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The Secret To Being the Last Guest Out at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The end of the evening at any of the Disney Parks can be slightly stressful. As thousands of people head back to their Walt Disney World Resorts, the idea of waiting for transportation or navigating the large crowd can become less than magical.

There are secret ways to avoid that end-of-the-night crowd in each Disney Park. Knowing these secret tips can help you enjoy the additional time in the Park and avoid the stressful rush to the Disney Resorts.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the crowd following Fantasmic at the end of the evening can be a lot to handle. Luckily there is a secret way you can enjoy some additional time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to avoid the evening rush.

This secret will allow you to spend additional time in Disney’s Hollywood Studios after closing. This means avoiding the crowds and enjoying an empty Disney Hollywood Studios.

Oga's Cantina
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The Secret Reservation

The secret to staying at Disney’s Hollywood Studios after closing is to snag a late-night reservation at Oga’s Cantina. Oga’s Cantina is located back in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Bounty hunters, smugglers, traders, and travelers like yourself come together in this watering hole at this cantina.

The key to staying after closing in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is making the last reservation at Oga’s Cantina for the evening. Even when Disney’s Hollywood Studios closes at 9:00 p.m., you can often find reservations at Oga’s Cantina for 9:40 p.m. and evening later.

Snag those late-night reservations so you can stay in Disney’s Hollywood Studios after it closes for the evening. Remember, reservations become available at 6 am EST, 60 days before your check-in day. You can make all reservations on the My Disney Experience app or the website.

If you aren’t able to make the reservation or the time you want, keep checking back. Availability changes all the time, so don’t give up hope. Even though Oga’s Cantina remains extremely popular, reservations have become slightly easier to get.

Don’t rush out of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Instead, make that late-night reservation at Oga’s Cantina for an excellent end to your day in the Park.

Oga's Cantina Drinks
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Oga’s Cantina

At Oga’s Catina, customers can refuel by trying out many exotic concoctions and enjoy music by the fantastic DJ R-3X, a former Starspeeder 3000 pilot. For those Star Wars fans that dream about visiting one of the infamous watering holes of the galaxy, Oga’s Cantina allows that dream to become a reality.

Oga’s Cantina offers a limited menu focused on unique concoctions. Specialty drinks such as Fuzzy Tauntaun, Jedi Mind Trick, and The Outer Rim are all top drink choices for visitors to Oga’s Cantina. These drinks are premixed, so although Oga’s Cantina is a bar, what you see on the menu is what you can choose from. Oga’s Cantina also offers fun non-alcoholic drinks for those who aren’t big drinkers. Hyperdrive, Jabba Juice, Carbon Freeze, and even a Black Spire Brew can be enjoyed by younger travelers or those not wanting an alcoholic drink.

The snacks at Oga’s Cantina are minimal. Focusing on either Batuu Bites or Happabore Sampler, we highly recommend skipping the snacks and enjoying the unique drinks. The snacks are expensive and leave a lot to be desired.

Oga’s Cantina is all about community and people coming together. Because of this, Guests visiting are often seated together. There are limited booths and tables. You usually stand at the bar or sit with other travelers. Keep that in mind as you prepare for your visit.

Oga's Cantina DJ
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An Empty Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Why are these late-night reservations at Oga’s Cantina so great to get? Not only is it because of the great experience you will get while at Oga’s Cantina, but it is also because of your experience once you leave Oga’s Cantina for the evening.

Guests have 45 minutes to enjoy Oga’s Cantina. This means if you can make the last reservation of the evening, you will be heading out of Disney’s Hollywood Studios well past closing time. This means that you will be experiencing a very empty- quiet Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

As you leave, enjoy the beauty of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at night. Although you won’t be able to walk around this area, as you head out from Oga’s Cantina, you can see and hear this land’s magic. Being in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Night is genuinely fantastic. The land’s lights, sounds, and beauty is even more magical.

Hollywood Studios entrance

As you make your way to the front of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, continue to take in the beauty of the Park. Enjoy the Chinese Theatre and the sign for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway; all lit up. Also, take a second to glance down Sunset Boulevard to capture the beauty of the Tower of Terror at night. It is stunning to see this large icon in the evening.

Finally, enjoy your final stroll past the shops as you head out for the evening. The shops are closed; the street will still be shiny and bright.

Snagging a late-night reservation at Oga’s Cantina is the secret to staying in Disney’s Hollywood Studios after closing. This is an excellent option if you aren’t wanting to fight the crowd at the end of the evening or are looking for a unique way to wrap up your evening.

Because Oga’s Cantina stays open past closing, you can enjoy a quiet, empty Park following your reservation. Get a magical look at Disney’s Hollywood Studio with this secret tip.



Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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