Disney wants customers to know that its new 'Star Wars'-themed Galactic Starcruiser hotel won't actually take them to space

Disney wants customers to know that its new 'Star Wars'-themed Galactic Starcruiser hotel won't actually take them to space
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The bedroom windows show views of space, but Disney had to clarify that guests won't actually be launched into orbit. David Roark/Disney Parks

Disney's upcoming Galactic Starcruiser hotel will offer guests "Star Wars"-themed rooms, activities like lightsaber training, and a window offering changing views of "space."

The experience is so immersive that Disney warned people on its Frequently Asked Questions page that guests in the hotel won't actually be blasting off into orbit.

"While your Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage is not an actual trip into space, passengers will experience the sensation of voyaging on a starcruiser through space in a galaxy far, far away - just like you have seen in Star Wars movies and shows," the FAQ page said.

The experience won't come cheap - for one of the least expensive options for the two-night stay, two adult guests would pay $4,809. The hotel is located in Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida, which guests also get access to along with the hotel package.

Disney described the experience as something akin to a Disney cruise, as all guests arrive and depart at the same time. Guests will first go to a Launch Pod, which will simulate the experience of blasting them into space. The windows will show stars zooming by before showing the pod docking at the Halcyon starship.

Given the rise of space tourism, with Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin both launching successful flights into suborbital space, it might be understandable that people are confused by Disney's hotel.

For now, you'll have to spend far more to actually go to space. Virgin Galactic's tickets are currently priced at $250,000.

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