What is the Disney World Galactic Starcruiser?
When it comes to Disney World, you can count on them to release new attractions and sights continuously. Given everything that’s happened since the start of the pandemic, it’s likely that you haven’t been able to visit the park in a while. Among all the attractions scheduled for release, the Disney World Galactic Starcruiser is perhaps one of the most popular and exciting ones in the lineup.
While the pandemic may have pushed back construction plans and caused delays in Disney World’s schedules, the park was able to resume the Star Wars themed project with just a short delay. Given the work in progress, the attraction is set to be released in 2022 and will be located in Disney Hollywood Studios, just behind the Star Wars Galaxy Edge.
So, what exactly is the Galactic Starcruiser and why is it gaining so much hype from the public? Get to know more about the upcoming attraction and what you can expect from it. While you might know by now that Disney delivers some of the most magical experiences, this attraction will be different from anything that you have seen from them.
The Disney World Galactic Starcruiser Resort is a hotel designed to give guests a two-night all- immersive journey aboard the starship Halcyon. The concept stems from the idea of storyliving as guests take part in the adventure as they travel the galaxy. Essentially, you can think of it like a live-action roleplaying game, where you make the decisions and control how the story flows. You get to live in the story for the two days that you stay there.
Staying in the Galactic Starcruiser resort will be more similar to being on board a cruise than staying in an actual hotel room. Guest rooms will be limited and designed like industrial bunkers. The cabins can fit up to five people, making it perfect for families and group settings. Fans of Star Wars will also be happy to know that the bunk beds will resemble those that Chewbacca sleeps in, as part of the resort’s theme.
While aboard the Halcyon, you will find that all windows will feature scenes from space. It will truly feel like you’ve left Florida to travel to the Star Wars galaxy. The moment you arrive at the Starcruiser, take in your surroundings because that will be your home for the next two nights.
Based on the most recent announcements from Disney World, the attraction is set to open in 2022. While you still have to wait several months before the release, you might be motivated to watch the short and thrilling teaser that Disney released.
Immersive Experience in the Galactic Starcruiser
A major highlight of the Disney World Galactic Starcruiser is the thematic and immersive experience that it promises to guests. What makes it so unique to anything else that Disney has done is it takes the storyliving aspect to another level. Decisions made by guests will influence how their story unfolds, so your personal adventure will ultimately be a result of all your choices.
The adventure starts with you checking in at the Galactic Starcruiser terminal in Disney World. From here, you get ushered into a launch pod to simulate the experience of a takeoff, where you travel to space. Once you arrive at the Halcyon, you are greeted into the atrium to begin your journey and meet with other passengers on the Starcruiser.
Throughout your stay, you get to interact with various characters in the story, including Halcyon’s captain and mechanic and other characters from Star Wars. You will also be invited to participate in various activities, including:
- Lightsaber Training. One of the fun activities to watch out for will be lightsaber training, where you learn how to wield the weapon and even fight off some target remotes. The lightsaber was made with advanced Disney imagineering to create the most realistic design yet, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to try this out.
- Tour the Bridge. Guests also get the opportunity to take a tour through the Halcyon bridge. Here, you will see the ship’s defense and navigation systems and learn more about how they work. You will even be taught how to operate them, which will come in handy for your adventure.
- Excursion to Batuu. Another highlight will be an excursion trip to Batuu, where you get to visit the Black Spire Outpost and even venture into hidden Resistance bases at Galaxy’s Edge. Details on this activity are still limited, but it is understood that guests will be riding on a separate transport vehicle to have the “”
To keep you filled, the Crown of Corellia dining room will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, with multi-course food options featuring otherworldly and familiar origins. If you are a Star Wars fan, you will likely be aware of the hall’s name as it is based on the planet Corellia, where starships like the Imperial, Millennium Falcon, and the Halcyon itself originated.
On one of your nights, you can expect to be graced with a live performance from a galactic superstar for entertainment during your dinner at the Crown of Cornellia. Aside from this area, the Silver C Lounge will also be there for guests to enjoy refreshments, play fun games, and interact with other crew members.
Without a doubt, the Disney World Galactic Starcruiser has tons of exciting things in store for you. Regardless of whether you are a fan of the movie franchise, there is no denying that the upcoming resort will be one to watch out for. It will be unlike any other hotel at Walt Disney World resort, so the park is certainly pushing for something ambitious. If it proves to be successful, this could mark the start of several other exciting creations from Disney.
As of now, other details like pricing and more specifics have yet to be revealed. Stay tuned for more details as the opening date gets closer. Given that the release date is set to be in 2022, it is possible that reservations will open up in 2021. Thus, if you are interested in trying out this one-of-a-kind hotel experience, make sure to keep tabs on possible announcements.
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