Star Wars fans will finally have the chance to vacation in a galaxy far, far away thanks to Walt Disney World’s latest luxury accommodations: the brand-new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. However, this isn’t a typical hotel where you rest your head after a long day at the amusement park. No. The highly anticipated Galactic Cruiser is described as a “first-of-its-kind vacation experience” that will allow guests to live out their very own Star Wars story.
According to the Disney World website, “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is like nothing else you’ve ever experienced: part live immersive theater, part themed environment, part culinary extravaganza, part real-life role-playing game—and yet so much more.” But, it’ll cost you—and might even have some penny-pinching travelers pleading, “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”
From the prices to what’s included, here is everything you need to know about Disney’s forthcoming Star Wars hotel.
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How long is the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience?
All vacation packages are a two-day, two-night experience. Guests cannot stay longer or less than two nights.
How much does the Star Wars hotel cost?
Vacationing in space comes with an out-of-this-world price tag. Ahead of the opening, Disney has shared sample standard cabin rates: For two guests per cabin, rates start at $1,209 per guest per night—so $4,809 total. Three guests in one cabin (two adults and one child) are looking at $899 per guest per night with a total of $5,299, while four guests per cabin (three adults and one child) can expect to pay $749 per guest per night and $5,999 total. Disney noted that rates vary depending on voyage departure dates, as well as the number of guests in cabins and the cabin type.
How many rooms does the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser have?
The Halcyon starcruiser features 100 cabins and suites with views of space, including the Standard Cabin (sleeps 4 to 5 passengers), Galaxy Class Suite (sleeps 4 passengers) and the Grand Captain Suite (sleeps 8 passengers).
What is included in the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser’s price?
Every vacation package includes a two-night stay in a cabin or suite, in addition to meals (excluding alcoholic and specialty beverages), entry to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the rest of Disney’s Hollywood Studio, valet parking, and the opportunity for guests to live their Star Wars story through missions, activities and exclusive experiences.
What activities are on board the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser?
Guests will interact with new and familiar Star Wars characters and be able to assist and join them on missions. During their stay, travelers will also be able to undergo lightsaber training and bridge training and enjoy a planet excursion to Batuu, where “missions throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge—including your adventures on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run—will influence events back on the ship,” per Disney.
During a Disney Imagineers roundtable discussion, Wendy Anderson, executive creative director of Disney live entertainment, revealed that they’ve “hired some of the best in the galaxy” for entertainment. Anderson shared that during night one’s seated dinner, “There will be a show and some phenomenal music.” Guests can look forward to performances by aliens!
Do guests have to participate in missions onboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser?
While Disney is offering the “most immersive Star Wars story ever created,” guests won’t be forced to partake. If watching is more your thing, that’s okay. A reminder for guests on the Disney website states that “your Star Wars story is determined by the choices you make and the actions you take—or don’t take. Discover, explore and play… or just sit back and watch it all happen!”
Can you dress up on the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser?
Although clothes from Earth are welcomed, Disney encourages adventure goers to don their “galactic best” as they become their own unique Star Wars character. Guests can shop galaxy apparel onboard the ship, but are advised to save their finest threads for “the traditional end-of-cruise gala celebration.”
When does the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser open?
Voyages will begin in the spring of 2022.
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Where is the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser located?
The Star Wars immersive experience is located in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL.
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