Grab your lightsaber and hope you have enough credits because new details are coming out about Disney’s new Star Wars-themed hotel: Galactic Starcruiser. More similiar to a hyper-immersive Disney cruise than a hotel, this two-night, three-day experience takes its guests on the starship Halcyon. The hotel is not part of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it’s close enough for any excursions to Black Spire Outpost over in Galaxy’s Edge.
The journey starts the moment guests arrive at terminal. Upon check-in, guests will be brought to a launch pod, and technology will fill in the rest as you fly off towards the starcruiser. The hotel will feature design that immerses you in a galaxy far, far away, and you won't see the familiar glimpses of Central Florida like on the way to other Disney resort hotels.
The rooms have been fitted to match the Star Wars theme. Children's bunk beds feature designs that appear straight out of like Star Wars Rebels. Let's face it, adults might want to lay in there to complete their childhood fantasies. Each room has their own specialty command center customized with the guests' name. There’s also a refresher—er, bathroom and a queen/king sized bed. ooms can sleep five comfortably. The room's windows are replaced with screens to look out into the galaxy as the ship “flies” by certain locations. It's possible you might even see a familiar ship like the Millennium Falcon zoom by. It's complete immersion into the Star Wars world. However, what's unclear is what the lower priced rooms in the cabin wing of the hotel will look like.
Hotel activities include relaxing in the Silver C Lounge, which will be a great place to rest up before you can participate in lightsaber training. Guests will be able to go up on the bridge of the ship to test their flight and combat skills as well as participate in secret crew meetings. Perhaps your little ones want to try their hand in the mechanics bay to help keep the ship running. Also, part of the experience on the starcruiser is a “special” journey to Galaxy’s Edge park, but at the moment, we don’t know what the special part means. Perhaps it’s a specialty shuttle between the hotel and the park so not to break the illusion?
From the concept artwork for Galactic Starcruiser, it appears that all the hotel workers will be costumed and participating as players in the experience, letting you really feel like you're in the Star Wars world. One of the artworks even shows Chewbacca and First Order stormtroopers in an open area with guests. We could assume that some of the costume characters might roam the hotels for interactions. Disney would be foolish to miss that opportunity.
There are also some rumors there could be a brig as part of the ship. Perhaps for possible First Order troops to put a captured Resistance spy? This tells us there might be theatrical shows as part of the experience as well. The cantina—I mean restaurant—will feature a buffet in the back of it with also offering a table service side. Each table can sit four to six people. Food would likely be similiar to what's served at Galaxy's Edge's restaurants.
Disney is being incredibly secretive about hotel rates for the Galactic Starcruiser hotel. No one is expecting this to be an experience that is fun for anyone’s wallet. If regular Disney hotels can run around $500 a night, staying in the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will ogically be at least double a typical rate. Some travel and Disney experts predict a family could spend $7000 for a package. But if you can afford it, the hotel sounds like an amazing experience that would be any fan’s dream. Food, shows, activities, and an incredible room would probably be available in a package, making it easy to book and experience.
The Galactic Starcruiser was supposed to open in 2020, but construction delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There’s no official word when the hotel will open, but with Disney World's 50th anniversary in October, it's likely they're shooting for a Fall 2021 opening date for Galactic Starcruiser. When it does open, it’s going to be one of the hottest locations in Florida to visit that will absolutely be worth the wait.