Galaxy’s Edge cantina will feature return of original Star Tours droid Rex

Oga’s Cantina will be coming to the Star Wars parks at Disneyland and Disney World when they open next year, Disney says today.

Oga’s Cantina is the kind of establishment that attracts some of the most interesting and disreputable characters in the galaxy. And you never know when a stormtrooper or a familiar face will show up. Patrons of the cantina come from across the galaxy to sample the famous concoctions created with exotic ingredients using “otherworldly” methods, served in unique vessels. With choices for kids and libations for adults, the cantina will make for a great stop!

The big news here is that the cantina will serve alcohol, which is still a rarity at Disneyland. (Disney World, not so much.)

But for Star Wars fans, the headliner may be RX-24, the droid who piloted the original Star Tours, who will make his return as the cantina’s DJ. He was replaced by Artoo and Threepio when the ride was redone in 2011, but was last spotted on Rebels in 2014.

Here’s when you can visit Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge

Disney Parks has announced when the two Galaxy’s Edge parks will be open to visitors. The California one, at Disneyland, will open in “summer” 2019, while the version at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios will launch in “late fall” that same year.

Clearly, there are still details – and exact dates – to be revealed, but this is at least slightly more specific than what we last had. Whatever the date may be, expect that Fastpasses will be hard to get, and the lines will be very, very long. Luckily, we are a fandom that loves lines.

Flying over Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge construction site

Disney Parks released a flyover video of the construction on Galaxy’s Edge in California.

The Star Wars-themed lands, a visit to the new world of Batuu, will debut at both Disneyland and Hollywood Studios at Florida’s Disney World in 2019.

Both versions of the park will open with two rides – one involving the Millennium Falcon, and another that puts people in the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the First Order.

Disney World’s Star Wars hotel will connect to Galaxy’s Edge

The Star Wars-themed hotel that’s coming to Disney World in Florida will connect directly to the Galaxy’s Edge expansion at Hollywood Studios, Disney announced today at D23 Expo Japan. The fully-immersive hotel sounds like… A lot.

From the moment guests arrive at the hotel, [Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob] Chapek said, their journey through space will begin as everyone boards a starship and departs together for a multi-day Star Wars adventure. An opening date for the new hotel has not yet been announced. But it can’t come too soon — we’re ready to vacation in a galaxy far, far away.

Still, no ETA on the hotel, though.

Also revealed was a look at the “handcrafted toys” that will be offered at a Toydarian’s street market in Galaxy’s Edge.

Galaxy’s Edge parks at Disney World and Disneyland are expected to debut in 2019.

Disney teases multiple new Star Tours destinations

Disney reveals the first picture from Star Tours’ visit to Crait – which launches soon at both Disneyland and Disney World’s Hollywood Studios – but they’re also teasing that it’s not the only new destination.

Could we be seeing another sequel trilogy world? Or perhaps a Rogue One based one? The ride currently features Jakku, Hoth, Tatooine, Kashyyyk, Coruscant, Naboo, and the Death Star at Geonosis.

This could throw that pesky rumor for a spin… Or does it? Could we be getting multiple sequel worlds? Fans in Anaheim and Orlando will find out Friday; Paris and Tokyo will both have the new content by the end of the year.