If you have ever wanted the opportunity to really immerse yourself in Star Wars existence, this is it! Disney has recently announced a new destination resort at their Florida Disney World location: Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser. You’ll be welcomed aboard your three day, two night cruise-like stay for a completely unique experience.
We know we’re excited about what’s to come! Here are our top five reasons we can’t wait to go.
Stopover on Batuu
Somewhere along your flight the Halcyon will dock at Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, allowing you time to explore the local area. In reality, this will likely be a time-directed visit to Disney’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios through a seamless in-character transport.
If you’re not totally geeked out over the prospect of finding the force within yourself during your trip, maybe you should stay at one of Disney’s other resorts, instead. You’ll receive lightsaber training, becoming a proficient Jedi. You’ll also likely learn the ins and outs of operating, navigating, and defending the ship.
Live the Life
Unlike other Disney theme resort experiences, guests of the Galactic Starcruiser Resort will actually become characters in an interactive plot aboard the Halcyon. That means you’ll be invited to act out your role during your stay, and will likely influence the outcome of the experience. The multi-day story will weave together other passengers and members of the crew. Along the way, you’ll meet up with famous Star Wars characters like Chewbacca and R2D2.
Depending on who you choose to interact with, you may find yourself invited to secret meetings.
That does mean that you’ll likely not be able to leave at any point during your stay, so if you have family coming into the airport during this time, they’ll have to make other arrangements for their pickup. Disney famously has first class transportation from the Orlando airport to their resorts. Your luggage will be taken from your flight directly to your room if you make such plans. It’s still a good idea to have well labeled luggage tags to make sure that everything goes to the right person. Plan your flights accordingly so you can experience everything this immersive resort can offer.
Did someone say explore to find hidden spaces? Game on! You’ll be encouraged to find hidden spaces aboard the ship that will lead you on your own path through the story, helping you to create your own adventure.
All-Inclusive? Yes, Please!
There’s something to be said for “all-inclusive.” When you don’t have to think about planning meals, trips, drinks, airport delay, or what you’re going to do for the day, the only thing left to do is relax and enjoy. Even the entertainment is mapped out for you on this “flight,” so there’s no stress that the kids aren’t going to like what you have planned, or that the ride you were hoping to get on is shut down for the day. Pure and simple fun.
While it’s looking like the official launch won’t take place until 2021, we know you’ll be waiting on pins and needles for the first official mission.