With the opening for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland said to be coming in June (although official word is still ‘this summer’), the pace at which we hear news about the project is picking up. When guests are finally able to visit the remote planet Batuu and the area of Black Spire Outpost that is being constructed in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, they’ll enter the most fully realized themed land ever dreamed up and constructed by Walt Disney Imagineering.
Of course it’s not a fully-realized planet without local food and dining options to explore.
Here are the new food options announced today:
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – Run by Chef Strono ‘Cookie’ Tuggs, the former chef at Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana, has traveled throughout the galaxy and is bringing those exotic flavors and unusual dishes to his traveling diner “Tuggs’ Grub.”
Ronto Roasters – You’ll find a podcasting engine repurposed as a grill to roast spits of exotic meats, meticulously turned by a former smelter droid, 8D-J8.
Milk Stand – This is where you’ll find the infamous blue milk or green milk (your choice) direct from the Bubo Wamba Family Farms.
Kat Saka’s Kettle – In the market stalls section of Black Spire, you’ll find this grain vendor selling popular Outpost Mix (aka popcorn in sweet, savory or spicy flavors).
Designing food options for Galaxy’s Edge:
Since Star Wars food has only existed on screen before, Disney’s food and beverage team had to figure out what it would look like in the real world. In trying to figure out the best approach the team asked, “What is our creative direction of the food, because we don’t know. What does it taste like? What does it smell like? What does it look like,” asked Brian Koziol, food and beverage concept development director at Walt Disney World Resort. “So we had that opportunity to really bring all of those touch points to every single guest that’s going to visit Galaxy’s Edge, and we’re super excited about that.”
Koziol also expressed that one of the goals is surprise, “If it looks like one thing and maybe it tastes like something else, that could be really cool.”
Food photo gallery
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It appears Disney’s culinary team has learned from their experience with Satu’li Canteen at Pandora – The World of Avatar. While these food items may have different names than we’re used to, they look more like dishes we’re used to, maybe with just a few unusual, although not Un-appetizing, color combinations.
Did you see any food or beverage items you’re looking forward to trying? How about Blue Milk?
(Photos courtesy Disney Parks. David Roark Photographer)