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5 Hidden Gems on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Brie Devore

by , Manager, Communications Walt Disney World Resort

If you’ve ever wanted to live out your own Star Wars adventure, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is the voyage you’re looking for. This 2-night experience is a first-of-its-kind, bringing you on a journey like no other with non-stop immersive theater over the course of your journey … and let me tell you that this truly is YOUR journey, with so many unique ways you can choose to play, explore and interact that will tailor the trip to be your own. Since its debut last year, passengers have continued to rave about their experiences, interacting with the intricate details and storylines of the glamorous Halcyon starcruiser and its crew. Maybe you’ve heard a little bit about this new kind of vacation experience, but there are so many amazing fun facts that you may not know … so here are just a few of my favorites!

Model of the Halcyon Starcruiser

1. I love you … I know

You’ve heard Han Solo and Princess Leia speak these iconic words, but did you know that their love story continued aboard the Halcyon starcruiser?! Following their marriage, Han and Leia spent their honeymoon cruising the galaxy aboard this stylish starcruiser. The stunning, illuminated artwork displayed on the balcony of Deck 7 above the Atrium, called “The Unified Galaxy,” was commissioned by Leia after their honeymoon voyage as a gift to the crew. A less flashy, but equally fun fact: rumor has it that Han and Leia also left an engraving on a pipe somewhere in the usually off-limits Engineering Room … has anyone found it yet? 

Engineering room on the Galactic Starcruiser

2. Your journey could be (Han) Solo, if you’d like

While we recommend cruising the galaxy with adventurous comrades, every passenger chooses their own path during the journey. This could mean your party might split up, if you so desire, with some marching in step with a First Order lieutenant while others sneak away to help smuggle Resistance cargo. Each decision you make gives you the chance to join even more exclusive, tailored experiences that only a few passengers get to see. Maybe you find yourself huddled in the cargo hold to decode a message, or perhaps you’re invited to a very exclusive meeting to receive an important transmission from a familiar friend. Whether you’re tackling every mission or kicking back to enjoy an impressive array of themed snacks and beverages in the Sublight Lounge, every choice you make helps build a Star Wars story that is uniquely yours. And it makes for great conversation when your party reunites for meals in the Crown of Corellia Dining Room!

3. Bantha milk on tap – IYKYK

Passengers are welcome to as much blue (or green) milk as their hearts desire with breakfast, lunch or dinner. Crew members even let us in on this special tip: Mix blue AND green milk to get what some refer to as “galaxy” milk, a refreshing blend of both that resembles the galaxy when swirled together! These specialty milks from Bubo Wamba Family Farms are also used for a variety of treats onboard the ship – from blue yogurt parfaits at breakfast, to swirls of blue bantha butter that accompany delectable pastries and breads.

Light fixtures on the Galactic Starcruiser

4. VIP (very important passenger) both on- and off-planet

As the pride of Chandrila Star Line, the Halcyon starcruiser is perhaps best known for its spectacular passenger service. You’ll make fast friends among the crew who will greet you by name, have your beverage of choice waiting by day two, leave special touches in your cabin, and make lasting memories alongside you – the best souvenir you could ask for. This VIP treatment doesn’t stay behind on the ship, either. After taking a transport shuttle to your excursion destination of Batuu, you’ll be given a special sigil pin that identifies you as a passenger. Don’t be surprised when you’re recognized by Batuuans or maybe get a special call-out from Hondo Ohnaka while on a mission aboard the Millennium Falcon.

5. Fireworks in space?!

You heard that right. You don’t have to be celebrating Boonta Eve on Tatooine to enjoy sparkles in the sky. The view from the viewports aboard the Halcyon starcruiser are always interesting, from hyperspace jumps to overnight views of magnificent nebulas or even unexpected aerial visitors from … other ships. But space gets a little extra shimmer with a firework spectacular that will have you saying ‘ta’bu e tay’ (cherish the moment) as you reflect on the memories you’ve made during this out-of-this-world experience.

Are you ready to find your own five favorite facts aboard the Halcyon starcruiser? Visit starwarsgalacticstarcruiser.com for information on booking. We also just shared that Annual Passholders can save 30% on select voyages! Learn more at StarWarsGalacticStarcruiser.com/Passholder