Happy May the 4th Star Wars fans.
We have eagerly been anticipating an announcement for Disney World’s new Star Wars Hotel — the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser — and now we have just that.
The hotel was set to open in 2021. But now, Disney has announced that the 2-night immersive hotel experience has been delayed until 2022.
The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser website has been updated to reflect the new year as well.
The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience is set to be something “all-immersive” and “beyond anything Disney has ever created before.” This morning, we learned a little bit more about what that ACTUALLY means as Disney teased the new, extending lightsaber we’ll see aboard.
Guests who visit Galactic Starcruiser when it opens in 2022 will be the first to see the new lightsaber in action, wielded by characters like Rey. Other new and familiar characters you may interact with include the starcruiser’s strong and charismatic captain, a plucky ship’s mechanic, and a galactic superstar who can captivate an entire room with the crook of one jewel-encrusted purple Twi’lek finger.
Disney also expanded on the experience we’ll have onboard! We know that Galactic Starcruiser will be more like a closed, two-night experience than a standard theme park hotel (kind of like a cruise ship!). Guests will start their trip in a special Launch Pod to take them to “space.”
But now, Disney has also announced the Crown of Corellia Dining Room (where that singing sensation from earlier will perform!). This supper club’s name is in reference to Corellia, the planet known galaxy-wide for its shipyards that gave us not only the Halcyon Starcruiser but also the Millennium Falcon. The hall will offer breakfast and lunch before transitioning for a multicourse dinner offering.
As a reminder, the Galactic Starcruiser will also feature more experiences like one where you can train with a lightsaber, one where you can learn more about the inner workings of the Starcruiser, and one where you can jump on a transport to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Disney says of the Star Wars Hotel, “This isn’t storytelling – it’s storyliving, where you’ll see, feel and live Star Wars in a whole new way.” Sounds pretty amazing!
Check out the short video below to see some concept art of the various experiences that will be part of Galactic Starcruiser.
— Walt Disney World (@WaltDisneyWorld) May 5, 2021
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