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Disney World releases new photos and details about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser ahead of next week’s opening

As the first day of March quickly approaches, all eyes are on Disney World’s newest offering in immersive experiences and unique accommodations as Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is set to open on Tuesday. This morning, Disney released never-before-seen photos of the Halcyon Starcruiser, as well as the latest info on the newest attraction/Resort hotel/experience for fans of Star Wars “and those who love them.”

Disney World touts the new experience as an “Immersive two-night vacation experience” that invites Guests “to live their own “Star Wars” stories in an entirely new way.”

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And a “new way” it is too! Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is such a different take on immersing Guests into the magic, that many don’t know whether to refer to it as a hotel (which Disney does not), as an attraction, as an experience, or . . . .

The truth is that all of these descriptions apply.

It’s evident that with Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, Disney both explores and answers the question: What would it be like to actually live Star Wars, rather than only watch it?

Disney explains the premise for, and development of, the Galactic Starcruiser in its press release today:

When “Star Wars: A New Hope” blasted into theaters 45 years ago, the film created a monumental cultural event, setting the imaginations of generations to come ablaze with tales of heroism, villainy, adventure, mysticism, and romance. What is it like to travel to a galaxy far, far away? What is it like to fly on a starship? To make friends with an alien? To wield a lightsaber? To engage in a space battle?

aerial view of Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser

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The answers to these questions and many more will be answered March 1, 2022, when Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser debuts at Walt Disney World Resort.

This first-of-its-kind immersive adventure is a vacation experience going beyond anything Disney has created before. Guests become the heroes of their own “Star Wars” stories during a two-night adventure aboard the Halcyon Starcruiser, a vessel known for its impeccable service and exotic destinations. Passengers relax in well-appointed cabins, enjoy exquisite dining and out-of-this-world entertainment, experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in new ways, and explore the ship in search of hidden secrets and new opportunities.

Throughout the voyage, Guests’ choices determine their personal stories as they interact with characters, crew, and other passengers, becoming part of the action and the broader “Star Wars” saga. They may be asked to keep a secret, deliver a covert message, take part in a high-stakes heist, defend the ship, hide an ally; the possibilities are seemingly endless. Decisions Guests make affect how these tales unfold, intertwining with those of other passengers and well-known characters such as Chewbacca and Rey as momentum builds on an action-packed adventure that may determine the fate of the galaxy.”

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Plans for the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser were first announced in 2019 at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, by Walt Disney Imagineering. All we knew then was that the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser would be highly-immersive and something only Disney could do, though Disney hadn’t done it before. Guests were to board some type of transport unit and take off for a galaxy far, far away.

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We can’t wait to learn even more about this exciting new experience that sounds like it might actually hold the power to create Star Wars fans from those who’ve never paid much attention to the saga until now!

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!