Star Wars Weekends Adds ‘Rebel Hangar’ Experience


Disney’s offering a new lounge experience at Star Wars Weekends that will make you feel like Imperial royalty — and eat like Jabba the Hutt.

As part of Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios in Orlando from May 15 to June 14, fans can chow down in the Rebel Hangar, a new dining location designed like an abandoned Rebel spaceport that’s now become a waypoint for various intergalactic travelers.

There are a lot of cool dishes being offered, but as usual, the item tied to Darth Maul takes the cake – or rather, the hummus. “Chips & Sith” will have red pepper coulis, black sesame dust and corn tortilla chips for the Sith’s horns. Hopefully, it lasts a bit longer at your table than Maul did in Episode I.

There are also some inventive alcoholic drinks available, like Tatooine Sunset (Stoli vanilla, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, pineapple juice with grenadine) and Dagobah Swamp Juice (Midori, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, sweet and sour, topped with lemon-lime foam).

Plus, you can try the Yoda Key Lime Cake, along with a trio of specialty cupcakes featuring Darth Vader, Yoda and Jabba the Hutt.

Here’s the full list of food items:

  • Pilot’s Pomme Frites – These are tossed with Parmesan cheese, garlic and parsley with a garlic aioli for dipping
  • Ensalada Naboo – seared chicken breast, bibb lettuce, grape tomatoes, watermelon radish, almond frica, and a parmesan-peppercorn ranch dressing
  • Lightsaber Bites – hand-dipped corn-battered knockwurst sausages with house-made chips and mustard dipping sauce
  • Crispy Chicken and Waffles = The Dark Fried – served with maple syrup and sweet barbecue sauce
  • Trio of Thermal Detonators – spicy pork wings topped with spicy piquillo-pepper sauce and slaw
  • Slider Sampler featuring “The Sith” barbecue-braised brisket with cole slaw and “The Jedi” with barbecued pulled chicken with arugula.
  • Fruit and Cheese “Sabers” featuring Tillamook cheddar, Brie, goat cheese, pickled vegetables, crostini, cheddar crackers, blueberries, raspberries, honeydew melon, strawberry, olives and gherkins
  • Chips & Sith with red pepper coulis, black sesame dust, and corn tortilla chips
  • Yoda Key Lime Cake
  • Trio of Star Wars Mini Cupcakes, including Darth Vader (chocolate-peanut butter), Yoda (chocolate-hazelnut), and Jabba the Hutt (salted caramel latte) served in the Han Solo Carbonite Souvenir Box

And here are the drink choices:

  • Imperial Blue – Maker’s Mark Whiskey, Cointreau, Blue Curacao, sweet and sour, topped with Sprite
  • Tatooine Sunset – Stoli vanilla, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, pineapple juice with grenadine
  • Rebel Red – Grey Goose vodka, Chambord, sour mix and a splash of grenadine
  • Dagobah Swamp Juice – Midori, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, sweet and sour, topped with lemon-lime foam
  • The Dark Side – Stoli vanilla vodka, Bailey’s liqueur, crème de cocoa and brownie garnish
  • Alderaan Ale

Some pretty creative menu choices there. Maybe next year we can get some a Sarlaac Steak, with a side of Fettuchine Pasta? Too soon?

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