Last week we reported from WDWNT.com that themed names had been removed from menus at Docking Bay 7 in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World. Just a few days later, and following a back lash from Star Wars fans, it appears the names are back on the menu again!
In what quickly became one of the most controversial Disney menu changes in recent history, last week we reported that the names of the menu items at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo (located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge) had been changed to remove any original Star Wars-theming.
Since its opening, the menu at the land’s main quick-service eatery included names like Smoked Kaadu Ribs and Fried Endorian Tip-Yip, adding to the theme of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Overnight, all of those names were switched over to plainly state what each menu item was. For example, Fried Endorian Tip-Yip was simplified to “Fried Chicken”, the Shaak Roast became simply a “Beef Pot Roast”, and the Yobshrimp Noodle Salad was now a “Shrimp & Noodle Salad.” Even the Felucian Garden Spread was renamed to just a “Hummus Garden Spread”.
Now, it seems like the plot has thickened (much like the copious amounts of coconut oil in blue milk), as the Star Wars-themed names have returned to online menus and digital menu boards alike.
Cast MembersBatuuians stationed at Docking Bay 7 are saying that there are no handheld menus available today, and are offering instead to read out the options to guests and travelers, in keeping with the oral traditions of the Jedi Order. When asking for menus, the answer is simply that “the First Order has confiscated them.” Hey, at least they’re staying in theme. Cast Members stated that new handheld menus would be available later on.
As for the physical menu boards that were installed inside and outside the restaurant, they still remain, so there may be even more confusion for the time being as differently-worded menus are scattered about. Guests now have to sort through conflicting physical menu boards, digital menu boards, the lack of handheld menus, and Cast Members verbally telling them what’s available or not.
We will be sure to share how this plays out! Let us know about your experiences at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.