Drink water on Black Spire Outpost -- if you dare
The park is so immersive that actual drinking fountains in the village will appear to be hooked into old cistern-type tanks via rusty, industrial pipes. The water in the tanks will look a bit suspect -- especially when a dianoga beast briefly appears in it.
If the funky water doesn’t quench your thirst, you could purchase the iconic Star Wars beverage, blue milk. Using a plant-based dairy substitute, the frozen treat will resemble a milkshake and include essences of berry and melon. It will come in both blue and green flavors.
Belly up to the bar at Oga’s Cantina
Since Walt Disney opened Disneyland in 1955, the squeaky-clean park has not served alcohol to the general public. That will change when Galaxy’s Edge opens.
Black Spire Outpost’s social center is the seedy Oga’s Cantina. Drink here include the margarita-like The Outer Rim and a Fuzzy Tauntaun (think: Fuzzy Navel). There will also be beers, such as Bad Motivator IPA, brewed exclusively for the park.
While waiting on your drinks, nosh on some Cantina Mix, an odd combination of rice cracker-like snacks, wasabi peas, proprietary cereal pieces, and other items that are salty, sweet, bitter, and spicy.
You may remember Rex, an RX24 droid, as the reluctant pilot from Disney’s original Star Tours ride. You may be delighted to learn that he has been reprogrammed here in Batuu, playing intergalactic tunes with a strangely ‘80s vibe. Disney wouldn’t confirm it, but the droid sure sounds like Paul “Pee-wee Herman” Reubens, who originally voiced him. DJ Rex is a hoot.
And don’t worry: Star Tours is still around. Rex may have been relocated to Batuu, but the groundbreaking motion simulator attraction, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, lives on in Tomorrowland at Disneyland and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There had been some speculation about the fate of the rides with the opening of Galaxy’s Edge, but they will remain operating in their current locations.
Even the food is out of this world
There will be a wide variety of fun “native” dishes to sample at Black Spire Outpost, including Smoked Kaadu Ribs. A kaadu is the domesticated animal of the Gungans -- Jar Jar Binks’s people, if you need a reminder. In reality, the meat will be a rack of pork ribs cut in half lengthwise (to give it an unusual look), smoked, and slathered with a sticky sauce, served on cornbread with blueberry sauce.
An audacious sight in the center of the outpost’s village will surely attract a crowd. A droid will turn a huge ronto (a camel-like pack animal) on a spit over a podracing engine that’s been repurposed as a barbecue pit. You’ll be able to order a Ronto Wrap, a delicious grilled pita filled with ronto (pork) meat and a spicy sausage topped with a fiery clutch sauce and a cooling cabbage slaw.