When The Walt Disney Company announced the development of Walt Disney World Resort’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel at the 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, Star Wars fans couldn’t have been more excited about the future of the franchise.
According to Disney’s verbiage, for the first time, fans of a galaxy far, far away could truly become part of the Star Wars story, even role-playing as their own Star Wars characters if they so choose.
Now, with the first voyage on the Halcyon luxury starliner “blasting off” on March 1, 2022, Disney has ramped up its marketing efforts for the Star Wars-themed hotel. But, unfortunately, the idea of the experience is falling flat with would-be Guests now that they’ve gotten a glimpse of what’s to come.
Many, in fact, have begun canceling their trips as opening day approaches.
With a price point averaging about $6,000 for a single stateroom for a two-night trip, social media has decried first looks at the somewhat unimpressive interior as “pathetic” and Disney executives are reportedly aware that Star Wars fans are “crying out in horror” regarding what they’ve seen so far.
Disney even went so far as to remove a particular marketing video following intense backlash.
Now, as the company seemingly attempts to regroup, it has emerged that not everything is actually included in the all-inclusive vacation.
According to Disney, Guests onboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will not receive any alcoholic beverages as part of their vacation package.
Most non-alcoholic drinks will be provided, but both alcoholic cocktails and non-alcoholic specialty drinks will require additional payment. Disney did not offer a price list for drinks on the Halcyon, but if the cost is similar to the price of drinks at Oga’s Cantina, Guests can expect to pay $15.00 (the price of a Jedi Mind Trick) to $45.00 (the price of Yub Nub).
It is worth noting that, despite recent fan concerns, Disney continues to stand by the fact that the Starcruiser experience will leave Guests “blown away” and will allow them to experience the Star Wars universe like never before on an unforgettable journey that goes “horribly, horribly wrong.”
Keep in mind, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the Starcruiser fall in the Star Wars timeline between Star Wars: Episode VII – The Last Jedi (2017) and Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019), meaning iconic characters like Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) are deceased.
We do know, however, that the legendary Chewbacca, plus sequel trilogy characters Rey and Kylo Ren will be on board and Guests will take a port excursion to Batuu’s Black Spire Outpost — but Guests who don’t choose to cancel their stays will simply have to wait and see what else awaits them onboard in Spring 2022.
What do you think about the fact that Guests don’t receive any alcoholic drinks as part of their Starcruiser trips?
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