Disney is known for its immersive experiences that make you feel like you're actually part of a movie, show, or ride, but the new Star Wars vacation package at Disney World might be the most epic one yet. Plans for the unique two-night vacation experience called the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser were first released back in 2019, and now we finally have a peek at what the hotel will look like!
The package, which only lasts for two days and two nights, brings you "on board" the luxury star cruiser Halcyon, aka the hotel. Guests will enter the experience through "launch pods" that allow them to watch the real world fade away behind them as they head for the stars through hyperspace, all while never leaving Orlando, FL. While on board, guests will stay in themed cabins and experience "on board" dining, while also interacting with each other and with surprise Star Wars characters as a specific story unfolds.
The images, which are mockups and not necessarily representative of the final rooms, show space-like quarters for you and your group to sleep in while you travel through space. In addition to bunk beds that look more like sleeping pods, the rooms also feature spaceship-quality doors, minimalist storage-space design (you can't have too much in space!), and an epic "window" that lets you look at the stars. Oh, and your room's TV also doubles as a sort of control center.
Guests can participate in several different activities to get even more immersed in the galactic world. One option allows people to partake in lightsaber training, facing off against a "training remote" to see how they'd fare in combat. They can also visit the ship's bridge to learn about navigation, defense, and all the ship's systems or just explore the ship and see what secrets they can uncover. While the story is somewhat scripted, it's more of a fully immersive choose-your-own-adventure style, so you can actually influence the outcome of your own journey on the ship!
Prices and availability for the hotel have not yet been announced, nor have reservations opened up. Disney announced last year that the hotel should open in 2021, so fingers crossed it won't be long until we can take our very own immersive, interactive journey into our favorite galaxy far, far away!