If you’ve ever wanted to buy a handcrafted lightsaber, order a tall glass of blue milk, or enjoy roasted meat fresh off a pod-racing engine, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland has you covered.
Park officials just unveiled early details of the new land when it comes to food, drinks and souvenirs. And what with Disney being Disney, guests will have ample opportunity to take home a piece (or many pieces) of the Star Wars universe when the area opens in June.
As with nearly everything Imagineers build, nearly every location comes with its own Star Wars backstory, right down to the food stalls.
Here’s a look at the out-of-this-the-world food and merchandise that will be available when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland (June) and Disney World (fall), as posted on Disney’s official blog:
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Food and drink
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo: In what looks to be the main (if not most heavily themed) restaurant in Galaxy’s Edge, Disney notes it is run by chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs who will bring “exotic flavors and unusual dishes” to his traveling diner, Tugg’s Grub. Expect burgers and sandwiches, if not pizza and chicken fingers.
Ronto Roasters: This could wind up being as much theater as dining, thanks to a recycled pod-racing engine used to fire up “exotic meats” (likely to be chicken, beef and pork disguised as whatever Star Wars beast has been imagined).
Milk Stand: Enjoy blue or green milk from Bubo Wamba Family Farms. No worries if you’re lactose-intolerant. It’s made of a rice base and sweetened with berry and watermelon flavoring.
Kat Saka’s Kettle: Kat Saka is a grain vendor and a master when it comes to sweet, spicy or savory popcorn.
Oga’s Cantina (previously announced): Disneyland’s first bar open to the general public will offer signature cocktails that must be consumed on premises (that’s right, no wandering into Toontown with a colorful concoction of rum).
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities: It seems Dok-Ondar is an Ithorian who specializes in rare items from across the galaxy. No doubt he’s found some sweet Star Wars collectibles that would look great on any shelf.
Savi’s Workshop: Find the light saber just right for you and then learn the ways of the Jedi from the Gatherers. This may be as much an experience as a shop, much like Ollivanders wand shop in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. There, wizards-to-be enjoy a short show before entering the shop.
Droid Depot: Build your own droid. Because, yes, these are the droids you’re looking for.
First Order Cargo: Located within a spaceport hangar, you’ll find all sorts of First Order uniforms and gear. Should you not want to suit up in the fashion of the villains, there’s always …
Resistance Supply: Take on the stylish look of the rebellion with uniforms, jackets, tools and more.
Toydarian Toymakers: Disney needs some place to sell action figures (and, of course, much more).
Creature Stall: Your most likely stop for plush, extraterrestrial animals.
Black Spire Outfitters: Want to remain neutral? You’ll probably find clothing that doesn’t take the side of the First Order or the Resistance.
The Jewels of Bith: Jewelry and various trinkets.
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A little Galaxy’s Edge background
Disney has promised its new Star Wars land will be an immersive experience where cast members will roam in character, either as smugglers, bounty hunters or members of the two opposing sides (First Order and Resistance).
The 14-acre land itself is the Black Spire Outpost, a once-vibrant trading colony that’s fallen on hard times. Those spires you see are actually petrified trees.
The outpost is on Batuu, a planet on (are you ready?) the edge of the galaxy. Now that it has fallen off the trade-route maps, Batuu is a popular hangout for those hoping to not be noticed.
All of this is expected to be explained as guests wander the area with the Play Disney Parks app. The app will supply an immersive experience, allowing visitors to interact with characters, communicate with droids and even taking on a mission for various sides.
The app also is expected to come into play when guests ride Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, one of the two attractions in the new land. Characters may react to how well riders piloted the iconic ship on a daring mission.
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An interesting side note, as reported by Entertainment Weekly in an extensive preview of Galaxy’s Edge, is that once guests are inside the Falcon, they will be given numbers and allowed to explore the ship. When their numbers are called, they report to the cockpit.
The other attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, was rumored to be as long as a 28-minute experience with incorporated preshows, though Disney officials told Entertainment Weekly that’s incorrect. Guests undertake a mission for the Resistance, but later are captured and taken aboard a First Order Star Destroyer, where they attempt a daring escape.
Galaxy’s Edge is to open in June, though Disney has yet to release the date.