In 2019, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opened at Disneyland Park in California and Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios in Florida, offering fans the opportunity to step into the Star Wars Universe.
However, come 2022, the Star Wars faithful won't have to leave the galaxy when the theme park gates close for the night. Instead, they can literally live out a two-night adventure aboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World.
Back on May the 4th of this year, Disney unveiled new jaw-dropping tech of an activating lightsaber for the Starcruiser; and now, ahead of its 2022 debut, Disney has unveiled a poster for the experience and a little more about what fans can expect.
DISNEY'S GALACTIC STARCRUISER POSTER TEASES KYLO REN & CHEWBACCA
According to the Disney Parks Blog, the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will invite fans to experience "a new kind of 'storyliving'" as they "travel the galaxy in a finely appointed starship" known as the Halcyon.
Basically, this new offering lets guests live out their own Star Wars adventure for two nights in a resort that simulates a Star Wars starship traveling through that galaxy far, far away.
Since this experience is inspired by the Star Wars films and looks to be a tangible, cinematic experience, Disney has released a poster for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, along with a few new details.
The upper-left corner of the poster shows the Halcyon which Disney claims is "known for its impeccable service, fabulous entertainment and exquisite dining, all of which you’ll get to enjoy during your vacation."
Disney has already that this restaurant is called the Crown of Corellia Dining Room and serves breakfast and lunch. However, at dinner, guests can expect an "otherworldly" multi-course menu and be entertained by a Twi'lek superstar. A small glimpse of that can be seen in the lower left of the poster.
Now the four individuals featured on the poster are "meant to represent you, the travelers" since the experience is interestingly enough "about your choices:"
"Do you want to support the First Order? Live like a Jedi in training? Or perhaps become a member of high galactic society? It’s all waiting there for you to discover and decide."
In addition, the lower right portion of the poster hints at the lightsaber training that's likely to involve Disney Imagineering's new lightsaber tech. But, of course, no Star Wars story is complete with a droid.
The post claims that aboard the Halcyon, the R-series astromech shown in the artwork "seems to have a few extra bells and whistles."
But what's a Star Wars adventure without a few familiar faces? The image also shows Kylon Ren and First Order stormtroopers, as well as the mighty Chewbacca!
According to the blog post:
"The Halcyon starcruiser does have a storied past, after all, and a reputation for finding itself in the middle of galactic conflicts. Luckily Chewbacca and his trusty bowcaster are there in the upper-right corner. Remember, it’s not wise to upset a Wookiee!"
Lastly, the bottom of the poster shows the rocky spires of a planet that theme park guests are no doubt familiar with — the Black Spire Outpost of Batuu or Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Apparently, guests aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser won't just involve hanging with Chewie and the Dark Side, but also making a visit to this outer rim planet during its two-day adventure.
WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STARCRUISER?
Ever since Marvel and Star Wars came under the Disney umbrella, there seems to be an effort to bring the worlds of the films and series into the theme parks.
In addition to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opening at Disney World and Disneyland, the latter resort recently opened Avengers Campus at its Disney California Adventure Park in June of this year allowing fans to sling webs with Spider-Man and to interact with the Avengers and even Loki.
However, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, isn't just another theme park land or a two-minute ride. This fully immersive, simulated resort experience spans two nights, allowing fans to live alongside its characters.
Clearly, this isn't just new territory for Walt Disney World and the hospitality and entertainment industry, but also for Star Wars fans. For everyone who's wanted to actually live out their own Star Wars story, that dream is now finally in reach.