Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser opens today: What you need to know

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is set to open Tuesday.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new Star Wars experience.


Before and after you arrive

Before you even arrive at the Galactic Starcruiser, you need to download the MyDisney Experience App to begin the check in process.

Once you arrive on Disney property, you must check in with security and then drive around to valet parking at the front of the hotel.

Once you unload our bags a greeter will hand you a magic band and a data pad, which is essentially an iPhone.

The iPhone works with your personal MyDisney Experience App login and is your guide through the adventure on the Galactic Starcruiser. The datapad has maps of the ship as well as your itinerary for the three days you are on board.

It also features tools such as a translator and scanner. The translator and scanner will help you as you search for clues on the ship. It will also come in handy as you receive messages throughout your journey from members of the crew. You will also use the datapad to choose the direction of your own personal story on board which could be to join the Resistance or help the First Order.

Read: Day 1: Jeff Levkulich’s voyage on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Voyage to the Halcyon

Once you arrive at the Galactic Starcruiser Terminal, you go through security and then are led down a hallway where you watch a video that will provide an overview of your stay onboard the Halcyon. After the video ends you step onto a launch pod and blast off to the Halcyon. Windows in the pod show you the view as you rocket up to the starcruiser. When the pod docks, the doors open into the Atrium of the Halcyon where you are greeted by Disney cast members who lead you down the stairs to the decks of the Halcyon where the guest quarters are. When you get to your quarters, use the magic band to unlock the door. Your bags will have already been delivered and placed inside the room.

Read: Day 2: Jeff Levkulich’s voyage on Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Breakfast and lunch onboard the Halcyon are all you can eat, because it is just like if you were on a cruise ship. Dinner is a three course meal the first night. We were served a bento box full of veggies as well as dumplings filled with beef, chicken and vegetables. The main course was filling as we were served Bantha Beef Tenderloin along with four side dishes containing chicken, shrimp vegetables and rice.

In between the main course and desert, you will be treated to a performance by the Gaya, a Twi’lek female singer.

The second night, the dinner steals the show as you are treated to food dishes from around the galaxy!

Will you be part of the Resistance or Join the First Order?

Photos: Take a look at the out-of-this-world food options on the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Throughout your itinerary of events planned for you on the Halcyon Starcruiser, you will also have apart to play in the adventure taking shape onboard. Shortly before the Ship Muster in the Atrium, you will begin to receive interactive messages on your datapad. The answer you select will begin your journey on board.

After the ship Muster, the Captain and the Cruise Director welcome you aboard, but just as their speech comes to an end, The First Order docks with the ship. Shortly after you will receive messages on your datapad asking you to basically pick a side. Will you help the First Order to find a certain Wookie Stowaway? Or will you help the Halcyon’s crew in their attempt to hide Resistance activity on board the ship?

You will be sent on mini-missions to different parts of the ship to help complete your adventure while on board.

Photos: Tour a room aboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser


The Halcyon has many activities for you and your family to enjoy! You can learn how to use the force and become a skilled Kedi knight through Lightsaber training facing off against a dynamic training remote. You can learn basic movements and ancient philosophy with the help of the greatest Jedi Master!

Take on the role of an honorary crew member and learn skills such as navigation, shields, even weapons to operate the Halcyon Starcruiser’s bridge.

Passengers of all ages can play an exclusive Halcyon starcruiser game by matching all five planets located in a single region.

Learn to play Sabacc, which is like poker on Earth.

Photos: Character sightings aboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

If card games is not your thing, you can head to the Atrium to learn Ryloth dance lessons and move to the hit song “Rockstar Queen!”

On Deck six there is mini-droid racing where you compete to see whose droid can navigate an obstacle course the quickest.

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Journey to Batuu

On Day two, you take a shuttle pod down to the planet Batuu and the Blackspire outpost where you will fly the Millenium Falcon and Escape the First order on Rise of the Resistance. While at Blackspire Outpost, you will visit Oga’s Cantina and continue your adventure as part of either the resistance or as a sympathizer of the First Order as you spy and investigate during your stay on the planet’s surface. You can go back and forth to the planet as you please.

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Jeff Levkulich

Jeff Levkulich, WFTV.com

Jeff Levkulich joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in June 2015.