So decades ago, a lot of folks might have considered Disney’s Hollywood Studios a half-day park.
Hey, don’t come at us! It’s true! At one point, Hollywood Studios didn’t have a LOT going on, not like it has now. But thanks to the addition of Toy Story Land and later, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Hollywood Studios has become one of the most popular Disney World parks. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, in particular, has made the park stand out, but despite that, Hollywood Studios is still missing something HUGE.
So one thing we often hear from folks is that Hollywood Studios lacks great dining options. We have to admit that out of Disney’s four parks, it ranks pretty low for us when it comes to restaurants. But let’s take a look, in particular at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. You would think Disney might have gone HARD on offering all the space-themed food it could think of, but honestly, the pickings are pretty sparse.
All Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has are two counter-service restaurants: Ronto Roasters and Docking Bay 7 plus a few snack spots. And although we could eat a Ronto Wrap nearly every day, Disney has missed a huge opportunity in this land. Why does Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge not have a table service restaurant?
Don’t even get us started with Oga’s Cantina, which could’ve been SO MUCH MORE, but instead just offers a few mediocre snacks and pre-mixed drinks. Sure, those drinks are fun, and the atmosphere is cool (although we think it could use more aliens), but it’s still not a table service restaurant. Even Toy Story Land has its own table service restaurant, so what gives?
Imagine a table service restaurant in Galaxy’s Edge, though, with a specialized menu that goes above what you can get at Docking Bay 7 and Ronto Roasters. In fact, we don’t even have to imagine it too hard because we had a chance to dine in the Crown of Corellia Dining Room several times on the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser (aka the Star Wars hotel) before it closed.
There, we had a chance to dine on some unique Star Wars-themed food. Lunch was served buffet-style with some space-themed options, and dinner was a grand affair with a menu that might have come straight out of George Lucas’ imagination. Even the drinks went above and beyond what you could get at Oga’s.
So now that this Star Wars experience has closed, why can’t Disney take some of those ideas and create a table service restaurant themed to Star Wars? They even have the building that housed the Galactic Starcruiser and could use that to do something amazing. May we also remind Disney that we were once promised a Dinner Club in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Well, we remember, and WE’VE GOT THE RECEIPTS. Here’s the concept art:
Oh, hmmm…that looks familiar, doesn’t it? If you followed our coverage of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, you might remember that we watched a show in the Crown of Corellia dining room with a Twi’lek singer (just like in the concept art. So Disney already knows how to make this idea work, so why not bring the idea back for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?
So there, we said it. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is great and all, but Hollywood Studios, as a whole, could be even better if Disney would just add a table service restaurant in that land. Who’s with us?
What do you think? Would Hollywood Studios benefit from a table service restaurant in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments!