The Force is Strong With Disney World's New 'Galactic Starship' Hotel

Space.com | 10/2/2019 | Amy Thompson
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Have you ever wanted to travel the galaxy on a luxury cruiseliner?

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Or train to be a Jedi like Luke Skywalker? If so, you're in luck, as Disney is planning a galactic adventure like none other. With an ultra-immersive two-night themed hotel experience, guests will be able to live aboard an actual starship.

The highly anticipated hotel, dubbed "Star Wars: Galactic Starship," does not yet have a set opening date, but Disney recently revealed some initial details.

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Video: See What a Trip to Star Wars: Galactic Starship Will Be Like!

A visualization of what the Halcyon, the ship that Disney World's "Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser" is based on looks like from the outside.

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Disney World is already transporting guests to a galaxy far, far away with the company's newly opened 14-acre park expansion "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge." This new site opened on Aug. 29 in Disney World's Hollywood Studios — and the new hotel will serve as an ultra-immersive addition to create an out-of-this-world vacation experience.

Here's what we know so far:

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After checking into the hotel, visitors will board a launch pod that will whisk them through space to their destination: an intergalactic starship called the Halcyon. The transport pod is outfitted with windows where guests can watch the stars whoosh by as they sail through space as they approach their destination. Once on board, guests will spend roughly 48 hours living their best "Star Wars" life. Disney is limiting each stay to only two nights, during which guests will interact with beloved "Star Wars" characters as well as other "passengers" aboard the ship.

There will also be...
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