Since it opened at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in 2019, it’s been difficult to snag a dining reservation at Oga’s Cantina.
All the tricks I usually use, like refreshing the My Disney Experience app at midnight Orlando time, never worked in my favor.
On our most recent visit, I swung by Oga’s to get on the walk-up list, fully expecting to be told no. But I was pleasantly surprised to hear the words, “We can seat you right now.”
Oga’s is a galactic watering hole on the fictional planet of Batuu. The general vibe of the interior closely resembles the Mos Eisley Cantina in the 1977 film “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.”
My husband and one of my sons are obsessed with “Star Wars,” but my other son and I aren’t as into it.
The bartenders and servers are in character and direct the guests to read the rules upon entry.
These are written in Aurebesh, the language on Batuu, and include no Kowakian monkey-lizards; no staring, fighting, or biting; and cleaning up after animals or droids.
This level of immersion was definitely fun for “Star Wars” fans.
There are a few booths at Oga’s — I counted six. Otherwise, it’s standing room only with a few high-top tables.
We shared our table with another party of four, and there was little space between our groups.
My kids, 11 and 12, did OK, but younger or shorter kids may not be able to reach the table.
Oga’s is primarily a bar, and it’s best known for its fun mix of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.
My husband and I ordered cocktails for $17 and $19. We tried the Fuzzy Tauntaun (peach vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice with tangerine, pure cane sugar, and “buzz button” tingling foam) and the Bespin Fizz (rum, yuzu puree, pomegranate juice, white-cranberry juice, and a cloud swirl).
Our server playfully warned me that the foam on my Fuzzy Tauntaun (made from the buzz-button herb) wasn’t safe for humans. I’m happy to report I survived, though there was a definite tingling-numbing sensation in my mouth.
My kids ordered Jabba Juice ($7), which had orange-pineapple juice, kiwi, cantaloupe, and blueberry popping pearls.
There are also two options for souvenir cups ($35 and $45). There’s also a souvenir beer-sampler board for $85, which comes with four small pours served in rancor teeth.
The souvenir cups and boards are unique, and true “Star Wars” lovers might find them splurgeworthy.
Because Oga’s is more of a bar, there are only two food items on the menu.
We ended up ordering the Batuu Bits ($11), which is an assortment of crispy snacks with a dip.
There’s also a Happabore Sampler ($21), which includes meats, cheeses, and pork crackling.
With the four drinks and the appetizer, our bill came to $65.
I’m glad we finally got the opportunity to visit Oga’s Cantina, but I don’t think we have to come back.
While kids are welcome at the barlike spot, I don’t think it’s ideal for younger fans.
Oga’s is a fun experience, but it isn’t a relaxing one. It may not be ideal for parents who want to get off their feet or take a break from holding a small child.
There’s also a 45-minute time limit, and the two food options on the menu aren’t very satisfying.
I’d rather spend my money somewhere we could relax and have a full meal or a more substantial snack without feeling rushed.