Disney World narrowed the opening windows for two additions, giving a specific date for one while confirming Epcot will get another new attraction in 2022.
The specific opening date was for the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a hotel experience combining a cruise-like itinerary with elements of live-action roleplaying, all themed around “Star Wars.” The building will be located near Disney’s Hollywood Studios and offer special access into Galaxy’s Edge.
It will be one of the most expensive experiences at Disney World, with the cheapest dates set to cost $6,000 for a family of four. Bookings will be available starting Oct. 28.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser had previously been said to be opening in spring 2022 (delayed from 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic).. In contrast, the debut of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind roller coaster has been a mystery, despite being under construction since 2017.
The indoor Epcot attraction is now confirmed to be opening sometime in 2022. Select members of the media were invited for a brief look inside the ride building, which is the sky blue-colored behemoth that sits behind the former Universe of Energy pavilion. According to the Orlando Sentinel, no photography was allowed, but the building is filled with “black rails” and a “purple vortex-looking scene” was visible.
The addition of Cosmic Rewind will be Epcot’s second new attraction in as many years. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will make its official debut Friday. Before those additions, Epcot had not received a new attraction since 2016’s Frozen Ever After, and its last new ride built from the ground up was Soarin’ in 2005.
Disney World’s second theme park has looked more like a construction site in recent years. The changes have included a new entrance plaza, the replacement of its main merchandise shop, and a new nighttime show, “Harmonious.”