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Ultimate Guide to Disney World’s Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel

After the opening of Galaxy’s Edge, Guests have been on the edge of their seat for more immersive Star Wars experiences.

The next most anticipated addition to Walt Disney World is the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser.  This immersive hotel experience is like nothing we have seen before, and we can’t wait!  Slowly we are learning more about this adventure that is coming soon, and today we will discuss what we currently know.

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When will the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser be opening?

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser is scheduled to begin voyages beginning in the spring of 2022.  This gives Disney a large window of opportunity in terms of picking an opening month. Personally, I would speculate March/April, but as we just noted, that is purely a speculation at this point.

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What is it the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser?

This is a great question and not something we typically ask when it comes to our hotel stays.  This isn’t like any other hotel, though, as it is being advertised as an “experience.”

Here is how Disney describes it:

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a revolutionary new 2-night experience where you are the hero. You and your group will embark on a first-of-its-kind Star Wars adventure that’s your own. It’s the most immersive Star Wars story ever created—one where you live a bespoke experience and journey further into a Star Wars adventure than you ever dreamed possible.

Arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort terminal, board a launch pod, and rendezvous with the magnificent Halcyonstarcruiser. Stay in a cabin or suite with an exquisite view of space. Throughout the ship, you’ll interact with an eclectic collection of characters, sit down to exotic galactic cuisine and perhaps even plot a secret mission together.

As the itinerary continues, you’ll take the story further and deeper. Choose your path. Seek out the inner workings of the legendary starship, learn the traditional art of wielding a lightsaber and even jump on a transport to the planet Batuu—where your mission continues at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

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What is included in my experience?

Since this is an experience and not just a typical hotel stay, what exactly comes along with a reservation?

To start off, it will include a 2-night stay as well as meals (no alcohol or specialty beverages), as well as the opportunity to “live your Star Wars story” as you experience missions and other activities on board.  A trip to Batuu is also included as part of your experience.

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What accommodations are available?

Onboard the Starcruiser, Guests will be able to choose from a cabin or a suite.  Both include amazing views of passing ships and planets.  There are only a total of 100 rooms available so that it will be extremely limited.

A standard cabin will sleep 4 to 5 passengers and includes bunk beds were; the Galaxy Class Suite has room four passengers. It does not have the bunk beds that the standard cabin offers.  If you have a larger group, you can book the Grand Captain Suite that fits 8 passengers.

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What does this cost?

This won’t be a cheap adventure, that is clear.  Everything depends on voyage dates, but overall, Disney has released the following pricing:

  • cabin for two will be $4,809 in total
  • cabin with two adults and a child will be $5,299
  • cabin with four Guests, including 3 adults and 1 child, will be $5,999

Again, all of these prices are for the all-inclusive two-night experience.

What will we do onboard?

Your choices and decisions during your stay will impact your experience onboard, but no matter what you choose, there will be amazing experiences at every turn.  Some of the outstanding options will be:

  •  Lightsaber training
  • Bridge training
  • Exploring Batuu
  • Visiting the Sunlight Lounge
  • Droid racing
  • Model shipbuilding

This is just a sample of some of the activities Disney has already announced for the Starcruiser.

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Can I dress up?

Absolutely!  Disney is encouraging that passengers wear their galactic best.  As every passenger is a unique character in the story, they are invited to dress the part.

This is just the basic information we have been given from Disney so far regarding the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser experience.  Even with the little we know so far, we can 100% say that it will be like nothing we have seen before.

Do you plan on taking a ride on the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser once it opens to Guests?

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.