Preview: First Look at Lightsaber Training in Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Walt Disney World’s Star Wars-themed hotel, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, got a new look from Disney. This year, Disney presented Destination D23 with an emphasis on lightsaber and bridge training experiences, which allowed guests to be at the centre of the hotel’s tale.
The video includes a staff member teaching Disney Parks Experience and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro the various skills needed to protect the ship. During the lightsaber demonstration, D’Amaro is taught the basics by having him practise with turrets put on the wall. When the lightsaber cuts through the turrets, it appears as though they fire light beams that are rendered ineffective. The guests’ Jedi skills are put to the test when the turrets speed up as the beams are blocked.
It is now time to begin D’Amaro’s and the cast member’s training on the bridge. In the middle of the chamber is a wall-to-wall display of the universe outside. By pressing buttons and pulling levers that equate to lasers being launched at TIE fighters on-screen, guests can defend the Halcyon, as the ship is called. To protect the ship from the First Order, the visitors will be tasked with managing the ship’s different armament systems. Hyperspace may also be available for them to use.
As the hotel’s March 1, 2022 opening date approaches, They’ll be releasing more sneak peeks like this one. Disney revealed six of the hotel’s interactive characters just last week. A variety of activities and interactions are interconnected as a result of the resort’s focus on interaction. Lightsaber and bridge instruction are only two of the many activities available on board.
This immersive Star Wars hotel’s highly interactive plot and how each iconic feature plays a role in visitors’ trip into a galaxy far, far away are likely to be revealed as the opening date nears. With a two-night minimum stay requirement, the hotel is currently fully booked through June 2022. Below is a video showing off some lightsaber and bridge skills.