Is Walt Disney World’s Star Wars Hotel Worth the Price Tag?

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ve probably been excited to learn more about Walt Disney World’s Star Wars hotel, officially known as Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, coming to Disney World next year.


But, if you’re like us, you were a little surprised when Disney finally revealed pricing for a two-night stay there.

Needless to say, we didn’t expect the experience to come cheap, but we also didn’t expect a two-night stay for two people to be nearly $5000!

So we have to ask the question: is Galactic Starcruiser worth it’s enormous price tag? Let’s break down everything we know so far.


The price depends on how many people you have in each cabin, and it begins at  $749 per person. A cabin with just two guests will cost $4,809, a cabin with three guests (with 2 adults and 1 child) will cost $5,299, and a cabin with four guests (with 3 adults and 1 child) will cost $5,999.

Sample Pricing ©Disney

Those prices are nothing to laugh at, but the value offered for the price will be a deciding factor for many guests.

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It’s Not A Hotel

First of all, you have to remember that this is not a hotel. This is a simulated cruise through Star Wars space that will feature two nights of interactive experiences inspired by Star Wars movies and TV shows.

Concept Art Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser ©Disney

So when we look at these prices, we have to think of this as NOT a hotel but as a cruise.

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What’s Included In The Price

Now that we’ve made that clarification, what does that big price include? For starters, that price includes the cabin, food and beverages (except for alcohol and specialty drinks), admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the second day, valet parking, and an exclusive Galactic Starcruiser Databand (aka a MagicBand).

The price includes a day on Batuu

It also includes a variety of interactive experiences that put you into your own Star Wars-inspired story. In this story, your choices determine how everything plays out (if you’re familiar with LARPing, it’s like that, but with Star Wars and Disney’s storytelling and special effects).


Guests will also get to indulge in a variety of activities for that price, including Sabaac lessons, bridge training, special entertainment, a droid racing competition, and more. And they’ll get to experience both of Black Spire Outpost’s attractions: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

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What’s Not Included In The Price

There are some things not included in the price, too — for example, your travel to and from Disney World, whether that be by driving to Orlando or flying to Orlando. Souvenirs, save for the MagicBands for your group, are also not included. And if you want to extend your stay at Disney World, you’ll still need to pay for additional accommodations, park tickets, and meals when you leave the Galactic Starcruiser.


And although costumes are encouraged for the two-night experience, you’ll still have to pay for those.

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So Is It Worth It?

Well, that depends. If you’re a casual Star Wars fan or someone who just really isn’t into the franchise, the answer is likely a solid “no.” But if you’re a fan who has always wanted to live out a Star Wars adventure that feels real, then the answer might be “yes.” It’s ultimately up to you to decide.

Starcruiser Common Area ©Disney

If you want to live and breathe nothing but Star Wars for two solid days and nights, the answer is also probably “yes.” But if you’re not someone who wants to participate in the interactive elements of Galactic Starcruiser (and you won’t be forced to participate), you might find the price too expensive for a more casual experience.

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We can’t tell you where and how to spend your money, but we can give you all the information you need to make that decision. To the Spires!

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What do you think? Is the Galactic Starcruiser worth the price? Let us know in the comments.

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13 Replies to “Is Walt Disney World’s Star Wars Hotel Worth the Price Tag?”

  1. Not worth it; no matter how much you and other “unbiased” vloggers and Disney influencers are trying to push this experience.

  2. I vote no. I read the itinerary. Not much time at Galaxy’s Edge. If your kids don’t like their weird food, you are in trouble. They use a lot of artificial coloring to make earth food look like it came from outer space.

  3. No way is this worth it. Disney is getting more and more expensive. They are pricing out the average family more and mire.

  4. For $4800 I can book an outside balcony cabin seven day cruise with money left over to cover my bar tab. (Mind you not a Disney cruise).

    As someone who saw the original Star Wars movie twice upon initial release in an actual theater and every one of the sequels in a theater. I have no interest in spending this kind of money

  5. Wow! No way! This is the craziest thing! I agree that they should be putting money into Epcot–and how about that MK roller-coaster that has taken 4 years to build?! How about make better rides than a bad Ratatouille ride in Epcot? Better yet–fix Typhoon Lagoon and all the rides that keep breaking!

    Sorry for my rant–I am sure that there will be people willing to pay for this experience but at the the rate Disney is going, they should rename it–Only Rich World.

  6. I just can’t wrap my head around this. i love star wars. i really do. i’m a big geek always have been. but i can think of soooo many other things to do with 5 grand than this.

  7. Disney would have to pay me to be interested. I thought they should have pushed to finish EPCOT instead. EPCOT has been a dirt pile for a while behind Spaceship Earth. They took away a lot of interesting features from the original EPCOT neighborhood plans. I would not do this Star Wars fake cruise, and it would take away from my park time. I enjoy real Disney Cruises on the Dream.

    1. Disney is dragging their feet with EPCOT because of the 40th anniversary of the park on October 1, 2022. In their minds, they have a year left between today (Oct 1, 2021) and then hoping that today’s guests will be repeat visitors a year from now.

    1. While I’ll agree that Walt thought WDW should be “affordable”, I also believe his vision did not include waiting hours in line for a three minute experience. So other than price, how do they keep the crowds manageable? If all they allowed in was resort guests (including Swan & Dolphin and the other associated hotels just offsite) there are already too many people there. I don’t think there is any way to put the genie back in the bottle and get back to the way things were – they are just too big now.

      1. Correct. That is a big reason why the cost of admission (plus the cost of one ticket book which allowed 11 rides…and not all of them the best rides) has outpaced inflation by about 100%.

    2. Average price per day on a 4-5 day ticket is $105-135 for a WHOLE day.
      Price to a 3 hour NFL game- $175.00. Playoff games – forget it.
      Since Disney World first opened, people have always complained about the prices, and will always complain. It’s called inflation, high insurance costs, ever growing payroll, etc etc..

      Dollar for dollar it’s still a great vacation spot. Disney is NOT a Six Flags it’s an experience to be enjoyed.

      We go once every 5 years so as not to get bored by wearing out our newness. We go on a very strict budget and have a ball. Eat cheap at the park, rent a home or condo and make you own meals for breakfast and dinner. Stop wasting money at expensive restaurants. We go to Disney or anywhere just to enjoy ourselves. We eat to survive not eat to impress friend back home.

      Plus we have always lucked out the last 5 visits by finding the least crowded time. Longest wait for ride was 15 minutes. Haven’t used fast pass in 20 years