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The Major Things Missing On ‘Star Wars’: Galactic Starcruiser

The time is nearly here for Guests to travel to a galaxy, far, far, away.

The eagerly-awaited Galactic Starcruiser hotel will take Guests on a simulated two-night voyage into space. While aboard the Galactic Starcruiser. Guests will be fully immersed in the Star Wars world and have a chance to influence the story of the cruise-like experience.

Today, February 25, the media embargo was lifted for those who got a special preview of the new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.

And with it, it has become apparent what facilities and expectations are missing from the immersive Halcyon experience.

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The new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is launching officially on March 1, 2022, and has already been met to pre-opening lackluster reactions.

Disney’s marketing videos and previews of the lightsaber training have left fans debating how good the experience looks, particularly with its hefty price tag.

The two-night adventure is priced at around $6,000 for a family of four, and includes 2 nights’ accommodation, 4 meals and refreshments aboard the Starcruiser, 1 quick-service meal at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, interactive and immersive entertainment, as well as admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a Galaxy’s Edge excursion.

Now, with some eagerly-awaited insights into the Halcyon ship, such as @BrookeGMcDonald’s photos of the room below, we’ll look into what’s missing at Disney’s Starcruiser hotel.

Here’s a look at a standard cabin on Star Wars: #GalacticStarcruiser with and without the fifth bed opened.

The Starcruiser offers Guests multiple culinary options, improvised story “moments”, and lightsaber training, with themed rooms and even chances to meet Star Wars characters.

Guests can have unique cocktails like the Hoth Ice Breaker at The Sublight Lounge, which even offers glassware that feels cool to hold and features games of the famous sabacc game. On the first night of your adventure, the Crown of Corellia Dining Room transforms for dinner into an enticing table-service club with a special musical appearance by galactic superstar, Gaya.

The second night, The Taste Around the Galaxy showcases courses inspired by the geography and environments of iconic destination planets throughout the galaxy. This is where Guests will find the infamous Felucian blue shrimp, served on a platter of dry ice. In actuality, the dish is tiger shrimp soaked in butterfly pea powder just like the blue noodles from Batuu.

So, what’s missing? Well, Guests paying that expensive price tag do not get cocktails, mocktails, beer, and wine included.

Interestingly for a Disney hotel, there is no gym, pool, hot tub, or spa. This surprises us, for the Halcyon is meant to be like a high-end vacation cruiser. With only two nights onboard the Starcruiser, maybe Guests won’t have time to visit a gym or a pool, but a Hoth plunge pool or relaxing wrap seems like it would be welcomed after a day immersing yourself in the fast-paced story of the cruise.

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According to sources, the multi-course meals in the dining locations are quick, with Guests having under 90 minutes to eat.

And on check-out day, Guests don’t even get a full day! Guests are apparently kicked off the ship by 11 a.m, meaning that the whole day is also “missing”.

Furthermore, Guests do get to meet characters from the Star Wars movies themselves like Kylo Ren and Rey, but those wanting to see classic icons like Luke Skywalker and C-3PO will be out of luck. Disney’s Starcruiser is set between Star Wars Episodes 8 and 9 in the timeline, so they’re nowhere to be seen.

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Not missing, however, is Disney’s attention to detail, with even the Cast Members waiting tables fitting into the Starcruiser story. Sources have revealed that the waiters substitute phrases like “you’re welcome” and “good morning” for “my honor” and “good passage,” while menus use non-earth-centric space language, like calling carbonation “sparkling bubbles,” potatoes “tubers,” and vegetables “flora.”

We’ll keep our eyes out for more fun takes on the new Galactic Starcruiser at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, with the new hotel officially launching on March 1, 2022.

About Melissa Cannioto

Melissa is an author, adventurer, and chatterbox, who loves to enjoy Disney's theme parks with a Mickey Premium Bar in hand! A British native, she has traveled the world seeking new experiences, and now resides in Florida with her Air Force pilot husband. Find her children's book at @thebearandthehug_book