When Disneyland and Disney World debuted Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in 2019 with roaming stormtroopers and Luke Skywalker’s beloved blue milk, the parks unveiled their most immersive lands to date. But in March, Disney World near Orlando upped the ante with the opening of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a first-of-its-kind lodging experience. It doesn’t come cheap, but fans willing to shell out at least $4,800 for 2 can spend 2 nights living and breathing Star Wars—sleeping aboard the starship, interacting with Star Wars characters, undertaking missions, visiting Galaxy’s Edge (with priority access to attractions), and even assuming a new identity.
So what exactly is Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser? In the words of Walt Disney Imagineering Executive Creative Director Wendy Anderson, “It’s live theater, an alternative reality game, LARPing [live-action role-playing], and a cruise-ship experience all rolled up.”