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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to open in 2021, Disney announces

The announcement came during a media dinner event

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will invite guests aboard the Halcyon, a starcruiser known throughout the galaxy for its impeccable service and exotic destinations.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will invite guests aboard the Halcyon, a starcruiser known throughout the galaxy for its impeccable service and exotic destinations.
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney is taking its “Star Wars” immersive experience to space.

Disney announced Tuesday night at a media dinner that the new Star Wars: Galactic Stacruiser hotel experience will begin taking tours in 2021. Disney first announced the hotel in August.

What you’ll find: The new hotel will allow guests to stay in a location that is made to look like a real starcruiser in the “Star Wars” universe. The ship will be called the Halcyon.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will invite guests aboard the Halcyon, a starcruiser known throughout the galaxy for its impeccable service and exotic destinations.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will invite guests aboard the Halcyon, a starcruiser known throughout the galaxy for its impeccable service and exotic destinations.
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Length: Stays are only for two days on the fake “Star Wars” ship.

Events: The new hotel will include a lightsaber training course, where guests will use their lightsabers to block shots from a training device, much like Luke Skywalker does in “A New Hope.”

Characters: The ship will also allow guests to interact with roaming “Star Wars” characters and participate in “Star Wars”-themed adventures on the ship.

  • “There are characters on the ship, and many you will be meeting for the first time. It’s a dangerous time in the galaxy and you should be wary about who you make allegiances with because your choices matter. The choices will affect how your ‘Star Wars’ story unfolds,” said Ann Morrow Johnson, a creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering, according to the Associated Press.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will invite guests aboard the Halcyon, a starcruiser known throughout the galaxy for its impeccable service and exotic destinations.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will invite guests aboard the Halcyon, a starcruiser known throughout the galaxy for its impeccable service and exotic destinations.
Disney/Lucasfilm

More facts: Guests can also just relax and play games, like Sabacc, and enjoy time on their own.

  • Every window will have a view of the galaxy and space.
  • There will be hidden spots within the ship.
  • Choices you make on the ship will affect how your personal story progresses.