Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a completely new type of experience. You’re going to live onboard a star cruiser…and you can get wrapped up in the larger Star Wars storyAnn Morrow Johnson, executive producer for Walt Disney Imagineering
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser August 2021 Update
Time for another update on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, and we now know the resort will open in Spring 2022.
However, first, can I have a little moan? Why is the United Kingdom’s Walt Disney World website showing different information than the United States site? Currently, there is no information on costs, cabin types, or sample itineraries on the UK site. It does make us feel a little non-Disney-loved at this time!
However, a VPN yet again allows access to the latest essential information, and nothing is more important than the pricing for this unique experience. Unsurprisingly a visit to Star Wars: Galatic Starcruiser isn’t cheap.
These prices will be for the basic standard cabin, and there will also be two suite classes available for an additional fee. Prices have not been released yet for the Grand captain Suite, but we expect it will cost at least several thousand dollars a person extra.
Our last update provided information on some of the experiences guests will have once onboard the Galactic Starcruiser. Disney has now supplied a sample itinerary, and it does look fantastic. It is certainly going to be a jam-packed couple of days. However, perhaps I wasn’t realistic, but I did expect the visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to be outside of normal Hollywood Studios opening. Will other guests walking around in Mickey’s ears ruin the immersive adventure?
I think it is safe to say the resort is going to be a little different than other Walt Disney World Resorts. Can you spot the pool in these latest construction photographs?
Finally, for this update, we have two videos for you to enjoy. The first is the first commercial released forStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser and the second is a discussion with the Disney Imagineers creating the experience.
Expect there to be more information released as we approach the opening of reservations.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser May 2021 Update
It has been confirmed!
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will open in 2022. In addition, there have been several other updates over the last few days.
The following lengthy press release is from the official Walt Disney World News Website:
Launch from Walt Disney World Resort
The adventure begins when guests arrive at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser terminal at Walt Disney World and check in for their two-night experience.
Guests will enter a Launch Pod to begin their Star Wars Through windows above, they’ll see themselves leave their world behind as they jump into hyperspace and draw closer and closer to the massive and magnificent Halcyon starcruiser.
When the Launch Pod docks with the starcruiser and the airlock opens, guests will step into the ship’s main deck Atrium to begin their journey through a galaxy far, far away.
An All-Immersive Experience
A visit aboard the Halcyon starcruiser plunges guests into a multi-day, interactive story that interweaves with members of the crew, other passengers, familiar Star Wars characters and others. Guests may encounter the starcruiser’s strong and charismatic captain, the ship’s plucky mechanic, heroes of the Resistance or many more as they choose alliances and chart their courses. The all-immersive experience features enthralling onboard activities, such as:
Learning the ancient ways of the lightsaber and facing off against a training remote, where guests may discover their own connection with the Force.
Visiting the starcruiser’s Bridge to learn about its systems and how to operate them, including navigation and defense – skills that may come in handy during a journey through this adventure-filled galaxy.
Guests will find refreshment each day in an enticing supper club known as the Crown of Corellia Dining Room. This bright and welcoming hall will offer breakfast and lunch daily to passengers before transitioning each evening into a lavish multi-course menu of both otherworldly and familiar origins.
One night’s dinner will feature a live performance from a galactic superstar who can captivate an entire room with the crook of her jewel-encrusted purple Twi’lek finger.
The journey also includes an excursion to Batuu, where guests can explore the winding pathways of Black Spire Outpost and seek out a hidden Resistance base.
Fun Facts – Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser guests will be the first to see characters like Rey wield a brand-new, more realistic lightsaber designed by Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development to create dramatic in-person moments previously only seen in films or shows.
Every window in the Halcyon starcruiser – including those in each cabin – has a view of the galaxy beyond, with ever-changing vistas as the ship progresses from destination to destination.
Guests will be able to explore the starcruiser and perhaps discover hidden spaces deep in the mechanics of the ship – perfect for uncovering secrets … or holding clandestine meetings.
The Crown of Corellia Dining Room is named for Corellia, the planet known galaxy-wide for the shipyards that created not only the Halcyon starcruiser, but also the famed Millennium Falcon.
For a limited time, guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios can now see a model of the Halcyon starcruiser on display inside Walt Disney Presents.Walt Disney World News
Want to see more of the lightsaber? Check out this video from Disney Parks Blog:
Pretty cool, isn’t it?
As for the model at Hollywood Studios. Here is a photo of it, in case you are not able to visit. Quite how it will all look in real life remains a mystery.
Disney is also preparing to audition for a number of the key Galactic Starcruiser roles. However, it is quite clear that the regular Modern Life is Good reader is probably not suitable. However, the role descriptions give you some more information on the world you will encounter:
CAPTAIN: Seeking a mature, commanding actor with strong improvisational abilities to portray the Halcyon’s Captain. She is a worldly Pantoran (40s-50s) with a rich, diverse history and dedication to her vocation. She is a strong and charismatic leader who has served as a well-respected ship commander for some time and demands the attention and focus of every room she walks into.
CRUISE DIRECTOR: Seeking an effervescent actor with strong improvisational abilities to portray the Halcyon’s Cruise Director. She is a human (30s) with the capacity to learn that life is about more than the fun of the moment, and draws inspiration from the efforts she sees being made to bring harmony and justice to the galaxy. A born cruise director who loves travel and adventure, she is a cheerful and harmonious people person.
SHIP MECHANIC: Seeking a friendly and engaging actor with strong improvisational abilities to portray the mechanic. A youthful (late teens-20s) human with big dreams, his enthusiasm sometimes outpaces his capabilities, and, as a result, he tries to present a braggadocios front to mask the vulnerability of being far from home.
THE FIXER: Seeking a confident and engaging actor with strong improvisational abilities to portray The Fixer. Character portrayed is a well-traveled, devil-may-care human (40s). A convincing and handsome schemer, he uses his charm to his advantage as he seeks out associates to enlist in his criminal enterprise. His calculated and conniving approach is an intellectual dance; a paso doble that leaves passengers wondering… was he the bull or the matador? Actors with sleight of hand tricks a plus and are encouraged to prepare a demonstration of abilities.
FIRST ORDER LIEUTENANT: Seeking a charismatic and engaging actor with strong improvisational abilities to portray the First Order Lieutenant. Character portrayed is human (40s) and working his way up the ladder. An ambitious officer of the First Order, the Lieutenant is new to his position of power, and is working hard not to let us know that. He doesn’t see a line between abusing and leveraging power.
SABER TRAINER: Seeking warm and engaging athletic actors with improvisational abilities to serve as Saber Trainers. Character portrayed is in their 20’s-30’s. Patient and well-composed instructors, Saber Trainers serve as expert wielders of the lightsaber and he/she/they take cruisers through a physical demonstration. Prior sword/saber experience a plus as the role requires the ability to confidently brandish a lightsaber. Only talent local to the Central Florida area will be considered.
THE FIRST-TIME CRUISER: Seeking a youthful and friendly actor/guitarist/singer with strong improvisational acting abilities to portray The First-Time Cruiser. Character portrayed is a Togrutan (20s) who aspires to be more than the “alien next door”. This hopeless romantic is a friendly and earnest musician who happily serenades his fellow guests as he aspires to impress the Galactic Superstar. He is a strong rhythm guitarist with a happy go lucky, easy going musical style. A struggling singer/songwriter looking for his big break. Vocal range low C to high A; Low tenor/high baritone.
GALACTIC SUPERSTAR: Seeking an actor/vocalist with strong improvisational abilities to portray our Galactic Superstar. Character portrayed is a Twi’lek (30s-40s) who commands respect and flame-roses at her feet. Operating in a legally-dubious world of galactic intrigue while fighting for her race’s integrity and freedom, she is also a phenomenally soulful singer who demands focus in every conversation and performance alike. Her vocal range is preferably that of a Mezzo Soprano and her musical style is a hybrid of neo-soul, jazzy, funk, colored by her extensive travel and experiences.
REY: (5’6”-5’8”) Seeking a dynamic and athletic actor with an athletic, slender build and strong improvisational abilities to portray Rey. Rey is a survivor, toughened by her life as a scavenger on the harsh desert planet of Jakku. Despite dismissing herself as a “no one”, she learns that her life is being shaped by the mysterious power of the force. Actors with prior experience or knowledge in stage combat, Wushu, martial arts or hand-to-hand are encouraged to attend.
KYLO REN: (6’0”-6’2”) Seeking a dynamic and athletic actor with improvisational abilities to portray Kylo Ren. A menacing Force-sensitive warrior, Kylo is driven by his connection to the dark side to achieve his ultimate goal of galactic domination. Actors with prior experience or knowledge in stage combat, Wushu, martial arts or hand-to-hand are encouraged to attend.Disney Careers
How exciting does this sound? One post that stands out is the Galactic Superstar. You might have noticed that the earlier News Release had this further information “One night’s dinner will feature a live performance from a galactic superstar who can captivate an entire room with the crook of her jewel-encrusted purple Twi’lek finger.” This is all set to be held in The Crown of Corellia Dining Room, in which Disney has released the following preview picture. It looks great fun, doesn’t it?
No price has been released yet for this 2-day adventure. But we suspect the previously rumored whopping $7200 for a family of five will be not that inaccurate.
January 2021 Update
It has been a long time since we have provided an update on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the Walt Disney World Star Wars Hotel. We should be anticipating first guests arriving soon, but unfortunately, the pandemic meant constriction had been delayed.
Thankfully, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will not be going to Neverland like many other planned Walt Disney World attractions. Unfortunately, no opening date has been confirmed, but the resort’s building has been announced as one of Disney’s priority projects.
While resort construction did stop for a period of time, it did restart before the parks reopened. As these ariel shots from Twitter show, the resort is now starting to take shape.
We now have some more exciting news! Jeff Vahle, the President of Walt Disney World Resort, has shared some photos from inside guest cabins. The cabins do look small, but how exciting this looks!
Hopefully, we will have an opening date to share with you soon.
February 2020 Update
It has been announced that guests can start enjoying this unique experience in 2021. Plus, you can start planning your vacation soon as reservations will open in 2020 for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
The highly anticipated Star Wars resort will offer guests a two-night itinerary where all guests arrive and depart simultaneously. Your voyage will be on the starcruiser “Halcyon,” known for its impeccable service and destinations throughout the galaxy.
Highlights of the experience announced to date include:
- Arrival at the Galactic Starcruiser Terminal at Walt Disney World where you check-in for your two-night experience.
- After check-in, you will enter a Launch Pod for transport into space.
- You will jump to hyperspace and draw closer and closer to the Halcyon.
- When the Launch Pod docks with the Halcyon you will step into the ship’s main deck Atrium to begin your Star Wars adventure.
- A visit aboard the Halcyon is a multi-day story that interweaves with members of the crew, other passengers and Star Wars Characters.
- An excursion to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is included.
- Every window on the Halcyon, including those in your cabin, has a view of the galaxy.
- Guests will be able to explore the Halcyon and will possibly discover unlikely surprises.
The all-immersive experience also features entertaining activities, such as:
- Wielding a lightsaber while facing off against a training remote. You may even discover your own connection with the Force.
- Visiting the starcruiser’s Bridge to learn about ship systems and how to operate them.
Throughout your adventure choices, you will help determine how your Star Wars story progresses.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be the “Ultimate Star Wars Experience,” but it isn’t going to be cheap. There are rumors that a 2-day experience for a family of 5 will cost a whopping $7200! However, we can’t wait but expect bookings will be difficult to obtain.
We will keep this page updated with the latest Galactic Starcruiser news. Also, check our Disney World News & Rumors section for all the latest from the resort, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.