Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the cruise-like, multi-day, “Star Wars”-themed hotel experience being built at Walt Disney World, is now scheduled to open in 2021.

The announcement came in a post on the Disney Parks Blog. 

“This is a new type of immersive vacation that only Disney could create – a two-night, cruise-style itinerary where you’ll become the hero of your own adventure in an experience that surrounds you 24/7 in Star Wars storytelling,” wrote Thomas Schoolfield, managing editor at Disney World public relations.

The “launch pod” for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser (Disney)

The post also offered some new details on how guests begin their stay. The entrance to the hotel will be called the “Starcruiser Terminal,” with guests entering a “launch pod” to make them feel like they’re traveling up to their spaceship, called the Halcyon — which Disney described as “much too large to land on any planet.”

The itinerary will include a stop to Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, the setting for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

In a presentation at August’s D23 Expo, Disney emphasized the hotel’s immersive environment as well as exclusive experiences, like wielding a lightsaber against a training remote.

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