The Best Seat at Oga’s Cantina
During my recent visit to Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World, I paid a visit to Oga’s Cantina and happened into the best “seat” in the house. (I say “seat” in quotes because there are no stools for this “seat”.)
Let me back up for a second. The day I went to Oga’s they were holding Extra, Extra Magic Hours in the morning, with Disney’s Hollywood Studios opening at 6:00 a.m. I arrived at the park at about 6:45 and went directly to Galaxy’s Edge. I wandered around for a bit and then decided I was hungry.
Reservations are strongly recommended for Oga’s Cantina, but given the early hour and the fact that I was alone, I decided to try for a walk-in spot. I was lucky enough to be admitted after a wait of less than ten minutes. I’m sure the early hour and my status as a solo guest (alas, not a Solo guest) helped with my ease of entry.
The hostess directed me to a standing spot at the bar, with DJ Rex immediately behind me. From here I could:
- Hear the DJ Rex music clearly.
- See what all the other guests’ drinks looked like.
- Watch all the drinks being made.
- Easily get my bartender’s attention.
- Get served quickly.
The Cantina is not large, but after I finished my drinks I took a walk around the entire venue to take photos. There are tables for larger parties and some stools along the wall for singles and couples, but none of these options allow you easy sightlines to the drink assembly or ease of communication with your server. There are standing spots on the other side of the bar that do allow you to easily order and chat with the bar staff, but they don’t have a view of DJ Rex.
Given the popularity of the newly opened Cantina, you may not have much of a choice about where to sit or stand, but if it’s not busy, or you don’t mind waiting, you may want to try for a space at the bar.
2 thoughts on “The Best Seat at Oga’s Cantina”
We visited Oga’s twice on our trip to Disneyland in August. The first day we were at a standing table on the other side of the room from the DJ, and the second day we were at the bar, on the same side that you were. The only issue with the bar that we had was when two patrons made my child move so they could order directly from the bar instead of from their server, and were then rude to me when I told them that they couldn’t take up the spots that we were given. There were 7 of us, and it was already crowded before they came to the bar. If we were seated there, I can’t see that they would allow people to come up randomly, so it was frustrating. Plus a 12 year old is going to be easily pushed around by a 20 something, so I didn’t appreciate that either. Due to that experience, I liked our table in the corner much better, even though the view wasn’t as good.
We visited Oga’s at Disneyland two weeks ago — what a disappointment! Horrible service, filthy table that nobody would clean despite our asking nicely, our drinks took over 30 minutes to get to us, and when they did, 3 of the 4 drinks were incorrectly made and/or garnished, and they were not only out of one of the beverages, but had also run out of straws, napkins, and coasters! The music and ambiance were amazing, but had we known how abysmal the rest of our experience would be, we’d never have bothered! With the exception of the setting/music, the service and execution were nowhere near the Disney standard.