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News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

TJJohn12

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Not as far as I know.

This site has a rendering of what we're supposed to believe is happening (we may see it out of our space windows), plus an artist concept of the airlock to the shuttle.


The site-that-shall-not-be-named got leaked some shuttle internal renderings a while back.
 

danlb_2000

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There is a shuttle from the hotel to a back entrance to Batuu. It would not be very immersive to make you scan a ticket at that point to enter DHS so presumably the entry to DHS would be included in the price.

They can easily work scanning an ID into the immersion. They are going to have to do this on the way back so only hotel guests get on the shuttle.
 

WDWtraveler

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Photo update as of Sunday, November 10, 2019. Ground level views of the Star Wars hotel. The porte-cochère at the entrance.

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The porte-cochère is on the extreme right in the below photo, with the main building on the left. Given the porte-cochère is about 2 1/2 times the height of a SUV, the main building is quite high.

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The cabins (guest rooms) to the left of the main building.

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WDWFREAK53

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I was thinking (and this may have already been mentioned and I admit to not reading this thread since the first few days).
This is one of those hotels that doesn't need much in the terms of exterior theming. Aside from the entrance, is there really a necessity to theme it? You will never see the outside once you are checked in.
 

ar81

Member
Hope this isn’t a stupid question but I guess no pool? I feel like the concept is neat but there really should be a one night option. Kind of like Great Wolf Lodge you can get there as early as 11 to enjoy the hotel even if your room isn’t ready and you can stay in the water park as late as you want on checkout day as an example. It’ll be interesting to hear first person reports when the hotel opens.
 

Andrew C

You know what's funny?
Hope this isn’t a stupid question but I guess no pool? I feel like the concept is neat but there really should be a one night option. Kind of like Great Wolf Lodge you can get there as early as 11 to enjoy the hotel even if your room isn’t ready and you can stay in the water park as late as you want on checkout day as an example. It’ll be interesting to hear first person reports when the hotel opens.

no pool. Keep in mind it really isn’t going to operate like a hotel. I believe more like a cruise ship where one group of guests disembarks before the next group of guests embarks for their 2 night “voyage”
 

Ricky Spanish

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Photo update as of Sunday, November 10, 2019. Ground level views of the Star Wars hotel. The porte-cochère at the entrance.

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The porte-cochère is on the extreme right in the below photo, with the main building on the left. Given the porte-cochère is about 2 1/2 times the height of a SUV, the main building is quite high.

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The cabins (guest rooms) to the left of the main building.

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That looks like an expensive "Motel 6"
 

MisterPenguin

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Will the hotel look like a ship? Or what we see now is what it will basically look like?
I was thinking (and this may have already been mentioned and I admit to not reading this thread since the first few days).
This is one of those hotels that doesn't need much in the terms of exterior theming. Aside from the entrance, is there really a necessity to theme it? You will never see the outside once you are checked in.

Berms and landscaping will hide the hotel as you approach with the exception of the porte-cochere, which will look like the front of a planet-bound space port. You go in, and there will be a simulated flight up to the space-cruiser. When you go to Batuu, there will be a covered bus bay which will be themed to simulate taking a shuttle down to the planet.

So, there's no need for the body of the resort to look like anything but a big box.
 

doctornick

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So, there's no need for the body of the resort to look like anything but a big box.

The one reason that would have been nice is if they had built it in such a way as to be viewed from inside Batuu then it would have been cool to have a giant spaceship in the distance. Then they could have themed the experience to actually boarding the space ship (if they entire outside was themed) and simulating a take off early in the experience.
 

Kamikaze

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The one reason that would have been nice is if they had built it in such a way as to be viewed from inside Batuu then it would have been cool to have a giant spaceship in the distance. Then they could have themed the experience to actually boarding the space ship (if they entire outside was themed) and simulating a take off early in the experience.

Except that (in canon) giant ships don't land. You take a shuttle from a spaceport up to them, which is exactly what this is themed to.
 

ryguy

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Berms and landscaping will hide the hotel as you approach with the exception of the porte-cochere, which will look like the front of a planet-bound space port. You go in, and there will be a simulated flight up to the space-cruiser. When you go to Batuu, there will be a covered bus bay which will be themed to simulate taking a shuttle down to the planet.

So, there's no need for the body of the resort to look like anything but a big box.
Thank you for the info.
 

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