Disney World has finally opened its long-awaited Galactic Starcruiser hotel, but it's going to cost a vast sum of money to immerse yourself in a galaxy far, far away.
A two-night "voyage" for two guests in a cabin or suite starts at $4,809. The same experience for four guests clocks in at a price that just might tempt you to embrace the dark side: a cool $5,999. Single nights are not available.
Based on the availability calendar, the 100-room hotel is booking up quickly, proving that Star Wars fans are truly rabid about the movie franchise — and will spare no expense to experience the flashy new attraction.
To be fair, a couple of nights on the Galactic Starcruiser will get you more than Darth Vader bedding and Yoda-shaped pancakes. Disney is billing it not as a hotel stay but as "a bespoke experience." Included in the price tag: ongoing entertainment that includes role playing and plenty of character interactions, themed multi-course meals and drinks (though not alcohol) in the Crown of Corellia dining room, admission to Disney's Hollywood Studios, and valet parking.
At the heart of the Galactic Starcruiser experience: the chance to shape your own story, which could mean joining the Resistance, kicking back with smugglers, and even hijacking a First Order ship. The create-your-own-adventure itinerary could include bridge training, lightsaber training, or a droid racing competition. Guests are encouraged to come dressed as Star Wars characters, and costumes will be available — for an extra fee, of course.
Disney's theme parks are in sore need of a hit after the pandemic shaved billions from operating revenue. Disney World and Disneyland have recently modified rules for masking based on vaccination status as the omicron surge wanes.
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