Hold up. Does Tinker Bell do her fireworks flight in OUTER SPACE?! Spoiler alert: NO. Space is full of a lot of things, including Jedi, bad guys that go by a variety of names, lightsabers, and blue shrimp. Another thing space has apparently is fireworks! No, really. Now, you won’t find Tinker Bell floating down and you won’t be singing along to a Disney princess tune, but there are fireworks…in space…in an indoor hotel with no true windows to the outside (with some exceptions). So how exactly can an indoor hotel have a fireworks show? Well, you’re about to find out!
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser (a.k.a. the Star Wars hotel) is Disney World’s newest hotel (opening soon) with a uniquely immersive 2-night experience, kind-of like a cruise ship. Before our trip, we were able to take a look at the hotel’s itinerary through the Play Disney Parks App, and we noticed a few experiences that included a “special pyrotechnic display.” So, what exactly does that mean? Come with us to see what fireworks look like in space!
On the Star Wars hotel itinerary, we noticed that a “special pyrotechnic display” was scheduled to take place on the ship during both night 1 and night 2. The first night’s itinerary noted that the CSL Starshow at Bespin would be taking place at 9:45PM in the atrium on Deck 6.
However, by the time we arrived at Galactic Starcruiser, our itinerary didn’t have the show noted anymore. Instead, we were set to attend the Cruise Director’s Evening Toast. So, no fireworks on night 1! We may see the show on future cruises and we may not. Remember, these experiences do tend to shift around.
Don’t worry though, that wasn’t our only chance to find out what space pyrotechnics look like. We had A Halcyon Starcruiser Celebration to look forward to on night 2!
We ended up in the atrium on Deck 6 because a muster alarm turned into a giant nighttime spectacle after we experienced the big finale scene onboard the ship. Right after this epic interaction concluded, fireworks started going off! Just a note that we will be showing you a close look at these fireworks. So proceed with caution if you don’t want to see them before your stay.
We could see them up in the tiny windows at the top of the atrium.
But, the BEST view is from the bridge, so we scurried over to catch them!
The fireworks were set to the Main Title music from Star Wars! You know, the classic theme that most people associate with the universe by legendary composer John Williams? That’s the one!
The music definitely amped up the production of the show and made it more exciting than it would be if they had used any other generic Star Wars music. There were all different kinds of “pyrotechnics,” from giant golden orbs…
…to bursts of color!
These aren’t your average fireworks, though. These pyrotechnics whizzed around…
…and exploded in ways that normal fireworks can’t, so it was a unique experience!
The show was mainly entertaining because of the exciting thing we had just experienced during the finale, so it was a nice way to cap off the end of that storyline and celebrate. Otherwise, we don’t think this show would’ve been all too special. The events that took place right before the fireworks are the reason they’re cool!
Well, this space show is kind of its own unique thing, so it wouldn’t even be fair to compare!
But, at least we didn’t have to save a spot on Main Street, U.S.A. for an hour in order to see these fireworks!
So, that’s what you’ll see during the fireworks show aboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser! They might not be the fireworks you necessarily expect to see in Disney World. But they were amazing in their own space fireworks type way! We’d love to hear your thoughts if you find yourself onboard! And stay tuned to DFB for more Galactic Starcruiser news!
Would you stay at the Star Wars hotel? Tell us in the comments!
Disclosure: In nearly all circumstances, Disney Food Blog writers and photographers pay full price for their own travel, hotel, food, beverage, and event tickets. We do this because it’s important to us as journalists to ensure not only that we give you unbiased opinions, but also that you can trust us to do so since we’re paying our own way. On rare occasions, when we are invited by a company to attend a preview as media, and when we choose to accept that invitation, we will always make you, our readers, aware of that situation. Recently, we were invited by Disney World to attend their media preview of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. We later visited on our own accord during the inaugural “sailing.” Some of the photos in the post above are from the media event, some are from our own paid trip. Note that when we attend events as media we are 1) Not required to review that event/food on any of our channels, and 2) Not required to review that event/food favorably. You can always count on DFB to give you a 100% unbiased and honest review of any event that we attend, food that we eat, or beverage that we drink.You can see more in our Disclosure Policy. Thank you for reading. — AJ