Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

By now, most Disney fans have heard that there’s a Star Wars “resort” coming to Walt Disney World.  This is the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, 2-night immersive adventure, beginning in March, 2022.

First, what it isn’t: the Galactic Starcruiser (“Halcyon”, if you will) is NOT a traditional resort.  You can NOT book your stay there for the duration of your trip (unless you’re ONLY doing the Starcruiser, in which case, more power to you).  It’s also NOT a cruise nor any other form of transportation.  You do not leave the ground, nor actually go anywhere.

So if it’s not these things, what is it, you ask?  It’s LARP’ing (Live Action Role Playing) at Disney World.  In other words, it’s a 2-night stay at a specific hotel that will have Star Wars characters floating around trying to guide you into being a member of the Star Wars universe.  During the day, you’ll get time in Star Wars land at Hollywood Studios (and can actually go to the other Parks if you wish to pay for a ticket to do so).  At night, you’ll have experiences inside the Halcyon (your hotel).

As they say, it’s a 2-night immersive adventure.  You check-in for your “cruise” outside the show building (the hotel itself).  They make a show of “transporting” you into outer-ace and they show you to your “stateroom” once you “arrive” at the Halcyon.  Notice all the quotation marks above?  It’s all good fun, and all 100% pretend.

Costs are significant:  $1,209/Guest/night in a 2-guest cabin ($4,809/”voyage”).  For 2 adults and 2 kids, that becomes $749/Guest/night, or $5,999/voyage and in a standard cabin.  Two different upgrades are available at significant incremental cost.

Also, because this is essentially jumping into a live-action movie, not all date combinations are available for arrival/departure.  So planning ahead is essential.  And, as stated before, this doesn’t include any other part of Disney World.  If you want to take a trip on the Halcyon in the middle of a longer Disney World trip, you can do so… just accounting for the added expense, as there’s no bundled discounting.

So.  Is it worth it?  That’s up to you.  Non Star Wars fans are NOT the target audience here, so I’m not even going to consider their possible attendance.  But even a Star Wars fan is going to have to be of a certain variety to want to spend this much money to play.  And as a fan myself, I can’t ever see paying for this.  But YMMV and if this is your jam, I hope it’s incredible!

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