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5 Hidden Gems on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
If guests have ever wanted to live out their own Star Wars adventure, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is the voyage they’re looking for. This 2-night experience is a first-of-its-kind, bringing guests on a journey like no other with non-stop immersive theater over the course of their journey … with so many unique ways guests can choose to play, explore and interact that will tailor the trip to be their own. Since its debut last year, passengers have continued to rave about their experiences, interacting with the intricate details and storylines of the glamorous Halcyon starcruiser and its crew. There are so many amazing fun facts that everyone may not know … so here are just a few of our favorites!
- I love you … I know
We’ve heard Han Solo and Princess Leia speak these iconic words, but did you know that their love story continued aboard the Halcyon starcruiser?! Following their marriage, Han and Leia spent their honeymoon cruising the galaxy aboard this stylish starcruiser. The stunning, illuminated artwork displayed on the balcony of Deck 7 above the Atrium, called “The Unified Galaxy,” was commissioned by Leia after their honeymoon voyage as a gift to the crew. A less flashy, but equally fun fact: rumor has it that Han and Leia also left an engraving on a pipe somewhere in the usually off-limits Engineering Room … has anyone found it yet?
- Your journey could be (Han) Solo, if you’d like
While we recommend cruising the galaxy with adventurous comrades, every passenger chooses their own path during the journey. This could mean a guest’s party might split up, if they so desire, with some marching in step with a First Order lieutenant while others sneak away to help smuggle Resistance cargo. Each decision guests make gives them the chance to join even more exclusive, tailored experiences that only a few passengers get to see. Maybe guests will find themselves huddled in the cargo hold to decode a message, or perhaps they’re invited to a very exclusive meeting to receive an important transmission from a familiar friend. Whether guests are tackling every mission or kicking back to enjoy an impressive array of themed snacks and beverages in the Sublight Lounge, every choice they make helps build a Star Wars story that is uniquely theirs. And it makes for great conversation when the party reunites for meals in the Crown of Corellia Dining Room!
- Bantha milk on tap – IYKYK
Passengers are welcome to as much blue (or green) milk as their hearts desire with breakfast, lunch or dinner. Crew members even let us in on this special tip: Mix blue AND green milk to get what some refer to as “galaxy” milk, a refreshing blend of both that resembles the galaxy when swirled together! These specialty milks from Bubo Wamba Family Farms are also used for a variety of treats onboard the ship – from blue yogurt parfaits at breakfast, to swirls of blue bantha butter that accompany delectable pastries and breads.
- VIP (very important passenger) both on- and off-planet
As the pride of Chandrila Star Line, the Halcyon starcruiser is perhaps best known for its spectacular passenger service. guests will make fast friends among the crew who will greet them by name, have their beverage of choice waiting by day two, leave special touches in their cabin, and make lasting memories alongside them – the best souvenir they could ask for. This VIP treatment doesn’t stay behind on the ship, either. After taking a transport shuttle to their excursion destination of Batuu, guests will be given a special sigil pin that identifies them as a passenger. Don’t be surprised when they’re recognized by Batuuans or maybe get a special call-out from Hondo Ohnaka while on a mission aboard the Millennium Falcon.
- Fireworks in space?!
That’s right. guests don’t have to be celebrating Boonta Eve on Tatooine to enjoy sparkles in the sky. The view from the viewports aboard the Halcyon starcruiser are always interesting, from hyperspace jumps to overnight views of magnificent nebulas or even unexpected aerial visitors from … other ships. But space gets a little extra shimmer with a firework spectacular that will have you saying ‘ta’bu e tay’ (cherish the moment) as guests reflect on the memories they’ve made during this out-of-this-world experience.