There’s a lot of excitement around Disney’s new Star Wars hotel. With an opening date of March 1, 2022, people are beginning to ask how to book reservations for the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser experience. Below we tell you more about this live-action, role-playing experience, what it costs to stay here, and how to book your 2-night immersive adventure on this galaxy far, far away.

When Can Guests Book Reservations for Disney’s Star Wars Hotel?

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will make its first voyage at Disney World on March 1, 2022. While some people will receive priority booking (Disney Vacation Club members, Disney Passholders, and Disney Visa Cardholders ), general bookings open to the public on October 21, 2021.

This is sure to be a hotel experience unlike anything ever seen before and Star Wars fans from around the globe will be eager to get their reservations as soon as they are eligible.

Galactic Starcruiser hotel

Images courtesy of Disney

Ways to Book Disney’s Star Wars Hotel

The two main ways to book Disney’s Star Wars hotel:

  1. Book it yourself, either through Disney’s website or some other booking website.
  2. Plan and book your Disney Star Wars vacation with the assistance of a commission-free Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.

The first option is fine if you feel confident enough to book everything on your own. You can do your own research and planning, and book all of your own reservations.

We recommend the second option for most people.

The best way to book Disney’s Star Wars hotel is by working with someone who specializes in Disney destinations. We recommend The Vacationeer.

Here’s why we think this is the best way.

Why Use an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner to Book your Trip

Authorized Disney Vacation Planners (like those at The Vacationeer) are experts on all things Walt Disney World and graduates of the College of Disney Knowledge program.  Therefore,  you can be assured that your personal travel agent is well-trained – and hyper-focused – on Disney destinations. They’ll be able to answer all your questions and give well-informed recommendations. Most Authorized Disney Vacation Planners visit Disney World more than once per year and stay up-to-date on the rides, restaurants, and hotels.

Your Disney travel agent can book all aspects of your Disney stay, including your dining reservations, theme park tickets, Disney Genie+ passes, and your Star Wars hotel stay. This can be time-consuming and frustrating so it’s a huge plus if an expert handles everything for you.

They will also make sure you get the lowest possible rates for your trip.  If a lower rate becomes available AFTER you’ve already booked your trip, your Disney vacation planner will go back and rebook your trip so that you get the new low rate.

Your dedicated Disney vacation planner can even set up a no-interest rate payment plan so you don’t need to pay for your trip all at once.

The best part? You get all of these benefits at no extra cost to you! That’s right – the services of an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner are totally free!  You’ll never pay a commission and you’ll never pay more than if you had booked your trip directly through Disney’s own website.

There’s really no downside to utilizing the services of an experienced Disney travel agent.

Ready to Book Disney’s Star Wars Hotel?

We recommend booking Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel with The Vacationeer.  This commission-free Disney travel agency will get you the best rates and make sure every aspect of your trip is as magical as possible. Click here to get a free quote and begin planning your Star Wars getaway!

How Much Does Disney’s Star Wars Hotel Cost?

Disney’s Star Wars hotel is a groundbreaking achievement and ushers in a new class of luxury travel. The experience could be described as an immersive theatre sleepover party.  All this fun does come with a pretty steep price tag.

A family of 4 can expect to pay around $5999 ($749 per guest per night) to book a standard cabin. It will be closer to $5299 ($1209 per guest per night) for a party of 3 or $4809 ($889 per guest per night) if you are a party of 2 adults.

The cost varies depending on the size of your room, the size of your party, the time of year, and even the day you go.

Here are the different types of cabins you can choose from:

Grand Captain Suite
Galaxy Class Suite
Grand Captain Suite

You can read more in our How Much Does Disney’s Star Wars Hotel Cost? article.

What’s Included in a Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Vacation Package?

Every vacation package for Disney’s Star Wars hotel includes a 2-night stay (cabin or suite), meals (alcoholic and specialty beverages are not included), and entry to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (and the rest of Disney’s Hollywood Studios) for an excursion to Batuu. The vacation package also lets you live out your Star Wars story through exciting activities, exclusive experiences, and engaging missions.

Have a car? Valet parking is included.

Steps to Booking a Star Wars Hotel Vacation

Word on the street is Disney is swamped with calls about booking a Star Wars hotel vacation. As we said before, we’d recommend contacting The Vacationeer and help you get a leg-up on the booking process. They can help you with all of the steps below and make sure everything is done correctly. If you decided to go it alone, here are a few steps to plan and book your 2-night Star Wars adventure.

Get Ready for Your Voyage
These are the steps you should complete before you arrive at Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Terminal.

1. Link your Disney Reservations with your My Disney Experience Account

Be sure to link your reservations to your My Disney Experience account (online or on the app). This process may already be done for you, automatically, if you’ve used the same email address for your My Disney Experience account and when you booked your voyage.

2. Complete the online check-in before you arrive

Complete the online check-in service before you arrive. This will expedite your boarding at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser terminal.

3. Download the Disney Parks App

The Star Wars: Datapad makes the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser really easy to navigate. Be sure you have downloaded the Play Disney Parks app on your phone before arriving at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Terminal. You can access the Star Wars: Datapad experience from the app.

Sign in to the Play Disney Parks app 30 days prior to your voyage and you’ll be able to access your adventure itinerary details via the Star Wars: Datapad.

4. Reserve Additional Activities before your voyage

If you wish to participate in the Additional Activities available for your adventure, be sure to inform The Vacationeer or a Disney Galactic Starcruiser Specialist before your Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser adventure begins.

5. Confirm the names on your reservation

Guests will receive their databands (Earthlings know them as MagicBands) when you arrive. Although you will not need to order your databands in advance, you should still look over your My Plans information and make sure that the names on your reservation are correct (so your databands are correct). Contact The Vacationeer or your Galactic Starcruiser Specialist immediately if you spot any incorrect information.

6. Review the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser costume guidelines

Disney allows guests to dress up in costume during your Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser adventure. Review Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser costume guidelines here.

Packing List for your Star Wars Adventure

What do you pack when you’re heading to a galaxy far, far away? As with any Florida vacation, plus hot weather and cool weather clothing – especially Star Wars galaxy attire. Comfort is also key. You will be on your feet for most of the day so bring comfortable shoes.

  • Several changes of clothing for warm and cool weather
  • Any Star Wars items you may want with you
  • Photo ID or passport
  • Camera and accessories
  • Cell Phones, iPads, laptops, electronics
  • Chargers for your devices
  • medicines
  • toiletries
  • contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses
  • sunscreen and hats
  • Rain jacket or windbreaker
  • Comfortable walking shoes

See more suggestions on our Disney Packing List page.

Need help planning and booking your Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser vacation? Look no further than The Vacationeer. This commission-free Disney travel agency will get you the best rates and make sure every aspect of your trip is as magical as possible.

For more information about Disney World, see our Best Destinations for Star Wars FansBest Hollywood Studios Rides, Best Hollywood Studios RestaurantsDisney World Resort ComparisonDisney World Map, How to Plan a Disney World Vacation, Most Expensive Hotel in Disney World, Is Disney World Transgender Friendly, and Disney Crowd Calendar pages.

Enjoy your trip!