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What Disney World's Galactic Starcruiser Will Look Like In Real Life

Back in 2012, Disney made one of the largest purchases in entertainment history. The House of Mouse shelled out an astonishing $4 billion to acquire Lucasfilm, and with it the rights to Star Wars. The result of this purchase has been an entirely new trilogy of Star Wars films (as well as some spin-offs), The Mandalorian series on Disney+, and a slew of attractions at Disney theme parks. Even after all this, Disney's likely just getting started with its commercial exploitation of the property.

We've known for a while Walt Disney World had begun construction on a real-life Galactic Starcruiser that promises to be a hotel and attraction all in one. While the Star Wars attraction Galaxy's Edge is already up-and-running in the theme park, this new feature promises to be something much more immersive. The photos may not look like much right now, but with a projected launch date at some point in 2021, expect some major developments to be announced here in the near future. 

What we know about Galactic Starcruiser so far

We finally have a better idea of what guests can expect when Galactic Starcruiser does launch. Twitter user @bioreconstruct has shared aerial photos of the hotel. It looks like a good deal of construction still needs to take place, but it's clear Disney has made this a rather ambitious project. It's massive in scale, which is a good thing because if @bioreconstruct is to be believed, people will be spending a lot of time at this attraction. According to the tweet, "Cabins are in the section at left. Decks of the ship are in the show building at center. Guests will check in and be transported up [the] ship for 2 days of adventure inside the Star Wars timeline."

By the sound of it, this hotel isn't just for sleeping and minibar shooters. Guests will become fully immersed in the world of Star Wars with the Disney website detailing how guests will get the chance to operate the ship's defense and navigation systems. You can wield your very own lightsaber or explore the premises to see how the inner workings of the ship function. Guests will then be taken to Galaxy's Edge to ride Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run and Rise of the Resistance. Considering the scale of the hotel, it seems like there will be plenty of space for fun activities for two days straight. 

It will be a different kind of vacation to be sure, and we can't wait to hear more about when Disney will start taking reservations.