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Step Into Space Aboard Disney's Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel

Live inside an immersive Star Wars story and experience the Star Wars adventure you've always dreamed of.

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Inside Disney's Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel
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You enter by driving up to the concrete building that's next to Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. 

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After a brief welcome video that explains what to do in a real-life emergency (versus a pretend Star Wars one), you enter a transport shuttle.

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The transport shuttle doesn't, uh, really go anywhere. But you'll feel some movement, and the windows will show you departing this planet to dock with the Halcyon Starcruiser.  

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Welcome to the atrium. This is this main common area to gather when big action takes place.

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Captain Keevan greets everyone during muster drill -- and here is when our story really begins.

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This whole "ship" isn't too hard to navigate. Most of the activities take place on two floors, and the rest are staterooms. There's a map across the elevators if you need it. 

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Theming is everywhere. So are the hand sanitizing stations.

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A long hallway of cabin rooms.

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To enter your cabin, you'll need to unlock it by taping your databand to the pad. It's a themed RFID wristband everyone gets when checking in, also known to Disney resort guests as a Magic Band.

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The bed of a common cabin room. 

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Every guest is greeted with helpful tips on how to get the most out of this role-playing game. Using Disney's app is a must.

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Your window to space will change throughout your journey. 

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Your television is always broadcasting a star map of where this voyage is heading. 

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Your Star Wars TV has a very Star Wars remote control. You can watch television from your home planet, but who has time for that?

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Some cabins have a pull out bed under the TV for a fifth guest. 

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Bunk beds can fit adults just fine (but if you're extra tall, you'll want the big bed.)

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Outlets have a unique design. 

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Star Wars bathroom sink.

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Every guest has complimentary makeup remover wipes and face wash inside this canister. 

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Towels have the logo of the starliner. 

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No Star Wars mini shampoos to take home. These dispensers in the shower are filled with the same H2O Plus products found in other Disney hotels. 

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Now you know what a Star Wars toilet looks like.

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This is where you can call to reach hotel services, or press the droid link button to have a conversation with the ship's droid, D3-09. 

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This wristband -- your databand -- is the key to everything, helping keeping track of your progress in your journey and opens access to different rooms and terminals.

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The animations in the atrium change all the time. When you enter, it advertises tonight's entertainment will be the singer Gaya.

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You never know who will ask to meet you for a secret mission on the bridge.

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You'll be gathered to the bridge multiple times to assist with different quests.

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Every station on the bridge has different levers, knobs and switches to operate, depending on the task. Many require two people working together.

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You'll rotate to different areas of the bridge.

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There are many opportunities to fire weapons.

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Animations are in the monitors all over the bridge. 

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The hyperspace lever is locked, so you can't just pull it at any time in the story. (Some of us do try.)

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This station is shield defense. It reminded me of an old Atari game. 

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This is the most manic station -- it's for keeping ship systems online and it's a constantly changing matching game of lights and switches. 

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You'll get missions from various characters on your phone, and you'll have to decide how to answer their questions. What you do in your app may determine the path of your story.

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The Sublight Lounge is wicked cool.

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You can grab a drink and play a digital version of Sabacc, the card game made famous in Han Solo's adventures.

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It's exactly what you'd want out of of a spaceship cruise bar.

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The Sabacc table shows your cards on a screen and in an odd holographic image that you can't see from every angle. 

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Lots of places to meet new friends on your voyage.

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Lt. Croy of the First Order is suspicious about some folks on our little space cruise. 

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Ouannii and Sandro are musicians that you'll encounter. Everything about this voyage is very personal. You may be asked to help Sandro write a song.

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Captian Keevan has a word with Sammy. There's always some drama going down. 

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You'll need to keep checking in with missions on your datapad -- aka your phone app. What you say to the crew will determine your next path.

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This area is just outside the main dining room. 

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This is where you'll have breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

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A sample of a breakfast dish in space.

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Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style, so there is plenty to try.

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A look at the climate simulator, the outdoor garden space in the Halcyon. 

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If someone ends up in the brig, you better know the code to help them escape.

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Your mission may take you to snoop around the Cargo Hold.

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Poke around the Cargo Hold, and you may find a familiar face.

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A few items left from past guests in the cages.

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Gaya sings during your first night's dinner, and she puts on quite a show.

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You'll find her jamming out with some other musicians.

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Your dinner can be pretty colorful. Lots of bantha meat is used.

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Deserts don't disappoint. 

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What's this? A secret note tucked behind our drink bill?

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Rules for leaving on your excursion to the planet Batuu.

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These doors open to a transport vehicle that takes you to the back of the Star Wars-themed land called Galaxy's Edge.

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When you enter and exit the theme park, you'll tap your wristband on this control station.

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The Captain's Table puts you at the center of the action during dinner and gives you a few extra dishes to taste. It costs an extra $30 per person.

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Our captain is busy and can't actually sit and eat with us, but she stops by to chat it up.

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What's Star Wars without a lightsaber battle finale?

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This battle takes place after The Last Jedi, and before The Rise of Skywalker.

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Want to know more about Star Wars bathrooms?

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Humanoid signs for a humanoid restroom.

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Random controls on the walls.

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If you made it this far, I appreciate you. And maybe you will appreciate the marble countertops.

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