Disney has a whole new type of accommodation coming to the public in 2022. However, there is a catch that you won’t want to ignore. Once you check into their new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel, you won’t be able to leave. Because Disney wants their Star Wars hotel experience to be immersive, guests are expected to remain behind closed doors for the entire three-day, two-night experience.
If you end up staying at the Star Wars-themed hotel, you’ll be thrust into an exciting adventure. This is not the type of accommodation you should book if you’re looking to relax and unwind. Instead, you’ll be thrust into an action-packed trip complete with “resistance meetings” and other nonstop activities for the entire visit.
The Disney Star Wars hotel experience is rumored to be similar to that of an escape room. That means that you’ll be “trapped” inside the spaceship for the length of your stay as you live as though you were in outer space. If you really were in the depths of space, you wouldn’t be able to leave the spaceship – hence why Disney wants you to immerse yourself in the Star Wars experience for the length of the entire hotel stay.
The vacation package includes a stay aboard the starship Halcyon. Because guests take off from their “launch pods,” they get to experience the life of a Star Wars character for real. Although you’ll feel like you’re in outer space for the length of your resort stay, you’ll really be in Orlando, Florida, safely near all of Disney’s other attractions.
Disney promoted their new immersive Star Wars experience on May 4, 2021. This is Star Wars day. According to a YouTube video description from Disney Parks, “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort will take you to a galaxy far, far away starting in 2022 for an all-immersive, two-night vacation experience that goes beyond anything Disney has ever created before.”
Guests will be among the first to experience a new lightsaber “created by Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development.”
According to a Disney Parks Blog post, “Guests who experience Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be the first to see it in action – along with so much more – starting in 2022 when this amazing new two-night adventure debuts. Watching that lightsaber activate right before your eyes will be just one of the countless ways that, from the moment you arrive to the moment you depart, you’ll be plunged into a Star Wars story where your decisions and actions – or even the casual conversations you may have – determine how your personal journey unfolds.”
The blog post continues, “When the Launch Pod’s airlock slides open, you’ll take your first step into a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser comes to life all around you. During your stay aboard this glamorous ship, you may interact with an eclectic group of characters both familiar and new, possibly including the starcruiser’s strong and charismatic captain, a plucky ship’s mechanic, and a galactic superstar who can captivate an entire room with the crook of one jewel-encrusted purple Twi’lek finger.”
What do you think about this new Disney Star Wars experience?
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