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Should You Book the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Before, During, or After a Walt Disney World Trip?

If you’re planning on visiting Florida for a Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage, you might be wondering how to fit it into the rest of your Walt Disney World vacation. Should you book Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser for before, during, or after the rest of your trip?

We recommend planning your Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage toward the middle of your vacation, with time to decompress in between. Avoid starting or ending your trip with the Starcruiser.

The voyage can be emotionally and physically taxing, and if you want to make the most of your stay, you won’t be sleeping much. Give yourself a whole day of rest before and after. Schedule yourself a stay at another hotel instead of going straight to an airport after getting off the Halcyon. If you go to another Walt Disney World resort after, they will get you a cab and give you a voucher or reimburse you.

If you do go straight home afterward, they will get you a cab to the airport or store your luggage at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and you can travel there. With the latter option, you still get free transportation.

Are you planning a Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. This does not seem to be great advice. You give up a lot to have this in the middle of your vacation. That means 3 times to unpack. You do not get to take advantage of 60+10 dining reservations. Figuring days to decompress your vacation would look like this:

    Arrival day
    Park 1
    Park 2
    Decompress day
    Check in to Halcyon
    Check out of Halcyon
    Park 3
    Park 4
    Checkout day

    11 days! I guess if you are in the percent that can pay $5k in addition to the $5k you are already spending, sure why not make it 11 days.

    I would rather take the decompression days out in favor of the checkin-checkout days being free days without touring then. .
    Still 8 nights or 9 days, so that would span 2 weekends worth of time.

  2. Thank you, all, for the detailed reports and videos you posted throughout and after that “cruise.” I might not ever get to do this experience myself, but if I do at least I’m prepared. And if I don’t, then my household got to “live it” through you guys and gals.

  3. THANK YOU! I have gotten a month straight of “sorry the phone lines are full” every time I call the Starcruiser line. I have just wanted to ask the question, What transportation is available to other resorts once you get off the Starcruiser?! My stay is April 2nd and we go to Bay Lake afterwards. I couldn’t find that answer anywhere, a ball Disney has dropped in my opinion, especially with how difficult it looks to get to the Starcruiser. Thanks again!

  4. Katie: here’s another question for you: The Galactic Starcruiser requires an exclusive Magic Band and will be provided “free” as part of the vacation package. I am asking if Disney will be able to send me this Magic Band in advance of my first day of vacation (Wilderness Lodge – 6 nights). So that It can be used in the park prior to my engagement with the Starcruiser. — Thanks for your help.
    — Steve

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