Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser will open in 2022 along with the debut of new generation lightsabers

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Posted: Tuesday May 4, 2021 8:05am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser will officially launch in 2022 at Walt Disney World Resort and guests staying there will be among the first to use the new lightsaber created by Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser invites guests into a new kind of “storyliving” as they travel the galaxy in style aboard the glamorous Halcyon starcruiser, known for its impeccable service and exotic destinations. They will stay in well-appointed cabins, experience exquisite dining and out-of-this-world entertainment, visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and much more.

Throughout the journey, guests’ choices will determine their personal adventures by interacting with characters, crew and other passengers they meet as they become part of the action and the broader Star Wars saga. Decisions guests make will determine how their individual stories unfold as they seize control of their destinies – and potentially impact the fate of the galaxy.

Launch from Walt Disney World Resort

The adventure begins when guests arrive at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser terminal at Walt Disney World and check in for their two-night experience.

Guests will enter a Launch Pod to begin their Star Wars Through windows above, they’ll see themselves leave their world behind as they jump into hyperspace and draw closer and closer to the massive and magnificent Halcyon starcruiser.

When the Launch Pod docks with the starcruiser and the airlock opens, guests will step into the ship’s main deck Atrium to begin their journey through a galaxy far, far away.

An All-Immersive Experience

A visit aboard the Halcyon starcruiser plunges guests into a multi-day, interactive story that interweaves with members of the crew, other passengers, familiar Star Wars characters and others. Guests may encounter the starcruiser’s strong and charismatic captain, the ship’s plucky mechanic, heroes of the Resistance or many more as they choose alliances and chart their courses.

The all-immersive experience features enthralling onboard activities, such as:

  • Learning the ancient ways of the lightsaber and facing off against a training remote, where guests may discover their own connection with the Force.

  • Visiting the starcruiser’s Bridge to learn about its systems and how to operate them, including navigation and defense – skills that may come in handy during a journey through this adventure-filled galaxy.

  • Guests will find refreshment each day in an enticing supper club known as the Crown of Corellia Dining Room. This bright and welcoming hall will offer breakfast and lunch daily to passengers before transitioning each evening into a lavish multi-course menu of both otherworldly and familiar origins.
  • One night’s dinner will feature a live performance from a galactic superstar who can captivate an entire room with the crook of her jewel-encrusted purple Twi’lek finger.

  • The journey also includes an excursion to Batuu, where guests can explore the winding pathways of Black Spire Outpost and seek out a hidden Resistance base.

Fun Facts – Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

  • Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser guests will be the first to see characters like Rey wield a brand-new, more realistic lightsaber designed by Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development to create dramatic in-person moments previously only seen in films or shows.
  • Every window in the Halcyon starcruiser – including those in each cabin – has a view of the galaxy beyond, with ever-changing vistas as the ship progresses from destination to destination.
  • Guests will be able to explore the starcruiser and perhaps discover hidden spaces deep in the mechanics of the ship – perfect for uncovering secrets … or holding clandestine meetings.
  • The Crown of Corellia Dining Room is named for Corellia, the planet known galaxy-wide for the shipyards that created not only the Halcyon starcruiser, but also the famed Millennium Falcon.
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Incomudro2 days ago

I understand that, in direct price comparison to other deluxe hotels.

Incomudro2 days ago

The powers of selling.

Incomudro2 days ago

But they appear to be. The appearance and vibe is luxury. (personally, I went on one cruise ship and would never do it again)

nickys2 days ago

Us too. At the projection / fireworks show that night there was an incredible emotional reaction from the crowd to whenever she appeared in images on screen. It actually sounded more like a roar than a cheer. There was lot of dust in the air that night I remember.

nickys2 days ago

I remember pricing this out when people first started posting the ballpark figures. It was going to be something like $2k per adult for the first 2 in a room, plus perhaps $1k per child. IIRC there was also a figure of $7,200 floating around for 4 people sharing a room.

corran horn2 days ago

(looks around, whispers) This is why I like OKW.

MisterPenguin2 days ago

You're right. Will be updating the numbers.

MisterPenguin2 days ago

Neither are cruise ship cabins, but they charge thousands of dollars for them.

CastAStone2 days ago

At Bay Lake Tower Disney has convinced people that a smaller room than the traditional contemporary resort rooms that is in a separate building from the transportation and dining and with a pull out couch and a queen bed is a “Deluxe Villa” worth paying *more* than the standard deluxe room price for because it has a $30 microwave in the room. I’m not sure Disney is worried about the actual niceness of the accommodations when setting prices.

corran horn2 days ago

Do I get an exclusive pin? Or at least a car magnet?

runnsally2 days ago

I think the cost predictions underestimate how much WDW thinks they can charge for 2+ days of entertainment programming. My guess for 2 adults, 2 kids for the entire experience… Lodging - $1200 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners - $1400 “Entertainment” - $4000 Total - $6600

UNCgolf2 days ago

None of the Disney deluxe hotels really offer luxury, comfort, and opulence as is -- at least not comparable with what they're charging.

TiggerDad2 days ago

$2,000 divided by 4 people is $500 each not $400 each. Doubled would then by $1,000 not $800. In each of the examples that refer to $400 per extra person, I assumed that would only apply to 3rd and 4th people, not to the second person. I could be wrong, but if the baseline is "double" occupancy, they shouldn't charge extra for the second person.

Incomudro2 days ago

I understand all of that, but still - many people who have a lot to spend want a level of comfort to go with that expenditure, that's why place like the Grand Floridian, or Atlantis deliver what they do. Even the cramped cabins of a cruise ship offer a level of luxury. I also understand that this is a space ship, so it needs to look like it does, and that the number of guests is small enough that it is likely to not have a shortage of those willing to do it for some time to come.