PHOTOS - Aerial views of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Jun 30, 2020 in "Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser"

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser construction - June 2020

One of the Walt Disney World projects impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown is Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser - pictured here earlier this month.

Construction has been halted, although Disney is yet to make any public announcement on its future. The project is in fairly advance stages, so it would seem likely that it will eventually be completed.

Disney had previously announced Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser would open in 2021 following reservations beginning in 2020.

Aerial photos for WDWMAGIC by @cchard.

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Article Posted: Jun 30, 2020 / 1:39pm ET
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Rich Brownn1 day ago

They also hold the rights to the word "Marvel" as well stateside. Hence the "Avengers Campus" at DL.

rreading1 day ago

And the lobby would never need cleaning! Just let the cobwebs accumulate dust!

twilight mitsuk1 day ago

Same with marvel wrappings on busses and Monorails

Robbiem1 day ago

A marvel hotel would make most sense in hong kong with its marvel inspired tomorrowland and could actually be a good draw for the resort. Paris is already getting the Marvel overlay at the New York Hotel but I could see some form of marvel experience replacing the buffalo bill show at disney village.

danlb_20002 days ago

Universal's contract gives them exclusive rights to use certain characters in theme parks. So if someone wanted to build a Marvel themed restaurant in New York that contact wouldn't come in to play since it's not being done in a theme park. In theory the same should apply to a Marvel hotel at WDW, but that would be up to the lawyers to hash out.

mhaftman72 days ago

I thought they were likeness rights? I could def see this occurring at DL first for that reason.

danlb_20002 days ago

Yeah, if they could get Rowling to go for it, a Potter version of this idea would be a huge hit. Universal only holds the theme park rights so that wouldn't necessarily stop them from doing a themed hotel.

Surferboy5672 days ago

Marvel rights being tied up may prevent them from doing that. Maybe they can find a loophole or something like they seem to do with certain characters.

CinematicFusion2 days ago

Yeah....I'll stand by my words. If the Star Wars hotel crushes it. Universal will push for a Harry Potter themed hotel. Maybe Rowling nixes the idea, but Universal will try. I'm sure a ton of eyes are on the Star Wars hotel concept. Heck, if it's a hit... Disney might look at a Marvel style hotel concept.

Thelazer4 days ago

Can I have some of what your smoking.

MurphyJoe5 days ago

And think of all the money they could save with housekeeping!

nickys5 days ago

Maybe for one of the other IPs. But I don’t see JKR changing her mind.

CinematicFusion5 days ago

Universal will copy Disney and do just that if this Star Wars hotel makes a killing

CinematicFusion5 days ago

This hotel is gonna be a huge hit and it will be for the foreseeable future