With the amazing innovations of Walt Disney Imagineering, perhaps the idea of space travel doesn’t seem too farfetched. Alas, we’re here to break it to you that Disney has confirmed the upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser does not actually take you to space.
One of many updates to the official website today was the addition of a Frequently Asked Questions section. One of those questions reads, “Does Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser really take passengers into space?”
The answer lets the reader down gently:
“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.
After arriving at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Terminal, registered Guests will board a launch pod and rendezvous with the waiting Halcyon starcruiser.
Once onboard the Halcyon starcruiser, you will see passing ships, planets, stars, and other breathtaking galactic sights float past realistic windows that look out into space —including windows in every passenger cabin and suite.
On the second day of the voyage, you’ll board a transport from the starcruiser for a trip down to Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, where you’ll continue your adventure on the exotic planet.
During your 2-night adventure, you will feel like you’ve traveled throughout the Star Wars galaxy. It’s all one seamless story—your Star Wars story!”
While at least they are clear that you do not actually go to space, the phrasing around the actual experience is purposefully vague. As we’ve seen with Galaxy’s Edge, Disney is hesitant to break the immersion surrounding your personal Star Wars journey.
And hey, if the kids ask — it’s just a little “Disney magic.”