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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Is Here — Here's What We Know About the Immersive Experience

by Mommy Frog on March 1, 2022 7 Orlando

A note from Mommy Frog: Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser permanently closed at the end of September 2023.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser - Official PosterMay the frogs be with you! The Force is strong with us for the opening of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. The hotel launched March 1, 2022, and bookings are available for dates up through September 2022. This immersive hotel experience includes incredible story elements and the ability for guests to attend in full costume. We 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 even stronger at Disney World now that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser has taken flight for the first time!

As a highly themed experience, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will not be any ordinary Disney Resort hotel. You 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! Here’s everything we know about this ultimate "Star Wars" vacation experience.

Overview of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser - Terminal Concept Art

As of March 1, 2022, guests can embark on a two-night adventure aboard the Halcyon, which is known throughout the galaxy for its exotic expeditions. All guests arrive and depart Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at the same time, similar to Disney Cruise Line. Once aboard, guests stay in one of 100 passenger cabins, experience onboard dining, take a trip to Batuu and more. Throughout the journey, guests 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: Smugglers 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)

Reservations are now available, with most dates already sold out until July 2022. Annual passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa cardmembers had a special early booking opportunity.

Arriving at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is 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 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 emerge into the Atrium, the main deck of the Halcyon, where the crew welcomes them aboard.

The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Experience

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser - The Atrium Concept Art

The part that excites us the most about the Galactic Starcruiser is how immersive it is! Guests can explore the entirety of 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. Droids and Stormtroopers roam about in the Atrium, and guests can join Chewbacca for 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 are 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! There is also an exclusive merchandise line you can only purchase on the Galactic Starcruiser. The Chandrila Collection holds a wide variety of themed outfits and accessories. There are lots of commemorative souvenirs to take back home to Earth, including a new remote-controlled droid. You can even customize your lightsaber hilt with a letter in Aurebesh (the written alphabet in the "Star Wars" universe).

Several "Star Wars" characters join along in this epic adventure. Train with Rey, or fight against Kylo Ren! Both familiar and new characters are on board, including the ship's charismatic captain, a mechanic and a galactic superstar! Captain Riyola Keevan leads the voyage and is known for being cool under pressure (you'll recognize her a lot for her distinct blue skin!). New droids, a cruise director and First Order soldier also become part of the adventure. It's up to you — either help the First Order, the Resistance or watch what unfolds!

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser - Lightsaber Training Concept Art

Another themed experience aboard the Halcyon is lightsaber training. WITH A NEW TYPE OF LIGHTSABER. The lightsaber can activate right before your eyes, with the blade forming from hilt to tip. Tadpoles at least 7 years old and frogs alike 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.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1

  • 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

Day 2

  • 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: Smugglers 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)
  • 10 to 11 p.m. – Spectacular Finale

Day 3

  • 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

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel - Accommodations

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 four to five 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 serves 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 is 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

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser - Transport to Batuu

Guests also go on a planet excursion to Batuu with exclusive transport to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, emerging straight into the land. Travelers 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 takes 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 that's what makes it so frogciting!

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!

Related: Our Galactic Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney World

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Oct 6, 2021 at 1:28 a.m. Kelly C Heine Says...

My son is 20 and in a wheelchair. Are any rooms handicap accessible? Are the activities accessible? He would really live this. Thanks

Aug 3, 2021 at 2:20 p.m. Mike Says...

$1500 per person. All the best.

Aug 3, 2021 at 2:18 p.m. Maria Jose Quiñones Says...

I'm so so excited for this! Do you guys know if this will be a kind of "all inclusive" experience? Do you have any information about costs?

Aug 3, 2021 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria!

We don't know any specific cost information just yet, but it will be an all-inclusive experience.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Mar 10, 2021 at 1:58 a.m. Brenda Rodgers Says...

when can we reserve rooms, we want to celebrate my granddaughters 13th birthday. thank you.

Mar 10, 2021 at 7:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brenda!

No information has been released on reservations just yet, but we'll update as soon as we know more! :) What an awesome birthday stay!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Feb 23, 2021 at 6:02 p.m. Donna KUKLIS Says...

My family with two college students are excited for this hotel to open. I'm already planning how we can go. LOL but I'm a little worried about the cost.

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