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Do you dream of joining the Resistance and fighting the First Order?

Galactic Starcruiser Cast Members

For a sweet 19 months, you could live out that dream at Disney World’s Star Wars hotel — the Galactic Starcruiser. A 2-night “cruise” on the Galactic Starcruiser put you in the middle of an immersive environment where you could choose to join the First Order or fight with the Resistance. It was an experience like no other — and many potential guests decided the price was also completely out of this world, at about $4,800 for 2 people for 2 nights.

Yes, that price did include food, entertainment, an “excursion” to Batuu, and your stay — it was basically all-inclusive like a cruise. But ultimately, the cost was too high — both for customers and for Disney — and the hotel closed less than two years after it opened.

Stormtroopers on board the Galactic Starcruiser

So what’s a Star Wars fan to do? Well, we’ve found what we believe to be the CLOSEST experience you can have to the Star Wars Hotel … but there’s a BIG catch! The NEW Star Wars Experience will be aboard the Disney Treasure Cruise Ship, which sets sail in December 2024. 

That’s right. The Disney Treasure will be home to Star Wars: Cargo Bay, where, according to Disney, you can “step aboard a starship prepping for a mission to aid the Resistance and join forces with Star Wars friends like Chewbacca and Rey.” BUT. And here’s the catch (oh, you thought the catch was that you had to take a cruise? Nope.), Star Wars: Cargo Bay is part of the Disney Oceaneer’s Club aboard the ship. And that means you’ll need to be between the ages of 3 and 10 to visit.


Yep, the kiddos are in for lots of Star Wars fun aboard the Disney Treasure. And they won’t just be aiding the resistance, they’ll become animal wranglers in that galaxy far, far away. “…become the crew’s newest exotic-creature handler and wrangle exciting animals like Porgs, Loth-Cats, a Dianoga and more,” Disney says.


The Disney Treasure is going to have so many “first at sea” innovations for Disney — including a Haunted Mansion Lounge and a lounge themed after the Jungle Cruise! Have you booked your cruise yet? We suggest getting in touch with our friends at Small World Vacations — they can help you find the perfect stateroom and excursions for your ideal cruise!

We’ll be on board the Disney Treasure on some of its first sailings to bring you full coverage and reviews of the new ship, so keep following us here at Disney Food Blog for much more! 

Have you been on a Disney Cruise? Tell us about it in the comments!

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