Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser It's new for fans of the story. An immersive experience on the Halcyon ship, full of attractions and character interactions.
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Learn more about this Hotel which has Disney magic and everything else immersive within the Star Wars universe.
The Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
The Walt Disney World complex opened its newest themed Resort on March 1st.
At first, it is the world's first immersive hotel inspired by the Star Wars saga.
The Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser It's a real dive into the Star Wars universe.
After all, he literally feels inside the franchise films, throughout his stay.
When it comes to Disney, nothing is simple, so it wouldn't be any different on this luxurious ship, where the stay is the most incredible experience of everything it currently offers.
Where is this hotel?
A mysterious white and gray wall hides a novelty is the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser.
Built next to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction, the ship is located in the resort area within Disney's Hollywood Studios park in Orlando.
In this way, you will feel in a galaxy very
the decoration of the place
The Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser it has replicas of environments from the most recent films, although it has references from the four George Lucas films.
Which, at first, pleases older fans of the saga.
In the aircraft cabin, which is the fourth, there are white, orange and black tones.
In the window, the view of space, which changes as the ship moves.
The doors are sliding, in addition, they are opened by means of the magicBand and to close it has the lock as if it were really a spaceship.
In the rooms there are call centers, with telephone and tablet, to talk with the droid that will serve you.
First of all, he'll give you hints about your journey and what's next.
In the bathroom, the dispensers containing soap, shampoo and cream follow the futuristic decor.
Even the items for personal use are chromed, in addition, it is written that they are suitable for the skin of beings from all galaxies.
The decoration is rich in details, the ship's logo is on all items, the robe is the clothing of a jedi.
In internal environments, black light and silver tones, while the external ones vary according to the galaxy.
An immersive experience
The experience is aboard the Halcyon spacecraft. First of all, at check-in, the visitor receives the MagicBand and installs the app.
Both are essential, as it is the app that will guide you through the attractions during your stay. The bracelet will unlock the droid, ports and other services.
After settling in and dropping off your bags, you'll head to the lobby, where you'll see a video with safety information, such as fire extinguishers and emergency exits.
In addition, it is explained how to differentiate a real emergency situation from a live actions.
From there the fun really starts in the Star Wars hotel, the visitor enters a kind of capsule, which will take the intergalactic spacecraft.
It moves a little and in the windows images of the space.
As soon as the doors open, you enter the central room, at first called the atrium, which is where the fun and re-enactments begin.
The stay at Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
the stay in Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser is done in 3 days and 2 nights.
Included in the values, for example:
– Two-night stay in a spacecraft cabin;
– Food and beverages, with the exception of alcoholic beverages;
– A quick-service meal at Docking Bay 7 located on Galaxy's Edge;
– One-day ticket to Hollywood Studios;
– Themed MagicBand.
Although the amount paid is for a package of attractions and other benefits, some programs within the hotel are paid separately, so be aware of this before participating.
Interaction with the characters
Disney's strong point, where the magic happens, is in the interaction with the characters. Even adults surrender, remember their childhood and leave delighted.
Right after lunch, the ship's crew are called to the Atrium to meet the captain.
The relaxed atmosphere of the crew's presentations gives way to tension between the characters.
It doesn't take long and the staging and hustle begins as soon as you enter the First Order hall.
First of all, even knowing that it is a piece, there is no way not to immerse yourself in this experience.
Distrustful of some crew members, the First Order decides to stay on the ship to observe and, then, the Stormtroopers appear and that's where the action comes into play.
All main characters are guided by assistants, also in character. They act as a form of guide and also to organize access to the actor.
How are the accommodations at this hotel?
The accommodations in Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, first of all, they are sensational and have everything you need for an unforgettable trip, in every room there are items such as:
- Safe for personal items;
- Hair dryer;
- Personal hygiene products;
- interactive TV;
- Folding table;
- Puff chest;
During the day through the window you will be able to see planets, at night you will see stars, asteroids and other celestial bodies.
The cabins have a double bed and bunk beds, what changes is the number of people they can hold, they are:
- Standard cabin;
- Suite Galaxy Class;
- The Grand Captain Suite.
In all rooms there is an emergency exit, with access to a corridor that leads to the back of the hotel.
It serves in urgent cases or even to leave the complex.
A very comfortable environment
Everything inside the cabin follows the Disney resort standard.
So they have comfortable and clean beds.
In addition, it is stocked with shampoo, creams, soap and even makeup remover wipes, among other treats.
Communication is through characterized staff or droids, room service can be ordered or any other request will be attended to.
What to do in this hotel
It's made for hardcore fans of the movie and it's always nice to meet people with the same interests.
Therefore, what will not be lacking is a crew member to chat and make friends, in addition to having:
- Characters featured;
- Live action with the actors;
- Defense training;
- Excursions to the planet Batuu;
- Manage navigation systems;
- Lightsaber training.
The workouts are part of the package of exclusive attractions of the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser.
But that's not all, fans can customize their lightsaber and relax in the lounge.
It takes training to master a lightsaber, and for that you need the help of a Jedi master.
After all, there would be no Luke without Yoda, no Obi-Wan Kenobi without Qui-Gon Jinn, just as Darth Vader would be nothing without Darth Sidious.
Anyone who is a fan of the saga would love to have the experience of mastering the lightsaber with the class of a Jedi master.
Therefore, this activity is one of the most awaited moments by visitors.
Stay tuned for schedules, because to participate you need to schedule in the app. But don't worry, if you fall asleep, your droid might wake you up.
In this training, the guest becomes an honorary member of the crew.
It is necessary to pilot and protect the ship.
In principle, this is one of the main activities of the Star Wars hotel. In addition, this action includes:
- Control system;
In front of the super realistic cabin, you'll have to protect the ship from an enemy attack.
Also, navigate without hitting any asteroids.
This attraction can be done on the first day of the trip or on the second, just schedule it in the Datapad app.
Another moment awaited by fans is the time to meet their favorite characters.
Contrary to what happens in the parks, where the actors stand to take pictures, in Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser they are passengers as well as guests.
It is then possible to chat and interact.
At first, you will find the youngest of the saga, as well as the captivating heroes of the first films.
It's a unique experience, not least because it's not every day you come across Chewbacca.
With the application it is possible to know where the actors are, so it is easier for a meeting to happen.
If it is necessary to schedule, the action will also be done by the app
Explore the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
the days in Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser are filled with interactive activities, even the dishes served during lunch and dinner are themed.
In fact, the band that plays during meals must be from another galaxy.
1- The Halcyon Starcruiser
The famous starship Halcyon is the hotel itself and takes passengers to a galaxy far, far away, namely a star cruiser.
In it, the passenger spends three days, all of them hectic because of the attractions.
It was developed in a partnership between Disney and Lucasfilm and the legendary Doug Chiang was responsible for the design of the ship.
The gray tone on the outside gives way to lounges with futuristic touches, neutral colors and blue light in the midst of darker environments.
2- The Atrium in Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
The Atrium is the place where the characters are introduced, in fact, that's where the story begins.
As well, it is defined who is from the Resistance and who is from the First Order.
The place also works as a kind of meeting point, where it is possible to socialize and make friends.
In addition, beings from all galaxies pass by, thus, it makes the experience fun and surprising.
3- The Sublight Lounge
The Lounge is a relaxed place, the crew, that is, the bartenders, tell the stories of the drinks and interact about them.
In addition, alcoholic beverages are only allowed to those over 21 years of age.
It's fun aside, because it's possible to find beings from all galaxies and also venture into the card game, Corellian Thorns.
The one Han Solo bet on and lost the Millennium Falcon.
4- Passenger Cabins in Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
The rooms on the ship are cabins, in which the visitor can rest watching the Galaxy pass through the window.
To give the sensation of day or night, the landscape changes, which helps to think that it is in fact in motion.
For fans of the saga, it will be extra fun to try to guess which planets are passing across the screen, from the oldest to the new Disney movies.
It's a good pastime for free time.
Excursions for those who love the Star Wars universe
the package of Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser entitles you to a ticket to Hollywood Studios park.
At first, the plot will be an excursion to a Galaxy to help the resistance, so that day the dynamic will be at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
1- Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser: Rise of the Resistance
The time has come to put into practice the training that the starcruiser provided on the first day of immersion on the ship.
After Lightsaber Training the passenger is ready to help the Resistance. She is currently searching for recruits in the forest next to the Black Spire Outpost for a secret mission.
who can participate
The attraction is part of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge which is located inside the Hollywood Studios complex, one of the Disney parks.
Therefore, the package Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, has a one-day ticket to enter Bantu.
The only limitation of the toy is its height, so you need to be more than one meter and two centimeters to be able to enjoy the ride. Rise of the Resistance.
That is, you need to pay attention to the size of the children who will participate.
Opening hours are from 8:30 am to 9 pm. Watch out for queues and schedules, as the attraction is not exclusive to hotel guests.
Other adventures in Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser and Galaxy's Edge
As we said earlier, Galaxy's Edge is the planet Battuu built in Disney's Hollywood Studios park.
You can visit this area directly from the Star Wars Galactir Starcruiser, making your resort experience even more immersive.
Let's check out some more of what you can find making the most of these 2 amazing locations!
The adventure begins with the Resistance having their ship captured by the First Order, who are trying at all costs to silence the rebellion.
So the fight is against a legion of Stormtroopers and the fearsome Kylo Ren.
The attraction is a battle simulation, in which the passenger until then becomes a member of the Resistance and needs to finish off the stormtroopers that appear along the way.
The toy is on rails, with small drops and speed. In addition, it has many sounds and lights, that is, it is pure action.
Luckily, next to the good is a camouflaged team of fighters, like Rey and BB-8.
At first, it's one of those rides that you want to go to several times because it has so many details and actions going on that it's impossible to see everything, so enjoy it.
have fun to the fullest
Disney is synonymous with magic, so it's okay to leave reality in these days of immersion in the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser.
To have the most fun, you have to be willing to immerse yourself in a parallel world, in a galaxy far, far away.
2- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
This is another special attraction for fans, it is also located on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
At first, it is a classic that cannot be left out of a tour of the area intended for lovers of Saga adventures.
Cosplay is frequent there, as well as people of all ages. First of all, it's possible to pilot Han Solo's famous spaceship, that is, it's pure action.
who can participate
In general, who owns Disney's Hollywood Studios Park tickets, so it's not an exclusive attraction for Disney passengers. starcruiser.
Children under 97 cm are out of the game, this being the only exception to the attraction.
Pay attention to opening hours
This is not a guest-only attraction, so opening hours are from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm. Watch out for queues as it is a popular attraction.
How this adventure works inside the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
The passengers of Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser will be transported by ship to the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge area to participate in the experience.
In the mission, participants can choose which position they will hold:
Each one has a crucial role in the mission, which will be a small contraband, in the Han Solo style, however, who will command the ship this time is the visitor.
Therefore, the success or failure of the mission will depend on the participants.
It looks like Hondo Ohnaka is looking for some discreet flight crew to deliver a very rare item in exchange for cash.
From there, it's all action in a stunning emulation of the Millennium Falcon cabin.
It's a very fast adventure, because you'll be in the fastest ship in the Galaxy. But don't worry, first of all, training is given for each post.
A unique experience
Flying the Millennium Falcon is a unique experience for any fan of the franchise. The replica is perfect, just like the other Disney attractions. Not to mention the engine noise and the feeling of flying in this emulator.
Custom Products in Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
Inside the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser There are several stores with personalized products. After all, it is characteristic of Disney and other parks to have a store at the end of each ride.
The nave is no different, in each corner there is a store, but some have different products.
Thus, you can buy various items such as:
- Personal objects;
- Replica of ships;
- replicas of beings,
There are, however, exclusive items for those staying at the hotel.
In addition, there are a greater number of options for intergalactic beings and the sellers are an attraction in their own right.
1- Savi's Workshop ? Handbuilt Lightsabers
The store is located on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios, specializes in Lightsabers.
It is part of the package for those staying at Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser.
At first, it's a secret place, where the group of Gatherers point the way. You can find rare pieces, valuable items, and memorabilia, all in Jedi style.
Upon entering the visitor receives a box, according to their chosen theme, each Lightsabers has:
- 1 fist;
- 4 wrappers;
- 2 sets of triggers;
- 2 activators.
The activity is personalized and everyone receives help and guidance to choose and assemble their saber. Therefore, it is a secret and special attraction.
Build your lightsaber in Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
With the help of the Gatherers it will be possible to build a custom lightsaber and bring it to life through the power of Kyber's crystals, they are:
There are four themes available for cuffs and each one has its cloisonné button that represents your choice, which:
- Power and control;
- Elementary nature;
- Peace and justice;
- Protection and defense.
power and control
This botton was forged by dark side warriors, this style is rumored to include wreckage from the Sith planet, in addition, it contains pieces of abandoned temples.
Nature embodies the Force, the energy that surrounds all living beings. He was created with Brylark trees, Cartusion whale bones, and Rancor teeth.
peace and justice
Made with rare items from the ruins of Jedi temples and spaceship wreckage, it's primarily a tribute to the galaxy's ancient protectors.
protection and defense
The source of the Force reconnects with the mysterious inscriptions that are on that fist. So, be ready to defend the Galaxy with this Lightsaber and protect your allies.
an amazing experience
The Saber is one of the most well-known symbols in movies. Even those who haven't watched the saga know that Saber refers to a Jedi. So, it is an indispensable item and the assembly involves a very creative dynamic, which becomes an incredible experience.
Prices and opening hours
Payment is made upon entry, so you receive the box with the parts to assemble that costs $219.99 USD per lightsaber, plus tax.
The time is reserved and follows the pattern Disney for more specific activities.
You must book 60 days in advance.
To have a better experience, some rules are imposed, so stay tuned to the Disney website for possible changes about:
- For people over 5 years old;
- Area limited to one builder and one visitor;
- At least one person must be 14 years of age or older;
- The guest does not build, only the builder;
- Comes with a transport box;
- It is non-refundable.
You must arrive 10 minutes in advance, if you need to cancel, do it days before to avoid paying the fee.
Make the most of this experience
This is one of the most unique attractions at the Disney park, so if you have a reservation, make the most of the opportunity to build your own Saber.
2- Droid Depot in Galaxy's Edge
For the game to be complete, first of all, you need a droid.
Therefore, this is the opportunity to build your own friend in the Droid Depot.
In fact, it is an indispensable item in the galaxy.
Guaranteed presence in all Saga movies, just like Saber, it's a collector's item that needs to be on the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge souvenir list.
Therefore, it is good to schedule yourself for this activity.
what do you find there
It's a parts warehouse, with chips and accessories to assemble a droid, as well as technological objects, all very colorful and playful.
After choosing between the R or BB line, all you have to do is pick up the parts and assemble, the tour is guided and you will have help whenever necessary. In fact, parts, in addition to what comes in the kit, are sold separately.
The place is open from 8:30 am to 9 pm. Still, it is recommended that you book in advance.
In principle, the parks reservation policy advises that check-in is done up to 60 days before.
Assemble your astromech unit in Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
The R series was a line of astromech droids, an example being the famous character R2-D2.
They are older models, many of the first Saga movies and you can find the parts:
- Side legs set;
- center leg.
It's nostalgic for older fans to build the R series, not least because many grew up watching it.
At first, they were the ones imagined by George Lucas are very nice.
The most famous is the BB-8, if you choose the BB series, just go to the treadmill that has the parts, such as:
- Body Sphere;
- Dome connection plate;
The most captivating droid of the Force Awakens BBB-8 is one of the most chosen by the new generation of admirers,
Just follow the simple instructions or monitors to assemble your droid in the correct sequence.
Afterwards, it will be paired with a remote control and come to life.
The cost to participate in this activity is $99.99 USD per astromech droid, plus tax.
An unforgettable moment
Build your friend is a cool activity to do with your father or older brother and become an unforgettable moment.
To better take advantage of the attraction of starcruiser and not be surprised, here are some important details:
- Transport box included;
- Instruction manual;
- Activity for children over 3 years old;
- Input for a builder and a visitor;
- One of the pair must be over 14 years old;
- The companion does not build the drone;
- It is non-refundable.
It is good to follow the Disney website to see if there has been any change in the rules, especially for the most popular activities, such as this one.
Meals on the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
During the hosting days, it is possible to try food from all the Galaxies.
Halcyon has three dining places, such as:
- The Atrium: small snacks during the day;
- Sublight Lounge: creative drinks and some snacks;
- Crown of Corellia Dining Room - Main restaurant with 3 meals.
Due to the theme, you can expect surprising, colorful and well-presented dishes.
In fact, that's exactly what Disney offers at Halcyon, unlike anything you've seen inside the resorts.
diversity of options
The first dinner is at Corellia, in addition to the buffet service, there is a show by the star Gaya.
In addition, the atmosphere is cozy and has several options.
On the menu, a delicious hot cheese served with tomato soup, or dumplings with the ship's logo served with maple honey and butter accompany a sausage. A typical American cafe.
For those who like to dare, you can serve dishes with oriental flavors, shrimp, dumplings stuffed with meat, similar to the traditional Chinese, but super colorful. Plus there are the flavors of tropical fruits and ice cream.
Black Spire Outpost stores
It is the area where visitors can walk through the shops and pick up souvenirs, a great option to be distracted between one attraction and another.
It is possible to feel like a Batuu while walking through the various stores.
In addition, the space has a large enclosed area, which is a good option for rainy afternoons in Orlando.
Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities
Anyone who is a fan of the Saga knows well that Dok-Ondar's was a great collector, but he didn't have a good taste or specific object.
First of all, anything that was disgusting or weird was enough for the character to be interested in.
It is a place that will transport the visitor to the movie, when observing the place it can even be confused with an antique shop.
But anyone who knows Dok Ondar knows that you can find curious things there.
What can you find in the store?
In addition to Star Wars-themed souvenirs, you will find holocrons, kyber crystals and also replicas of creatures from other planets.
Black Spire Outfitters at Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
Among the many fans of the saga, there are those who like to enjoy the park already dressed as their favorite character.
For those staying at Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, it's even more special to return to Halcyon as a Jedi.
Themed clothing and accessories
The store has all kinds of costumes to make a visitor into a Jedi, even the belt to put on the lightsaber can be found in it.
Choose which side you're on
In the store, everyone is free to be the character they admire, so it's okay if you want to be on the dark side of the force. After all, the store has costumes for Sith, Kylo Ren and obviously Darth Vader.
Resistance Supply in Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
In the woods near the ancient ruins, the Resistance gathers to fight the First Order.
Therefore, there is a supply station with various types of products there.
In the store, you can buy overalls and helmet, household items, various souvenirs and Light Saber. In short, it's a store focused on fighting the forces of evil.
First Order Cargo in Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
The First Order wants to recruit allies for battle, so it chose a post to conquer the locals.
Join the First Order
The realistic ship has supplements to ally with the First Order, from clothes to the famous red Sabers. At first, you can find Stormtroopers in the place, as well as bad guys.
Creature Stall in Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
Creatures from all over the Galaxies are in this shop waiting to be taken home.
At first, the store has several different types of pets that can be seen in one of the films of the saga.
Species from across the galaxy
It is the store for those who are fans of Ewok from Endor and other beings from different planets, after all, there is a little bit of everything in this exotic store.
First of all, make sure you don't open any cages or crates, you never know what's inside.
Toydarian Toymaker at Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
It's the Zabaka toy maker's shop, the window is full of crates and supplies for making toys by hand, initially the tauntaun rocking horse.
Other than that, you can see her silhouetted in the workshop window as she makes Wookiee dolls and games like lucky dice and sabacc.
It is a place that movie lovers will be delighted by the collectibles that the store has. Plus, it's nostalgic for older fans and a place well worth a visit.
So, is the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser worth knowing?
It is a 3-day immersion, although for two nights it will be one of the experiences most fantastic for visitors.
Disney manages with all the details to send people to the scenario.
In addition, it puts the visitor in the action.
The immersion is total, with the right to perfectly characterized characters, mainly as beings from other galaxies.
Monsters, animals and other beings really lead the guest to believe that he is in another world.
One con is the value, Disney released the values months before the inauguration, it was something around US $4,809.
But for fans, it's worth every cent. So check out this hotel while enjoying the Hollywood Studios best attractions.
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