One of the most controversial and highly-anticipated Disney offerings, the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, has officially opened. With its promise of non-stop multi-day immersion, it sold Disney and Star Wars fans alike. But the price tag also scared away some. We were invited to an early media stay on this starcruiser, the Halcyon. We engaged with the crew members, witnessed the major show moments, ate the Star Wars-esque food and explored the cabins. Today, the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser welcomed her first official paying passengers.
Spoiler Alert. This is a round-up of all the photos, stories, and videos we have posted so far. If you are planning on going and have avoided spoilers so far, you may want to read only our Conclusion at the end of our full review.
The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a multi-day step into the Star Wars galaxy. You will meet new characters and interact with those you already know, like Rey, Chewbacca, and Kylo Ren. You will stay in a cabin that has a viewport out into space. You will go through lightsaber and bridge training. You will have numerous meals, some with speciality alien entertainment from galactic superstar Gaya. You will be able to chose a path to follow, from the Force to the First Order. Or maybe you want to be a Smuggler? Overall, the Halcyon will feature things to do all day. This is an immersive trip, not really a relaxing vacation. So don’t be expecting to lay out by a pool. Instead, grab a blaster, get your Twi’lek head piece on ,and prepare for a trip you will never forget.
For our full YouTube video playlist of the Halcyon, click here.
Full Three-Day Experience Report
Standard Cabin Room Tour – with tall person example for bunk beds
One Bedroom Suite Tour
Looking for more room in your room? Take a walking tour of the one bedroom suite, complete with a hidden tunnel to the bedroom.
Pre-boarding Safety & Welcome Video
Safety is the top priority. Before you get lost in your Star Wars adventure you need to brush up on what is a storyline emergency and what is an actual real-life danger.
Transport Pod To-And-From Earth and the Halcyon
To get to space, you need to go in a spaceship, or transport pod in this case. See what it is like to ride up and back from the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.
4K Walking Tour of the Halcyon Starcruiser
Welcome to the Halcyon. Take a walk around and explore this luxury cruise-liner in space.
VR Ship Tour
Break out your VR headset for this one. It’s best viewed through the YouTubeVR app. No spoilers in this one.
One-Hour Spaceport View
Use this one as your background when doing other things around the house. It’s our look into space, looking out of the viewport in our room for an hour. We added some space music as it is silent in your room.
Transport to Batuu
On your second day, you can take an excursion to Black Spire Outpost in Galaxy’s Edge. Take a ride on the spaceship that takes you there and back. And, be ready for surprises.
Gift Shop Tour
Of course there’s a gift shop onboard. Here’s what you’ll find. Everything sold fits into the story.
Lucasfilm and Imagineering Interview
Yes, what happens on the ship is canon.
Ouannii is one of the coolest characters you’ll meet onboard. What she has to say is very interesting, even if not in a truly understandable language.
Galactic Superstar Gaya will perform a few songs during your cruise. Below are some more:
Sublight Lounge Drinks
Here are a couple of the drinks you’ll want to try.
If you make certain choices, you may get to see this cool Yoda hologram. It looks even more impressive in person. The camera gives away some of the secrets.
It’s all leading up to this. Rey and Kylo Ren, fighting right in front of the guests onboard the Halcyon.
Star Wars Fireworks in Space
It wouldn’t be Disney without a cool fireworks show at the end of the night.