Test voyages on 'Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser' to begin in February - enter for a chance to win a place aboard the Halcyon

Dec 08, 2021 in "Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser"

Posted: Wednesday December 8, 2021 8:20am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Lucasfilm Consumer Products is partnering with Walt Disney World Resort and Lucasfilm Publishing to give one lucky winner a 2-night experience in February 2022 on the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser before it opens in March 2022, and an exclusive meet and greet with the authors of “Star Wars: The High Republic.”

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a 2-night experience where you arrive at a special terminal at the Walt Disney World Resort and board a launch pod to the Halcyon starcruiser to journey into a Star Wars adventure. It takes place during the era of the First Order, as the Resistance fights against the threat to the New Republic, but the Halcyon itself has a much longer history in a galaxy far, far away. In addition to the already announced “Star Wars: Halcyon Legacy” comic book miniseries from Marvel Comics, Lucasfilm Publishing plans to bring the Halcyon to other tales in the High Republic era, including the upcoming novel “Star Wars: The High Republic: Mission to Disaster,” which comes out Feb. 1, 2022.

“One of the most exciting elements of incorporating the Halcyon into our High Republic storytelling is that it’s not just about seeing the Halcyon in action and weaving the ship into the larger story, but diving into the ship’s history and its construction as well,” said Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain. “We’ll visit the shipyards of Corellia, where it was built, and get to meet the genius behind this amazing ship.”

The Halcyon will also appear in the upcoming picture book “Star Wars: The High Republic: The Battle for Starlight” written by George Mann, and in the upcoming young adult novel “Star Wars: The High Republic: Midnight Horizon” by Daniel José Older.

By entering the Star Wars Bring Home the Bounty: Galactic Starcruiser Sweepstakes, one lucky grand prize winner will receive round-trip airfare for up to four individuals to Orlando, Florida for a 4-day/3-night vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, including a 2-night experience on a test voyage of the Galactic Starcruiser in February 2022. The winner of the grand prize will also get to experience a separate meet-and-greet opportunity with all five authors of “The High Republic” books and comics.

Two first prize winners will receive a LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series AT-AT construction set, a Star Wars Galactic Snackin’ GROGU animatronic toy from Hasbro, a Star Wars R2-D2 TAMAGOTCHI, a Star Wars | Corkcicle – Death Star Ice Bucket, Star Wars | DIFF Eyewear – Darth Vader 2.0 sunglasses, Star Wars Jedi Decorative Pillows from Sobel Westex Home, a Star WarsDroids Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away by USPS, a “Star Wars: The High Republic: The Rising Storm” bundle, a “Star Wars: The High Republic: The Republic Fair” T-shirt and the full collection of “Star Wars: The High Republic” books and comics.

This sweepstakes is open now until Dec. 14, 2021, and the winner will be announced during a special “Star Wars: The High Republic” livestream event on Jan. 4, 2022 hosted by StarWars.com. Head to BringHomeTheBounty.com for more details on how to enter and see below for additional rule details.

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dvitali5 minutes ago

I think that they put it next to slot 19 is because there is no slot listed for All Star Sport which still close for renovations. They need to expand the board to fit all of the resorts.

mergatroid16 minutes ago

It could be? Let's be honest, whatever they do re this they'll get slaughtered for it. If they had holographic signs with actors doing acrobatics in costume next to it then they'd be criticised for favouring guests there over guests at other Disney properties. Nothing there and it's proof it's a failure they're trying to hide. Some will hate whatever they do :D

Chip Chipperson23 minutes ago

Certainly possible. Could also be that there will be some "excursions" available to Earth from the Starcruiser with less frequent transportation than the other resorts get.

jinx840228 minutes ago

Could this also be just for the testing? Maybe they are having people park at DS and then take the bus to participate in testing.

surfsupdon1 hour ago

Also, isn’t bus slot 19 far away! Anything near the All Stars is usually furthest away. Pay all that money and have the longest walk.

bpiper1 hour ago

Either that sign badly needs repainting or its been sanded in prep to repainting... Which would be BAD show.

durangojim1 hour ago

How are they going to handle security at Disney springs if they have to go through people’s luggage? This seems very odd to me. Not to mention are people really going to want to walk around carrying their luggage? Maybe Disney will create some kind of stairs ge facility. It’d be cool if there was a way for people to check their bags for their flights from their hotels. Hmmm

durangojim1 hour ago

Paying $6K for the “experience” and then saying, “no way am I paying $15 for an Uber. C’mon Maude grab the bags, we can take a bus from Pop over to Disney Springs and then to the Starcruiser” 😄

MisterPenguin1 hour ago

That Other Site has a pic of the sign over the queue that adds: Guests Only.

danv31 hour ago

Definitely. But this could be one of those "left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing" situations.

Wendy Pleakley1 hour ago

No one is going to mention the Starcruiser listing on the board is purple and doesn't match?

EeyoreFan#241 hour ago

Oddly enough, it’s licensed as a hotel within the State of Florida. It’s either only that or the First Order’s cruise licensing dept. website stinks and isn’t captured in google. So who knows?

pdude812 hours ago

Yes, for arrival and departure of resort if you don't drive or rideshare. It's a hub for the transportation since there will never be a significant number of people traveling from any given park or hotel at a time. You may be checking out of hotel at 10am but need something to do for a few hours, so you hit DS for brunch/lunch and then head off to the Starcruiser. Similarly after it's over you might not have a flight til 8, but you have to be out in the morning, so you leave your bags here and head to DS for the day. I'll likely take a Lyft there from our prior hotel and do DS afterward until time for my airport pickup. I will need a bus back to get my bags that are stored and wait for the car service to pick me up. I also expect some will have Mears buses transporting them back from the terminal also.

flynnibus2 hours ago

Maybe.. but that at least is just a fixed time around certain hours. And at the price point we are talking here... who wants to start their trip off with hanging out in the DS parking lot?? That is just so far off brand... figure out how to do car service or dedicated shuttles. This feels so wrong. Yeah but how far into the future is that? :) Yeah.. I'm dumbfound by this. "no gift shop, but we give you a free ride to Disney Springs!" :)