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  • [Question] What is everyones thoughts in the Galactic Star Cruiser Experience?

    I am a huge Star Wars fan I really enjoy SWGE even though I admit there are a ton of things that could be improved and I have still have not been able to ride RotR.
    Star Wars is easily my favorite IP and I have enjoyed everything from the Movies to the shows to some of the books and comics. George Lucas is a Genius imho and I can never get enough of it since I first saw A New Hope in the theaters as a kid. As I type this I am even wearing one of many Star Wars T-shirts next to my 2' tall Darth Vader statue.

    That being said $6k for my family to be on Imperial House arrest for two nights with some time in SWGE doesn't seem like something I would want to do for even half the price. I am not into cosplay and I simply do not see them proving enough entertainment during our stay. Maybe I am totally missing the point but after about 12 hours seeing the architecture and being wowed by the experience of feeling like I am on a Star Cruiser and having the interactions with CM's who will be in character I would be ready to exit. I know there are others out there who are chomping at the bit for this but I wonder if there are enough to keep this going. 100 cabins to fill which means it will have to attract around 600 guests atleast twice a week willing to have the experience. I am sure it will booked for the first 3-6 months straight but then what?

    You are basically paying the same price as a Cruise but you're going nowhere and you're primarily trapped inside. I have been on Cruises and if I couldn't sit out on deck and leave the ship for excursions almost everyday I would go stir crazy.

    Again if others feel this would be right up there alley and have no issue with the lock in aspect I am curious to hear it.
    Disneyland Fan since the 70's

  • #2
    My first reaction was that it was WAY too overpriced, and the itineraries seem insanely busy. Regarding the price, I think they're trying to suppress demand because they only have 100 rooms, so that's only 18,250 two-day excursions per year. This is clearly meant to be a luxury experience that people will travel the world to do, so I bet Disney is banking on the limited supply and the global demand to fill their calendar.

    Would I do it? Only if my sons grow up to be hardcore SW fans ... in which case, I'd do it only once with them. My wife would never want to do it - she's lukewarm on SW.

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    • #3
      It's expensiiiiive.....

      HOWEVER...

      After experiencing Rise of the Resistance, I can see the appeal for sure. I won't knock it completely until I read up on some reviews. I think the trapped inside part has me worried, but again, we might have to wait until others put down the money and report their trips.

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      • #4
        I'm going to need to sell some solid beskar to be able to afford this place.

        I love Star Wars, but no.

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        • #5
          My reaction is that I’m not excited enough yet. I saw the info on it. And the Disney video of the round table discussion of TDW types discussing it didn’t interest me so I didn’t watch it. I need to see video that shows me something that makes me feel like it’s gonna be awesome.

          When’s Faverau gonna become head of WDI?

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          • #6
            Not something I'd ever have been interested in doing even at half the price. I can't see myself tying up that much time into one fantasy experience. I mean, I'm a huge Potter fan but I wouldn't even spend $2400.00 for 'weekend at Hogwarts' experience. Unless they could figure a way for me to do REAL magic (beyond making my hard earned cash vanish quicker than you can say Evanesco!). But my younger son is a big SW fan and he's going to be disappointed that the price puts it beyond his means.


            The price is just ridiculous really for a 2 day experience although I know people will probably be lining up for it. But I think Walt would say "This is NOT the way".



            "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.​"

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            • #7
              [This thread could/should be combined with the one already in the Walt Disney World section.
              TTFN--that acronym has another meaning for CMs, BTW.]

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              • #8
                Definitely interested in the dining, but the itinerary is not appealing to me so for that reason I’m out. Maybe if I heard wonderful things from multiple reviews, I’d reconsider a splurge.

                If there really are only 100 rooms (not official info) then it it it maybe only need to attract just enough to be successful.

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                • #9
                  As a mega star wars fan, I think it's an insult and ripoff. Personally, this is an extremely niche thing, and worst of all is that the only group this could appeal too are the kids and mega star wars fans. Sure, some casual fans may be intrigued, but that price tag will instantly cause them to not even consider it. With the mega fans, the big issue here is that over 80-90% of mega fans aren't Disney fans, which is gonna further hurt this project since the only ones who would have considered going and have the money most likely won't either.

                  Further more, looking at that price, I think to myself what else I could get for that, and some things include 5-10 top of the line custom lightsabers built specifically to how I want them done, a 1:1 R2D2 that actually moves around, a 1:1 scale model of Han frozen in carbonite, 10 custom jedi robes, 5 custom mandalorian/stormtrooper/clone trooper armor built specifically for my body that looks movie quality, a 7 day stay at a 7 star all inclusive resort in Turkey (which means unlimited caviar, truffles, lobster, etc), and so many other things that would give me more bang for my buck.

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                  • #10
                    Big Star Wars fan here (see: shoulder Porg in profile pic). I've been excited about this project since it was announced and already stashed some cash for it...not enough cash though!

                    I'm not going to rush to be one of the first to do it, but TBH, I will probably end up splurging on this. I was talking with my brother yesterday after the announcement, and he just said "save your money, we're going!" Wants to do the Captain's Table too.

                    I'll echo Captain Andy though, I would like to hear a trip report. ROTR really gives you the experience of feeling like you are in the Star Wars universe, so I can only imagine what the Starcruiser will be like. Obviously the experience has to be kid friendly, but I wonder what the fidelity of the experience will be for adults.

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                    • #12
                      That a NO....Thank You !

                      It not Experience, I would spend 6 K on .

                      Plus, I not into Star War that much , that for sure.................
                      Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                      • #13
                        Alright, I finally watched a video, and I'm imagining myself with fat pockets.

                        I think this would a pretty tight experience with a partner who loves Star Wars. I don't think I could imagine this type of experience with kids (sorry, kids). The food looks delicious (I'm a big fan of the food options in Batuu so I would hope it's delicious plus some), and live entertainment is always enticing. Some things that I would itch for (and heck, maybe even recommend besides dumping money on this hotel).
                        • Star Wars themed escape room, please. C'mon, Disney. Just do it. BUT if Disney does not, you can probably find a themed escape room in your area and have an immersive blast!
                        • Scum and Villainy Cantina in Hollywood if you're in the area and you want to get drunk ~immersively~
                        • Shut your eyes and drift to sleep with this Star Wars esque sleepcast. Immerse yourself!
                        • Cook some shrimp and make them blue! IMMERSE YOUR STOMACH WITH FOOD DYE!
                        See? I saved y'all a couple hundreds there.

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                        • #14
                          On paper it sounds nice, but it has way too many issues:

                          -Not a fan of the enclosed space with no natural light.
                          They could of created outdoor vistas like the Animal Kingdom Lodge. You could have real views of Tattooine, Kashyyyk, Endor, A̶l̶d̶e̶r̶a̶a̶n̶, Naboo, Crait, Coruscant, Paasant or even Kef Bir! But here's a TV Screen Window!

                          -The price of the stay and the "only 2 night stay" policy

                          -I like my Disney Hotels to allow me the freedom, to do what I want to do. If I want to go to a certain park, then I'll go to that park. The scheduled itinerary & story elements could either be nice or too in your face. Also forget about going anywhere else in the resort during your stay.

                          -NO POOL?! What monster designed this place?

                          Basically, I don't understand why they didn't make this a seperate resort like Aulani.
                          Last edited by Spongeocto4; 08-05-2021, 10:03 PM.

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                          • #15

                            I think this is a train derailment waiting to happen. The media mocking that this concept generates will make the Company look greedy, desperate and amateurish. The focus now is on the ridiculous price. Wait until it opens, and trip reports plaster the media with accounts of how badly the reality fails to live up to the hype.

                            Time for Iger to step in -- the Chapek train is out of control.


                            A stay at Disney’s immersive ‘Star Wars’ hotel will come at an astronomical price

                            New Disney Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel stay will cost more than a mortgage

                            Disney’s Star Wars hotel is just like Westworld: only for the wealthy

                            Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel will send your wallet into hyperspace

                            Disney World's Star Wars Hotels Are Ridiculously Expensive
                            "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                            it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                            together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                            designed to appeal to everyone."

                            - Walt Disney

                            "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                            - Michael Eisner

                            "It's very symbiotic."
                            - Bob Chapek

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                            • #16
                              Waiting for some action with this issue!

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                              • #17
                                Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
                                I think this is a train derailment waiting to happen. The media mocking that this concept generates will make the Company look greedy, desperate and amateurish. The focus now is on the ridiculous price. Wait until it opens, and trip reports plaster the media with accounts of how badly the reality fails to live up to the hype.

                                Time for Iger to step in -- the Chapek train is out of control.


                                A stay at Disney’s immersive ‘Star Wars’ hotel will come at an astronomical price

                                New Disney Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel stay will cost more than a mortgage

                                Disney’s Star Wars hotel is just like Westworld: only for the wealthy

                                Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel will send your wallet into hyperspace

                                Disney World's Star Wars Hotels Are Ridiculously Expensive
                                But Mr Wiggins, what about the "embarrassment of riches" Chapek bragged about???

                                I think he got the embarrassment part correct.

                                You are again, spot on!!

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                                • #19
                                  I definitely think it will sell out for several months but I do not see this as a very repeatable experience and that paired with the economics of who can afford it and how many of these people there are I see things really taking a bit of a dump after 4-6 months. I can already see the future thread " Galactic Cruiser Experience only able to fill half the rooms now what?" How long before they have to split off part of this Hotel to normal style resort guests with a portion of the Hotel kept as the "exclusive" lock in Experience?
                                  Disneyland Fan since the 70's

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                                  • #20
                                    The price sounds like a joke. My wife and I are currently waiting to be boarded onto a flight for Maui. The cost for 7 days, round trip airfare and a rental car (for two people no less)? Right around $2,500.

                                    But really? A two night stay for two is close to 5 grand? I love Star Wars but let’s be realistic. Consider the fact that if you pay for this, you will be inclined to stay at the hotel for the activities and therefore, you miss out on the parks. -and if you choose to go to the parks and not spend time at the hotel, then what on Earth are you paying 5 grand for lodging for?

                                    How many people are going to want to pay 5 grand for this two night experience, THEN have to book and pay for ANOTHER hotel in WDW if they plan on visiting the parks?

                                    I’m a big fan of Galaxy’s Edge but at this point, the SW hotel has lost me. I’m sure it’ll be fun but there’s no way it’ll be worth that price point. Unless my food and merch is free both days and they’re going to present me with a working, gold plated Lightsaber with my name on it upon entry.

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