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When the first Disneyland park opened in 1955, Walt Disney wanted to keep alcohol off the list of attractions in order to differentiate it from carnivals often separating the kids on rides from the buzzed adults. That all changed this summer when Star Wars land Galaxy’s Edge opened Oga’s Cantina, the first public place in the park to serve booze to guests. But Disney World's Hollywood Studios in Florida has always served alcohol and it’s bringing it in a big way when Galaxy’s Edge opens there on August 29.
Not only will guests be able to get boozy at Orlando’s own Oga’s Cantina, but at three other locations, including an outdoor Milk Stand, offering spiked versions of Blue and Green Milk. The Milk Stand will offer the tropical-flavored Blue Milk with Bacardi rum and more citrus-y Green Milk with Corazon Blanco tequila for $14. At Ronto Roasters, guests can order a $15 Coruscant Cooler, a cocktail including Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Luxardo Maraschino Liquer, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, cranberry and lime juice. Ronto’s also offers an exclusive Trandoshan Ale for $13 from Miami’s Concrete Beach Brewery.
Batuu guests can also fuel up on drinks at Docking Bay 7 with a $15 Takodana Quencher, which is a blend of Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum, Blue Caracao Liquer with pineapple and kiwi juices. Docking Bay 7 and Oga’s Cantina (only in Florida) also offers the gold Squadron Lager from New York’s Blue Point Brewing for $13.25.
Oga’s will also exclusively offer the Rodian Ration in Florida's Disney World park. The interstellar cocktail has vodka, sour apple liquer, Sprite and green apple popping pearls! These offerings certainly expand on Galaxy Edge in California's Disneyland, especially since Anaheim guests cannot leave Oga’s Cantina with their alcoholic beverages.
It’s not yet been detailed if Florida visitors can take their drinks to go at Oga’s or the Docking Bay, but the Milk Stand will allow them to wander around with spiked drinks in hand. This is of course just one of the many exciting offerings Galaxy’s Edge will offer when it finally opens.
Like Disneyland’s Star Wars-themed land, Florida's Galaxy's Edge will also feature two main attractions: Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and Rise of the Resistance. Smuggler’s Run will be ready to ride on opening day in Disney World, while the latter will open first in Orlando on December 5 and in Orange County’s Disneyland location on January 17.
In related park news, Universal Studios Hollywood recently opened the new Jurassic Park attraction as Jurassic World: The Ride, along with the new Isla Nu-bar, which offers a variety of tropical cocktails in tiki mugs. Universal visitors can also encounter real-like dinos around the parks.
It’s an exciting time for theme parks! Disneyland even has a Marvel Land in the works. For drink connoisseurs, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Florida seems like it offers tons of options.