Galactic Starcruiser hotel rooms teased by Disney parks boss

Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:14 AM | Contributed by OhioStater

Disney Parks Chairman Josh D'Amaro showed off physical mockups of what the starcruiser cabins will actually look like during the virtual IAAPA conference this week.

Read more and see the photos on Cinema Blend.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:22 PM

WOW. JUST WOW. This is just an awesome hotel room. The folks at Disney worked their butts off making this masterpiece. Hey, maybe they'll rehire some of the 28,000 people they ditched this year for the new Starcruiser.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:03 AM
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Nah, they'll just think hard about what they've done.

As far as premium hotel experiences go, I sure hope the rooms are bigger than they look. They remind me a lot of the Legoland Hotel rooms, though the kid bunks at least have a wall in between.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:15 AM
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I shared this as a little update a friend sent me because it's the first time I "got it", in terms of what the experience is supposed to be. Maybe we talked about this before, but a Disney getaway has been so far removed from my realm of thinking/planning lately I honestly haven't given this much thought.

Per the article, the idea is that it is akin to a cruise (except that you're not a on a cruise). Meaning you are more or less locked in to a hotel-specific experience with an "excursion" to Batuu...much like a cruise gives you an excursion to Castaway Cay (or wherever).

I'm not sure what else is going on inside the hotel itself, but this a unique concept, seemingly geared towards Star Wars fanatics with a significant amount of expendable income dedicated towards a very specific experience.

To Jeff's point, what I see above is not exactly appealing for the money. I am sure there is more to see, but I see little appeal in paying a lot for playing a role in which the "script" calls for pretending to be 3rd class on a rebel cruiser's voyage to Naboo.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:18 AM

At this point, sounds like the "excursion" has to be private access at a time the park isn't otherwise open. As others said, seems like everything else revealed points to something much more curated then just a special access hatch to the park. Cause yeah, the cost definitely isn't that guestroom itself.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:04 AM
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This looks really cool. As others have said, it's not meant to be your hotel for your 7 day Disney vacation but its own experience. If it's anything like the rest of the Disney Star Wars experience it's going to be pretty special.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:04 PM

I had never even considered that these rooms wouldn't have windows. Looking back it's so obvious that they wouldn't. I can't say that I've stayed at a hotel that didn't have a window to the outside world. These pictures don't make me want to stay at the hotel but let's face it I wasn't really their target audience either. The Star Wars movies are entertaining, but that's about it for me.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:30 PM
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Do they even allow you to break the bubble? Like if you wanted to book a 10 day stay and come and go to the Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs, would that be allowed? I'm intrigued by the idea of them making it operate like a cruise ship (some launch time after which you're confined to the hotel until you "arrive" at Batuu) but it's kind of weird to say, "You're not allowed to leave the hotel for the next 36 hours...because we're in space."


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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:59 PM

ApolloAndy said:

"You're not allowed to leave the hotel for the next 36 hours...because we're in space."

Also the new enforcement techniques for World's next NBA/MLS quarantine.

I mean, maybe they shouldn't put a laundry/garbage chute in this building for those that take their Star Wars role playing too seriously?

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:08 PM

IT'S A TRAP!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:55 PM
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You can only stay in the property for I think two nights, as I recall. They're treating it like an actual cruise itinerary, including "shuttles" to the stuff in the park.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:44 PM

Jeff said:

Nah, they'll just think hard about what they've done.

As far as premium hotel experiences go, I sure hope the rooms are bigger than they look. They remind me a lot of the Legoland Hotel rooms, though the kid bunks at least have a wall in between.

If you think those rooms are small, try the Hotel Charles Lindbergh at Phantasialand, a few feet away from FLY. The theming is great, and you can't beat the location, but I was very glad that I had what was nominally a two-person cabin to myself. The second bed was repurposed to hold my suitcase.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:44 PM

ApolloAndy said:

You're not allowed to leave the hotel for the next 36 hours...because we're in space."

So now it's a galactic quarantine. Just sad. But what if you forgot your Magic Band in your car and you realize it 2 hours later?

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:01 PM

Small rooms...but given the intended scenario, how much time would you expect to spend in your "stateroom" anyway? I get the impression that this isn't the sort of hotel where you intend to check into the room and stay there until you go home...

And maybe they DO have a garbage chute specifically for those who want to take the experience to the extreme? Make that a sliding-board entrance into a kid's ball pit...

Which reminds me, I'm sure anyone who has been there has noticed the lettering on the garbage cans in Galaxy's Edge (at least at Disneyland) bear the serial number "3263827"...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:17 PM
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No, no one noticed that when it opened.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020 7:25 AM
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Jeff said:

You can only stay in the property for I think two nights, as I recall. They're treating it like an actual cruise itinerary, including "shuttles" to the stuff in the park.

Yes, from what I've heard it's a 3 day, 2 night itinerary with one excursion to Baatu. $3,300 per person or $7,200 per family. That's for the "steerage" rooms. There are also first class cabins which presumably will cost significantly more.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:07 AM
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Well then... I guess even fake space travel is reserved for the 1%.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:32 AM

RideMan said:

And maybe they DO have a garbage chute specifically for those who want to take the experience to the extreme? Make that a sliding-board entrance into a kid's ball pit...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Why does it have to be a kids ball pit? What about the rest of us. You know, the ones paying for the "cabin". ? :)

I intend on doing this after it opens without a doubt.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:23 PM
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So it's basically Disney putting their theming magic into hyperdrive.

Once the doors shut...er...once you "board" and the starcruiser launches, it is 24-7 wall-to-wall Star Wars you are literally living in.

Hmm.

I suppose there are always escape pods on board should you have an emergency and need to vacate.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:38 PM

Disney hates poor people

https://coasterbuzz.com/Forums/Topic/disney-hates-poor-people

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