First Hand Look: Food and Beverage For Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Disney just dropped the overhaul bombshell in terms of news, for one of the biggest expansions they have ever done for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming towards Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort.
In this first part as we explore the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu and let’s check in with the food and beverage, shall we?
Now many of us have been wondering what does the food and beverages taste and smell like when visiting planet Batuu? Here’s a complete breakdown and what you eat and have that full Star Wars experience at Disney Parks and Resorts.
Artist Concept Only for Oga Cantina at Black Spire Outpost. Source: (©Disney/Lucasfilm)
“Run by an intriguing alien proprietor, Oga Garra, this watering hole invites guests to share their tales from around the galaxy as they enjoy exotic beverages served in unique vessels. Potations with alcohol include Bespin Fizz, Bloody Rancor, Dagobah Slug Slinger, Fuzzy Tauntaun, Jedi Mind Trick, Jet Juice, The Outer Rim, Spriran Caf, T-16 Skyhopper, and Yub Nub; non-alcoholic libations include Black Spire Brew, Blue Bantha, Carbon Freeze, Cliff Dweller, Hyperdrive Punch It!, Jabba Juice, Moogan Tea, and Tarine Tea; and provisions include a Cantina mix. Keep your spaceships parked, as all beverages in Oga’s Cantina will be the same on both coasts.”
“You’ll find Oga lurking in the shadows, and locals know better than to dare cross the proprietor. DJ R-3X—formerly known as Captain Rex, the Starspeeder 3000 pilot droid from Star Tours—now calls Oga’s Cantina his home, where he’s in charge of providing the musical entertainment.”
Docking Bay 7 and Cargo:
“A multi-purpose transport shuttle docked atop a large hangar for traveling food shuttles. That’s where Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs has converted his modified Sienar-Chall Utilipede-Transport into a popular mobile kitchen and restaurant. His travels across the galaxy allow him to fill his pantry with exotic ingredients, and he’s proud to present Tuggs’ Grub, a “traveling diner for diners traveling,” inspired by dishes he created during his time working for Maz Kanata on Takodana.”
Portfolio Creative Executive, Scott Trowbridge from Walt Disney Imagineering explained in how they are bringing all the food from the Star Wars Universe to life:
“From the early days of the design of this new land, we partnered with the amazing team from Disney Parks Food and Beverage Concept Development to provide innovative and creative food and beverage offerings that enhance the immersive storytelling of the various dining establishments located in Black Spire Outpost. Throughout the outpost, guests will encounter familiar flavors but sometimes with unexpected and surprising colors and textures. The unique presentation takes Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo to the next galaxy.”
Artist Concept Only for Ronto Roasters at Black Spire Outpost. Source: (©Disney/Lucasfilm)
“Ronto Roasters’ large podracing engine will be firing up a barbecue pit for mouth-watering sandwiches. When customers line up to order, they will encounter a former smelter droid, carefully turning the spit of meats (and complaining about his job). Items include the Meiloorun Juice, the Turkey Jerky, and the Ronto Wrap filled with spiced grilled sausage and roasted pork. Guests will also be able to choose from a variety of exotic non-alcoholic drinks, like the Sour Sarlacc or Tatooine Sunset.”
Meiloorun Juice, the Turkey Jerky, the Ronto Wrap filled with spiced grilled sausages and roasted pork at Rondo Roasters. Source: (©Disney)
Did we also mention the famous beverage and Luke Skywalker’s favorite of Blue Milk will be served?! Also green milk will come with it, from both two of the Star Wars films from Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
“Four years ago, the team visited Lucasfilm to get ideas for the ingredients, according to Michele Gendreau, food & beverage director, Disneyland Resort; Brian Koziol, food & beverage concept development director, Walt Disney World Resort; and Brian Piasecki, culinary director, Concept Development, Walt Disney World Resort. Lucasfilm’s response: “You get to write the story.” After brainstorming what a bantha might consume in order to produce blue milk, for example, they landed on a plant-based dairy drink, allowing more guests to enjoy it.”
Kat Saka’s Kettle:
“Other vendors in the area will highlight local delicacies, like the colorful Outpost Mix—a popcorn snack combining savory, spicy, and sweet flavors—available to try at Kat Saka’s Kettle.”
All these unique food and beverage experiences when travelers hit for lightspeed and visiting planet Batuu once Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens up at Disneyland in June 2019 and Late Fall 2019 at Walt Disney World.
In the next part of covering Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be sharing the costumes that the cast members will wear and decide if they are with the Resistance or the First Order.
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