Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser: Is The Itinerary Worth The Price?
Forget the 2.8 million you need to go into space with Jeff Bezos or even the 250K you need to board Virgin Galactic’s space plane. More affordable pricing can be found on the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, even if technically you don’t ever really go any higher than your second floor accommodation. Still, meals and more are included in this two night, but not quite two day voyage. We’ll look at the price points for this new Walt Disney World offering. And we’ll study the sample itinerary to see if if it’s worth the price. Are you wanting to spend this kind of money to immerse yourself in Star Wars?
Additional Points to Consider
- While your Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage is not an actual trip into space, passengers will experience the sensation of voyaging on a starcruiser through space in a galaxy far, far away—just like you have seen in Star Wars movies and shows.
- One FAQ asks what info should you have available before calling to reserve. Calling to reserve anything at Disney has flags on it.
- Arrival is between 1 and 4, but not earlier than 1 pm.
- Valet and parking is mentioned. No discussion about it being paid parking.
- Databands are wristbands—or MagicBands—allow you to interact with sensors called access points onboard the Halcyon starcruiser. Guests receive an exclusive databank as part of their package.
- Lightsaber training is an “exclusive interactive activity” for ages 7 and up. How young is too young to do this. I don’t see any “Small World” nursery.
- They advertise two lunches, two dinners and two breakfasts. Yet in their itinerary, day one lunch is “light refreshments” or ” a collection of small bites, like sandwiches, soups, mini flatbreads, assorted salads and sweets”. Lunch on day two is a coupon to eat at Docking Bay 7.
- There is a captain’s table, which involves an additional fee. It’s uncertain how much alcohol is included in the deal.
- Like Disney Cruise Line there is a first or second dinner seating.
- There is no guarantee of being able to visit Oga’s, much less having your tab covered there or at the Sunlight Lounge.
- While the voyage has many activities, the starcruiser is not equipped with a swimming pool. Just so you know…
- All of the excitement during the voyage is easy to navigate thanks to the Star Wars: Datapad experience available on one’s personal device as part of the Play Disney Parks app. Here there is a personalized itinerary and communications from the crew and others you may encounter along the way.
- This is very expensive. Will it be successful? Well, the Disney Cruise Line is very expensive and yet successful. Still, for the money, you could really fill up a cart with goodies from Dok-Ondar’s.
- Biggest concern: How repeatable is this? Even a Disney cruise is repeatable.
- A lot of this is reminiscent of DisneyQuest. I don’t see the repeatability. This isn’t a Wolf Lodge.
- Haven’t heard much about photography, or capturing the action on video as a keepsake. Again, another opportunity.
- Disney MGM Studios used to have a “Star of the Day” I would invite someone from the Star Wars universe to beam up in costume to the Starcruiser at some point during the voyage. It would be popular like it was in Star Wars Weekends. That would be worth the money! It also would be great marketing.
- It’s a shame you aren’t visiting Batuu at night. It’s the best time to visit and I could see some degree of exclusivity there.
- There is more to say about the concept of “meta verse”. I’m wondering if there isn’t a way for Disney to extend the two day/two night experience before and well after. Haven’t heard much on that.
- If this doesn’t happen, I could see weeks where guests could stay more than two days and enjoy it as a hotel, simply paying for food & beverage, with no entertainment.
- Diaper dashes always succeed on cruise lines. I would recommend a droid diaper dash. Just saying…