Rhodia musician Ouannii joins galactic superstar Gaya aboard the Emerald.
disney The two-day hotel experience World of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is closing, making its final voyage this September after opening for just over a year.
The experience combines elements of the company’s resorts, cruise lines and theme parks into one 48-hour space romp. The Galactic Starcruiser debuted during Disney’s D23 Expo 2019, near the company’s Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, which opens in March 2022.
Cruises cost about $1,200 per person per day, and a two-day family package is close to $6,000. That can be a tough number to digest, especially considering how much a week of travel on a typical family of four Disney vacation can cost, depending on hotel and restaurant choices.
However, for fans looking for the ultimate Star Wars experience, Galactic Starcruiser is hailed as a dream come true. The two-day excursion includes a hotel room, all food and beverages except alcohol and specialty beverages, a day trip to Hollywood Studios Park, Magic Band, and valet parking upon drop-off.
However, the Galactic Starcruiser is more than just a hotel. It’s an immersive experience. Voyagers spend their time on Halcyon, meeting new characters and aligning themselves with the light or dark side.
The main gist of the overall story is as follows: You are a passenger on a Star Cruiser on a two-day voyage. During that trip, a first-class officer and several stormtroopers boarded the ship to root out Resistance spies. Along with these villains, there are spies, musicians, rebels, and reluctant heroes that make up a Star Wars story.
Of course, some familiar faces also make an appearance, including Chewbacca, Rey and Kylo Ren.
The experience has earned the highest guest satisfaction ratings in Walt Disney World history and received a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement in Themed Entertainment.
Still, this boutique hotel is too expensive for the average Star Wars fan.
“Star Wars: Starcruisers is one of our most innovative projects ever, lauded by guests and recognized as setting a new benchmark for innovative and immersive entertainment,” the company said in a statement. “This premium boutique experience gives us the opportunity to try new things on a smaller scale of 100 rooms, and as we prepare for its final voyage, we will use what we learn to create future experience to attract more guests and fans.”
Disney is reportedly spending $2 billion to build two immersive Star Wars lands in Florida and California — though it’s unclear whether the cost of building the Star Cruiser is included in the total.