May the frogs be with you! The Force is strong with us as we patiently wait for the upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Disney has released some new details about this immersive hotel experience, including incredible story elements and the ability for guests to attend in full costume! We already have our Jedi robes at the ready.
With the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney gained a toadally immersive land that allows "Star Wars" fans to travel to a galaxy far, far away. We thought it couldn’t get any better after Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance started launching Batuuan visitors into an epic battle against the First Order. But the Force is about to get even stronger at Disney World when Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser takes flight in spring 2022!
As a highly themed hotel, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will not be any ordinary Disney Resort hotel. You'll become the hero of your own "Star Wars" story during a two-night stay aboard the starship, the Halcyon. Imagine sleeping among the cosmos, eating otherworldly food, and best of all, creating your own intergalactic adventure just like (and maybe even beside!) your favorite "Star Wars" characters! While we anxiously await more details, here’s everything we know so far about this ultimate "Star Wars" vacation experience. If you can't wait, you can now see a model of the ship on display inside Walt Disney Presents at Disney's Hollywood Studios. We’ll continue to update this post with new developments!
Overview of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
The opening date was originally set for 2021, but it has been pushed back to spring 2022. Once it debuts, guests will embark on a two-night adventure aboard the Halcyon, which is known throughout the galaxy for its exotic expeditions. All guests will arrive and depart Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at the same time, similar to Disney Cruise Line. Once aboard, guests will stay in one of 100 passenger cabins, experience onboard dining, take a trip to Batuu and more. Throughout the journey, guests will become part of the action by participating in activities and interacting with characters, crew members and fellow passengers as their individual stories unfold.
The all-inclusive experience includes:
- A two-night stay in a cabin or suite
- Food and beverage (excluding alcoholic and specialty beverages) on the starcruiser and a quick-service meal at Docking Bay 7 at Disney's Hollywood Studios (or other select locations)
- Admission to Disney's Hollywood Studios for an excursion to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (with access to Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance)
- An itinerary packed with immersive and interactive entertainment
- Valet parking
- An exclusive Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser databand (aka a MagicBand)
Arriving at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be located right near Disney’s Hollywood Studios … so close that we can’t imagine it’ll take more than one lightspeed jump to get to Batuu! Guests should arrive between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the day of departure into space.
Once guests arrive at the Galactic Starcruiser Terminal and check in, they will enter the Launch Pod that blasts them into space. Looking out of the overhead window, guests can watch as the Launch Pod leaps into hyperspace and draws closer to the Halcyon. When the Launch Pod docks, guests will emerge into the Atrium, the main deck of the Halcyon, where the crew will welcome them aboard.
The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Experience
The part that excites us the most about the Galactic Starcruiser is how immersive it will be! Guests will be able to explore the Halcyon, everywhere from the Bridge to hidden spots in the Engineering Room. Under the crew’s guidance, passengers can learn how to operate the navigation and defense systems when taking a tour of the Bridge — skills that may just come in handy later during the journey. Guests can also sneak into the Engineering Room to discover the ship’s inner workings … or to hold secret meetings. Based on the concept art that Disney has released, droids and Stormtroopers roam about in the Atrium, as a group of guests gathers around Chewbacca for what looks like a covert mission. (You can count on us, Chewie!)
Guests can stay connected to the thrilling story unfolding with the Play Disney Parks app on their phones. The Star Wars: Datapad allows guests to check their itinerary as well as receive communications from the crew. Depending on the choices you make, you may receive messages for secret meetings!
Not only are you living your own "Star Wars" adventure, but also you can dress the part as guests will be allowed to wear full costumes while onboard the ship! Guests are encouraged (though not required) to dress in whatever role they want to fill, from Resistance fighters to First Order members. You can even come in alien form with colored body paint if you want to! (It's also toadally OK if you dress up on the first day but wear regular clothes the next.) We are so excited to see everyone's creativity!
We can’t wait to find out about the other "Star Wars" characters who will join this epic adventure. Will we train with Rey, or fight against Kylo Ren? We now know that both familiar and new characters will be on board, including the ship's charismatic captain, a mechanic and a galactic superstar!
Another themed experience aboard the Halcyon will be lightsaber training. WITH A NEW TYPE OF LIGHTSABER. Based off of a teaser video, the lightsaber will activate right before your eyes, the blade forming from hilt to tip. Tadpoles at least 7 years old and frogs alike will have a chance to wield their own lightsaber. Once it's forged, they can practice their skills against a training remote. Toadally awesome, right?! After all that hard work, guests can relax at the Silver C Lounge, a stylish lounge that offers a warm retreat for passengers of all ages.
- 1 p.m. – Arrive at Terminal
- 1:15 to 1:30 p.m. – Launch pod to Starcruiser
- 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. – Ship orientation
- 3 to 3:30 p.m. – Light refreshments
- 3:30 to 4 p.m. – Sabacc lessons
- 4 to 4:30 p.m. – Muster
- 4:30 – 5 p.m. – Captain's reception
- 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Dinner featuring live music
- 7:15 to 7:30 p.m. – Outer Rim Regalia
- 7:30 to 8 p.m. – Unexpected story moment (Choose your own adventure)
- 8 to 8:45 p.m. – Bridge training
- 8:30 to 8:45 p.m. – Special atrium entertainment
- 7 to 8 a.m. – Breakfast
- 8:15 to 8:25 a.m. – Transport shuttle to Batuu
- 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. – Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. – Story moment (Choose your own adventure)
- 10 to 10:30 a.m. – Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run
- 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Lunch at Docking Bay 7
- 12:40 to 12:50 p.m. – Transport shuttle to Starcruiser
- 1 to 1:30 p.m. – Lightsaber training
- 2:30 to 2:50 p.m. – Droid racing competition
- 3 to 3:30 p.m. – Build model ship
- 4 to 5 p.m. – Sabacc tournament
- 5 to 5:30 p.m. – Cocktails at Sublight Lounge
- 5:30 to 7 p.m. – "Taste Around the Galaxy" dinner
- 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. – Story moment (Choose your own adventure)
- 1:00 to 11:00 p.m. – Spectacular Finale
- 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast
- 9:30 to 10 a.m. – Launch pod to terminal
Room Options for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Don’t expect any "real world" views of Earth while you’re aboard the Halcyon. Every window, including those in each passenger cabin, has ever-changing galactic views as the starship sails through space. Speaking of passenger cabins, each cabin can sleep up to five guests. Tadpoles will love sleeping in the space bunk beds!
The Standard Cabin sleeps 4-5 passengers with a queen bed, bunk beds and a wall pull-down bed. The Galaxy Class Suite sleeps four with a queen bed and two wall pull-down beds, along with a double vanity bathroom and a bar area. The Grand Captain Suite features two bedrooms for up to eight passengers, with two queen beds, bunk beds and two wall pull-down beds. All rooms come with standard amenities such as mini fridge, TV, hair dryer, phone and safe.
Cabin rates fluctuate based on departure date, the number of guests and cabin type. Sample Standard Cabin rates start from $749 per guest per night (for a group of four) and $1,209 per guest per night (for a group of two).
Dining at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Enjoy an out-of-this-world dining experience at the Crown of Corellia Dining Room — a nod to the planet known for its shipyards where the Halcyon and the Millennium Falcon come from. The dining hall will serve breakfast and lunch before transitioning into a multi-course menu for dinner. On the first night, the dining room transforms into a table-service supper club with a special musical appearance by a superstar singer. For the second night, the "Taste Around the Galaxy" dinner showcases a variety of dishes from planets throughout the galaxy. The food will be specially crafted for the experience with out-of-this-world dishes inspired by the "Star Wars" universe. For an additional fee, dine at the Captain's Table at the center of the Crown of Corellia Dining Room for an added experience. Throughout the day, relax at the Sunlight Lounge and sip beverages while trying your hand at a game of holo-sabacc.
Excursion to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Guests will also go on a planet excursion to Batuu with exclusive transport to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, emerging straight into the land. Travelers will also have the opportunity to pilot the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, and join the epic battle against the First Order on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Enjoy a meal at Docking Bay 7 or other select quick-service locations at Hollywood Studios. The choices that guests make will affect their overall experience, both aboard the Halcyon and while roaming around Black Spire Outpost. The Coaxium you get for Hondu aboard the Millennium Falcon? You'll find out who the buyer is, and it may come in handy back on the starcruiser.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a first-of-its-kind experience that will take immersive storytelling to a whole other level. Guests can choose to participate as much or as little as they would like. Go in full costume with a full background story or just sit back, relax and enjoy the live theater unfolding around you. Everyone will have their own unique experience, and we can't wait for the Halcyon to blast off in spring 2022!
Based off of the information we know so far, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser promises a galactic voyage unlike any other. What are you most excited about? Let us know if you'll hop aboard the Halcyon!