Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, AKA the Star Wars hotel, is set to open in March of 2022 at Walt Disney World!
The experience is going to be like no other. Your 2-day, 2-night stay on the Starcruiser will be completely immersive, with you getting to interact with characters, train with a lightsaber, and play games like sabacc. Not to mention, you’ll go on an excursion to Galaxy’s Edge! Spots on the ship are expected to be in high demand, but some groups get to book their stay EARLY starting today!
You can make reservations RIGHT NOW for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser if you’re a Disney Vacation Club Member or an Annual Passholder!
That’s right! These two groups are eligible to book a reservation at the Star Wars hotel from today, Thursday, October 7th, through Saturday, October 9th. Reservations will not open to the general public until October 28th.
The very first voyage will take off from Walt Disney World on March 1st, 2022, so this pre-sale is an opportunity to be some of the first people to experience the new hotel. Reservations are limited during this pre-sale window, and we DO expect them to go fast, so don’t wait if you want to book a trip!
Booking is for voyages March 1st, 2022 through May 4th, 2022 (Star Wars Day). To book, you have to call Disney at 407-939-5277 — bookings can only be done over the phone. But, you should also receive an email from Disney with a different phone number and your unique code number as a DVC Member or Annual Passholder to use to book your reservation. If you do not, the booking agent should be able to find your code over the phone. Here is a look at example pricing released by Disney:
We called right at 7AM this morning and were put on hold as we were transferred to the Starcruiser booking team. We were told our wait time was less than 11 minutes, however we waited for over an hour. There was also no hold music or anything on the line, just silence, so don’t hang up if that happens to you as well — you’re still on the line! When we called from a separate line a little after 8AM, we were told the current wait time was more than 2 hours.
Once we got through with the first call, it had been about 1 hour and 20 minutes since we first dialed. Our booking agent told us the Captain’s Table on the ship was already booked before today’s reservations even opened, likely due to Club 33 and Golden Oak being able to book earlier this week.
The booking agent then told us about the cancelation policy for the Starcruiser. A 20% deposit of the full amount is due at booking, and the full payment has to be made 90 days out. You CAN cancel your trip prior to 90 days out. They recommend travel protection at $82.50 per person that will cover multiple cancellation reasons, and you have 14 days from the day you book to cancel that protection if you buy it. If you cancel your trip 89-31 days out, you lose half of the full amount you paid, and if you cancel 30 days or less, you lose the full amount.
We’ll keep you updated on everything about the new Star Wars hotel, so stay tuned to DFB for more!
Will you be booking a voyage on the Galactic Starcruiser? Let us know in the comments!