We learned a whole lot about the future of the Disney Parks at the D23 Expo this weekend but one of the most exciting announcements for Star Wars fans were the details about the upcoming “Star Wars Hotel” which we now know is being called Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser!

First and foremost, you want to think of this place NOT as a hotel (check-in whenever you want) but more like a cruise ship (with predetermined voyage dates). So for this cruise liner, you’ll embark on 2-day, 2-night itineraries where all guests arrive and depart together. From there you map out your own Star Wars story.

The Ship

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser ShipYou will cruise the galaxy in style aboard the Halcyon, known for its impeccable service and exotic destinations. Onboard, you will stay in well-appointed cabins, experience onboard dining, make a planet-side excursion to Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, and much more.

Your Star Wars Story

Throughout the journey, you will be invited to delve in as much or little as you want with crew members, onboard activities, character interactions, or even other passengers. Choices you make during your adventure will help determine how your Star Wars story progresses.


20190825_120126The adventure begins when you arrive at the Galactic Starcruiser Terminal at Walt Disney World and check in for your two-night experience.

You will be invited to enter a Launch Pod for transport into space. Through windows above, you’ll see yourself leave the real world behind as you jump to hyperspace and draw closer and closer to the Halcyon.

When the Launch Pod docks with the Halcyon and the airlock opens, you will step into the ship’s main deck Atrium to begin your journey through a galaxy far, far away.

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The Voyage

A visit aboard the Halcyon becomes a multi-day story that interweaves with members of the crew, other passengers, familiar Star Wars characters, and an excursion to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Every window in the Halcyon – including those in each cabin – has a view of the galaxy beyond, with ever-changing vistas as the ship progresses from place to place.

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Experiences on Board

The all-immersive experience also features entertaining activities, such as wielding a lightsaber while facing off against a training remote, where you may discover your own connection with the Force.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Lightsaber Training

Visiting the starcruiser’s Bridge to learn about ship systems and how to operate them, including navigation and defense – skills that may come in handy during a journey through this adventure-filled galaxy.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Atrium

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You’ll be able to explore the Halcyon and perhaps discover hidden spaces deep in the mechanics of the ship – perfect for uncovering secrets … or holding secret meetings.

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Other yet un-announced experiences seems to include entertainment just for adults including a bar and possibly some sort of gaming element.





Chandrila Star Line is the company that owns the Halcyon ship upon which guests will embark on their journey.


Chandrila Star Line who own the Halcyon are proud of their Starcruiser and provided a familiar Corellian light freighter for scale reference.


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