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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to begin taking reservations later this year

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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Transport
Posted at 11:57 AM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 13:24:18-05

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Get ready to blast off into a galaxy far, far away at Walt Disney World in Florida!

Disney just announced that its new hotel, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, will begin taking reservations later this year.

The Star Wars themed resort will open in 2021, although a specific opening date hasn't been announced.

Starting later this year, you'll be able to book two-day, two-night vacations that feature an immersive and out-of-this-world adventure.

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"Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a completely new type of experience," said Ann Morrow Johnson, an Executive Producer at Walt Disney Imagineering. "For the first time, we're going to invite guests to become the hero of their own Star Wars adventure."

Disney said that when you arrive at the resort, you'll go into a terminal and blast off in a launch pod -- a small capsule -- which will simulate the experience of soaring through space.

"There will be a window overhead, until you eventually see our ship, the Halcyon, in the distance," said Johnson.

You'll then emerge into the atrium of the resort, which looks like a spaceship.

"You’re going to live on board a starcruiser," said Johnson.

Disney said the cabins can sleep up to five people, and make it seem as though you're floating among the stars.

"We've got that exclusive window that shows a view out into space," said Johnson.

Galactic Starcruiser will feature all kinds of unique experiences for adults and children, including the opportunity to take part in a lightsaber training session, or take a tour of the bridge of the ship.

"This is where the navigation systems are, this is where the defense systems are. So that training you do as part of your bridge tour ultimately pays off as part of this much bigger galactic Star Wars story that you're apart of," said Johnson.

Guests will also have the chance to take an exclusive transport to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, an immersive new land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's unclear at this point if theme park tickets will be included in your room rate.

"You're going to be apart of a story and live out your own Star Wars experience," said Johnson.

Disney hasn't announced the price of room rates, or an exact date when reservations will open.

To learn more about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser and get updates from Disney, click here.