Disney Imagineer Reveals New details about the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Experience

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New details have been released about the highly-anticipated, immersive experience coming to the Walt Disney World Resort, the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Experience.

Disney Imagineer and Portfolio Creative Executive, Scott Trowbridge, delivered some new information about the Star Wars Hotel at a media conference that took place on December 5, and we are here to dish everything we know!

It’s no secret Disney is king when it comes to storytelling. Well, Trowbridge spilled some Batuuian beans about the immersive, story-driven experience that will take place when you board your adventure in the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel.


The Story-Driven Experience

In the recent media event, Trowbridge shared some exciting details with the audience. Here’s what he shared:

“Our guests who are part of the Galactic Starcruiser experience can think of the Starcruiser as a Star Wars space version for a cruise ship with ports of call including to the planet Batuu, but it is also a story-driven experience where you are invited to go as deep as you want… So your stories from the Galactic Starcruiser will influence what happens to you on your planetary visit and your stories of what you do on the planet will follow you back to the ship.”


So, it appears that the Star Wars: Starcruiser Hotel experiences will be highly personalized, contingent on the decisions passengers make when onboard the ship and how those play out in their unique stories when they step off the ship and on to Galaxy’s Edge.

Is anyone else getting flashbacks from those books of our childhood, the Choose Your Own Adventure series? If you were a fan, this might be right up your alley! This would be the Star Wars version, except in the most real-life, futuristic, high-tech way imaginable. Sign us up!

Choose your own adventure

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What’s really unique about this experience is that these stories will carry over from the hotel to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios; or Batuu as guests will know it during their adventure. Disney hasn’t revealed how they will track these cause and effect moments for galactic travelers. However, we all know if anyone knows how to pull off this kind of magic, it’s Disney!


What we know so far about the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Experience

So far, we know that this will be a very unique and exclusive experience, with a matching price tag. We also know it will consist of a multi-day adventure that will include a port day to the planet of Batuu, where guests will continue their Star Wars story, and we know that the projected opening date will happen sometime in 2021; a MASSIVE year for the Walt Disney World resort as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

It appears we all need to start saving up and planning that galactic visit to central Florida in 2021! Need some help planning this intergalactic visit? Be sure to reach out to Jedi Master travel planners,  Academy Travel, for a free, no-obligation quote to the experience of a lifetime! May the force be with you as you plan the most epic vacation ever!  

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