Get Hyped for Disney World's Star Wars Hotel Experience

July 21, 2021, 4:19 PM · Though it is still not yet taking reservations, Walt Disney World remains on schedule to open its Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel experience sometime next year. Today, Disney stepped up promotion for the two-night, cruise-like, space-themed experience with a new digital poster design.

The four central figures in the image illustrate some of the roles that guests can play during their two-night stay on the Halcyon - the Star Wars spaceship upon which you will be spending your starcruiser adventure. You've got a Jedi in training, a First Order officer, a high-society Twi’lek, and a mysterious rogue. The four reflect a mix of ages, showing that each member of the family can choose their own role aboard.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Around them you can see more images themed to the experience, starting with an external image of the Halcyon at the upper right. Moving clockwise from there, you have Chewbacca, the Halcyon's lightsaber training experience, an R-series astromech droid, the starcruiser's Crown of Corellia Dining Room, and our big bad - Kylo Ren and the First Order stormtroopers. On the bottom are the black spires of Batuu, which will be the "port of call" for the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience.

The full write-up is on the Disney Parks website, but you won't find answers there to the two questions readers have been asking me most about the so-called "Star Wars hotel" and LARP-style adventure: how much will it cost and when can we make reservations?

But you can read everything we know for certain so far about Walt Disney World's Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser in a couple of our recent blog posts:

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Replies (12)

July 21, 2021 at 4:31 PM

This looks like it would be a fun one-day experience. But two or three days of role-playing? In a hotel with no windows? No thanks.

July 21, 2021 at 5:12 PM

I think it's only two nights yes? Check in one afternoon, and leave the second following morning? Assuming you spend a chunk of that time in SWL, it's not that long.

People who can afford this are going to love it. My question is what kind of air purification system do they have in that windowless building?

July 21, 2021 at 5:44 PM

Even though most hotels have windows, they rarely open so filtration and air flow should be like a typical hotel

July 21, 2021 at 11:12 PM

If the rooms, ahem, cabins have Spaceballs; The Toilet Paper in the loo then I’ll be there on day one!

July 22, 2021 at 8:57 AM

I feel like Disney is doing the ultimate rope-a-dope here by incrementally dropping juicy details and promotions for this experience, but leaving the most important aspects (price, specific activities, and itinerary) for the inevitable moment when they actually need to start filling this resort when they'll make fans' jaws drop with costs light years beyond even the most obscene speculative estimates.

The longer Disney keeps pricing details under wraps, the higher I expect the cost to be.

July 22, 2021 at 2:34 PM

Oh…can’t wait for the inevitable space madness this will cause to guests. Why did they made a cruise-like experience? This is something that should of stayed in the drawing board.

July 22, 2021 at 2:36 PM

Given that a basic room for one night at the Grand Californian is now $800, I'm guessing this will cost infinity.

July 22, 2021 at 2:47 PM

And beyond.

July 23, 2021 at 8:11 AM

The cost will be ten thousand space creds per night.

The whole role playing thing would turn me off the experience. Passive entertainment at your hotel would be fine for a couple days, but I want to relax at a hotel, especially considering I spend 8-12 hours per day running around the theme parks.

July 23, 2021 at 8:56 AM

I get the cynicism, but I am more cynical about the future as the menu changes to hot dogs and the experience gets its edges sanded off. Im truly excited for this, as corny as it may end up being.

July 23, 2021 at 12:20 PM

@Still a Fan

It’s not that kind of hotel. You will be lock inside the hotel for a couple of days and pretend you’re at cruise ship in space. That’s why I’m saying guests will get space madness from it.

July 26, 2021 at 8:29 PM

Locked in?? Surely not.

I figure you can experience it as immersively as you choose to. They're not going to stop someone who wants to leave.

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