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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Officially Launches Today!

Jeremy Schoolfield

by , Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Resort Public Relations

Today marks the official launch of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort, and to celebrate I thought we’d take a quick photo tour through the Halcyon starcruiser. Come along as we journey to a galaxy far, far away thanks to the amazing work of our Disney photographers.

Guests arrive at the Galactic Starcruiser Terminal for their two-night adventure in Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort

You arrive for this first-of-its-kind two-night experience at the Galactic Starcruiser Terminal, where your bags and your car are whisked away as you begin this adventure.

Astromech droid SK-62O greets guests in the Atrium of the Halcyon starcruiser in Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort

After boarding a Launch Pod and blasting through hyperspace, you dock with the Halcyon starcruiser and step out into its main deck Atrium. Here you see some guests greeted by SK-62O, the ship’s resident astromech droid (he’s helpful in a pinch).

Halcyon starcruiser cabin in Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort
Passengers enjoy viewport to space in their Halcyon starcruiser cabin in Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

You’re then escorted to your cabin, which is fun to explore in its own right – especially those sleeping berths built into one of the walls and the viewport out to space.

Cruise Director Lenka Mok (left) and Captain Riyola Keevan (right) share a toast with guests in Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort

Once you’re settled in, it’s time to head back down to the Atrium for the ship’s muster, led by Captain Riyola Keevan (seen here on the right) and Cruise Director Lenka Mok. 

The Chandrila Collection is a boutique off the Atrium of the Halcyon starcruiser where passengers can dress in galactic fashion as part of their stay at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort

Following muster is a good time to do a bit more looking around – I recommend the Sublight Lounge for a nice drink or a hand of holo-sabacc, or maybe a stroll into The Chandrila Collection boutique to pick up some clothing and accessories for your voyage. 

Guests may use the Star Wars: Datapad in the Play Disney Parks mobile app to deepen the immersion of their vacation experience in Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort

By now you should be checking your Star Wars: Datapad through the Play Disney Parks app on your mobile device. Your itinerary updates constantly throughout your stay, so you’ll always know when it’s time for some special onboard activities like …

Passengers learn the systems of the Halcyon starcruiser from the ship’s Bridge in Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort

… Bridge Training …

Passengers learn the ancient art of wielding a lightsaber in the Lightsaber Training Pod onboard the Halcyon starcruiser in Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

… Lightsaber Training …

Passengers enjoy the Halcyon starcruiser dining experience in the Crown of Corella Dining Room in Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort
Crown of Corellia Dining Room, featuring a spectacular musical performance by galactic superstar Gaya

… or dinner in the Crown of Corellia Dining Room, featuring a spectacular musical performance by galactic superstar Gaya on the first night.

Whew … there’s a lot to take in already, and you could potentially do all of that in just the first few hours of your two-night journey!

We’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time, so if you’d like to learn more about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, go back and check out our posts on merchandise, the onboard dining experience, the bold creativity this experience represents, and how the Halcyon starcruiser fits into the broader Star Wars narrative. For even more info, be sure to visit  starwarsgalacticstarcruiser.com.  

We’re thrilled for guests to make this adventure-filled voyage that goes beyond anything Disney has created before. So as they say on the starcruiser … good journey and ta’bu e tay! (Hint: That last one means, “Cherish the moment” … fitting, don’t you think?)

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