In a galaxy far, far away...
Updated: Aug 6
Disney has just released the trailer for their new immersive experience, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, launching in 2022. If you've been living outside the Outer Rim and cut off from comms, this is the Star Wars hotel you may have heard whispers about.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a 2-night experience, not just your average hotel stay. Think more along the lines of a cruise, with food and entertainment included and you have a 'shore excursion' off the ship. The immersive experience begins at the terminal, located within the Walt Disney World Resort, where you will board a launch pod that will take you to the starcruiser.
What to expect onboard
You will stay 2 nights in a starcruiser cabin - there are 3 classes of cabin - with meals and drinks included (except alcoholic beverages and specialty drinks). You will also be treated to entertainment, including Sabacc games, Jedi training, and more. Feel like getting into the story even more? You will get the opportunity to assist the Resistance with activities and missions throughout your cruise as well! This is not mandatory though and you can get involved as much or as little as you like. Your cruise also includes a planetary excursion to Batuu (and the rest of Disney's Hollywood Studios), lunch at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo in Batuu.
To aid in keeping the experience as immersive as possible, guests are encouraged to dress in their best Star Wars garb. It is not included so you will need to bring your Jedi robes and other intergalactic finery from home. If you'd rather be comfy in your Earth clothing, that's more than fine too! If you like, you can even take part in the Outer Rim Regalia parade on the final night.
Food is available onboard and is included in your fare. The Crown of Corellia Dining Room is where you'll be able to get your breakfast and lunch, including a variety of basic beverages like coffee, tea, and blue milk! On the first night, your dinner will take place in the Crown of Corellia Dining Room where you'll dine on enticing and colourful food and be entertained by a galactic superstar. For dinner on your second night, you'll sample many courses from across the galaxy in the Taste Around the Galaxy experience.
Here is a sample itinerary of what may happen onboard:
Where will you sleep?
On the Halcyon, there are three classes of cabin suited to different sized families and bedding configurations. All cabins include: a mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, in-cabin safe, phone with voicemail messaging, interactive TV and H2O Plus® spa, bath and shower products.
Each Standard Cabin is fitted with furnishings and fixtures designed to ensure comfort while traveling throughout the galaxy—including a pullout table and a TV with entertainment from your home planet—and a window with a view out into space.
Sleeps: 4 to 5 passengers
Room Configuration: queen bed, 2 berths (bunk beds) for one adult each, and a wall pull-down bed for one adult (if sleeping 5)
Galaxy Class Suite
One-bedroom Galaxy Class Suites feature a living space complete with an integrated seating area and have all the comforts of Standard Cabins plus a double vanity bathroom, bar area, 2 windows with views out into space, and a few extra Star Wars surprises.
Sleeps: 4 passengers
Room Configuration: queen bed and 2 wall pull-down beds for one adult each
Grand Captain Suite
Two-bedroom Grand Captain’s Suites offer ample room for the whole family and feature a posh living space complete with an integrated seating area. They have all the comforts of Standard Cabins plus a main suite with a double vanity bathroom, a second bathroom with a single vanity, a bar area, 3 windows with views out into space and a few extra Star Wars surprises.
Sleeps: 8 passengers
Room Configuration: 2 queen beds, 2 berths (bunk beds) for one adult each and 2 wall pull-down beds for one adult each
So, how much will this cost?
That's always the big question right? Prices will vary depending on the cabin you choose, time of the year, day of the week and how many people are in your cabin. As it gets closer to launch more pricing options will become available, however Disney has released the following sample prices.
It is a little on the pricey side but when you add up everything you get included, and the interactivity of the experience then it's not all that bad. I, for sure will be giving it a try once it has launched and borders open!
For more information on the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser experience, visit the website!
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