Oga’s Cantina is one of the most unexpected, immersive experiences at Galaxy’s Edge. That’s not associated with an attraction anyway.
One of the things that people most look forward to when visiting Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios is that feeling of immersion. The land kind of offers people a new hope (no pun intended).
Oga’s Cantina along with the rest of Galaxy’s Edge offers guest an opportunity to leave the everyday world behind. And it truly feels like stepping into your favorite galaxy. A galaxy that was previously only seen on-screen.
This Oga’s Cantina review will take a full look at the establishment, several drinks, and the menu.
For starters, the theming at Oga’s Cantina is truly straight out of a Star Wars movie.
Oga Garra, the proprietor of Oga’s Cantina, admits all guests including the likes of bounty hunters, smugglers, traders, and more. With that being said Disney has a few rules about age limits at Oga’s Cantina.
All guests are welcome and the menu offers both alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions. However, at least one member of your party must be 14 years or older when accompanying minors.
It’s also really important to make reservations for Oga’s Cantina prior to your visit. While the cantina might elect to take walk-ups, they will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
When Galaxy’s Edge is crowded, Oga’s Cantina has been known to turn away guests when reaching capacity limits. So do everything you can to secure that advanced reservation.
Another thing to mention is the standby line for Oga’s Cantina is pretty much in direct sunlight. Obviously, it’s not a place you want to find yourself waiting for a long period of time.
Oga’s Cantina Menu
Here we have a look at the actual menu you receive upon entering Oga’s Cantina. One side of the menu offers concoctions without alcohol as you can see in the image below.
Next, we have a look at the flip side of the menu offering concoctions with alcohol. If you take a close look at this menu you will see that Oga’s Cantina features some fairly different items.
If this menu is hard to read or you want to take a look at the most current prices, you can check the online menu here on Disney’s site.
When you first step inside Oga’s Cantina there is so much to take in, especially given the smaller size of the establishment.
You’ll more than likely look up to the ceiling first as you are escorted to your area. As far as placement options go there’s the inner rim bar, bar tables circling the inner rim bar, and a few coves around the outskirts.
The coves around the outskirts are typically for large parties and the only areas that offer seating.
The majority of everyone in Oga’s Cantina will be standing or leaning perhaps around a bar or a bar height table.
Another important thing to know is that Disney limits each visit to Oga’s Cantina to 45 minutes. This is due to restrictions on capacity, low lighting, and the smaller enclosed space.
This might not seem like a long amount of time, but it is actually plenty to order a concoction or two and enjoy your time here. The time limits also help in making the service more efficient. In all my visits to Oga’s Cantina, someone has been around to take my order within the first initial moments of entering.
I would recommend enjoying your concoction first and then taking some time to walk around and explore Oga’s Cantina before leaving. The theming is out of this world.
Even the concoctions on tap are in some pretty cool containers.
DJ R-3X at Oga’s Cantina
For those expecting a little entertainment in this type of establishment, no worries, DJ R-3X is on duty. This little droid stationed on the outer rim of Oga’s Cantina keeps the tunes spinnin’.
Oga’s Cantina Drinks
Since Oga’s Cantina opened I’ve visited about three to four times. Each visit has been really enjoyable and I continuously find myself looking forward to returning.
In all actuality, that’s probably why I haven’t gotten around to writing more about Oga’s Catina until now. Once I complete this kind of review it tends to be a while before I get back to the subject at hand.
Below are a few drinks I’ve had here.
First, we have the Bespin Fizz. This was from my initial visit to Oga’s Cantina on Galaxy’s Edge opening weekend. And it’s also my favorite concoction that I’ve tried so far.
The Bespin Fizz is described on the menu as Bacardi Superior Rum, yuzu puree, pomegranate juice, white cranberry juice, and cloud swirl.
The Bespin Fizz comes out bubbling like some sort of formula that was just whipped up in a lab. You even expect it to bubble over at any given moment as smoke rises from the rim of the glass.
My first sip of the drink was disappointing. The server saw my expression and instructed me to give it just a minute. When the bubbles died down this became the perfect concoction providing that true sweet and sour twang you often get from cranberries and pomegranate.
The Outer Rim
On a different visit, I decided to see what the foam fuss was all about and ordered The Outer Rim. This drink is described as Patron Silver Tequila, Cedilla Acai Liqueur, lime juice, pure cane sugar with black salt, and exotic fruit puree.
The Outer Rim drink is a fun play on a margarita. But the fruit puree does lean a bit toward banana flavor throwing the whole margarita force a bit out of balance. The Outer Rim is an enjoyable drink and I doubt many people have ever had a drink with such an unusual presentation.
On one of my last visits to Oga’s Cantina, I tried a different drink for the sake of sharing a review with you. I also wanted to give you an idea of what the souvenir Endor mug looked like.
The Yub Nub that I was served was really strong. It’s a fruity drink made up of Malibu Pineapple Rum, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, citrus juices, and passion fruit. The drink comes in a souvenir mug, but you don’t have to purchase the mug if you just want the drink.
The mug was actually really nice if you are looking to take home this kind of souvenir. There are a few of these type options on the menu, you’ll just want to let your server know whether or not you want to keep the mug.
Oga’s Cantina doesn’t really have much to offer food-wise. There are a few items on the breakfast menu, but I haven’t made it over for an early morning experience yet.
This is the Batuu Bites listed on the menu. It’s a decent serving of salty, crunchy bar-style snacks. There’s a chermoula dip that comes along with the platter.
If you just have to have something to snack on while at Oga’s you might want to try this. But other than that I wouldn’t recommend it. It’s a fairly expensive snack and unfortunately, there’s nothing special to write home about with this one.
Final Thoughts about Oga’s Cantina
When planning a trip to Galaxy’s Edge I really believe that Oga’s Cantina warrants a visit. If you consider yourself a fan of anything Star Wars related you are going to fall in love with the place.
For more information about Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World check out the following reviews:
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Boarding Groups
- Smugglers Run Review (Millennium Falcon)
- Ronto Roasters and Wraps at Disney World
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Disney has done a really good job with Galaxy’s Edge, but for me, Oga’s Cantina is the place that brings it all together. Have you had a chance to visit Oga’s yet? What are your thoughts? Feel free to share them in the comments below.