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.
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.
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