1,200 Dole Whips & other Disney things you can buy for the cost of a 2-night adventure aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

So you’re not feeling it with the new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser? That’s ok. It’s not for everyone, and we understand.

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In fact, we understand very well. You may be a diehard Disney fan, but Star Wars isn’t your bag. Or maybe it is your bag, but not so much that you want to pack your bags and jet off to the cosmos aboard the Galactic Starcruiser. No explanation needed: we feel you. But because you’re a Disney fan, we thought you might like to know what you could do at Disney World with the money you’ll save by not boarding the Starcruiser.

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A few treats to enjoy while you stroll through Magic Kingdom, patting yourself on the back for being so wise and not booking a Starcruiser adventure

A few. Yes, how about 1200 of them? Look, we won’t judge if your excitement in the parks peaks more quickly over a Dole Whip than over an all-new, state-of-the-art George Lucas-ized Disney World Resort, uh, hotel thing. That’s cool. Literally. For you, there’s the option of taking in the sights and sounds of Magic Kingdom from behind the yellowy goodness of a Dole Whip.

Aloha Isle | Walt Disney World Resort

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For about the same price as a 2-night stay aboard the Galactic Starcruiser, you and your family can enjoy this frosty cool treat in the park–vanilla, pineapple, swirl, whatever floats your Galactic Starcruiser. Go ahead, order up. You’ll be able to buy about 1,200 Dole Whips for the money you’d be throwing at the edgy Star Wars Halcyon cruiser. We just ask that if you do buy all 1200 at once, that you at least tag us in your online posts. Thanks in advance!

An epic New Year’s Eve for you and the crew

If stepping into the “galaxy far, far away” isn’t remotely your idea of a good time (pun intended), don’t be dismayed. For the same price you’ll pay to be miserable aboard the Starcruiser for 2 nights, you could instead bring 36 of your best pals to visit the parks on New Year’s Eve.

And if party rockin’ till the break of dawn as you participate in the almost-obligatory welcoming-in of yet another calendar flip at the end of December is also not your bag, wait just a bit and bring 49 of your best pals to the parks for one day during the Disney World off-season. How’s April or May for you?

A night (or 25) at another on-Disney-property location

No Starcruiser for you? We’re down with that. You can still stay on property at another location that’s more your style and speed. For the same price as 2 nights aboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, you and yours can spend the night at one of these Disney Resorts for varying lengths of stay:

  • Enjoy 1.6 nights in the Ambassador VIP Suite at Disney’s Polynesian Resort ($3,609/night)
  • Stay 10 nights in a Standard Room at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge ($579/night)

  • Stay almost 4 nights in a Deluxe Room (Club Level) at Disney’s Contemporary Resort ($1,532.50/night)
  • Stay a whopping 25 nights at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort in a Preferred Room ($236/night)

Treat everyone you know (well, almost) to lunch or dinner at EPCOT

Hungry? Not a Lucas-lover? For the price of an adventure aboard the Halcyon Starcruiser, you could practice your benevolence and hone in on your “just because gift-givingness.” Get your German on, and bring 129 of your best pals (or family members if you can stand that many at once) to have lunch or dinner at Biergarten in the Germany pavilion at EPCOT’s World Showcase. Go ahead and don your lederhosen; we won’t judge.

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Perhaps you feel more body-positive in your spacesuit. If so,  (and if you can get the reservation), treat them all to a meal 220 miles above the earth’s surface at EPCOT’s new Space 220 Restaurant. You’ll be able to invite 74 pals to dinner or 108 pals to lunch. Look out for those lightsaber-wielding astronauts!

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About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!