New permit filed for Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel

Jul 14, 2020 in "Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser"

Posted: Tuesday July 14, 2020 10:17am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Construction at Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser came to a complete halt during the COVID-19 shutdown that took effect in mid-March 2020 but there are signs that the project will live on.

A new permit was filed today for "Project H -Installation of Show Set Elements" with an expiration of 1/29/2022. (Thanks to @danlb_2000 for spotting the permit).

Of course, this does not indicate imminent start of work, and it isn't clear on the timeline of when the permit was applied for.

The contractor is Themeworks, who has done previous work for Disney including Toy Story Mania.

Disney had previously announced Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will open in 2021 following reservations beginning in 2020 - but that timeline has now very likely shifted as a result of COVID-19.

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sedati1 day ago

And it’s been confirmed hasn’t it? A female RX droid.

SWGalaxys_Edge1 day ago

you mean like this...?

SteveAZee2 days ago

I suppose they could have a screen at the front of the passenger compartment that acts as a 'window' into the front of the craft, showing the driver and his view out the front window.

twilight mitsuk2 days ago

Presented by invisible fence

Incomudro2 days ago

I'm sorry, it can be hard to tell a joke online. It actually would be cool to have a themed driver.

Incomudro2 days ago

Or a self driving vehicle. Not a technological stretch for Star Wars.

aliceismad2 days ago

It was just a joke. :)

Incomudro2 days ago

From the looks of the illustrations, passengers will not see the driver. It looks like the passenger compartment of the bus is sealed off from the driver.

SWGalaxys_Edge2 days ago

ate they letting guests sleep there too?

JoeCamel2 days ago

Florida heat, rain, costumes maybe?

SWGalaxys_Edge2 days ago

no, not "right next to" and there is no walking - its back stage to GE so that will not be happening. Top is the Galactic Starcruiser, bottom is Galaxy's Edge.

LovePop3 days ago

I think they should make everybody walk, just build a themed path. Isn't it right next to Galaxy's Edge? Walking will be faster than waiting for any bus, and should be cheaper.

LovePop3 days ago

That's a great idea! I bet people will pay extra for this experience.

LovePop3 days ago

People who can't afford the SW hotel can go to Space 220. That's what we are doing. For our family of 4, it's only $80x3+$30, or $300 or so, for a 3hr+ first class space experience, with lots of food provided. Compare that to 3K/night, it's dirt cheap. And we are good after 3 hours. We don't need to be in there all day and night.