What’s the deal with Oga’s

nolarookie

Well-known member
We’re planning an adults only October trip. I initially thought we’d pass on the new Star Wars stuff, but who am I kidding.

I love Star Wars. Really just the first three movies, Rouge One and The Force Awakens... but anyway, I think I’m down with getting to HS at 5:30 am for the EEMH.

I’d LOVE to experience Oga’s cantina, but I’m seeing reservations—this is just a bar with like really limited snacks, right?

I’m shut out for reservations at this point, but I’ll keep checking. There’s just two of us, so I’m hoping something opens up. Do we know if they’re letting anyone in without reservations?
 

Anne

Well-known member
It sounds like reservation only. But I guess we won't know for sure until it opens. Touringplans has already added oga's to the reservation finder, I am sure something will come up between now and October.

Yes, really just drinks. There's a dry snack plate option that looks pretty weak. A jello-thing. Breakfast has the better food choices but there are still just 2-ish things.
 

nolarookie

Well-known member
Thanks, Anne. I’ve been resistant to using the reservation finder, but this may change my position.
 

Anne

Well-known member
Thanks, Anne. I’ve been resistant to using the reservation finder, but this may change my position.
It is a free service. You need a touringplans free account sign in but do not need any of their paid memberships to use the reservation finder. I think because it is free and because they don't scrape the Disney website Disney hasn't shut it down like they did the other services.
 

beachta1

Well-known member
I'm really curious to check this out myself. I'm going in October and made two reservations for Oga's- one in the am and one in the pm.

I hope you find a reservations soon! When in October will you be there?
 

BSS

Member
Disney Parks Blog says: "[FONT=&quot]While reservations for these experiences are highly recommended, there will be limited walk-up availability."

I don't know how limited, but it sounds like there may be a bit of hope at least if you aren't able to secure a reservation.[/FONT]
 

nolarookie

Well-known member
Disney Parks Blog says: "[FONT="]While reservations for these experiences are highly recommended, there will be limited walk-up availability."

I don't know how limited, but it sounds like there may be a bit of hope at least if you aren't able to secure a reservation.[/FONT]
Oh thanks!! I’m willing to wait it out, especially on an adults only trip. I’ll keep on checking tho.
 

nolarookie

Well-known member
I'm really curious to check this out myself. I'm going in October and made two reservations for Oga's- one in the am and one in the pm.

I hope you find a reservations soon! When in October will you be there?

We’ll be there the weekend before Halloween. It’s for our anniversary, which is at the beginning of the month, but the end of the month works better for work and stuff. What about you?
 

beachta1

Well-known member
We’ll be there the weekend before Halloween. It’s for our anniversary, which is at the beginning of the month, but the end of the month works better for work and stuff. What about you?
Friday, Oct 5th. Plan to be there for EEMH, so bright and early ready for 6am. I made F! dining package reservations for lunch at HBD because I've never eaten there before and haven't seen F! since 2014. Hoping to get on SDD at park close; I haven't been on it yet! I also want to get some rides on the skyliner because it'll be opening just a few days before I arrive.

Can a skyliner bar crawl be a thing? Because if so I want to do the first one!
 

nolarookie

Well-known member
Happy to report I was able to snag a 10:30 am reservation at Oga’s for our HS day. I’m looking forward to morning drinking after getting there for a 6am EMH. I think a gondola bar crawl will have to be in order as well. Thinking of heading to CS, they have a good bar, right? We’ve never been to that resort, so that may be a fun destination.
 
Disney Parks Blog says: "While reservations for these experiences are highly recommended, there will be limited walk-up availability."

I don't know how limited, but it sounds like there may be a bit of hope at least if you aren't able to secure a reservation.
We weren't able to get rsvtn our first trip after BOG opened. Instead we arrived 20 minutes before lunch opened and got on a small line and were let in about 35 minutes later.

Maybe Oga's will have a similar line?
 

BSS

Member
Happy to report I was able to snag a 10:30 am reservation at Oga’s for our HS day. I’m looking forward to morning drinking after getting there for a 6am EMH. I think a gondola bar crawl will have to be in order as well. Thinking of heading to CS, they have a good bar, right? We’ve never been to that resort, so that may be a fun destination.
So glad you were able to get a reservation! I like your gondola bar crawl idea, too. CS isn't on the Skyliner route, but I've heard good things. If Riviera is open when you go you could take the Skyliner from DHS to Caribbean Beach, grab a drink; then on to Riviera, grab a drink; on to Epcot for Food & Wine. Of course, I would either need to do that as an afternoon and be asleep by 7pm or if I did it in the evening I would need a late start the next day. I don't recover as quickly as I used to! :RpS_biggrin:
 

crewsn

New member
So I thought I would bump this up after our experience.

We had a 1:30 reservation. I got this time so it would be after our lunch at Mama Melrose. So already well fed. The week we were there it wasn't that busy in the parks. So stand by was an option to wait as well. We did get to jump this line with a reservation though. We were sat at a booth in which there were five people already there. So they squeezed us in. Three sitting in the booth and then two on small stools. The table sits in an alcove of sorts. This was already feeling cramped and not long after we sat and ordered our drinks they told us to squeeze in more and put our bags and droids on the floor to make room (nope wasn't going to do that since it already looked disgusting). So we had to basically hold them. My husbands bookbag was able to be put behind us up on the wall though.

We each ordered a drink. Two alcoholic and two nonalcoholic. My sons (a pineapplish one can't remember the name) was the best. Mine was pretty strong. My other son's drink was pretty fun as it seemed to have dry ice in it and he got a kick out of that.

The other three that were at the table had left shortly after their drinks and the two at the stools as well. As they quickly try to shuffle you out as soon as you are even nearing your drink if not ordering a second round. Then when those 5 left 6 replaced them at an already cramped table.

All in all. For the price nope no way.

We were cramped, not really even interacted with by the cast member(s), told the rules very sternly (one of them being not being able to walk around and had to stay at our seats), and drinks were very small for the cost.

I get paying higher costs for experiences at Disney, but it didn't even feel like an experience. I almost felt like it was walk in a room, hand over a bunch of money, walk out. We cancelled our second reservation of the trip for it. I would much rather have spent that money towards another experience. We didn't even hardly get to see anything in there either. Maybe others have had better experiences, but ours was just not worth it.
 

Anne

Well-known member
That really sounds awful! If we can't look around what's the point of going????? Most mornings at 10:30 am I'm not thinking "boy I could go for an overpriced beverage crammed in at a table with total strangers".
 

Art Vandelay

that's a shame
So I thought I would bump this up after our experience.

We had a 1:30 reservation. I got this time so it would be after our lunch at Mama Melrose. So already well fed. The week we were there it wasn't that busy in the parks. So stand by was an option to wait as well. We did get to jump this line with a reservation though. We were sat at a booth in which there were five people already there. So they squeezed us in. Three sitting in the booth and then two on small stools. The table sits in an alcove of sorts. This was already feeling cramped and not long after we sat and ordered our drinks they told us to squeeze in more and put our bags and droids on the floor to make room (nope wasn't going to do that since it already looked disgusting). So we had to basically hold them. My husbands bookbag was able to be put behind us up on the wall though.

We each ordered a drink. Two alcoholic and two nonalcoholic. My sons (a pineapplish one can't remember the name) was the best. Mine was pretty strong. My other son's drink was pretty fun as it seemed to have dry ice in it and he got a kick out of that.

The other three that were at the table had left shortly after their drinks and the two at the stools as well. As they quickly try to shuffle you out as soon as you are even nearing your drink if not ordering a second round. Then when those 5 left 6 replaced them at an already cramped table.

All in all. For the price nope no way.

We were cramped, not really even interacted with by the cast member(s), told the rules very sternly (one of them being not being able to walk around and had to stay at our seats), and drinks were very small for the cost.

I get paying higher costs for experiences at Disney, but it didn't even feel like an experience. I almost felt like it was walk in a room, hand over a bunch of money, walk out. We cancelled our second reservation of the trip for it. I would much rather have spent that money towards another experience. We didn't even hardly get to see anything in there either. Maybe others have had better experiences, but ours was just not worth it.
Unacceptable.

I hope you brought your experience to a manager's attention. And definitely email WDW guest relations.
 

kmc8826

Active member
Thank you for your review @crewsn. I am sorry you had that experience. If even part of our experience was like that I would be upset and my husband would be a wreck. I am cancelling our 2 ADR’s too. That is disappointing for sure.
 

crewsn

New member
Yeah it truly was the most... we are trying to cram you in for the least amount of time and take as much money from you as we can experience from Disney. I hope that our experience is more of the atypical vs typical though and I try to give the crowds, etc the benefit of the doubt most times. Sad thing its not even like it was a crowded day. It was a Wednesday on a very noncrowded day in September.

I meant to send a email to guest relations, but didn't right off. I still should as it was pretty ridiculous.
 

cboyer

Active member
We were there last week as well, and had a similar experience, except we didn't even get a seat, we had to stand at a small table with 6 strangers told not to move, felt very rushed, over price. It was neat to see and the drinks were neat but overall it was not worth it.
 
This sounds awful. Has anyone gone during breakfast? We currently have a reservation during that time period, because we really want to check it out, but if it's like this all the time, we'll probably cancel and try in a few years when things calm down.
 
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