During the Disney Parks panel at this year’s D23 Expo, one of the most exciting news to debut is new details about the upcoming attraction “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser”, an immersive guest experience inspired by a galaxy far, far away which is coming soon to Walt Disney World. During this presentation, we heard from Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, and Ann Morrow Johnson, executive producer and creative director for Walt Disney Imagineering.
“Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” will offer a two-night itinerary where all guests arrive and depart together, similar to Disney Cruise Line. 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 have the opportunity to enjoy onboard activities, interactions with characters, crew, other passengers you meet, and becoming part of the action Star Wars is known for.
The adventure begins when you arrive at the Galactic Starcruiser Terminal at Walt Disney World and check-in for your two-night experience. Once there, you will be invited to enter a Launch Pod for transport into space. Through the 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.
One activity you can participate in is wielding a lightsaber while facing off against a training remote, where you may discover your own connection with the Force. You can also visit the starcruiser’s Bridge to learn about ship systems and how to operate them, including navigation and defense.
Some exciting features of “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser””
- 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.
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Source: Disney Parks Blog