‘Star Wars’: Galactic Starcruiser Sets Official Launch Year!

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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is an upcoming all-immersive, two-night vacation experience at Walt Disney World Resort. It will take Guests to a galaxy far, far away and “goes beyond anything Disney has ever created before”.

Now, we finally have a target launch year for the opening of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser!

Related: NEW Details Emerge About Galactic Starcruiser Experience!

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The Star Wars hotel was slated for a 2021 opening, but Disney has just confirmed that instead, it will be launching sometime in 2022. Though we do not have an exact date or even a month, Guests can begin looking forward to this incredible experience sometime next year!

When Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser officially debuts to Guests, they will be fully immersed into a galaxy far, far away for an out-of-this-world vacation experience. Disney officials have already been giving sneak peeks, including what the nearly completed staterooms onboard the luxury starship will look like, which you can read more about here.

Now, thanks to Disney Parks Blog, we now know a bit more about what Guests can expect while aboard the Starcruiser.

Per Disney Parks Blog:

Your adventure begins at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser terminal at Walt Disney World, where you’ll gather with fellow passengers before departing for your intergalactic destination. You’ll soon enter a special Launch Pod and leave your world behind as you make a hyperspace jump to a galaxy far, far away.

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You’ll watch through viewports as you approach the massive and magnificent Halcyon starcruiser, which will be your home for the next two nights. For a limited time, Disney’s Hollywood Studios guests can now see a model of the ship on display inside Walt Disney Presents – another special May the 4th surprise!

When the Launch Pod’s airlock slides open, you’ll take your first step into a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser comes to life all around you. During your stay aboard this glamorous ship, you may interact with an eclectic group of characters both familiar and new, possibly including the starcruiser’s strong and charismatic captain, a plucky ship’s mechanic and a galactic superstar who can captivate an entire room with the crook of one jewel-encrusted purple Twi’lek finger.

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This singing sensation will be a featured performer during one of your exquisite dining experiences inside the Crown of Corellia Dining Room, which you can see in this artist concept rendering we’re sharing today for the first time. The enticing supper club’s name is an homage to Corellia, the planet known galaxy-wide for its shipyards that gave us not only the Halcyon starcruiser, but also the Millennium Falcon. The dining room is a bright and welcoming hall that will offer breakfast and lunch to passengers before transitioning each evening into a lavish multi-course menu of both otherworldly and familiar origins.

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As your journey continues, you’ll have the opportunity to train in the ancient ways of the lightsaber, learn more about the inner workings of the Halcyon starcruiser and even jump on a transport to the planet Batuu to further your adventure inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This isn’t storytelling – it’s storyliving, where you’ll see, feel and live Star Wars in a whole new way.

We’ll have much more to share about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser in the future as we look forward to its 2022 debut; you can always visit starwarsgalacticstarcruiser.com for more details, and sign up there to receive updates.

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Related: How Disney Will Transport Guests From the Galactic Starcruiser to Batuu

The first-of-its-kind hotel will actually be an extension of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests who choose to book a passage on the Halcyon starship — the name of the starship that passengers will board when they enter the Galactic Starcruiser — will get to experience a port excursion on the Outer Rim planet of Batuu.

But that’s not all because those who decide to book a stay at the new hotel will also get an opportunity to ride both Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Galaxy’s Edge as they will be right in the backyard of the Starcruiser!

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Disney’s description of the Galactic Starcruiser hotel reads:

Experience the traditional art of wielding a lightsaber and put your skills to the test. Each cabin features its own window into space with a view of spectacular ships and galactic sights. Sip a drink in this stylish lounge, a warm and inviting retreat for passengers of all ages.

The Galactic Starcruiser was originally announced as part of Disney‘s new Star Wars land at the 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. 

Do you plan on staying at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser when it launches? Let us know in the comments below.

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