Are you planning a visit to Disney World’s newest Star Wars hotel? Well, we’ve got a full guide with answers to all your burning questions about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser!
The one-of-a-kind hotel officially opens on March 1st, 2022 and we’re bringing you a MASSIVE look at everything (yes, everything) you can experience during your stay — let’s get to it!
There’s a lot to learn about the Galactic Starcruiser, so feel free to skip around and learn more about specific parts of the stay!
- What exactly is Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser? Learn the basics here.
- Learn about the app that you’ll need to download before your trip here.
- See the FULL 3-day, 2-night itinerary here.
- Here’s what happens when you first arrive at the Star Wars hotel.
- See inside the rooms here.
- We’re covering all of the meals and food that you can eat here.
- Learn about all the onboard activities and entertainment here.
- Learn about the excursion to the planet of Batuu (aka Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios).
- Here are all the Star Wars Characters you’ll meet.
- All the details on what costumes you can wear at the Star Wars hotel.
- See what merchandise you can buy here.
- Get answers to the most frequently asked questions.
What is the Star Wars Hotel?
So, what exactly is the new Star Wars hotel and why is it a big deal? Well, the Galactic Starcruiser is a two-night, fully-immersive resort that functions very similarly to a cruise where guests stay at the hotel from the beginning of their stay to the end. It is located adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and promises to transport guests directly into a galaxy far, far away where they can live out their very own Star Wars story.
Disney’s website currently has pricing listed for departure dates that take place most weeknights between August 20th, 2022 to September 17th, 2022. During this time, passengers (which is what Disney is calling guests who stay at the hotel) can expect to pay $4809 for a cabin of two adults, $5299 for a cabin of two adults and one child, and $5999 for a cabin of three adults and one child.
Keep in mind that this pricing could change.
Included in the cost of your stay on the Galactic Starcruiser, you will receive a 2-night stay in a cabin or suite, “ongoing, immersive and interactive entertainment, where choices determine your experience,” food and beverages onboard, and a quick service meal at Docking Bay 7 in Galaxy’s Edge (or select other locations in Hollywood Studios).
Additionally, admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is included in the price, as well as valet parking at the hotel. Plus, you’ll even receive an exclusive Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser MagicBand.
Star Wars: Datapad
All of the details of your stay along with “story moments” will be available through the Star Wars: Datapad in the Play Disney Parks app. You’ll want to be sure that you’ve downloaded the app and signed into your My Disney Experience account prior to your arrival, as you’ll be able to find your personal itinerary, the hotel map, and receive communications “from the crew and others you meet along the way.”
In the map portion of the Star Wars: Datapad, you’ll find a detailed breakdown of each “deck” (aka floor). So, for example, Deck 4 includes the Crown of Corellia Dining Room, Lightsaber Training Pod, Cargo Hold, and the Engineering Room…
…and Deck 6 is where you will find the Atrium, Chandrila Collection, Launch Pod Dock, Sublight Lounge, and the Bridge.
You can also use the map to locate your cabin by selecting the other decks through the map feature (there are a total of seven).
The app also features a full itinerary of events taking place onboard the Galactic Starcruiser so you can scroll through and click on the event for more details.
Note that your personalized itinerary will not be available in the Datapad app until 30-days prior to your voyage.
Here’s a breakdown of what our personalized schedule was during our stay onboard the Halcyon:
- 1PM to 4PM — Lunch Buffet (Crown of Corella Dining Room — Deck 4)
- 1:30PM to 3:50PM — Exploring the Starcruiser (Atrium — Deck 6)
- 2PM to 3:15PM — Datapad Orientation (Atrium — Deck 6)
- 3PM to 3:30PM — Galactic Social (Atrium — Deck 6)
- 4PM to 4:30PM — Ship Muster (Atrium — Deck 6) **Mandatory
- 4:30PM to 5PM — Captain’s Reception (Atrium — Deck 6)
- 5:30PM to 7PM — Dinner Service 1: An Evening With Gaya (Crown of Corella Dining Room — Deck 4)
- 6:30PM to 7PM — Sabacc Lessons (Sublight Lounge — Deck 6)
- 7PM to 7:20PM — Outer Rim Regalia (Atrium — Deck 6)
- 8PM to 8:30PM — Sector Set (Atrium — Deck 6)
- 9PM to 9:30PM — Sabacc Lessons (Sublight Lounge — Deck 6)
- 9:45PM to 10PM — Captain’s Toast (Atrium — Deck 6)
- Unscheduled — Lightsaber Training (Lightsaber Training Pod — Deck 4 and Bridge — Deck 6)
- 7AM to 11AM — Breakfast Buffet (Crown of Corella Dining Room — Deck 4)
- 7AM to 10AM — Grab-and-go Breakfast (Sublight Lounge — Deck 6)
- 8:10AM to 4PM — Batuu Transports Available (Transport Dock — Deck 6)
- 11AM to 4PM — Lunch Buffet (Crown of Corella Dining Room — Deck 4)
- 12:30PM to 1PM — Cantina Chronicles (Sublight Lounge — Deck 6)
- 12:45PM to 1PM — Droid Racing Tournament Sign Up (Atrium — Deck 6)
- 1PM to 2PM — Model Ship Building (Crown of Corella Dining Room — Deck 4)
- 1PM to 2PM — Lunch on Batuu (Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo)
- 2:30PM to 3PM — Sabacc Tournament
- 2:45PM to 3PM — Loth-Cat Crew: Porg Detection Drill (Engineering Room — Deck 4)
- 3:30PM to 4PM — Know Your Co-Pilot (Atrium — Deck 6)
- 5:30PM to 7PM — Dinner Service 1: Taste Around the Galaxy (Crown of Corella Dining Room — Deck 4)
- 9:30PM to 9:45PM — A Halcyon Starcruiser Celebration (Atrium — Deck 6)
- 10PM to 11PM — Sweets & Treats (Crown of Corella Dining Room — Deck 4)
- 6AM to 9:45AM — Disembarkation (Launch Pod Dock — Deck 6)
- 7AM to 10AM — Grab-and-go Breakfast (Sublight Lounge — Deck 6)
- 7AM to 10AM — Breakfast Buffet (Crown of Corella Dining Room — Deck 4)
One thing that’s not included in your personal itinerary before boarding is what Disney is calling “story moments.” Passengers onboard the Halcyon will find themselves drawn into the middle of a conflict between the Resistance and the First Order and how the story plays out is entirely up to you and the choices that you make throughout your trip!
Here’s an example that Disney provided of how these “story moments” may fit into your itinerary:
As you accept missions throughout your stay, they will be added to your personal itinerary, so each guest’s schedule will end up looking very different as the voyage unfolds!
All passengers visiting the Galactic Starcruiser must arrive at the terminal between 1PM and 4PM on the first day of their voyage. You’ll be asked to select an expected arrival time prior to your trip and receive email communication confirming the details of your stay.
When you arrive, you’ll drive up to the terminal entrance where bell services will take your bags and your car will be valet parked. A Cast Member will also be here to welcome you and provide you with your MagicBand and ensure that you’ve downloaded the Star Wars: Datapad in the Play Disney Parks app.
And, when you’re ready to head inside, you’ll enter the lobby using your MagicBand and go through security.
But, the terminal isn’t your final destination — after watching a short video hosted by Mark Daniel where you’ll learn the difference between a space emergency and a real emergency, all passengers board a Launch Pod that takes you into space to the Halcyon.
The Launch Pods feature digital “windows” at the top where you can watch as the Halcyon comes into view. And, if you easily get motion sickness, there’s not much to worry about here — the motion is very minimal, especially compared to the transporter that you stand in during Rise of the Resistance in the park.
And, when you finally arrive at the Halcyon (trust us, it’s not a long ride), you’ll be welcomed into the Atrium by a Cast Member and escorted to your cabin. Keep in mind that your room may not immediately be available depending on when you arrive, but there’s also the opportunity to grab lunch and explore the ship to keep you busy.
Galactic Starcruiser Rooms
Standard Cabins are the smallest rooms onboard the Galactic Starcruiser and sleep up to 4 to 5 passengers. Each one comes fitted with one queen bed, two berths (bunk beds), and one pull-down bed.
Like all the other cabins on board, you’ve also got a digital “window” that allows you to see out into “space” while you travel. And, if you want to sit down and take in the view, pull out the hidden table and chairs (well, more like stools) on the wall below.
There are two closets in the room for extra storage, and inside you’ll find a mini-fridge (warning: it’s VERY small) and a safe, as well as shelves and spots to hang your clothing.
The bathroom is a split layout, with the toilet in one room and the shower and sink in another. Just like other Disney World hotels, you can enjoy H2O Plus® spa, bath, and shower products…except this time, they’re in special containers that fit the Star Wars theme.
We can’t forget about the tech features of the room either — there’s a control panel with a telephone, thermostat, and access to video call with your room’s personal droid. You can ask the droid all kinds of questions about your stay on the Halcyon! And, if you want some classic programming from Earth, there’s a TV in every room.
It’s a really unique setup for a room, so make sure to check out our full tour for the details and more photos!
Galaxy Class Suite
The Galaxy Class Suite is a one-bedroom suite featuring a separate living area and room.
In addition to the sleeping space, the Galaxy Class Suites also include a double-vanity bathroom…
… bar area…
…an additional window with views of space…
…and “a few extra Star Wars surprises.” Here’s a full list of what the Galaxy Class Suites include:
- space to sleep four
- one queen bed
- two pull-down beds
- a mini fridge
- a hair dryer
- an in-suite safe
- a phone with voicemail capabilities
- an interactive television
- H2O Plus® spa, bath, and shower products
Grand Captain Suite
The largest rooms onboard the Galactic Starcruiser are the Grand Captain Suites. These are two-bedroom suites with a separate living area that includes a double vanity bathroom, an additional single vanity bathroom, a bar area, three windows looking out into space, and “a few extra Star Wars surprises.”
Grand Captain Suites also include:
- space to sleep eight
- two queen beds
- two berths (bunk beds)
- two pull-down beds
- a mini fridge
- a hair dryer
- an in-suite safe
- a phone with voicemail capabilities
- an interactive television
- H2O Plus® spa, bath, and shower products
If you find yourself feeling hungry while onboard the Halcyon, then you’re in the right place! All of your meals are included in the price of your stay (much like a cruise) and you’ll be treated to all kinds of “space” eats and drinks! Plus, you can even bring your own food if there’s something from Earth that you can’t live without.
Crown of Corella Dining Room
Breakfast is available in the Crown of Corellia Dining Room on both Day 2 and 3 of your voyage from 7AM to 11AM and 7AM to 10AM respectively. Here guests can visit the buffet, which serves both traditional breakfast foods (with a little Star Wars twist) and some unique eats.
If you want something lighter, you can pick up the Compressed Fruit Plate which has a variety of different fruits like cantaloupe, pineapple, and melon…
…or you can load up on carbs with the Pastry Board.
There’s also the Palmfruit Yogurt-Acai Sweet Creamfreeze, which is topped with quinoa granola and yuzu jelly…
…and the Green Pearberry Toast served on whole-grain toast.
You won’t find any traditional scrambled eggs onboard, but there are Whipped Eggs topped with spiced Batuu white-sauce…
…or you can be a bit more adventurous and try the Crispy Tuber Waffle, which is a chedd-cheese egg bite with applefruit, bacon, and herbed egg-butter sauce.
Plus, there’s also a Kale Porridge served with sausage gravy and “egg” worms.
And, those looking for a breakfast that more closely resembles what you can find on Earth, there’s the Chandrila Waffle, which comes with a rolled omelet and roasted sausage.
The lunch buffet is open from 1PM to 4PM on Day 1 and 11AM to 4PM on Day 2, and guests are welcome to sit anywhere in the dining room.
You can take as much food as you’d like or visit the buffet multiple times.
The buffet features Blue and Green Milk dispensers, which guests can enjoy throughout the day as long as the buffet is open.
Keep in mind that the buffet closes for dinner, but guests can still ask their server if they’re interested in a little late-night Blue Milk.
Guests can also enjoy unlimited soda refills throughout their stay on the Galactic Starcruiser. Just like the other soda fountains in Disney World, there are a variety of Coke products available, the labels just look more “space-y.”
The buffet also has a self-serve coffee station, complete with sugar, milk, and creamer.
And, just like breakfast, there’s A LOT of different foods to choose from.
On Day 1, the buffet includes Tip Yip Chicken with Noodle Cheese…
…Chandrilan Salad with Mushrooms, Kale Leaf, Olives, Squash Fruit, and White Berry Vinegar…
…Fire-Melted Cheese Takeaway with Red Fruit Soup Dipper…
…and Green Leaf Salad with Red Quinoa, Amethyst Croutons, Parma-Cheese Round, and Creamy Chandrilian Green Vegetable Dressing.
Plus, there are also individually portioned Sorgan’s Stew, with Crawlfish Tails, Rice, and Yellowseed Stick…
…Pork and Cheese Takeaway with Black Spice Spread…
…Nori-Crusted Redfish with Mushrooms and Red Cabbage…
…and Roasted Flora with Tubers and Red Cabbage.
And, there’s even a space version of pizza called the Tikka Tip Yip Chicken!
Of course, the meal wouldn’t be complete without some dessert, right? For lunch on Day 1, you can choose from Blue Bantha Milk Fruit Whip…
…Choco-Whip with Hibiscus Meringue…
…and Purple Bread.
Now, let’s talk about our Day 2 lunch!
For starters, there’s the Chili-spiced Cucumber Garden Grow Greens…
…Red Fruit Burrata with Balsamic Pearls and Red Fruit Jelly…
…and Sweet Tuber with Spicy Batuu Curry.
And, the main entree options include Kaadu Rib Bites with sweet-and-sticky glaze and spicy slaw…
…Marinated Seared Tofu with Saffron Rice, Peas, Sumac, Aïolo, and Flaky Flatbread…
…Blue Focaccia and Sausage Takeaway with Red Fruit Jam and Ají Aoïoli…
…Bantha Vinegared Herb-Sauce Coti-Cheese…
…and Tamarind-glazed Burra Fish with Long Fruit Leaf, Braised Kale, Chickpeas, and Curry.
Lastly, for dessert, you can choose from the Cream of Jogan…
…Salted Caramel-Chocolate Cake…
…Daily Sweetbread (aka chocolate chip cookies)…
…and Sunflower Butter & Jelly.
Because it’s a buffet, you can try absolutely everything on the menu or just pick and choose the dishes that look the best to you!
Dinner Night 1: An Evening With Gaya
In the evening on Day 1, guests can sit down for dinner while listening to a performance by Gaya (the singer on board who provides live entertainment for guests). Seating is assigned, so a Cast Member will lead you to your table when you arrive.
We started dinner off by trying some of the unique drinks including the Blue Milk Citrus Fizz, which is made with lychee, lemon-lime soda, and blue milk sorbet.
And, then it was time for appetizers, also known as the Bento Experience! This is served family-style and includes three snack pods, noodles, and four dipping sauces.
First, let’s talk about the Tip Yip Chicken Pod (the orange one in the middle). This was stuffed with sweet-and-sour shredded chicken. The Bantha Beef Pod (on the right) is filled with braised teriyaki beef, and the Flora Vegetables Pod comes with potatoes and curry (it’s the green one).
The Flora Noodle Salad is a chilled salad of yellow beets, diakon, onion, carrots, and white miso vinaigrette.
And, when it comes to the sauces, there is a Kaadu Cream sauce that is sweet and creamy, a Melahnese Curry, similar to a yogurt dip), the Batuu Spice, which is a spicy aromatic condiment, and a Barbecue-style Gochujang-laced sauce.
For the main course, we tried the Bantha Beef Tenderloin, which is tamarind-glazed beef served with crushed moon-rock potatoes…
…and the Tip Yip Chicken, which consisted of menkooro bourbon-glazed chicken with red peppers and sesame seeds…
Plus, we even got to try a bowl of Stewed Shrimp with lemon grass, lobster cream, and coconut-lime foam…
…the Green Herbed Fluffy Rice served with a puffed rice crisp…
…and the Surabat Spiced Flora which is served with vegetables with harissa spice.
For dessert, we tried the Jogan Fruit and Caramel Whip with yuzu, passionfruit, and cardellia jelly.
There are also a variety of selections for kids including a Flora Greens Salad with baby mozzarella, tomatoes, carrots, and ranch dressing…
…Flora Rice Paper Rolls, which are vegetable summer rolls with sweet-and-sour sauce…
…and some “normal” foods, like the Grilled Tip Yip Chicken Swords served with sweet-and-sour sauce, and a classic Cheese Pizza.
The kids’ menu sides include steamed green beans, buttered noodles, steamed carrot spirals, a fruit cup, or crispy sliced waffle fries. Yes — you can ever order fries in space!
Finally, the kids’ menu dessert includes a fruit salad with baked Masa-flatbread cone and vanilla yogurt or Warm cookies and white milk.
Dinner Night 2: Taste Around the Galaxy
On Day 2, you’ll be brought to your assigned dinner table for a brand new dining experience known as “Taste Around the Galaxy.” What makes this meal unique is that a Cast Member from the food and beverage team will introduce each dish before it is served and lighting will change to match.
The first course is the Bread Service and is made up of Mustafarian Spreads and Breads. This includes assorted breads served with pima-cheese, dried redfruit spread, apricot relish, and roasted chando dip.
Next up is the Shrimp Course, which is the Iced Blue Felucian Shrimp Cocktail — yes, THAT blue shrimp.
This dish looks very impressive and matches the theme of the Starcruiser super well. But that’s about where the positive notes end. The flavor of the shrimp was just too fishy, and we didn’t love the taste of it with the accompaniments.
You almost have to try this shrimp just for the experience of it, but you may not fall in love with it unless you really love shrimp cocktail.
Luckily, the rest of the meal was a lot less strange (and much more delicious). Entrees are the third course and guests can choose from Braised Bantha Beef Short Rib with rich fig fruit demi-glace, tuber-tumeric puree, and nightshade flora…
…Seared Kashyyyk Whitefish with greenpod puree, jekka seed, cornseed relish, and yellowfruit buttercream.
Tip Yip Chicken with herbed porridge, roasted flora, red onion vinaigrette is also available upon request.
And, the final course is dessert, which features the Chandrilan Air Cake. It is made with chocolate, cream of jogan fruit, and terateak fruit jelly.
The Crown of Corellia offers an exclusive add-on experience known as the Captain’s Table. This table is situated in the center of the restaurant and features a few additional courses. The price of the Captain’s Table add-on is $30 (plus tax) per person for one night.
When you first arrive, you’ll find your place setting by locating your nameplate. The majority of the meal is the same as the one you’d get if you were participating in the regular dining experience on Day 1 and Day 2, but there are a few extra dishes and drinks that are the “captain’s favorites.”
For example, we sat at the Captain’s Table for Day 1 Dinner and were served champagne along with red and white wine pairings with every course…
…and we also got to try the Red Fruit Pillow (which is made with a soy-ginger cured tomato, avocado, and wasabi crema) and an Intermezzo Miso Shooter (which is a warm miso broth and crispy tofu).
The extra protein dish was Lee Rosemary Seared Scallops, which were plated beautifully and came with a creamy sauce and sesame seeds…
…and the “decadent finale” was the Umi-Yumi Chocolate with caramel and yuzu.
This experience can only be booked over the phone currently.
Find yourself hungry between meals? A variety of snacks are available daily between lunch and dinner. So, you can stop by to pick up things like self-serve trail mix…
…Parmesan Cheese Crisps, and more.
Snack offerings change each day, so be sure to check it out both days if you want to try it all!
Sweets & Treats
After the finale event on Day 2, guests can head back into the Crown of Corellia Dining Room for a Sweets & Treats dessert party. Selections include Brown Butter Sweetcakes (which are similar to chocolate chip cookies)…
…Butter Blue Grains (a type of popcorn)…
…Flora Based Sunny Nutbutter Sweetcake…
…Daily Sweetcake (aka a muffin)…
…Fruit Salad with watermelon, melon, grapes, and more…
…Amethyst Whipped Cream…
…Amethyst Sweetcake (pro tip: make a cookie sandwich by putting the whipped cream between the two cookies!)…
…and Outpost Popcorn Mix (which can also be found in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge).
But, that’s not all! There are some other unique desserts like the Ice Cream Mochi…
…and Fruit Sorbet…
…plus a few items that you’ll recognize from other meal times onboard like the Salted Caramel-Chocolate Cake…
…and the Cream of Jogan.
Oh, and we can’t forget to mention that unlimited Blue and Green Milk is also available during this time!
The Sublight Lounge
Grab and Go Breakfast
We’ve already covered the breakfast buffet that is available on Day 2 and Day 3 of the voyage, but if you’re looking for a quick ‘n’ easy little meal, you can pick up a grab-and-go breakfast box in The Sublight Lounge!
Each box comes with a cup of yogurt, two pastries, and some fruit.
These to-go boxes do not contain any plant-based or dairy-free offerings. So, if you have an allergy or would like a plant-based meal, you can talk to a crew member — they will likely escort you to the buffet at the main dining room, which has more options! For those with a special diet, the food served at the buffet is your best bet.
The grab-and-go breakfast area also serves orange juice, coffee, and tea. You can find creamer…
…and tea in this area.
For guests who aren’t interested in a big meal in the morning, the Sublight Lounge’s grab-and-go area is a great option.
The Sublight Lounge is also a full-service bar and you can find a whole host of space drinks here! And, if you’re not in the mood for something on the menu, you can also order more “earthly” drinks like rum and coke. Just keep in mind that alcoholic drinks are not included in the cost of your stay, so you’ll be charged extra for these.
There is also a small selection of snacks on the menu, which are included in the cost of your stay.
We tried the Crispy-dried Green Beans served with creamy green pearberry dip.
This is also where you’ll find the Mocktail Tasting activity (called Cantina Chronicles on the itinerary). During the experience, you’ll get to try four non-alcoholic drinks and Cast Members will share details on where in the galaxy the drinks originated from.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
Lunch in Galaxy’s Edge
For Day 2 lunch, all passengers onboard the Halcyon receive a snack credit to be used during the excursion to Batuu (Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge). You’ll find the dining credits in your My Disney Experience app under “My Dining Plans.”
Disney recommends dining at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo to remain fully immersed in the storyline (though you can use the credits at any Quick Service location in Disney’s Hollywood Studios).
Applying the credits is easy — just pull up Mobile Order for the location you’re ordering from in the My Disney Experience app, click “Start Order,” and make your selections!
The snack credits will then be automatically applied.
We ordered the Fried Endorian Chicken Tip Yip and the Gold Squadron Lager from Blue Point Brewing Co. (Yes! You can use your credit on alcohol here on-planet. You can add anything you’d like to your order for an additional cost.
Activities and Entertainment
You can’t go into space without a little bit of training right? Well, that’s what Bridge Training is for!
Training is 45 minutes long and consists of four different stations: weapons, systems, shields, and loaders. Each guest takes a turn at each station to learn all the pieces of the interactive game.
Bridge Training is a scheduled event for all guests on Day 1 and then you’ll have the chance to put your skills to the test during a separate mission on Day 2. But, what mission you go on just depends on where your allegiances lie! You might be helping the Resistance or you might be helping the First Order, just keep an eye on your personal itinerary to see when you need to report to the Bridge.
The Muster Drill is a mandatory event for all passengers on Day 1 and is where the entire storyline really begins! The Cruise Director Lenka Mok and Captain Riyola Keevan share important details for your stay during this time…
…and there’s even a toast where everyone receives Pomegranate Limeade!
During this time, you’ll also be introduced to a variety of other characters that will be an important part of your stay and learn why the First Order has infiltrated the ship.
Lightsaber Training Pod (Day 1)
Over in the Lightsaber Training Pod, all. your dreams of training like Jedi Knights with real lightsabers come true!
Guests are first greeted by a Cast Member (known as a Saja) who explains all the information needed to be successful as a Jedi.
There are four different stations and everyone rotates to get a turn. During the first round of training, a light is displayed across from where you’re standing so you know where to aim.
During the next round, guests train with a shield that operates pretty much like the lightsaber. The training gets progressively more difficult!
And, after some practice, it’s time to use The Force! The training lights disappear and you’ll need to channel The Force to know where to move your lightsaber (spoiler alert: The Force is just a different, more twinkly light).
Outer Rim Regalia (Day 1)
During the Outer Rim Regalia, passengers can show off their space outfits or just admire everyone’s unique style! Think of it like a fashion show in space.
Droid Racing (Day 2)
There’s also an opportunity to show off your droid skills during Droid Racing on Day 2! This activity takes place in the Atrium and gives passengers the opportunity to either race their own droids that they built while in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge or use one that is provided.
We found that this activity was more so geared towards kids, though you’ll likely still be able to participate as an adult if you’d like.
Sabacc Tournament (Day 2)
Sabacc is a popular game in the Star Wars universe and you can learn how to play and compete with other guests onboard the Starcruiser! The Halcyon has one Holo Sabacc table for guests to play on, but you can also learn to play this game anywhere — just ask a Cast Member for a deck of cards and they’ll explain how to play!
The game itself is similar to blackjack but features a lot more variations!
While onboard, guests are able to play recreationally or you can enter in a tournament and try making it all the way to the very end. And, you never know who might show up to help you play!
Know Your Co-pilot (Day 2)
In the afternoon, interested guests are invited to play “Know Your Co-pilot.” This is similar to the Newlywed Game in format, except any two people can play together! Well any two people that can answer questions about the other such as “Which of you is more likely to help decipher blueprints for Hondo?” The game lasts about 15 minutes, and you’re given white boards to use.
Captain’s Toast (Day 1)
On Day 1 there’s a second toast in the evening known as the Captain’s Toast. You’ll hear from the captain once again but this time things take a turn for the worse… .
A Halcyon Starcruiser Celebration (Day 2)
The Galactic Starcruiser storyline culminates in the evening on Day 2 and you’ll find yourself in the midst of a big battle. This is a can’t-miss event filled with tons of cool Star Wars moments and it all ends in a space fireworks display (note that these are not real fireworks)!
This is one you’ll just have to experience for yourself!
Excursion to Batuu
Beginning as early as 8:10AM on Day 2, guests can head out on an excursion to Batuu (aka Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios). You’ll need to board a transport vehicle to get there, so check your personal itinerary first to find out what time yours is scheduled for!
When you first arrive at the transport, you’ll be given a special pin to wear on the planet that indicates your status as Starcruiser passenger. Be sure to keep this on the entire time that you’re in the park.
After that, you’ll be taken to the transport vehicle! During our visit, masks were still required on most forms of transportation — even in space. Cast Members will give you a mask if needed.
Your Star Wars story doesn’t pause during your trip to Batuu — in fact, you’ll likely be assigned some special missions by the Crew Members depending on who you interact with so be sure to check your Datapad for communications.
Once on Batuu, guest services Cast Members will be available at the transport location. If you happen to purchase any items while you’re visiting, you can bring them back to this location and a Cast Member will deliver them to your room for you!
Because you’ll be visiting the planet during lunch, you’ll receive dining credits to use at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo…
…and there are tons of completely new ways to interact with the planet when you’re a passenger! For example, when we visited Oga’s Cantina, we found a secret coded message hidden on the back of the drink coasters.
In the event that Rise of the Resistance is down during your excursion, you may receive a Lightning Lane for another day. Just note that the recovery process may vary, but you can talk to a Guest Services crew member if necessary.
Star Wars Characters
During your stay at the Galactic Starcruiser, you’ll encounter a ton of different Star Wars characters — some of whom you’ll recognize and others that are completely new to the storyline onboard. And, the character interactions you have won’t be your traditional Disney World meet-and-greets. Instead, the characters are fully integrated into your stay and who you interact with will drive your story!
So, you might be helping Rey complete a mission…
…or you might receive some secret coordinates from the Captain.
The characters are what makes staying at the Galactic Starcruiser so unique so be sure to go up to them and get to know them!
Unlike the guest experience in the rest of Walt Disney World, onboard the Halcyon guests are encouraged (but not required) to wear thematically appropriate costumes.
Here are the costume guidelines for guests while onboard the Halcyon:
- Costumes that may distract from the experience of other Guests are not permitted.
- All Guests may dress as their favorite character, but they may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
- Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable, or violent.
- Costumes may not contain any props or accessories that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
- Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
- Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
- Acceptable accessories include transparent wings, plastic lightsabers, toy swords, and tutus. Costume headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
- Guests ages 13 and under may wear some costume masks; masks may not cover the entire face and must provide unobstructed peripheral vision at all times with openings that allow the eyes to be fully seen.
- Costume masks of any kind may not be worn by Guests ages 14 and older.
And, here are the costume guidelines for guests during their visit to Batuu in Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
- Costumes, like full-length robes, may not reach or drag on the ground.
- Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
- Additionally, all guests must comply with the theme park attire policy.
If you’re planning to dress up in costume, Disney recommends purchasing costumes ahead of time on shopDisney or stopping by the ship’s boutique, The Chandrila Collection, to buy a costume onboard. You can also wear costumes or pieces that you’ve purchased elsewhere or made yourself.
Merchandise at The Chandrila Collection
This boutique located onboard the Galactic Starcruiser is THE place to purchase costumes and galactically-appropriate attire should you wish to dress the part during your voyage.
Along with costumes, you can purchase things like Sabaac cards, mugs, pins, and more.
Just keep in mind that there aren’t any Star Wars branded items here because the store exists IN the Star Wars universe.
A Look INSIDE the Starcruiser
Want a full video tour of the Galactic Starcruiser? Molly shares her thoughts on her two-night stay in the full tour below!
Where is Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser?
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is located at:
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Terminal
201 South Studio Drive
Bay Lake, Florida 32830
All guests must arrive between 1PM and 4PM on their departure date and valet parking is provided as part of your stay. Those staying at a Disney World Resort hotel before or after their voyage will have transportation provided to or from the Disney hotel included.
Keep in mind that only guests with an active reservation at the Starcruiser are able to visit the terminal and board the starcruiser.
How do I get to or from the Galactic Starcruiser if I’m staying at another Disney World Resort hotel before or after my visit?
If you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel either before or after your visit to the Halcyon, complimentary Disney transportation will be provided to and/or from your Resort for your arrival and/or departure from Galactic Starcruiser.
Which Quick Service restaurants in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are included as part of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser vacation package?
Guests who choose to go on the excursion to Batuu (aka Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge) on Day 2 can dine at any Quick Service location in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. However, Disney recommends eating at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo to stay immersed in the Star Wars story.
Do I need to tip Crew Members during my Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage?
Gratuities for food service are included in the cost of staying at the Galactic Starcruiser. However, this does not include optional gratuities for valet parking, cabin or suite cleaning, or any other service. If you would like to provide gratuities for these, you’ll need to tip at the time of service as there will not be an option to include a gratuity at the end of your stay.
Well, that sure is a whole lot of information to process about Disney’s newest hotel! We’ll continue sharing all our thoughts and discoveries on the Galactic Starcruiser with you, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for more!
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Disclosure: We were invited by Disney to attend a media event for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, and later attended on opening day where we paid full price for travel, stay, and expenses. This did not affect our reporting of the event — our opinions are our own.
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