The Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser just got a lot better to live out your space adventure; reservations have been open for a while and it’s one of the most immersive experiences Star Wars fans can do. This two-night getaway in a galaxy far, far away in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World lets you live your own Star Wars adventure. In addition, you can meet your favorite hero from Rey, Chewbacca, and others. Or you can decide to support the First Order and encounter Kylo Ren face to face.
Disney released a roster for new characters coming towards the Starcruiser, so let’s meet them!
Captain Riyola Keevan
“Charismatic, respected, and trustworthy, Captain Keevan will lead your voyage aboard the Halcyon starcruiser. She is a strong and decisive leader, endearing herself to both her crew and her passengers by being fair to all and cool under pressure – a skill she’s learned from her … “adventurous” history. You’ll likely find the captain on the ship’s bridge – and you’d be wise to listen carefully and follow her instructions.”
Cruise Director Lenka Mok
“There is much fun to be had aboard the Starcruiser, and Lenka Mok is your go-to crew member to discover it all. As the captain’s right hand, Mok is in charge of onboard entertainment, so it’s her job to make sure your voyage is an adventure. An optimistic and joyful soul, Mok’s happiness is derived from yours, so this is definitely someone you’ll want to meet!”
“This astromech droid is Mok’s assistant cruise director, ensuring things run smoothly and on time. He keeps an eye on all the ship’s workings and is devoted to Mok and Captain Keevan. And while he loves to have fun with guests, he’s also good in a pinch if anything should go awry (one of his many hidden talents).”
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“D3-O9 is another droid you may see appear on viewscreens onboard the Halcyon starcruiser. Her primary responsibility is running ship logistics, so she certainly knows everyone and everything happening on board during a voyage. But her favorite part of the job is talking with passengers. Built centuries ago by Chandrila Star Line’s founder, D3 has seen the ship’s history. And the entire galaxy evolve, and she’s not shy about sharing her knowledge and opinions with passengers.”
Sammie the Mechanic
“Sammie’s proficiency as the ship’s new mechanic is actually not his most endearing feature. His enthusiasm and good-natured personality quickly won over the Starcruiser’s crew and that makes him popular among guests who happen across his path. He’s clearly eager to prove himself on such a well-appointed vessel, and his tasks always seem to get done … somehow.”
First Order Lt. Harman Croy
“While the Halcyon starcruiser is a pleasure vessel, this is a stormy time in the galaxy as battles rage between the First Order and the Resistance – and it’s often impossible to avoid the conflict. The ambitious and intimidating Lt. Croy is on special assignment to root out and expose any Resistance fighters who are rumored to be aboard the ship. Will you support the Resistance? Will you just sit back and see how the whole thing plays out? The choice is yours.”
Dressing Up The Part
Now, if you want to live within the Star Wars universe and be your own character, you have to be part of the look. Guests can go full-out cosplay the moment they step inside of the Launch Pod! What’s remarkable is that The Chandrila Collection features a variety of pieces that can be augmented with professional makeup artists. You’ll be able to wear the first-ever Disney Parks official headpieces. This includes Twi’lek headtails and a Togruta’s montrals and a piece made by Ashley Eckstein as the voice of Ahsoka Tano.
Costume designers went to Skywalker Ranch for in-depth research from the franchise. Even from the screen-used garment worn by Padmé on Tatooine in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and designed by Trisha Biggar. A forest-green jacket and an arm piece created from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Even Princess Leia Organa’s classic white gown, from Star Wars: A New Hope, for fans of the original trilogy.
Now, if you want to change your appearance during your trip, and you can do that. You decide and say to be part of the Resistance or dress like an excellent ol’ smootie looking like Lando Calrissian. Different attire will also include a pint-sized captain’s uniform (not adult sizes), and a tunic that resembles the gear worn by the lightsaber training staff will be for sale for younger passengers.
If you want to get all fancy looking for dinner, a galactic black tie can be purchased, including a sleek wrap dress with a cowl capable of special modifications and a crisp gray tunic with a greeblie accent on the lape. A gray jacket and a black shirt inspired by Qi’ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story will be available for a relaxed shore leave. Even jewelry that resembles the Chandrila Star Line logo will also be available to purchase.
This will be nothing like an ordinary Disney vacation; it’s the next level of immersive storytelling. As you’ll be able to sleep, live, eat and breathe the world of the Star Wars universe at Walt Disney World. There are 100 passenger cabins and 13 decks that are for crew members only. Before the official launch on March 1st, 2022, the experience will undergo a series of test flights; if you want to read about it, click here.
And may the force will be with you, always.