Star Wars fans have been anticipating the opening of Walt Disney World Resort’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel for years. The project was first announced at the 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California and, ever since, fans have been waiting to blast off to a galaxy far, far away.
Now, the wait for pricing is finally over. Today, Disney finally confirmed just how many credits Guests will need to spend for a journey on the Halcyon luxury starliner — and the cost has many fans in shock.
Standard cabins start at $1,209 per Guest, per night, for two people per Standard Cabin, $889 per Guest for three people per Standard Cabin, and $749 per Guest for four people per Standard Cabin.
Pricing will go up for more elaborate staterooms — Galaxy Class Suites and Grand Captain Suites — onboard the Corellian starship.
It is worth noting, however, that the pricing for the Galactic Starcruiser Resort is very much in line with a Disney Cruise Line vacation of similar length. The Starcruiser experience will last for two nights and three days, while many of Disney’s Bahamian cruises on the Disney Dream and the new Disney Wish cruise ship are three-night itineraries.
Nonetheless, fans on social media can’t believe the cost of a trip to a galaxy far, far away.
Chris Mancini quipped:
The price of the Star Wars Hotel is ridiculous for a family of four. So I’ll need to go by myself.
The price of the Star Wars Hotel is ridiculous for a family of four. So I'll need to go by myself.
— Chris Mancini (@chrisjmancini) August 4, 2021
Chicago sports anchor Rick Gregg wrote:
RE: The Starcruiser Prices….
I wouldn’t risk $5,000 on the Walt Disney Company getting all of its effects and experiences right during a given 48-hour period. They don’t have much of a track record there anymore.
RE: The Starcruiser Prices….
I wouldn't risk $5,000 on the Walt Disney Company getting all of its effects and experiences right during a given 48-hour period. They don't have much of a track record there anymore.
— Rick Gregg (@rickgregg) August 4, 2021
Some fans like Mirissa are trying to use the power of social media to — only half facetiously, we think — find Starcruiser companions:
Anyone want to go halvsies with me and Matt for the Galactic Starcruiser? It’s going to cost more than the limit we set ourselves but if we got two other folks we could swing it.
Anyone want to go halvsies with me and Matt for the Galactic Starcruiser? ? It’s going to cost more than the limit we set ourselves but if we got two other folks we could swing it.
— Mirissa ?? (@genevivrelavie) August 4, 2021
A Twitter user going by Don’t Give a Schmidt posted, perhaps, the most amusing response of the day with an original trilogy joke that would do Boba Fett proud:
If you can’t afford the Galactic Starcruiser, Disney is offering a cheaper Sarlacc Pit experience! There you will find a new definition of pain and suffering, as you are slowly digested over a thousand years. Only cost $199 a person!
If you can’t afford the Galactic Starcruiser, Disney is offering a cheaper Sarlacc Pit experience! There you will find a new definition of pain and suffering, as you are slowly digested over a thousand years. Only cost $199 a person! pic.twitter.com/QJvru68P44
— Don’t give a Schmidt. (@Mrfurious32821) August 4, 2021
Although the experience is undeniably pricey, the itinerary includes a number of exciting experiences, such as droid racing and rides on both Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Per the official planning webpage for the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the following are included with every Guest’s all-inclusive ticket:
Package includes entry to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for one (1) day on day 2 of your experience. This admission ticket expires at midnight prior to departure date and is nonupgradable, nontransferable, nonrefundable and excludes activities/events separately priced. Package includes two (2) breakfast, two (2) lunch and two (2) dinner meals per Guest, with gratuity included for dinners; and one (1) quick-service meal consisting of one (1) entrée and either one (1) nonalcoholic beverage or, if age 21 or over, one (1) alcoholic beverage (where available), or, for Guests ages 3 to 9, one (1) combo meal from the children’s menu offerings, to be used in the theme park only. Entertainment and experiences onboard subject to change without notice or liability.
Will you be riding on the Starcruiser when it opens in spring 2022?