When you think of Walt Disney World and characters, chances are your mind goes to favorites like Mickey and Minnie. Well, Disney World’s incoming Star Wars hotel has officially revealed new characters that will soon be part of the crew for the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience!
Reservations are currently open for a first-of-its-kind, two-night immersive experience – ideal for the ultimate Star Wars fan! Instead of watching a Star Wars story unfold on the screen, you’ll be experiencing the journey firsthand aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. The journey to a galaxy far, far away will begin on March 1, 2022, at Walt Disney World Resort aboard what Disney is calling the Halcyon starcruiser.
While the voyage may include the encounter of favorite Star Wars characters such as Rey, Chewbacca, or Kylo Ren, Disney is now giving us a first look at new characters in the Star Wars galaxy.
Captain Riyola Keevan
First up, meet the Captain of your ship! Charismatic, respected and trustworthy, Captain Keevan will lead your voyage aboard the Halcyon starcruiser. She is a strong and decisive leader, endearing herself to both her crew and her passengers by being fair to all and cool under pressure – a skill she’s learned from her … “adventurous” history. You’ll likely find the captain on the ship’s bridge – and you’d be wise to listen carefully and follow her instructions.
Cruise Director Lenka Mok
Because everyone needs a right-hand man/woman! There is much fun to be had aboard the starcruiser, and Lenka Mok is your go-to crew member to discover it all. As the captain’s right hand, Mok is in charge of onboard entertainment, so it’s her job to make sure your voyage is an adventure. An optimistic and joyful soul, Mok’s happiness is derived from yours, so this is definitely someone you’ll want to meet!
Yes, a droid! This astromech droid is Mok’s assistant cruise director, ensuring things run smoothly and on time. He keeps an eye on all the workings of the ship and is devoted to Mok and Captain Keevan. And while he loves to have fun with Guests, he’s also good in a pinch if anything should go awry (one of his many hidden talents).
Sammie the Mechanic
This character seems too young to be the ship’s mechanic… but fingers crossed Sammie has it all under control! Sammie’s proficiency as the ship’s new mechanic is actually not his most endearing feature. His enthusiasm and good-natured personality quickly won over the starcruiser’s crew and that makes him popular among Guests who happen across his path. He’s clearly eager to prove himself on such a well-appointed vessel, and his tasks always seem to get done … somehow.
This droid will be keeping everything in order. D3-O9 is another droid you may see appear on viewscreens onboard the Halcyon starcruiser. Her primary responsibility is running ship logistics, so she certainly knows everyone and everything happening onboard during a voyage. But her favorite part of the job is talking with passengers. Built centuries ago by Chandrila Star Line’s founder, D3 has seen the ship’s history – and the entire galaxy – evolve, and she’s not shy about sharing her knowledge and opinions with passengers.
First Order Lt. Harman Croy
This First Order Lt. sounds like he’ll be on the lookout for suspicious activity. While the Halcyon starcruiser is a pleasure vessel, this is a stormy time in the galaxy as battles rage between the First Order and the Resistance – and it’s often impossible to avoid the conflict. The ambitious and intimidating Lt. Croy is on special assignment to root out and expose any Resistance fighters who are rumored to be aboard the ship. Will you help him? Will you support the Resistance? Will you just sit back and see how the whole thing plays out? The choice is yours.
These six new characters seem like a strong bunch that will surely run a smooth ship for the two-night journey. Even though, yes, Disney has already made it clear that Guests won’t ACTUALLY be going into space, we are still looking forward to the high-tech Resort and exceptional Star Wars experiences that await Galactic Starcruiser Guests.
Which of these characters are you most looking forward to meeting aboard the Galactic Starcruiser during your Star Wars adventure?