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.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:43 PM
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No, the Resistance hates poor people.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:12 PM
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Galactic Cruise Line hates all poor life forms.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:48 PM

And then all of a sudden the Resistance starts up a charity helping these poor life forms get into their galactic quarantine.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:52 PM
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Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:57 PM

On the four or five amusement park trips I've done, I've often felt like I should be doing something better with my vacation than spending it at an amusement park - going to museums, hiking in the mountains, whatever.

Going to an amusement park and then not going to the amusement park seems like the worst vacation idea ever.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:20 PM
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I think it's intended to be a bookend. I mean, people do this today (well, not today, but normally), where they spend time at the theme parks before or after a 3 or 4-day Disney cruise. If this really turns out to be as immersive as they're saying, I dunno, I might try it, even though my house is 6.4 miles from the hotel.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:21 PM
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^^

I suppose that's one way to look at it, with the flip side being for a lot of people, this will be like getting on a ride that lasts for 3 days and 2 nights. You don't have to get off. You didn't have to wait in line.

Hell you don't even have to wear a seatbelt, which is very appealing for some.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:30 PM

I'm kinda kidding. But not entirely. And I am also someone who has never had any interest in going on a cruise.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:10 PM
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OhioStater said:

Hell you don't even have to wear a seatbelt, which is very appealing for some.

I see what you did there.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:17 PM
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I think it's sort of bridging a couple of things which leads to the weirdness. If it were not near Disney World and were just called "Star Wars camp", I think it would be easier to categorize and understand what they're trying to accomplish. Also, if it weren't a hotel and were just a day-long immersive experience, it would be easier to understand. The fact that it's a hotel near Disney World, but functions very differently from typical hotels near Disney World is what's making my brain grind the clutch.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:19 PM
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OhioStater said:

Hell you don't even have to wear a seatbelt, which is very appealing for some.

I can not wear a seatbelt for free and avoid claustrophobic hotel rooms, cringy LARPing and the uninteresting Star Wars overlay.

(curmudgeony enough for the day?)


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Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:29 PM
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YOU HATE FUN THINGS.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:57 PM
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Can I get in for free based on my name? I know the spelling isn't quite accurate, but who'll know the difference?

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:06 PM
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Disney hates poor Space Power Warriors.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:09 PM

This thread took a quality turn in the past few hours.

The concept does sound weird enough that I would be curious to try it too, if it does become as immersive and restrained experience as we’ve all decided. Vs. just another highly themed Disney deluxe type resort and they back off the “lockdown 24-7 programming” theory. I would be more apt to pull the trigger for the unique restrictive experience (if it’s good). Especially after Galaxy's Edge/Rise of the Resistance.

Forget amusement parks: It’s a hard pill to swallow to consider a Florida experience without outdoors and sun. HB, I find myself in that same internal debate on vacation time…

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:40 PM
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ApolloAndy said:

The fact that it's a hotel near Disney World, but functions very differently from typical hotels near Disney World is what's making my brain grind the clutch.

Same but I have to keep reminding myself that this hotel isn't for Disney vacationers but rather Star Wars fans. I would almost bet that the majority of guests booking the hotel are not even interested in most of what Disney has to offer and if they are it will be an "add on" at the end of their Star Wars vacation. This isn't a huge hotel, I mean its like the size of a Motel 6, so its geared towards a very select audience. The experience once at the hotel will be worth the idea of being "locked in" to the resort I think.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:03 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:

OhioStater said:

Hell you don't even have to wear a seatbelt, which is very appealing for some.

I can not wear a seatbelt for free and avoid claustrophobic hotel rooms, cringy LARPing and the uninteresting Star Wars overlay.

(curmudgeony enough for the day?)

One of the most memorable therapy sessions I ever had began with the male partner of a couple leaning over and asking me, in a dead-serious tone while looking directly into my eyes..."You do know what a LARP, is, right?"

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:13 PM

Lord Gonchar said:

I can not wear a seatbelt for free and avoid claustrophobic hotel rooms, cringy LARPing and the uninteresting Star Wars overlay.

The room is not THAT squished. You have plenty of space to roam around the confines of your galactic quarantine ship "hotel".

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:32 PM
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I'm guessing you don't have a lot of experience with nice hotels.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:48 PM
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Or even kind've nice? It makes our "economy" go-to family suite at Art of Animation look like a luxury condo.

But I get it; it's part of the atmosphere...and how genius to sell a mediocre room at a premium price because that's the kind've room a real galactic passenger would stay in, right? Not everyone can be Chancellor of the Republic with their own private stateroom. Most people in the star wars universe are just regular old joes and janes and everything in-between trying to make their way in the universe.

That said, I do get that it's not just the room that is being sold, but the wraparound experience and what you can do inside the hotel itself.

I'm intrigued. Not sold yet, but intrigued.

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