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Cost to stay at Disney’s Star Wars hotel is out of this world

A family of four could spend up to $6,000 for two days, pretending to be on a starship interacting with Star Wars characters and eating space food.
The Star Wars hotel coming to Orlando in the spring will be a two-day, two-night immersive experience that weaves storylines from the Star Wars universe, including rides at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
The Star Wars hotel coming to Orlando in the spring will be a two-day, two-night immersive experience that weaves storylines from the Star Wars universe, including rides at Disney's Hollywood Studios. [ DISNEY/LUCASFILM/DISNEY | HANDOUT ]
Published Aug. 6

May the Force be with anyone who wishes to stay at Walt Disney World’s new Star Wars-themed hotel, opening in Orlando this spring. It is shaping up to be the most expensive vacation experience in the galaxy.

The Disney World website unveiled more details this week regarding its latest attraction, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, an immersive resort designed to resemble a lavish cruise ship surfing through space.

Official price points haven’t been revealed, but Disney posted the projected rates for a standard cabin. The least expensive all-inclusive vacation package for the hotel is priced at a whopping $1,209 per person, per night, bringing the total to $4,809 for two guests. A family of four would cost up to $5,999 for a two-night vacation.

Dishes like this one of blue shrimp is how the Star Wars hotel at Disney World will "showcase courses inspired by the geography and environments of iconic destination planets throughout the galaxy."
Dishes like this one of blue shrimp is how the Star Wars hotel at Disney World will "showcase courses inspired by the geography and environments of iconic destination planets throughout the galaxy." [ Disney ]

Disney says guests will partake in an out-of-this-world “adventure” described as “part live immersive theater, part themed environment, part culinary extravaganza, part real-life role-playing game.”

Those are just the projected rates for a standard cabin. Price points for the luxurious Galaxy Class suite, which sleeps up to four passengers, and Grand Captain Suite, which sleeps up to eight passengers, have yet to be revealed.

Aboard the Starcruiser, vacationers will have the opportunity to interact with fan-favorite characters, “embark on secret missions and create alliances.” The choose-your-own-adventure-style resort also offers lightsaber training, cosmic dining destinations, droid racing competitions and field trips to the “Star Wars”-themed Galaxy’s Edge theme park land inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

If you’re wondering if at that price an additional theme park ticket is required to access the Galaxy’s Edge portion of the experience, the answer is no.

The hotel called Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World will invite guests aboard the Halcyon, a starcruiser known throughout the galaxy for its impeccable service and exotic destinations. Onboard, they will stay in cabins with a porthole view of outer space and make a planet-side excursion to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
The hotel called Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World will invite guests aboard the Halcyon, a starcruiser known throughout the galaxy for its impeccable service and exotic destinations. Onboard, they will stay in cabins with a porthole view of outer space and make a planet-side excursion to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios. [ Walt Disney World ]

Other revelations from the FAQs page: Apparently, there are no swimming pools in space (go figure!) — or at least none aboard this particular rocket ship. And just to be clear, Disney’s Galactic Starcruiser will not actually transport guests to space — though it’s easy to see why one might think so for the price of admission.

“During your 2-night adventure, you will feel like you’ve travelled throughout the Star Wars galaxy. It’s all one seamless story — your Star Wars story!”

By Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times