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Which power couple spent their honeymoon aboard Hollywood Studios’ new Galactic Starcruiser?

As news continues to make the rounds about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, we’re learning more and more about Disney’s newest immersive experience at the Florida theme parks.


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As we approach the date of the Starcruiser’s first voyage to depart from the Central Florida area, more details have emerged about the Halcyon, including news about those in the Star Wars saga who’ve been aboard the ship before, like Han Solo and Princess Leia.

According to a new Star Wars novel by author Beth Revis titled The Princess and the Scoundrel, the newlywed couple departs their wedding ceremony held at the site of the victorious defeat of the Empire, board the Halcyon Starcruiser, and set out for a romantic honeymoon in the cosmos aboard the luxury Star Wars vessel that will take their breath away–and not for the reasons you might think.

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According to Disney’s summary of the new novel, theirs is not a honeymoon of bon-bons and beaches, flowers and festivities. Though they had seen victory against the Empire in their neck of the woods, the war against the villainous Empire continues, meaning Han Solo and Princess Leia must endure a working vacation.

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Here’s Disney’s summary of the book that will be available in August:

“Set just after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the story begins on the forest moon of Endor, where Han proposes in the elation of the rebel victory against the Empire. After a ceremony at the site of the victory celebration at the end of the film, the newlyweds depart for a honeymoon aboard the Halcyon starcruiser, the luxury vessel at the heart of the new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience at Disney World Resort. In their most desperate hour, with the war still raging but the Empire nearing its last gasp, the couple must outwit the Imperial remnants clinging to power.”

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The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience is being hailed by Disney Parks as a completely immersive experience for Star Wars fans and those who love them. The idea for the luxury experience in a galaxy far, far away is impressive, and the price tag is equally impressive and just what you might expect for a brand-new Disney Parks experience that includes words and phrases like “fully-immersive,” “revolutionary,” “eclectic collection of characters,” and “exotic galactic cuisine.”

For some Guests–even those who initially booked an adventure aboard the Starcruiser–that luxury price tag was just a bit rich for their tastes, especially after seeing a promo video for the experience. For many, the decision to cancel their adventures was the right one, and bookings that had previously been completely full began to see vacancies.

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At the time of this post, March and April are completely booked aboard the Starcruiser, but most if not all dates in May, July, August, and September are open for bookings. Diehard Star Wars fans will love the immersive experience, which includes a stop-off at the planet Batuu (you may know it as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge), as well as brand-new characters created for the experience.

And hey, if you have the opportunity to stay where Han Solo and General Leia Organa stayed once upon a time, who wouldn’t take that opportunity?

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!