Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Officially Launches Today!
From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Jeremy Schoolfield
Today marks the official launch of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort, and to celebrate I thought we’d take a quick photo tour through the Halcyon starcruiser. Come along as we journey to a galaxy far, far away thanks to the amazing work of our Disney photographers.
You arrive for this first-of-its-kind two-night experience at the Galactic Starcruiser Terminal, where your bags and your car are whisked away as you begin this adventure.
After boarding a Launch Pod and blasting through hyperspace, you dock with the Halcyon starcruiser and step out into its main deck Atrium. Here you see some guests greeted by SK-62O, the ship’s resident astromech droid (he’s helpful in a pinch).
You’re then escorted to your cabin, which is fun to explore in its own right – especially those sleeping berths built into one of the walls and the viewport out to space.
Once you’re settled in, it’s time to head back down to the Atrium for the ship’s muster, led by Captain Riyola Keevan (seen here on the right) and Cruise Director Lenka Mok.
Following muster is a good time to do a bit more looking around – I recommend the Sublight Lounge for a nice drink or a hand of holo-sabacc, or maybe a stroll into The Chandrila Collection boutique to pick up some clothing and accessories for your voyage.
By now you should be checking your Star Wars: Datapad through the Play Disney Parks app on your mobile device. Your itinerary updates constantly throughout your stay, so you’ll always know when it’s time for some special onboard activities like …
… Bridge Training …
… Lightsaber Training …
… or dinner in the Crown of Corellia Dining Room, featuring a spectacular musical performance by galactic superstar Gaya on the first night.
Whew … there’s a lot to take in already, and you could potentially do all of that in just the first few hours of your two-night journey!
We’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time, so if you’d like to learn more about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, go back and check out our posts on merchandise, the onboard dining experience, the bold creativity this experience represents, and how the Halcyon starcruiser fits into the broader Star Wars narrative. For even more info, be sure to visit starwarsgalacticstarcruiser.com.
We’re thrilled for guests to make this adventure-filled voyage that goes beyond anything Disney has created before. So as they say on the starcruiser … good journey and ta’bu e tay! (Hint: That last one means, “Cherish the moment” … fitting, don’t you think?)
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