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Disney opens new Star Wars hotel for the ultimate geeky getaway

Do you ever feel like the lines between reality and fiction are blurring? Well, then Disney has the ultimate hotel experience that will either make your dreams come true or send you into an episode of psychosis.

The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel has debuted at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida for all the hardcore Star Wars fans to live as their favourite sci-fi heroes.

Guests can check-in for a two-night experience that begins with entering a launch pod, where they see their world fall away as they jump to hyperspace.

Once the launch pod docks and the door opens, guests can step into the Halcyon starcruiser’s main deck Atrium and begin their journey.

Guests can enjoy time in the hotel to learn about the ways of the lightsaber, learn about how the Halcyon starcruiser operates, or even play holo-sabacc, a game of skill, strategy and chance.

Passengers learn the ancient art of wielding a lightsaber | Matt Stroshane, photographer

Visitors can also engage with dynamic, interactive storytelling that unfolds in real-time.

Guests can choose alliances and chart their own courses as they engage with Star Wars characters that everyone knows like Rey, Chewbacca, and Kylo Ren.

The hotel offers a unique dining offering, perfectly suited for the Star Wars experience.

The second night of the stay offers the “Taste Around the Galaxy” dinner experience which includes smoking cheeses and bread reminiscent of molten planet Mustafar, blue shrimp from the dense jungles of Felucia, and beef and seafood native to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk.

Dinner dessert | David Roark, photographer

Visitors can even get dressed up in signature Star Wars apparel like robes and tunics that will have ladies feeling like Padme Amidala or Princess Leia, and headwear that can have guests transforming into an alien species.

So whether you’re a massive Star Wars fan or just someone who’s heard people say “Luke, I am your father,” the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser could be the next holiday for you.



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