One of the most remarkable moments during a Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage is the dining experience you have onboard. I’ve been thinking about what made this so memorable for me, because it was something more than the amazing food.
And then I realized … dining onboard the Halcyon starcruiser engages all five of your senses, not just your taste buds, fulfilling the promise of surrounding you in a truly immersive Star Wars experience. Let’s break it down!
The chefs on the Halcyon starcuiser come from the far corners of the galaxy and bring their own special dishes to the fore. Whether it’s the Bantha Beef, Tip Yip Chicken, or the Seared Kashyyyk Whitefish from Chewbacca’s homeworld, this is an intergalactic tour de force of familiar tastes with new and unexpected textures.
The Crown of Corellia Dining Room onboard the starcruiser is a feast for the eyes. Here you dine beneath three large circular, multi-layered chandeliers complemented by a dazzling lighting display throughout the supper club. The lights go full-on concert mode when Gaya, the galactic superstar from the planet Ryloth, performs her biggest hits during the first night’s dinner. Then the next night the lighting changes colors to evoke the aesthetics of each course during a “Taste Around the Galaxy.”
Oh, did I mention Gaya? She is, in a word, stunning. The Twi’lek singer glides effortlessly past the tables as her powerful voice fills every nook and cranny of the room. If you listen closely, though, you may learn more about the galaxy – and why Gaya is on this ship to begin with.
I don’t know if I had an expectation for what dining in a galaxy far, far away is supposed to smell like … but this is it. Every meal brings its own tantalizing aroma that will have your mouth watering before you take the first bite.
The Sublight Lounge offers great nightcap options after a fantastic dinner, like the Hoth Ice Breaker pictured here. These drinks hit on multiple senses with exotic flavors and photo-worthy looks. But one thing that really sets them apart is the glassware, which just feels cool to hold. It’s a small detail, but so important when creating an immersive experience that makes you feel like you’ve traveled to another galaxy.
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(Note: All offerings are subject to change.)
Blog by Jeremy Schoolfield, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Resort Public Relations