There will soon be many exciting new offers at Disney World.
One of the largest ongoing projects in the complex is an incredibly immersive novelty Star Wars-theme hotel. It seems like a dream come true for many fans, but there are a few things we think you should know before booking your two-night vacation “in space”.
So you want to “go into space” at Disney World?
If you ask us, it looks like Disney World is doing a bit of “space” right now. There are currently a variety of ways to enjoy out-of-the-world entertainment at theme parks, including some of them soon.
Do you want to launch yourself from Earth in a flight simulation across the galaxy? Try Mission: SPACE at EPCOT or the softer one (i Star Wars-themed) Star Tours at Hollywood Studios. You could even go through Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and try to pilot the fastest piece of garbage in the galaxy in Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
And speaking of Galaxy’s Edge, Disney World’s newest land will take you to a whole new world (literally) in Batuu. Accompany it with a walk through the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT, and you’ll feel like you’re stepping into some of the most iconic space movies of the day.
But perhaps the two space-themed experiences that will need more planning right now are the new Space 220 restaurant and the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel. Both are expensive offers, but really immersive and unique. Should you choose one or do both?
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Let’s start by breaking down the upcoming Disney World Star Wars hotel. First, it’s less of a regular hotel and more of a cruise-like experience, where guests will be “on board” for two nights and have a “port of call” at Galaxy’s Edge.
Throughout your time on Halcyon (this is the name of the boat), you will take part in activities on board, enjoy unique restaurants and see interactive stories unfolding around you. If you wish, you can consult offers such as the formation of lightsabers and Sabacc games, or learn about the inner workings of the ship on the bridge. And as you walk through Galactic Starcruiser, you will really feel immersed in the surroundings: each window will have a view of “space”.
But if you want to add that experience to your next trip to Disney World, it will cost you a lot. Disney released some sample prices for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, which included a possible price of $ 4809 in total for just two guests. It is certainly not cheap.
As exciting as this new offer may seem, there are many questions to consider before spending this type of money. It will be worth it if you are not one Star Wars fan? What if you don’t like participating in the story? What if you get on the boat and you feel trapped because there are no real windows and you can’t come and go the way you want to? Well, we may have a solution.
We recommend trying the 220 space first
As we said, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a big compromise with a high price. Before you decide to make the leap and book a stay at the Halcyon, we first recommend trying the similar (and small-scale) experience at Space 220.
Space 220, like Galactic Starcruiser, houses panoramic views of “space,” so you’ll get an idea of what the environment will be like aboard the Star Wars boat. If you don’t enjoy it during your meal time in space 220, you’ll know that you don’t book a stay at the new hotel.
Also, Space 220 is a much cheaper experience, so it’s a great opportunity for a test. Dinner costs $ 79 per adult and lunch is $ 55, still expensive, but much less than the thousands of dollars you risk with the other, more expensive “space trip”. (If the prices of fixed meals are still excessive for your budget, you can check out the Space 220 lounge).
While a restaurant isn’t as intensive as a two-day hotel visit, Space 220 is a good starting point for those unsure of the nearby resort. We’d hate you to spend thousands on a trip you ultimately don’t like, so we recommend that you prepare as much as possible. Also, if you first go through Space 220, you will get a delicious meal: we will gain all the benefits.
Be sure to stay tuned to AllEars to receive all the news about the upcoming Galactic Starcruiser hotel. And if you’re interested in eating at Space 220, check out our experience below.
Click here to see what Space 220 is like.
Are you planning a visit to any of these Disney World venues? Let us know in the comments.
Join the AllEars.net newsletter to stay up to date on ALL Disney news. You will also get access to tips, reviews, curiosities and MORE from AllEars. Click here to subscribe.