Disney Parks has shared a new video promoting Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, which is the themed hotel that is opening up at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in 2021. The hotel will give guests a two-day and two-night all-immersive experience that will take you to a galaxy far, far away. The video gives you an idea of what this immersive experience will entail.
The new type of immersive hotel experience has been described as follows:
This is a new type of immersive vacation that only Disney could create – a two-night, cruise-style itinerary where you’ll become the hero of your own adventure in an experience that surrounds you 24/7 in Star Wars storytelling.
This will kind of be like the Westworld experience, but much less violent. They go on to describe the guest arrival experience:
Whether you show up via personal vehicle, Disney transportation or by landspeeder, curb-side check-in prepares you to leave Earth behind, jump to lightspeed and begin your Star Wars story. From the Starcruiser Terminal, you will enter an exclusive launch pod for travel up to the Halcyon, your starcruiser in a galaxy far, far away. Through the pod’s viewports, it looks as though you are traveling through space to approach the massive ship that is much too large to land on any planet.
As for what it will be like to travel between hotel and park, here are the details:
To get from Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and back, you’ll remain fully in-story as you step aboard the transport ships designed specifically for this new immersive experience, which you can see in the artist concept rendering above, released today. It will connect you directly to a spaceport at Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, where the story you began in the starcruiser will continue and evolve while exploring the 14-acre land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
This will undoubtedly be an incredibly fun and unforgettable experience for anyone who plans to attend. There’s no doubt this is going to cost a ton of money, which means it’s something that I may never experience. Disney doesn’t really cater to people who don’t have a lot of money. But, for the people who can afford to go, it’s sure to be awesome!