.

Despite menu descriptions and photos, it appears Disney wanted to make ordering easier for guests by removing the themed menu item names. This did come, however, at the cost of the in-depth immersion that was originally a part of the land’s mission. As of publishing time, the themed menu item names remain listed as-is for Docking Bay 7 at Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge.

What do you think of this back and forth on menu items? Is it “just” a menu or are the Star Wars names key to the immersive experience on Galaxy’s Edge?

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Anthony
Anthony
1 year ago

“Much like the coconut oil in the blue milk” lmaoo

Adam Handley
Adam Handley
1 year ago

I am glad that they listened to us and restored the themed names! I do hope that they fix the issue with both versions of the menus soon! They should try to keep Galaxy’s Edge as immersive as possible!

Price
Price
1 year ago
Reply to  Adam Handley

I agree! I’m happy they listened to us to! :) I also heavily agree that Galaxy’s Edge needs to be as immersive as possible! Heck it need to be unapologetically immersive!

Randyland
Randyland
1 year ago

The Star Wars theme is not something universally embracingng…

It may be a hard sell forever, and i will never understand why Disney dove into this head first and deep end…

Andrew
Andrew
1 year ago
Reply to  Randyland

Star Wars is one of the most widespread pop culture themes ever. Star Wars is the farthest-reaching and highest-grossing movie franchise in global history. It’s quite literally the most ubiquitous theme in the Western world. Regardless of what you think Disney did with the movies, it’s a profit no-brainer for them. Very few companies out there could handle such a franchise conglomerate.

Andrew
Andrew
1 year ago
Reply to  Andrew

It’s an easy sell forever. Disney just has yet to perfect it.

David H Schroeder
David H Schroeder
1 year ago

Hoorah! This is a step (back) in the right direction. Good for them!

Now, WDW just needs to add “Ithorian Loaf” to the menu. It’s available in Disneyland, and it’s delicious!

Scott Fairchild
Scott Fairchild
1 year ago

Who in the world is running things over there? It’s like they are treating the real, live land as a focus testing group.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
1 year ago

I am glad they returned to the themed names. I feel it is part of the land- the immersive menu titles. Keeping the names with a byline/description underneath (like you see with many menus) that explains it’s just fried chicken and pot roast seems like an easy compromise. Why dumb it down so much?

Ashri
Ashri
1 year ago

Having been there and eaten there , I totally get why they wanted easier names ! I was so confused when reading the original menu haha but that’s okay cuz I figured it out and luckily I was not there at a busy time

Bob in Toledo
Bob in Toledo
1 year ago

Im so happy they changed it back, now we dont have to change the Tonys Town Square Meatballs to Tonys Town Square Circular Meat Wads