Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Opens in 2021, Here’s a New Look

Those looking to immerse themselves in a galaxy far, far away for multiple days should pencil in some time in 2021. Disney has revealed that the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser attraction will open at Walt Disney World in 2021. The previously announced attraction will be more akin to a cruise than a hotel, as guests will spend two days aboard the Halcyon starship living the Star Wars life.

While a specific launch date hasn’t been revealed, Disney revealed that 2021 will see the debut of the ambitious attraction. Originally, when the Disney parks began adding Star Wars expansions, it was expected that the company was going to build an immersive hotel. Instead, they’ve cooked up a cruise-like experience that features a full two-night itinerary.

Disney also released some new concept art of the entrance to the attraction, dubbed the Galactic Starcruiser Terminal. The building looks slick and streamlined, with lush greenery in the background. Truth be told, it doesn’t have much Star Wars iconography to distinguish it as part of the experience, but that could change when the real thing opens up. The company released the following description of what to expect upon arrival.

“Curbside check-in prepares you to leave Earth behind, jump to lightspeed and begin your Star Wars story. From the Starcruiser Terminal, you will enter an exclusive launch pod for travel up to the Halcyon, your starcruiser in a galaxy far, far away. Through the pod’s viewports, it looks as though you are traveling through space to approach the massive ship that is much too large to land on any planet.”

The cruise will make a stop at Galaxy’s Edge, the recently opened Star Wars expansion, which arrived at both Disneyland and Disney World. Guests will take special transports to Batuu, the planet that houses Black Spire Outpost, where Galexy’s Edge exists. Guests who decided to board the Galactic Starcruiser will be totally immersed for two days, which makes it a rather unique theme park experience. It’s also one that sounds like it might come with a hefty price tag. For now, Disney isn’t revealing any details regarding the cost associated with the grand adventure. But we’re betting those who wish to give this a go would do well to start saving now.

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Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 for more than $4 billion and they’ve done their best to make the most of it. Aside from the movies, they spent hundreds of millions on Galaxy’s Edge and will be spending untold millions more on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Some have questioned, based on the early attendance at the parks, if the expansion will pay off. Clearly, if Disney is pouring all of this money into a gigantic space cruise, they’re not too worried about it. Be sure to check out the newly released concept art for yourself. This news comes to us via the Disney Parks Blog.

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