I experienced something exciting last night. As some of you know, my husband and I are big Disney fans and take our kids there almost every weekend. It’s our hangout. Our second home. Galaxy’s Edge just opened to those without reservations yesterday and Jason got us a reservation to Oga’s Cantina. As soon as he was off work we hopped in the car and drove to Anaheim.
It was AMAZING. It feels like you truly land on the planet of Batuu and as one of the cast members jokingly told us, “You are no longer in the land of the mouse”. Everything from the music and sound effects, to the scenery and the cast members interesting choice of dialect, creates the masterpiece that is Star Wars Land.
We have yet to check out the light saber and droid workshops yet (as those also require a reservation), but we did go to Oga’s Cantina. The cantina has limited seating, but we were comfortable enough with standing room. It’s a fun atmosphere with lively music and creative drinks. I ordered the Fuzzy Tauntaun and Jason ordered the Yub Nub. We were not big fans of the Batuu Bits, but it’s definitely an experience to try. My drink even came with a bonus; the foam made my mouth go numb.
After our drinks we went over to Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo to eat. We explored the land more so I could see everything, we got a few family pictures, and then the kids found Rey walking around. They were both too shy or awe struck to say much (perhaps next time she can teach them more about becoming a resistance fighter).
Unfortunately, because we got there so late and were short on time, I did not ride the Millenium Falcon this time, but I definitely look forward to it in the future. It was a treat to see the land for the first time and to enjoy it at night. Surprisingly there were few crowds. The opening of Star Wars Land seems to have gone incredibly smoothly. I think it adds something extra to an already great Disney experience.