A two-night stay at Disney’s Star Wars Hotel will cost $6,000 USD

In anticipation of opening its upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel next year. Disney has now announced some of its pricing information, shocking many fans of the franchise.

According to its website, a two-night stay at one of its 100 cabins will start at $1,209 USD per person per night for a two-person room, meaning it’ll set you back a whopping $4,809 USD in total. For two adults with one child, the total tally comes up to $5,999 USD for the same period. While the prices do include access to Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park, it’s nonetheless an exorbitant sum for many of the franchise’s diehard fans, especially for the cheapest plan available.

As for those who can afford it, staying at the Galactic Starcruiser will also offer you a whole range of immersive Star Wars experiences: When the passengers arrive, they arrive first at the Starcruiser Terminal before being placed in an ‘exclusive launch pod’ to travel to the Halcyon, the name of the starship where your Star Wars dreams come true. Looking out of the windows of the Halcyon, you can see the dark space and its stars, for an immersive experience.

During the adventure, passengers stop at Galaxy’s Edge, also known as the Black Spire Outpost or the planet Batuu, where they will travel by transport ships never to break the illusion. Other Star Wars experiences: lightsaber training sessions, building model spaceships, racing other droids in a competition, and sipping on drinks at the Sublight Lounge.

Doubtless, it may be an unforgettable experience to spend two nights in the Galactic Starcruiser Hotel. But wasn’t it that the late great Walt Disney wanted to bring joy to everyone, regardless of race and social status. And not only for the ‘happy few’….

Come into the world of Disney World.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to open at Walt Disney World Resort in 2021

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will begin transporting you from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to a galaxy far, far away beginning in 2021, Walt Disney Imagineering announced tonight. This is a new type of immersive vacation that only Disney could create.

The two-night adventure in a galaxy far, far away features a cruise-like experience where you “become the hero of your own adventure in an experience where you are surrounded by the Star Wars story 24/7.”

When the passengers arrive, they arrive first at the Starcruiser Terminal before being placed in an ‘exclusive launch pod’ to travel to the Halcyon, the name of the starship where all your Star Wars dreams come true. When you look out the windows of the Halcyon, you can see the dark space and its stars, for an immersive experience.

During the adventure, the passengers stop at Galaxy’s Edge, also known as the Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu, where they will travel by transport ships never to break the illusion.

Come into the wonderful world of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.

Bambi artist Tyrus Wong has died, aged 106

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The creator of a beloved cartoon character has passed away, leaving an artistic legacy that continues to inspire.

Celebrated Disney artist Tyrus Wong has died on Friday. According to his Facebook page, Wong died “peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving daughters Kim, Kay and Tai-Ling”. After his move to the US from China, Wong started working with Disney in 1938 and is now famously known for his exceptional work in Bambi. 

“Tyrus had a gift for evoking incredible feeling in his art with simple, gestural composition,” said the Walt Disney Family Museum on an Instagram post. “Though Tyrus worked at The Walt Disney Studios for only three years – between 1938 and 1941 – his influence on Bambi cannot be overstated”.

Tyrus Wong was 106.