Guest Shocked With Hectic Arrival Process For Disney’s Costly Galactic Starcruiser

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While there are so many exciting things currently happening or about to happen at the Walt Disney World Resort such as the upcoming TRON roller coaster at Magic Kingdom or Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT, none really compared to the level of hype and ambition Disney’s new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.

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The long wait is now over and Guests have already traveled aboard the Halcyon Starcruiser at Walt Disney World. Boasting some out-of-this-world theming, interactive characters, and some truly unique food, this new immersive resort has been getting some pretty positive reviews despite the whopping $6,000 price tag.

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However, there are some elements Guests aren’t too thrilled with at the moment. In a tweet from Belle (@FiBelleFi), they noted how the arrival process was less than desirable as everyone was forced to crowd around outside the entrance. See the full tweet below:

Why didn’t they build an arrivals lounge? Everyone could sit and they could call each family 1 by 1. Nobody greeted me from my car to check me in, they were so busy I had to find a CM to check in. High price = high expectations

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They discussed how there was no “arrival lounge” that Guests could wait in, kind of similar to what you would find at a more typical Disney hotel. They also noted how hectic the arrival process was saying that they had to track down a Cast Member just to check-in. Hopefully, these kinks get worked out in the near future.

If you’re looking to book your stay onboard Disney’s Galactic Starcruiser, check out the official website for all additional information. On March 1st, Guests were able to board the Halcyon and experience what Disney has claimed to be one of their most immersive experiences yet. As stated earlier, this experience does come at quite a cost.

Chewbacca with Guests on Star War: Galactic Starcruiser
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The Star WarsGalactic Starcruiser has been described as a unique, immersive experience that Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek has promised will leave Guests “blown away.” The official description of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser can be seen below:

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a revolutionary new 2-night experience where you are the hero. You and your group will embark on a first-of-its-kind Star Wars adventure that’s your own. It’s the most immersive Star Wars story ever created—one where you live a bespoke experience and journey further into a Star Wars adventure than you ever dreamed possible.Arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort terminal, board a launch pod and rendezvous with the magnificent Halcyon starcruiser. Stay in a cabin or suite with an exquisite view of space. Throughout the ship, you’ll interact with an eclectic collection of characters, sit down to exotic galactic cuisine and perhaps even plot a secret mission together.

As the itinerary continues, you’ll take the story further and deeper. Choose your path. Seek out the inner workings of the legendary starship, learn the traditional art of wielding a lightsaber and even jump on a transport to the planet Batuu—where your mission continues at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

Ouannii from Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
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Guests will also have the chance to disembark the Halcyon and enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Star Wars-themed land is set between Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017) and Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) in the Star Wars timeline. Guests will be able to visit Batuu and ride two of the most incredible rides at Walt Disney World, being Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Rise of the Resistance.

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Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks Guest experience. No two Guest experiences are alike and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Parks operations.

Will you be staying aboard the Halcyon Starcruiser anytime soon? Let us know in the comments below. 

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

While you are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can enjoy Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith on Sunset Boulevard. By the Chinese Theater, Guests prepare to ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. In Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash always boasts a long line with others shooting their shot on Midway Mania or spinning their brains out on Alien Swirling Saucers. Of course, you have to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run! 

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