One of Disney World’s most anticipated experiences is taking a BIG step forward!
Just yesterday we noticed that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the upcoming Star Wars hotel experience, is HIRING. This immersive accommodation is supposed to be a whole new kind of experience. Now, just after taking the BIG staffing step, we spotted another sign of progress!
Today, Walt Disney Imagineering filed not one but TWO permits for significant theming work on Galactic Starcruiser! The hotel will make guests feel like they’re actually in space and include personalized story experiences onboard which means the sets are going to have to feel pretty immersive.
The first permit was filed with Adirondack Scenic, Inc. for the “Fabrication and Installation of Show Sets.” Adirondack Scenic does MAJOR sets for shows and attractions around the world including many for Universal theme parks (like Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem!).
This permit means that work is about to kick off on the actual set portions of Galactic Starcruiser and we are thrilled. The concept art alone has us “oohing” and “aahing,” so knowing that it’s coming together in real life is kind of mindblowing.
Currently, the expiration date for the permit is listed as January 29th, 2022 which is the date that this construction must be completed and all payments made to the contractor. This is interesting because the hotel is still listed as opening in 2021. Of course, we’re not sure, but typically set installation is COMPLETE before an attraction or experience is debuted. We will keep you all posted as more information is shared.
Still, progress is progress! We also spotted a permit filed with Candela Controls, Inc. for “Theatrical Lighting and Controls.” These sorts of lighting kits could make it possible for the lights across the ship to reflect the story and create an even more immersive experience.
Candela Controls has done some work in the Disney area including designing the lighting for both the Coca-Cola Store and Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs. The expiration date here is in January as well.
We certainly are VERY excited to see these show sets and lighting design in real life so these permits have been very exciting news today. As always, stay tuned to DFB for the latest updates on Galactic Starcruiser and from Disney permits.
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