Disney World's Star Wars Hotel Prices Are Out of This World

August 4, 2021, 12:05 PM · A voyage on Walt Disney World's upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will start at more than $4,800 for a couple and nearly $6,000 for a family of four, according to a Disney website update today.

The sample rates for a standard cabin during the late summer season include two nights and two days aboard the hotel for Disney's Star Wars-themed role-playing experience. A visit to the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land at Disney's Hollywood Studios is included, as are meals and on-board entertainment.

Disney is building the hotel to simulate a two-night voyage on the Halcyon starcruiser of the Chandrila Star Line. "Windows" in room cabins and common areas will be virtual portholes animated to make it look like you are traveling in space. And, as Disney writes on its new Galactic Starcruiser website, "Chandrila Star Line starcruisers are well equipped with the latest shield and turbolaser technology to defend themselves in the unlikely event of dire circumstances - which are never an issue.

"Well, almost never."

Of course things are going to go wrong on this voyage, which sets the stage for the interactive experience. Disney posted a sample itinerary today, which includes Sabacc lessons, droid racing and... lightsaber training, using Disney's real lightsabers.

Dinner will be served in two seatings nightly in the Crown of Corellia Dining Room, with a group appetizers for the table, a choice of entree and a specialty plated dessert. Breakfast and lunch also will be available in the dining room, though guests may also have lunch at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo when visiting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. A Captain's Table experience at the Crown of Corellia Dining Room also will be available as an upcharge.

Disney accompanied today's website update with its first commercial for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.

Guests will need to download and sign into the Play Disney Parks app for their Galactic Starcruiser adventure, as the Star Wars Datapad on that app will contain their personal itinerary, as well as driving some of the interactions on the ship. MagicBands (called databands here) also will be required for the full experience and will be provided as part of the package.

In addition to the standard cabin, which offers a queen bed, two bunks, and a wall pull-down bed, a Galaxy Class Suite adds an integrated seating area and second window to space, while Grand Captain Suite offers two bedrooms, a second bathroom and a third space window, sleeping up to eight passengers. Star Wars attire will be allowed on board, so go ahead and pack those Jedi robes.

Voyages begin next spring. Reservations, alas, are still not yet available.

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Replies (62)

August 4, 2021 at 12:33 PM

O…M…G! That is more than what we paid on our Florida trip 4 years ago that included visits to all four Disney parks, both parks at Universal, and two days at Busch Gardens Tampa, including transportation, lodging, food, and souvenirs!

I noticed on the sample itinerary highlighted was a time to ride Rise of the Resistance, and not highlighted but still in the itinerary was a ride on Smuggler’s Run. I think it’s safe to say guest will be guaranteed rides on both of those as part of the fee.

August 4, 2021 at 12:38 PM

Hopefully the Vaseline is provided free of charge.

August 4, 2021 at 12:53 PM

Do you know how the visit to galaxy’s edge will work? Do you get admission into all of Disney studios or just GE? If only GE how will they control that?

August 4, 2021 at 1:03 PM

Haha Mr. Meyer... vaseline. Yeah these prices are ridiculous. I mean how sustainable are these prices for the long term?! I do see the big-time Star Wars fans, which is a lot of them out there, but that number is greatly reduced to the ones that are able to afford it, give this a try. It sounds like an enjoyable, immersive experience. But those prices though. It might be a you try it once and then save your thousands for something else after the first time. This will be a VERY interesting topic to keep an eye out for the next few years.

August 4, 2021 at 1:03 PM

It's a one-day admission to DHS, so I suppose you could wander outside Galaxy's Edge. But the sample itinerary suggests reserved ride times for both Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run in a half-day visit, so there's definitely a benefit in not wandering off too far.

August 4, 2021 at 1:12 PM

Doing some math here. Since it's a two-night voyage, Disney can run a maximum of 182 voyages a year. And with somewhere around 100 cabins on board, that means a max of 18,200 paying cabins a year.

So Disney needs to find no more than 18,000 dedicated Star Wars fans each year with the means to pay at least $6K for this experience. (Plus travel and any additional Disney vacation around the Starcruiser voyage.) Honestly, I think they can do that.

August 4, 2021 at 1:16 PM

$6K (plus gratuities) for four people. Food and non-alcoholic beverages, DHS access (with ride reservations) and entertainment?

That's not as bad as it could be.

August 4, 2021 at 1:35 PM

Doesn't bother me, could be a million dollars for all I care, as this was created to be a premium experience for super wealthy people to begin with. What does bother me is that WDW totally botched their 50th anniversary and the condition of MK in regards to maintenence/cleanliness/ride reliability is just as bad as ever. For DLRs 50th they basically rehabbed everything in the entire park and for the 50th the park looked amazing. MK on the other hand looks dirty and tired and the rides are constantly breaking down. They took some rides down for like 2-4 day refurbs and basically slapped a coat of paint, if that.

I get that they are going to charge market rates for things and for a place with such massive demand as Disney, and considering the massive amounts of wealth that exists in the world, they are going to charge big $$. But the park was better taken care of back when it was way cheaper that is what bothers me.

August 4, 2021 at 1:31 PM

Only TH Creative (AKA DISNEY FAN BOY) would somehow think this is a good deal...

No - This is the Disney catering to the Well off folks. 4 to 5 thousand is what we spend for 8 days in Orlando - Which includes Flight, Sheraton Resort full suit, Park tickets, spending monies, Florida taxes on everything, food, drink, tips, car rental.....

WTF Disney.....

OK, the real light sabers are cool, but not for 5K....

August 4, 2021 at 1:35 PM

Those prices are high, and are more than I'd be willing to pay, but I don't think they're exorbitant for what the experience is. You're essentially paying for a mock cruise with a 48 hour non-stop RPG overlaid onto it, which if executed well could be the best vacation a Star Wars fan has ever taken. We need to stop calling this a hotel, or thinking about it as one...it's an immersive attraction that happens to have a two day duration. Is it sustainable? I have no doubt they'll sell out nearly every cruise at those prices for several years, but I do think in the second half of the decade we may start seeing prices drop as the overlap between those with the interest and those with the means shrinks significantly.

August 4, 2021 at 1:36 PM

@TH Creative I totally agree.

Especially there are those who are big fans of Star Wars that this would be an experience of a lifetime. If I was a bigger fan of Star Wars and lived closer it would be enticing.

It will be interesting if Disney can sustain getting enough bookings in the long term as they will eventually run out of dedicated fans.

August 4, 2021 at 1:39 PM

@ Brian Emery: I didn't say it was a "good deal". I said it's "not as bad as it could be." I suspect the price will likely increase in the not-too-distant future.

Between $1500 and $1750 per person (tax, tips, title and drive out)?

By Disney standards (or actually theme park standards) the sticker shock could've been a bigger punch in the face.

August 4, 2021 at 1:45 PM

I hope.JK Rowling gets a taste of it and UO follows the model, ya know?

August 4, 2021 at 1:53 PM

THC - See Russel's comments for best results.

Disney is trying to recoup all the monies they gave to Lucas films...hahahaha - By overcharging for two nights in a small themed room.

This is not a hotel for the middle class folks. They are catering to high end folks... Total BS... Price out the little guy.

Heck they already overcharge for a basic room as it is..$400 per night to stay in a small room where you no longer get magic hours and a bus ride from the airport...

That's why I stay at the Sheraton resorts - #Ad

August 4, 2021 at 2:00 PM

@ Brian, what does that have to do with your claim that I said it was a "good deal"?

August 4, 2021 at 2:03 PM

That is $6000 for three adults and a kid, not for four adults. I am sorry, but I am as big a Star Wars fan as they come. That is just plain stupid. I would feel so guilty spending that much money for that. I have a Disney credit card and an income that can afford it, but I would never spend money on something like that. In my opinion, and it is just that, they have lost their minds. I can take a vacation to Europe for the same as two days in a dress up hotel. Certainly people spend their money on things just as dumb or dumber, like meth or internet scams, but a fool and their money are soon parted, and this seems a little like a hustle to me. But hang on, maybe Disney can use this to reduce ticket prices across the parks or build more attractions to cut down wait times. That must be what they are doing.

August 4, 2021 at 2:06 PM

Incidentally, you gotta believe with only 180 keys, guests are going to get maximum attention and personal service from the staff. Probably service that's even as good as you get at a (ahem) "Sheraton resort".


August 4, 2021 at 2:20 PM

People greatly underestimate the huge cash register that is WDW premium experience offerings. I can tell you from being...around it...(of course not as a customer I would never buy any of this crap haha), but anyone that has worked in the travel business in Orlando will tell you there are lots of people that visit Disney that have huge amounts of wealth that don't care how much $ they are spending. They stay at the really expensive hotels, are club 33 members, own property at Golden Oak, are regulars at the expensive resturaunts, etc. WDW probably moreso than any other place in the world has the benefit of worldwide demand and create experiences that will book out regardless of how much they cost.

August 4, 2021 at 2:19 PM

TH- I said you implied 'Good deal' and I stick by my words or typing...hahahaa

The reason I am pissed is that I personally know Walt himself, would not like this. They are pricing out a lot of folks here.

This pricing is ridiculous. After all the rich folks get tired of the small room for two nights, they will have to drop the price because of lack of bookings.. (I hope)

But in reality, it will probable have a wait list...

August 4, 2021 at 2:37 PM

@TC: interesting point about Universal taking notice and creating a rival Wizarding World experience…

I’d personally love a themed hotel experience catered to the lore of the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Since you couldn’t actually stay in the ride’s original timeline version, maybe there is a chain of cursed hotels with otherworldly goings-on? I don’t know, it’s not perfect. Just spitballing here. Oooh ooh ooh I got it- how about a premium car wash experience themed to SEA? Your car enters the garage of one Ulysses Q. Scrubbles for a regular tuneup, things go pear-shaped, and you are transported to a world of whimsy and hanging air fresheners. It would take about 15 minutes total for the car wash, and then you’d sleep in your car for 3 days with occasional restroom breaks and/or feedings. Price pending…

August 4, 2021 at 2:42 PM

It will be interesting to see how they price the up-charges for this. With a base rate of over $5k for 2 days/nights, what will they charge for the Captain’s dinner, upgraded food/beverage, and costumes? Also, I have little faith that the experience will be fully immersive it DIsney is going to rely on the current version of Datapad. That app will need a massive upgrade to improve the Galaxy’s Edge experience.

August 4, 2021 at 2:46 PM

"The reason I am pissed is that I personally know Walt himself, would not like this."
The Walt Disney Company that exists today is a huge mega corporation that practically dominates the entertainment and media industries, its a totally different company than what it was when Walt Disney died in the 60s. If we want to get on the Walt wouldn't like this train then we could all easily list off probably hundreds of things just off the top of our head, starting with the fact that he didn't even want the Florida property to be about theme parks. He was known for saying that he never wanted to build another Disneyland but his older brother Roy convinced him they needed the get in the east coast market and that his idea of Epcot likely wasn't going to be successful, so they needed to tack a Disneyland onto it in order to get people to go there. After Walt died the people that came after him decided to make a theme park called Epcot (not what Walt wanted to do) and turned it into the theme park destination that it became.

August 4, 2021 at 4:07 PM

I can't say shocked at the high price and seen some cruises about the same. Sure, it's wild but yeah, I know a LOT of Star Wars fans who would pay for this if they had the cash. It was obvious it wasn't going to be cheap to create so only natural Disney is charging high for it. Out of my price range to be sure but plenty of folks who are willing to go for it.

August 4, 2021 at 5:46 PM

Some details and questions:

1. If you want to wear costumes, you gotta buy them. They're not included. (You can get them from the shopDisney website or buy them on board.)

2. On the sample itinerary, breakfast is from 7am to 8am. Gotta wake up early.

3. Your visit to Batuu (DHS) will be a bit over 4 hours, including a meal at Docking Bay 7. Then it's back to the "ship."

4. Some of the activities on board - lightsaber training, droid races, build a model ship, etc. - are 30 minutes or less.

5. The food looks understandably "exotic" but somewhat unappetizing (at least to me). Will kids go for this strange food or will they want burgers and chicken nuggets instead?

6. The first night's sample itinerary ends at 8:45pm. What then? What do you do after that?

7. What if someone wants to step outside of the confined "spaceship" for some fresh air or maybe smoke a cigarette? How will that work?

The thing that stands out most about the itinerary seems to be the lack of flexibility and choices. (Unlike a Disney cruise where you receive a daily newsletter offering you lots of choices for things to do. And food is available 24/7.) Everything here seems tightly scheduled with little room for change. I'm skeptical this is going to work as currently planned.

August 4, 2021 at 5:11 PM

Here's a question: Wouldn't it be great if this turned out to be a fantastic experience and the model was replicated by other theme parks using a variety of IPs? I sure hope it does!

August 4, 2021 at 5:23 PM

I am more excited about this than my significant others. $5K for a 2night, 2day experience (emphasize EXPERIENCE) will attract people nonetheless. People are willing to pay a premium for this kind of voyage, with meals ($100 per person value or $400 per stay) and DHS tickets ($150 per person or $300 per stay).

If you're thinking that there is no flexibility in the itinerary, this is just a proposed itinerary and Disney will find ways to accommodate iterations including a smoke outside the room. All Disney properties are non-smoking anyway and people will walk for 10 minutes (pass the long hallways and big lobby) to go to a designated smoking area.

August 4, 2021 at 5:25 PM

The_man, Magic Kingdom is tired and dirty? Have you not noticed all the work that's been going on with the Main Street station rehab, bakery rehab, Be Our Guest rehab, 50th Anniversary castle decorations with new paint, new Jungle Cruise, new Hall of Presidents, and a new night show along with Tron opening next year? Seems to me like Disney is trying to spruce up MK as much as possible.

August 4, 2021 at 6:04 PM

@Beacher & @TurningLeft: no one in the Star Wars universe smokes cigarettes. They’re “deathsticks”.

Obviously, I would love to do this, but I can stretch my $6000 out a lot further on a Florida vacation (see top post).

August 4, 2021 at 6:23 PM

I’m just here for the space madness.

Though seriously, it’s not my cup of tea.

August 4, 2021 at 6:50 PM

An elite program for those who are willing to pay for the experience. And it doesn't degrade from my visit to WDW should I choose not to partake.

I like it and I think Disney is going to get more flak for the limited reservations than for the premium price.

Adding another revenue stream and making a portion of their fans very happy - brilliant!

August 4, 2021 at 7:19 PM

@TwoBits - Good brand name for Star Wars cigarettes: Death Vader Sticks.

August 4, 2021 at 8:08 PM

This has always been a great idea, and I do wish that this would carry over to The Wizarding World. To sleep a few nights in Hogwarts Castle would be extraordinary!
This would really benefit Disney in the future with an expansion of Star Wars in the parks (with another land/planet) to upgrade the itinerary from one excursion to two and the addition of another night to the Star Wars vacation.
For those complaining, why not work a little harder to make more money so that you may afford to do this also. Otherwise, too bad too sad.

August 4, 2021 at 8:05 PM

OH PLEASE HILLMAN! Everyone here knows you're rolling in it. You probably bought out the first cruise for friends and family!

August 4, 2021 at 8:20 PM

With this luxury experience, Disney is evidently gunning for the elite Canto Bight high rollers. But the heart of Star Wars has always been about the rough scrabble rebels, so this luxurious Galactic Starcruiser has about as much relevance to Star Wars as the Canto Bight casino.

The 'real' lightsabers sound cool, but aside from light saber training, droid races, model ship building, where's the drama that makes up Star Wars? Will the ship be invaded by Kylo Ren and his minions? Sorry, Stormtroopers, minions are another IP.

The real drama is already played out in Rise of the Resistance, if the Galactic Starcruiser stay is merely a lead up to RotR, that would be disappointing. Also conventional cruises are usually eat, relax, go to shows or land tours.

Paying $6000 to relax on the Starcruiser may also be disappointing. Die hard Star Wars fans will demand more than just a relaxing two days, they would probably expect a storyline from start to finish, but people who expect it to be like a conventional cruise may not like being hustled around to follow the story.

August 4, 2021 at 9:28 PM

Robert - thank you for the response.

August 4, 2021 at 9:52 PM

Is it expensive? Yes... But is it any worse (when you consider what is included) than say the Four Seasons at Disney World? Many of you are comparing a two day, immersive experience to places like the Sheraton. I love Star Wars, but I am not someone who will dress up and role play, so the place is not for me. However, it isn't our of line for a top end all inclusive cruise or the ultra luxury hotels. Rooms at the Grand Floridian start at $600, do people complain about that? What about a Dinner at Victor and Albert's? Also expensive...there are people who do go to these places.

August 4, 2021 at 11:08 PM

I feel like this was green lit when Disney thought Star Wars could be their next Marvel. Now that Star Wars has been relegated to just streaming series, I wonder if it will have the lifespan of the Star Trek Experience in Vegas.

August 5, 2021 at 3:05 AM

For that money I could fly to New Zealand and visit all the Lord of the Rings locations in 14 days.
But I guess this is perfect for those 1% Disney guests who like Di$ney Star Wars, role playing and Motel 6 accommodation.

August 5, 2021 at 3:25 AM

Those are some expensive fast passes to Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run! Don't forget that if there's approx 100 cabins that's 100 less spots in the virtual queue for ROTR, so actually it does impact everyone else.

August 5, 2021 at 6:08 AM

First of all, this is not for the 1%ers. It is for the .001%ers that are fine with wasting money. Also some super rich people are that way because they don’t blow money on stupid things, so they will pass as well. Furthermore, you can stay at a high end hotel and eat Michelin restaurant as a gourmand for a fraction of this price. I don’t recall in any Star Wars movie seeing a character eat a bone-in Kobe ribeye with a bottle of Opus One. Sorry, but these prices are a black eye for the corporation, but, I guess you can’t take it with you, and if it makes you happy, go right ahead…

And the Star Trek experience is now just a back room in a mall next to the bathrooms.

August 5, 2021 at 8:14 AM

Love the itineraries. "Your designated beverage consuming time will be 10am-10.30am, you will have fun between the hours of 8pm and 8.45pm but no later; you must be where we say every minute between 7am and 11pm." It's cheaper to go to prison!

August 5, 2021 at 8:33 AM

I think there's a misconception here. This experience is not intended for the die-hard Star Wars fans because most of them wouldn't be happy with it unless they got a hyperspace ride on the real Millenium Falcon and got to shoot lasers at Imperial ships.

A voyage on the Galactic Starcruiser is really intended for the people who have the expendable income, are moderate Star Wars fans, and would enjoy a few days of intensive role-playing.

And let's be honest here. If you naysayers inherited a reservation on the Galactic Starcruiser from your late Uncle Louie, would you really turn it down? Yeah. Right. I didn't think so.

August 5, 2021 at 9:17 AM

Tim, I am a die hard Star Wars fan. I can afford it. I would enjoy the experience. If I got this from a dead relative, I would either sell it or donate it to the Make a Wish Foundation. I think it is massively overpriced to the point of it being offensive and incredibly poor taste. If I did it, I would feel guilty partaking in something so wasteful. Of course that is just my opinion, and I recognize my opinion may be extreme. They can also build a Snowpiercer attraction where for two days the super rich rides in a luxury train car, gets massages, and has sushi. The poor people ride in a train car with no heat or air and eat jello made of bugs.

August 5, 2021 at 9:47 AM

I get you, JC, and I don't think you're extreme. A lot of people seem to think this is too exclusive. But a lot of things are exclusive and as long as they are transparent to the people who can't partake of them, they are perfectly fine. As I keep saying, as long as it doesn't detract from my experience in the park, why would this be a problem for me or why should I find it offensive?

I have to travel a lot for my job (in non-COVID times), and I think that having to watch the First Class passengers get on first and get lots of space with big comfortable seats is kind of in-my-face when I'm required to sit in Coach per the government's guidance. And the front-of-the-line access for Universal's on-site premium hotels is somewhat offensive too when I'm stuck in the regular queue when I have been too cheap to get the expensive room or unwilling to pay for the upgrade pass.

But a stay on the Galactic Starcruiser isn't in-your-face and it doesn't impact the average park visitor, so I think Disney has done something good for a small segment of their patrons.

And given all or most of us something to add to our bucket lists.

August 5, 2021 at 9:54 AM

@MLB - You can stay at the Grand Floridian (even at @$1k/night), buy 3 days of admission for a family of 4 ($1,260), eat a meal at V&A’s Chef’s Table ($2k), and still have @$1k left over for food and incidentals for what it will cost for a voyage on the Halcyon. This takes “luxury” costs to an entirely different level, especially when Disney is going to upsell guests more “stuff” while they’re on board like costumes, upgraded f&b, and other add-ons.

However, Disney knows exactly what they’re doing and that they have more than enough customers that will pay for this. I’m sure there are even people out there that would pay even more, and will not blink when presented with additional costs to make the experience even better.

It truly sucks for those of us that place value on our hard earned income, but as our society continues to stratify even further towards the upper income brackets, companies like Disney will find ways to cater to those that don’t care what things cost. You can’t blame DIsney for doing this, because they’re in the business of making money.

August 5, 2021 at 12:17 PM

I think we're all ignoring a key thing in that Disney, for the most part, is smart researching this stuff. They've learned from mistakes (Eisner has openly said opening so many resorts at Euro Disney "was really dumb") and so wouldn't be making the prices so huge unless they were pretty sure they had the customer base for it.

August 5, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Except the prices at the big three hotels at Universal that offer the Unlimited Express Pass are often less than a moderate resort at Disney. And you can go there and have FUN by not standing in line while having to pre-plan the vacation 60 days out. Sorry, but they are losing me as a customer. And, yes, these things do affect the enjoyment. The extra magic hours crowded the parks before they opened, so adding dedicated guests to the only two Star Wars attractions will put a dent in the wait time. Again, they used to focus solely on the overall customer service. This has changed. Understand, I will pay more for a better experience. What I won’t do is be fleeced by someone taking advantage of me. They have cut out the Magic Express, free parking, the lines are longer, the fast pass system is less efficient, the employees are less helpful, and they are charging more. At least at Six Flags you get crap but it costs nothing. I want Disney to succeed, but they need a systemic change in management.

August 5, 2021 at 4:15 PM

So first, everyone has to put their frame of reference to the idea of a cruise, not a 'hotel and theme park'. Too many of you are thinking about this as a 'theme park' visit, and that's NOT the pitch, love it or hate it. Just as you can do a Disney 3/4 cruise (3 day cruise, 4 at the parks), I'm sure Disney offer that as well. But again, that's not the core pitch at the moment.

By comparison, a 3-night Bahamian cruise on Disney Cruiseline for a similar family of 3 (2 adults, 1 13 YO) in Concierge on the Disney Wish next November is $5,700 for a 357 sq ft room that's pretty close to this one other than the size of the bed (king on cruise). So that's your frame of reference for pricing. This is right in the middle of that for a day less, but with probably far more labor and cost per person to cover than the cruise ship has. This is an immersive, concierge, bespoke offering. Not a 5 days in the parks and staying at Port Orleans.

That ship is almost completely booked out in concierge through Nov of 2022 (trust me, I tried to find a room before that to get the current price, and couldn't).

And if you want to compare it to on property, you need to probably compare it at concierge level pricing at the Grand (in Nov 2022 for 2 nights is about $4k for the room and tickets), plus food, plus VIP services at $425-$850 a hour, 6 hour minimum... and guess what, you're back around that $6k mark. And those rooms also appear to all be sold out through next summer.

So clearly if you're complaining about the pricing, you're not the target market. That's fine. It's not for everyone, and Disney doesn't seem to be having any problems selling out those high-end experiences and stays.

As to some other stuff:

1. No, you can bring your own dress.

2. Yep.

3. Yep, about the same as a typical 'half day' excursion on Disney Cruiseline.

4. I suspect you don't have to participate if you don't want to, and I also suspect that some of those are too hard to show as 'rotational'. Not everyone in the whole complex can do light saber training in 30 minutes. Anyhow, it doesn't say this, but I read that as 'a sample itinerary for a specific family based on the choices they made in planning'

5. I suspect they will also offer food from 'your home planet' for those that aren't adventurous eaters. At the end of the day, Docking Bay 7 food is 'exotic' but really just 'earther food' dressed up and named differently. Hard to predict when they only show pictures and not a full menu.

6. I suspect again that you should think of this as a cruise. My guess is the open areas will be 'open' just like a cruise. Go to the bar, got to the bridge to relax and take in the view, go to the main lounge for a late-night snack and probably some live entertainment. But 'structured' time will end as noted.

7. a. you don't step outside a spaceship for fresh air unless you are taking a 1 way trip out an airlock. b. no swimming pool and I suspect no smoking will be allowed anywhere. MAYBE they might find a heavily ventilated closet off the mechanical room if they have it.

August 6, 2021 at 2:35 AM

Then what happens if the guests wants to ride "Star Tours – The Adventures Continue" which is also inside DHS but not in the Batuu area? Will Disney actually arrest their premium guests for wandering too far?

I can only imagine that the guests are free to do whatever they want once they are inside DHS. The shuttle to return to the ship can only be a regular service until park closing.

August 6, 2021 at 8:34 AM

I don't get their angle here. This two night extravaganza is more than a 7 night Disney cruise (and thats considered one of the most expensive lines in the cruise industry).

The only calculation that I can find is that this is cheaper than the Poly Bungalows if paying cash. However, I find those to be overpriced 1% pads as well.

Makes me happy to be a DVC member since Disney is apparently losing their minds with money.

My prediction is that this will either close or get massively redone in less than two years. Disney couldn't keep guest interest in the Disney Institute and that was only for part of a day/the whole day. They are going to keep people on a fake ship with no windows (and no doors....chilling challenge.....sorry I got carried away lol)

August 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM

@anthony murphy a 7 day Caribbean cruise on DCL in concierge is about $10k all the way up to an eye-watering $32k. Quite a bit more expensive.

August 6, 2021 at 9:02 AM

I like Disney, and Star Wars, but I agree that this one is just not for me. The price is not reasonable for most people. A Disney Cruise would be cheaper, and longer. And plenty of entertainment all around. Disney is selling anything they can for as much as they can get. Losing a few people won't hurt their bottom line, if they can charge enough to cover that loss.

What will the long term effects be? That's the big questions. I'm paying enough for admission. For that big expense, I have the privilege of standing in line. They may add the paid version of fastpass. I was told that to order food, I would have to wait in line for about 60 minutes. My iPhone 6 Plus wasn't good enough for their Disney App. (Mine can't load iOS 13+.) The same issue will be true for the Disney Cruise. They said the solution is to get a new phone of do without the App.

They want more money. The good thing is that I do own some Disney Stock.

August 6, 2021 at 9:06 AM

Totally uninteresting experience, to start with...
Feels like paying, to be a prisoner. The most extreme opposite of holiday feeling.

August 6, 2021 at 2:42 PM

Mr. Niles' calculation seems like the most reasonable assessment: "So Disney needs to find no more than 18,000 dedicated Star Wars fans each year with the means to pay at least $6K for this experience. (Plus travel and any additional Disney vacation around the Starcruiser voyage.) Honestly, I think they can do that."

As for whether or not it's an enjoyable experience, to each his own, right? After all, there are probably people currently standing in line to experience 'Fast & Furious: Supercharged' for the second time.

August 6, 2021 at 5:44 PM

With that same amount of money, I would rather fly over to Tokyo Disney Resort for a vacation

August 6, 2021 at 6:49 PM

Edmund C.: "With that same amount of money, I would rather fly over to Tokyo Disney Resort for a vacation."

Me: And you would enjoy yourself. And you would value the memories. And thousands of others will go to the Star Wars hotel. And just like you, they will enjoy themselves. And value their experience.

August 6, 2021 at 9:12 PM

Two days ago, my beautiful young wife and I spent the night at Disney's Art of Animation resort. And we rode the Disney Skyliner to the Disney Boardwalk. And we dropped into Abracadabar. Four magical specialty cocktails (with tip) cost $70. Was it indulgence? Of course it was. But it was also a great evening. We've spent identical nights at Finnegan's or at Bar 17 Bistro or Hard Rock. And each of those nights were over priced ... And PERFECT.

It strikes me that it might be thoughtful to acknowledge that debating the cost of something is different than assessing whether or not someone should be corrected when other people disagree with the value of something.

August 8, 2021 at 1:11 AM

OMG, you can't compare $70 of drinks on a night out to $2,000 for a pillow and a bed with some cool but mostly underwhelming for the cost experiences per day. Who knows, in a decade from now we can go to space for the same price with Elon or Bezos?
I indulge in $100's of drinks and food every night of HHN for a week. I can afford the SW hotel if I wanted that to be my only vacation of the year, but I choose multiple vacations and multiple $70 evenings of drinks with the wife instead. I have lots of Disney stock and want them to succeed but this is a bad look.

August 8, 2021 at 11:08 AM

Hey, TH! It looks like you haven't lost your touch in bringing out the best in people. Twenty years of snarky comments on TPI and still going strong. :)

And I totally agree - the value of something is decided by our personal tatses. For some people it's a boat or a car or a house. For others it's a unique experience like a stay on the Galactic Starcruiser. To each, his or her own.

And one day when we're gone, will our loved ones remember how much money we had left in our bank accounts or the special experiences that they shared with us?

August 8, 2021 at 4:29 PM

@ T. Hillman: I bow deeply.

August 8, 2021 at 4:30 PM

Torrance: "OMG, you can't compare $70 of drinks on a night out to $2,000 for a pillow and a bed with some cool but mostly underwhelming for the cost experiences per day."

Me: (1) Evidently you can, because I just did. Please try and keep up.

(2) Nice how you denigrate a themed entertainment production before anyone actually experiences it. I'm sure the WDI artists producing these experiences appreciate the way you reject their work before anyone sees it.

Way to keep things classy, dude.

August 8, 2021 at 5:15 PM

Okay, I think we are all done with this comment thread.

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