Space travel may one day become a more common vacation for some humans on Earth, but not at Disney World — at least, not yet. Unfortunately, Disney has officially confirmed its new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience won’t actually transport guests into space.
Whether or not this was an actual common inquiry among potential passengers is unclear. But the topic does come up on the FAQ page for the Starcruiser in case there was any confusion.
“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,” the page explains.
This is the whole point behind attractions such as Galaxy’s Edge, after all — an immersive experience that takes visitors out of the real world in which they reside and transports them into the Star Wars universe for the time they remain inside. Much more interesting than your typical Holiday Inn.
While the Galactic Starcruiser has raised questions about its pricing lately, the experience itself seems worth a one-time go if you book your stay with the right people (and don’t spend all your money on Funko Pops!). Guests look out into “space” from their cabins or suites, interact with characters, and dine the way a galactic traveler supposedly would. It’s more than just the place you go to sleep — it’s designed like an extended, completely immersive ride. Where you can actually sleep. Maybe.
The page also promises there will be a lot packed into your two-night stay, leaving it up to you to decide if that’s the kind of vacation you’re looking for. “During your two-night adventure, you will feel like you’ve traveled throughout the Star Wars galaxy. It’s all one seamless story—your Star Wars story!”
All that without having to leave the atmosphere? It doesn’t seem so bad.
Will you be making a Galactic Starcruiser reservation this spring? Even without actually going to space?