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Disney Clarifies: Galactic Starcruiser Does Not Really Take You To Space

It’s hard to call Walt Disney World’s newest Resort experience, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser just a “resort”. The “all-immersive, two-night vacation experience that goes beyond anything Disney has ever created before” will take the Disney Resort experience to a new level.

We almost prefer to explain the experience as what seems like a cruise endeavor versus a Resort.

We previously shared the grand opening, interesting new food such as blue shrimp, Disney’s first commercial of the Starcruiser, cabin options, and a sample itinerary, and even the sample pricing per Guest per night.

We’re not sure if it’s the large price point that has thrown Guests off, but it seems like there may be a little confusion for some fans. Disney has had to clarify that sorry folks, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser does not really take Guests to space.

When visiting Walt Disney World’s frequently asked questions page, you’ll notice the question: “Does Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser really take passengers into space?” Disney follows up with the following answer:

“While your Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage is not an actual trip into space, passengers will experience the sensation of voyaging on a starcruiser through space in a galaxy far, far away—just like you have seen in Star Wars movies and shows. After arriving at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Terminal, registered Guests will board a launch pod and rendezvous with the waiting Halcyon starcruiser. Once onboard the Halcyon starcruiser, you will see passing ships, planets, stars and other breathtaking galactic sights float past realistic windows that look out into space—including windows in every passenger cabin and suite. On the second day of the voyage, you’ll board a transport from the starcruiser for a trip down to Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, where you’ll continue your adventure on the exotic planet. 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!”

So yes, while you’ll FEEL like you are exploring the galaxy, you’ll be safe on the ground at Walt Disney World Resort property.

There’s actually a time during your stay that you’ll be “touching down” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios… but really you’re being transferred a very short distance to enter the Park. Disney’s storytelling is so superb however, we suspect the experience will truly feel like an exploration of the galaxy.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.