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Disney: Star Wars hotel experience now boarding in 2022

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the Walt Disney World Resort's forthcoming Star Wars-themed hotel, will open in 2022.The hotel, which will offer gues

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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the Walt Disney World Resort’s forthcoming Star Wars-themed hotel, will open in 2022.

The hotel, which will offer guests a “vacation experience,” with two-night stays, was originally planned to open this year. The highly themed experience includes dining experiences and visits to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the Star Wars-themed land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. 

Disney described it as “a new kind of ‘storyliving.'”

It also released additional details about what guests will experience during their stay in the starcruiser Halcyon.

The Crown of Corellia Dining Room will offer guests breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The supper club will feature a live performance at night accompanied by a multicourse menu. It is named after Corellia, a planet in the Star Wars universe known for creating famous ships like the Millennium Falcon — and the Halcyon itself.

A model of the Halcyon is now on display at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

A model of the Halcyon is now on display at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

A model of the Halcyon is currently on display inside Walt Disney Presents at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

When guests check in, they will enter a Launch Pod, where windows will depict them leaving Earth and jumping into hyperspace to reach the Halcyon. When the pod docks, it will open into the ship’s Atrium. All of the windows in the Halcyon, including those in guest cabins, will offer ever-changing views of the galaxy “outside”.

While aboard the Halcyon, guests might encounter any number of characters, including the ship’s captain and mechanic, as well as others from the Star Wars franchise. Activities include a visit to the bridge to learn about the ships systems and operations, as well as lightsaber training.

Guests will get to see a new, realistically designed lightsaber designed by Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development, wielded by characters like Rey from the film franchise. Unlike versions of lightsabers currently on sale at Disney’s theme parks, the new lightsaber blade emerges completely from its hilt, reminiscent of the special effects used in the films.

“Throughout the journey, guests’ choices will determine their personal adventures by interacting with characters, crew and other passengers they meet as they become part of the action and the broader Star Wars saga,” Disney said. “Decisions guests make will determine how their indivisual stories unfold as they seize control of their destinies  and potentially impact the fate of the galaxy.”

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