“Two of the most highly anticipated new experiences at Walt Disney World Resort will debut in 2022 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. On March 1, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will immerse its first official guests in a galaxy far, far away by going beyond anything Disney has created before. As part of this first-of-its-kind vacation experience, guests become the heroes of their own stories during a two-night adventure where they see, feel and live Star Wars. General bookings for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser begin Oct. 28, 2021.” (Disney Parks Blog)
Guests will arrive to the Galactic Starcruiser Terminal and board the Halcyon starcruiser to start their two night adventure. They will then be guided through a Launch Pod to start their Star Wars storyline and be able to view the galaxy through viewports as they zoom from Earth on up to the starcruiser. Guest experiences throughout their journey will depend on which side of the rebellion they opt to align themselves with and will also feature opportunites to interact with droids, other guests, recognizable Star Wars characters (such as Rey, Chewy, and Kylo Ren), as well as the starcruiser captain, mechanic, and other vessel operatives.
Onboard activities will include trying out the ship’s weapons and defenses, building your own connection to the Force, and even getting in some combat practice with lightsaber remote training.
Breakfast and lunch refreshments will be served to guests in the Corellia Dining Room each day and guests will be absolutely floored by the multi-course dinner at night that will feature live entertainment during one of those nighttime meals. Guests will also be whisked away and immersed in Black Spire Outpost and given the opportunity to explore Batuu like no way before, but will need to be careful about decisions made while there as those could follow their storyline with them back on ship.
“Also opening in 2022 as part of the historic transformation of EPCOT, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be the park’s first “other-world” showcase pavilion. The family-friendly adventure features a new storytelling coaster that rotates 360 degrees to focus guests on the action, including the first reverse launch on a Disney coaster. Guests will learn more about the treasures Xandar has to share – until the moment when the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive, and an intergalactic chase through space and time begins!” (Disney Parks Blog)
This storycoaster will be a welcomed addition to World Discover (one of the new names for the sections at EPCOT) and will the first reverse launch Disney Coaster.