New details on the table service restaurant that was to be part of the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge experience

Apr 23, 2021 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

Posted: Friday April 23, 2021 9:22am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The upcoming book 'The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge' shares some interesting tidbits on some of the things that didn't make it into the finished land.

One interesting comment in the book refers to the table service restaurant that was axed during the development phase.

According to an article from the Orlando Sentinel which got to see a preview of the book, the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge table service restaurant would have been called the Kalikori Club. Operating out of a converted two-level bathhouse, the eatery was “supposed to be almost a speak-easy, a hidden club. It is part of the under-the-underground world,” says Chris Beatty, creative portfolio executive with Walt Disney Imagineering. The book includes sketches of the Twi’lek woman who was owner and entertainment.

Another part of the eatery was the Spice Den lounge, which included a two-story aquarium.

Oga's Cantina did make it into the finished land, but hopes remain that the table service restaurant may come in the future.

The upcoming 'The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge' is large-format book showcases never before seen artwork – as well as exclusive interviews about the land’s creation – from artists at Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm.

The book is written by Amy Ratcliffe and includes a forward by Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering.

'The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge' is priced at $50 and can be pre-ordered now for release on April 27 2021.

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The Sorcerers Aprentice25 days ago

Batuu would fit in perfectly as an episode of the Mandalorian.

Goofy Ninja30 days ago

I still don't understand why this hasn't been put in a movie or tv show. It would mean more if it was, just like Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.

TikibirdLandJun 02, 2021

I'm betting a book like this could be done for WWoHP. It would likely contain multiple ideas that didn't make it into the parks. The big difference here is Disney announce a lot of things that would be in GE such as the roaming droids and a high level of character interaction with as much immersion as a guest could want. Looks like most of that was cut. In 15 acres, they could have had at least 3 rides, don't you think? I guess $1B doesn't go as far as it used to...

SirwalterraleighJun 02, 2021

...take a closer look. anyway...old stuff. We can debate other things.

MovieloverJun 02, 2021

And I never said that either, I have a long list of complaints about stuff they have done, Galaxies Edge is not one of them.

SirwalterraleighJun 02, 2021

The great D does no wrong (but they do)

MovieloverJun 02, 2021

Right back at you buddy! Not everyone on here wants a forced retheme of the land like you.

SirwalterraleighJun 02, 2021

nobody said “failure” ...and the rest is all your opinion. we all “got one”

MovieloverJun 02, 2021

Your comparison falls apart since all 3 of the current Wizarding Worlds including Diagon Ally expansion all were constructed and opened before the first Fantastic Beast movie was even released in late 2016. Galaxies Edge open during the middle of the Disney produced Trilogy, of course they were going to want to focus on it since that was the big new thing they were currently producing. Lack of droids aside Galaxies Edge is still a very impressive land with arguably one of the best attractions Disney has created. Saying it's a failure is simply delusional.

SirwalterraleighJun 01, 2021

“misfire” is a word I cannot shake. Mostly character decisions It’s almost as if universal went to the drawing board to build Harry Potter...and decided to use only the fantastic beast stuff. makes perfect sense

Bleed0rangeJun 01, 2021

The biggest loss imo was that smugglers alley or bounty hunters alley concept… with the neon signs like the underbelly of Coruscant. That was like Galaxy Edge’s Nocturn Alley and would have really been a cool experience at night. I think it would have really helped them play up the Mandalorian’s popularity in the land too. I also think the fallen Star Destroyer idea could have been better than what we got for the rebel base.

UNCgolfApr 28, 2021

Didn't Universal spend like half that amount (or maybe even less) to build Diagon Alley? And Diagon Alley far more impressive than Galaxy's Edge, although it only has one attraction to GE's two. That would account for some of the difference, but certainly not even close to the full amount. EDIT: Actually I forgot they built the Hogwarts Express as part of Diagon Alley, which is only kind of an attraction IMO but still involved a lot of construction and expense.

lazyboy97oApr 28, 2021

How about the people who spent one billion dollars and couldn’t deliver all of that?

HauntedPirateApr 28, 2021

“You can’t fire me!”