New Concept Art Released for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser; Officially Opens in 2021

Walt Disney Imagineering has just announced that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will begin transporting guests from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to a galaxy far, far away beginning in 2021.

This is a new type of immersive vacation featuring a two-night, cruise-style itinerary where you’ll become the hero of your own adventure in an experience that surrounds you 24/7 in Star Wars storytelling.

In a new artist concept rendering just released (above), you get a first look at what you’ll see when you arrive for your Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser vacation. The Galactic Starcruiser Terminal is where you’ll begin your Star Wars experience!

Whether you show up via personal vehicle, Disney transportation or by landspeeder, curb-side check-in prepares you to leave Earth behind, jump to lightspeed and begin your Star Wars story. It’s interesting to note that much like the effect employed in the DINOSAUR show building, there are trees planted at the front and top of the facade to disguise the large building behind it. This new concept art reveals that plants will be built on and around the exterior facade of the Starcruiser Terminal to hide the large hotel building.

From the Starcruiser Terminal, you will enter an exclusive launch pod (above) for travel up to the Halcyon, your starcruiser in a galaxy far, far away. Through the pod’s viewports, it looks as though you are traveling through space to approach the massive ship that is much too large to land on any planet. These launch pods are in reality heavily modified buses, and guests won’t see a driver, nor the outside world of Central Florida, at least not until they disembark at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. You can read all about these immersive guest transport pods as well as see exclusive blueprints and concept art here.

A “spaceport of call” to Black Spire Outpost is included in your itinerary, where special passenger transports take you to the planet Batuu (also known as the destination for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios).

To get from Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and back, you’ll remain fully in-story as you step aboard the transport ships designed specifically for this new immersive experience, which you can see in the artist concept rendering above, released today. It will connect you directly to a spaceport at Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, where the story you began in the starcruiser will continue and evolve while exploring the 14-acre land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

For an exclusive full tour of floor plans and concept art for the new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, including the hotel lobby layout, guest rooms, and more, click here. For the latest aerial construction update on the upcoming Starcruiser, including a look at construction on the Terminal, Intergalactic Transport Stations, and more, click here. And if you’re just about ready to hand over all of your money to Disney, click here for expected pricing for the 2-night, 3-day all-inclusive Starcruiser experience.

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