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Walt Disney World Star Wars Hotel to Open in 2021

Most thought we would not see the long talked about Star Wars Hotel until 2022 at the earliest. But, tonight Disney Imagineering has announced that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will begin transporting guests from Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida to a galaxy far, far away beginning in 2021! I. Can't. Even. Wait.

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Truthfully, to call it just a hotel is a disservice. This is going to be a new type of immersive vacation that only Disney could create – a two-night, cruise-style itinerary where Guests become the hero of their own adventure in an experience that surrounds them 24/7 in Star Wars storytelling.

In a new artist concept rendering just released (above), you get a first look at what you will see when you first arrive for your Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser vacation. The Galactic Starcruiser Terminal is where you will begin your Star Wars experience. Whether you show up via personal vehicle, Disney transportation or by landspeeder, curb-side check-in prepares you to leave Earth behind, jump to lightspeed and begin your Star Wars story.

From the Starcruiser Terminal, Guests will enter an exclusive launch pod for travel up to the Halcyon, the starcruiser in a galaxy far, far away. Through the pod’s viewports, it looks as though Guests are traveling through space to approach the massive ship that is much too large to land on any planet. 

A “spaceport of call” to Black Spire Outpost is included in the itinerary, where special passenger transports take you to the planet Batuu (also known as the destination for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®). To get from Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and back, you will remain fully in-story as you step aboard transport ships designed specifically for this new immersive experience. These ships will connect you directly to a spaceport at Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, where the story you began in the starcruiser will continue and evolve while exploring the 14-acre land of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. 

This is truly going to be an experience like no other. The detail Disney has put into Galaxy's Edge is remarkable. The Millenium Falcon and its queue is perhaps the most impressive imagineering I have seen. While I expect a stay on/at/in the Starcruiser will come with a fairly hefty price tag, there's no doubt the demand is already high. Hoping to be among the lucky few to step aboard the Starcruiser? Click the link below to send us an email and we'll add you to our list. You'll be the first to know all the details and we'll be ready to help you book as soon as Disney opens up reservations.


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