Disney’s First All-Inclusive Resort Actually Isn’t All-Inclusive

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Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel was first announced at the 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, thrilling Star Wars fans of all ages.

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Now, Guests don’t have to wait long to book passage on the Halcyon, the luxury Corellian starliner that will “transport” passengers to a galaxy far, far away — reservations open on October 28, 2021 and the first journey begins on March 1, 2022.

Disney World’s first Star Wars hotel is also the Florida theme park’s first all-inclusive onsite Resort hotel. But, as it turns out, not quite everything is included in the cost of a pricey Halcyon stateroom.

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The official Galactic Starcruiser website notes that there are four popular “Add-On Activities” that are not included in the cost of a Star Wars hotel vacation package — dining at Oga’s Cantina, building a lightsaber at Savi’s Handbuilt Lightsabers, constructing an Astromech droid at the Droid Depot, and booking a seat at the Captain’s Table on board the ship.

It is worth noting that Guests’ Starcruiser packages will include one-day tickets to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park, and passengers will get to experience a port excursion to Batuu’s Black Spire Outpost at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Rides on both Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run are also included.

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While we know certain details about the Galactic Starcruiser experience — such as the fact that sequel trilogy characters like Chewbacca, Rey, and Kylo Ren will all be on board and Guests will be able to choose how much they immerse themselves in the experience (feel free to dress like a Twi’lek if you choose!) — many parts of this new addition to the Star Wars story remain under wraps.

Rest assured, though, that Imagineers and Disney CEO Bob Chapek are certain their most ambitious endeavor to date will leave Guests “blown away.”

More on Oga’s Cantina

Oga's Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
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Oga’s Cantina is officially described as:

Welcome to the local cantina, where bounty hunters, smugglers, rogue traders, and weary travelers of all ages come together to refuel, enjoy music, and conduct meetings—no questions asked. With an expansive menu of exotic concoctions for young ones and adults, the cantina is a welcome rest stop before your crew’s next galactic journey.

As you plan your next smuggling run, please enjoy some bold musical entertainment courtesy of droid DJ R-3X, a former Starspeeder 3000 pilot. The cantina adheres to proprietor Oga Garra’s strict code of conduct, but patrons can be… unpredictable, so just keep your head down—and drink casual.

For those who have long dreamed of visiting one of the galaxy’s most infamous watering holes, Oga’s Cantina brings that dream to life.

More on Savi’s Handbuilt Lightsabers

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Savi’s Handbuilt Lightsaber Workshop is officially described as:

Travel to Black Spire Outpost, where a group known as the “Gatherers” ushers you into a covert workshop packed with unusual parts, whimsical pieces and miscellaneous memorabilia collected from the far reaches of the galaxy.

Under their guidance, you can construct your very own lightsaber and bring it to life through the power of kyber crystals. Builders beware—you must protect the shop’s secrecy to avoid being discovered by the First Order!

Once your lightsaber is complete (purchase required!), you’ll be ready to embark on incredible new adventures—from the far reaches of Wild Space to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

More on the Droid Depot

Exotic finds can be found throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. In the Droid Depot at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests will be able to build their own personal droids. (Joshua Sudock/Disney Parks)
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The Droid Depot is officially described as:

Visit a workshop stocked with parts, chips, manuals and other tech items useful for constructing your very own droid, one of the galaxy’s most indispensable sidekicks.

First, register your choice of the BB-series unit or R-series unit with the clerk, who’ll provide a basket and blueprint for parts. Next, proceed to the following stations and begin your droid-building experience.

More on the Captain’s Table

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The Captain’s Table is officially described as:

Arrange to sit at the captain’s table for an especially memorable dinner experience. Enjoy extra courses—the captain’s favorite dishes—while seated in a prime location in the center of the Crown of Corellia Dining Room.

An additional fee is required for Captain’s Table seating.

The website notes that Guests need to contact a Galactic Starcruiser Specialist to book any of the “Add-On Activitites” available to Starcruiser passengers.

Are you planning to take a journey on the Halcyon?

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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