What You NEED to Know Before Visiting Galactic Starcruiser

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Sublight Lounge at Disney's 'Star Wars': Galactic Starcruiser

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Walt Disney World has just released a ton of new information regarding the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, including pricing and even mock itineraries!

Wrapping your head around all of this information can be a bit overwhelming. To prepare for your out-of-this-world vacation experience, Disney World has released an entire “Know Before You Go” page!

Here are some of the highlights that you should know prior to visiting Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.

What Should Guests Expect?

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Within that webpage, Disney has an entire section on what Guests should expect:

There is no wrong way to experience Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser!

During your voyage, you won’t just meet new and familiar Star Wars Characters, you’ll interact with them in ways you’ve only imagined.

Characters need your help and will ask you to join them on daring missions. You can choose to help them—or not. It’s your choice to engage as little or as much as you want in the experience.

Invitations to participate are waiting for you to discover throughout the ship over the course of the voyage. Choose to assist the First Order, hide a member of the Resistance, become an underworld smuggler or follow your connection to the Force. You can join one faction or switch your allegiance throughout your adventure.

In addition to in-person interactions, you will also have access to special features in the Star Wars: Datapad experience available on your personal device as part of the Play Disney Parks app. You’ll receive messages from the crew and others you may encounter along the way, and you will make choices that impact your adventure, so please be sure to download the Play Disney Parks App before your voyage departure date.

Remember, your Star Wars story is determined by the choices you make and the actions you take—or don’t take. Discover, explore and play… or just sit back and watch it all happen!

What Should Guests Wear?

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While staying aboard the Galactic Starcruiser, Guests have the option of dressing up as some of their favorite characters from Star Wars! Per Disney:

You’re invited to dress up as part of the Star Wars galaxy and wear your galactic favorites during your Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser adventure. If you wish to participate, you can even show off your look during the Outer Rim Regalia exhibition. Clothes from your home planet are also welcome.

What Should Guests Pack?

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If you are wondering what you should bring with you on your trip to a galaxy far, far away — Disney has got your covered! On their website, they have provided a complete checklist of everything you should bring with you prior to vacationing at the Galactic Starcruiser:

Dress comfortably, as you would for any Florida vacation—plus bring appropriate Star Wars galaxy items and attire.


  • Photo ID or passport
  • Phone and mobile device chargers
  • Camera and accessories (batteries, memory cards, etc.)
  • Prescription glasses or contact lenses
  • Medication (in their original containers)
  • Hair supplies for your favorite Star Wars hairstyle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats


  • Star Wars galaxy attire (Jedi robes, etc.)
  • Jeans or pants
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirts
  • Rain jacket or windbreaker
  • Sweater, sweatshirt or other clothes you can layer in colder conditions
  • Sundresses
  • Comfortable walking shoes like sneakers or sandals for your Planet Excursion

Getting to the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Terminal

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If you have a vacation booked at the Galactic Starcruiser, you may be wondering how exactly you arrive at the terminal? Well, Disney has released information regarding this as well. Per the official website:

On your voyage departure date, your adventure will begin when you arrive at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Terminal, conveniently located at Walt Disney World Resort.


Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Terminal
201 South Studio Drive
Bay Lake, Florida 32830

Guests should arrive at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Terminal between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Please ensure any travel plans allow for ample time to arrive at the terminal before 4:00 PM on the day that your voyage starts.

Valet parking is included with your Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser vacation package.

Only registered Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Guests are permitted to visit the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Terminal or board the starcruiser.

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If you want to visit the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, be sure to visit the “Know Before You Go” webpage so you can be prepared for your adventure to a galaxy far, far away!

Also, be sure to contact our friends at Academy Travel, who will help you plan your out-of-this-world experience and answer any questions you may have!

Will you be booking a stay at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser? Let us know in the comments below.

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