Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ hotel teases planet excursions

Star Wars fans will soon have their own out-of-this-world adventure — for a price.

Disney announced Thursday that it will begin taking reservations later this year for a new hotel, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, opening in 2021 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

Families can stay up to two nights at the planned "Star Wars" hotel at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, depicted here in an artist's rendering. (Photo: Disney Parks via YouTube)

Guests can book the “all-immersive experience” for up to two days and nights.

While the company did not disclose prices, it did offer details about the accommodations and activities on the campus sure to impress devotees of Luke Skywalker and crew.

Ann Morrow Johnson, an executive producer for Walt Disney Imagineering, explained them in a video.

“When guests arrive at Walt Disney World, they will go to this terminal — think of it as a small, private cruise terminal, if you will — and you and your family will then be ushered into a launch pod,” Johnson said. “It’s a small capsule, where you will then simulate the experience of blasting into space. There’ll be a window overhead, until you eventually see our ship, the Halcyon, in the distance. When the doors of the launch pod open and you emerge into the atrium, everything on the spaceship wants to reinforce that feeling of you’re on a star cruiser in a galaxy far, far away.”

Guests will stay in cabins, which sleep up to five, thanks to bunk beds like the one Chewbacca retreats to, after a rough day. There’s even a window with out-of-this-world views.

Expect incredible views of the galaxy from the planned "Star Wars" hotel. (Photo: Disney Parks via YouTube)
The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando will begin taking reservations for the "Star Wars" hotel later this year. (Photo: Disney Parks via YouTube)

When they’re awake, adults and children staying at the property are invited to practice wielding lightsabers. They can tour the bridge of ship and go on a “planet excursion” to Batuu, where they’ll visit the familiar Black Spire Outpost. That last part of the adventure will take them to the recently opened Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge portion of Disney’s Hollywood Studios park.

The new "Star Wars": Galactic Starcruiser experience in Orlando is described as "an immersive experience." (Photo: Disney Parks via YouTube)
A stay at "Star Wars": Galactic Starcruiser includes a "planet excursion" to Batuu, located in the "Star Wars": Galaxy's Edge section of Disney's Hollywood Studios. (Photo: Disney Parks via YouTube)
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