We got some BIG news earlier this week about the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel coming to Disney World!
While this immersive experience was initially scheduled to open in 2021, it was pushed back to 2022 — and we got tons of info about dining, a sneak peek at a SUPER cool lightsaber, and so much more. In fact, we got SO much news that it can all be just a little confusing! Which is why we’re here: to break down everything we know (so far!) about this hotel. Let’s get started!
What Will the Experience Be Like?
While we refer to Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser as a “hotel,” it’s actually more of an experience! It’s very much like a cruise in that guests will arrive and depart together for their 2-night stay. And in those 2 days, you can expect to participate in Star Wars activities and Star Wars activities only. There likely won’t be transportation over to Magic Kingdom, for example!
So WHERE will you stay? Aboard the Halcyon, of course! You’ll check-in at the Galactic Starcruiser Terminal and then enter a Launch Pod that will jump to hyperspace as you travel to your destination. And don’t forget — you’ll be able to travel straight to your “port stop” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios via another transport pod: the Chandrila Star Line!
Once aboard the Halcyon, you’ll be totally immersed in the Star Wars experience — so much so that EVERY window in the hotel looks out into the galaxy! You’ll be able to interact with characters like Kylo Ren and the Stormtroopers, learn how to wield your own lightsaber (more on that later!), and visit the Bridge to operate the ship.
And what’s super cool about your stay here is that it’s all connected into one big story — one that YOU have complete control of. So go forth and create your own Star Wars adventure! Every choice you make counts.
What Will the Rooms Look Like?
Your immersive experience touches every aspect of this adventure — including the guest cabins! And Disney’s given us a peek into one of those. On one side, you’ll have a bed, a pullout table, and a “window” looking out into space…
…while the other side features bunk beds with reading lights! Down that short hallway, you’ve got your exit to the rest of the ship and a door to what we’re assuming is the restroom.
And while those images are mock-ups, we’ve also gotten a look inside the ACTUAL rooms, thanks to the Imagineers!
The space looks a little small, but we’re excited to visit it and see it for ourselves.
How Much Will it Cost?
The short answer is…Disney hasn’t announced that just yet. They also haven’t stated if you’ll be charged on a “per night” basis or for the entire experience — and if so, what, exactly, is included in that experience.
But it’s safe to say that Disney can likely charge more than they would for a typical deluxe hotel stay. When we asked our readers, they tended to think the cost would fall in the $1000-$3000 range. That seems like a safe bet to us — but we’ll wait for the official word from Disney!
What Dining Will Be Available?
Disney’s announced TWO restaurants so far: The Sublight Lounge and the Crown of Corellia Dining Room! The Sublight Lounge will serve as a “warm and inviting retreat for passengers of all ages.” It’ll also have some pretty cool specialty sips!
You’ll be able to enjoy heavier offerings at the Crown of Corellia Dining Room, which will serve breakfast and lunch as well as a “lavish,” more formal dinner. There will even be live entertainment in the evenings!
We’ll be sure to keep you posted as we learn even more about these dining options — and any others that are announced!
What Activities Will Be Available?
We’ve already touched on some of the experiences aboard the Halcyon, but now we’re going to take a deeper dive! Like we mentioned, you’ll be able to interact with Star Wars characters, learn to operate the ship’s defense systems, and sneak around to have secret meetings. And Disney’s newest job descriptions give us a hint about exactly who we’ll encounter while onboard!
You’ll ALSO get to train with a lightsaber! But there’s something really special about this experience, because Disney’s brand-new, REAL lightsaber will debut with Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. We’ve previously seen this tech teased at a private press event, and it looks like we’ll get to see it for real onboard the Halcyon.
No word on if you’ll get to be the one to wield this expandable lightsaber, or if it will be more for show. But we’ll keep you posted!
With the opening of Galactic Starcruiser inching closer, we’re sure we’ll hear LOTS more about what’s to come. And we’ll keep you posted with every little detail, so stay tuned to DFB!
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