ANAHEIM — Disney announced today that Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will break Disneyland Park’s 63 year long tradition of being a “dry park.” This policy, put into place by Walt Disney in 1955 has been followed faithfully ever since. Until now.
Guests to Disneyland Park will soon be able to enjoy “celestial spirits” among other family-friendly drinks while listening to the musical stylings of RX-24, a droid that is most famous for piloting the original incarnation of Star Tours at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Disney’s other international parks scattered across the globe.
This decision by TDA (Team Disney Anaheim) is already splitting the Disney fan community in two.
The effect of having readily available alcohol in Disneyland Park is yet to be seen and likely won’t be until a few years after the area opens due to high crowd levels.
Some would have you believe that alcohol at Disneyland Park is the end of the world. I would not. Disney Parks around the globe serve alcohol daily to hundreds of thousands of guests and problems rarely, if ever, arise. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you. The only concern with the sale of alcohol is that it will further remove the park from Walt’s vision. Frankly, I believe that if Walt could see what the little park he built in some California orange groves would become, he wouldn’t care all that much either.