Updates on the New Star Wars Hotel from the D23 Parks Presentation
Disney held the presentation for their theme parks on the last day of D23 today. With Galaxy’s Edge essentially open on both coasts now, there wasn’t a whole lot of news to announce, but Disney did treat those in attendance to some fun new details on the upcoming Star Wars hotel.
First off, the hotel, now officially known as Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, will be a 2 day/2 night immersive experience taking you “into space” to board the galactic cruise vessel known as The Halcyon. Guests will be grouped together for this 2 day event and get to live out a comprehensive Star Wars story themselves while the Halcyon travels through the stars.
Here are the details from the Disney Parks Blog:
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will offer a two-night itinerary where all guests arrive and depart together, similar to Disney Cruise Line. Unlike any typical cruise, though, you can become the heroes of your own Star Wars story in a new type of immersive experience that only Disney could create.
You will cruise the galaxy in style aboard the Halcyon, known for its impeccable service and exotic destinations. Onboard, you will stay in well-appointed cabins, experience onboard dining, make a planet-side excursion to Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, and much more. Throughout the journey, you will be invited to delve deeper into your personal adventure by participating in onboard activities, interacting with characters, crew, other passengers you meet, and becoming part of the action and the broader Star Wars saga.
The parks blog also had some fun bits of info on some of the things you will be able to experience during your stay:
The adventure begins when you arrive at the Galactic Starcruiser Terminal at Walt Disney World and check in for your two-night experience.
You will be invited to enter a Launch Pod for transport into space. Through windows above, you’ll see yourself leave the real world behind as you jump to hyperspace and draw closer and closer to the Halcyon.
When the Launch Pod docks with the Halcyon and the airlock opens, you will step into the ship’s main deck Atrium to begin your journey through a galaxy far, far away.
A visit aboard the Halcyon becomes a multi-day story that interweaves with members of the crew, other passengers, familiar Star Wars characters, and an excursion to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The all-immersive experience also features entertaining activities, such as:
- Wielding a lightsaber while facing off against a training remote, where you may discover your own connection with the Force.
Visiting the starcruiser’s Bridge to learn about ship systems and how to operate them, including navigation and defense – skills that may come in handy during a journey through this adventure-filled galaxy.
Every window in the Halcyon – including those in each cabin – has a view of the galaxy beyond, with ever-changing vistas as the ship progresses from place to place.
You’ll be able to explore the Halcyon and perhaps discover hidden spaces deep in the mechanics of the ship – perfect for uncovering secrets … or holding secret meetings.
Choices you make during your adventure will help determine how your Star Wars story progresses.
Stay tuned to SWNN as we’ll bring you more updates if they become available.