This is not the Star Wars Hotel experience fans were looking for

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This all looks like they accidentally created a Fifth Element hotel. Which would have been great, actually, had they not advertised it in advance as a Star Wars hotel.

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Wait, the pilot is Lily Tomlin?

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So to recap, it’s kind of like taking a vacation on a cruise ship except you never actually go anywhere and there’s no pool and you can’t walk around on deck or look out a window and the casino doesn’t have real gambling. But there’s a fake bridge where you can press some buttons!

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Ancient art of glowing sword fights

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My cousin and I used to do those in the bathroom.

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Which seems like a weird thing to shoehorn into a civilian cruise ship anyway. It would be like if the main selling point for Carnival Cruises was that they offer fencing lessons. Besides, aren’t lightsabers supposed to be super-rare artifacts in this universe?

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Skeet shooting used to be a relatively common activity on cruise ships, so there’s that.

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I’m a little insulted by the comparison to 90s Star Trek. This looks much, much worse than 90s Star Trek.

Also: I never had the opportunity to visit, but I hear that Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas was actually pretty good. Star Trek The Experience - YouTube

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I would totally stay at a Fifth Element hotel, if it were marketed as such.

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I went ~20 years ago. It was OK. I doubt I’d go again but such things aren’t really my style (my wife wanted to go)

Partner and I have had a great time watching this cringey video that Disney took down after a few days. It’s been speculated in theme park circles that the video was coinciding with an increase in cancellations so the mouse pulled the plug.

6 grand for a family to stay for 2 nights but you only need to put down $1000 as a deposit. Maybe folks thinking that this isn’t worth the money.

Also you can imagine this happening in Star Trek but not in Star Wars. I would have been much happier if it was just the cantina band.

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I would classify it as “not terrible.” Kind of fun as a one-off ride, but vastly overpriced for what it was and hardly the kind of environment I would want to spend an entire weekend in. The most impressive bit for me was the “getting beamed up” part.

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So…My ABSOLUTE biggest problem with the ENTIRE Star Wars Disneyland thing?

NONE OF YOU PEOPLE ARE IN MY STAR WARS galaxy! And when you are? Guess what?

It’s NOT STAR WARS!

(P.S. Did not look like Star Trek to me…WAY more Like Buck Rogers in the 25th Century…

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This reminds me of that Doctor Who episode with the Space Titanic. It has a sense of foreboding…

At any rate - eh - I dunno. The look is a bit odd. I mean - if I had $5K lying around I didn’t need, it would be fun, I am sure. But it does seem to lack the right feel.

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This looks a lot like a generic sci-fi TV show existing inside some other TV show.

Perhaps they are selling it really badly, but it doesn’t look all that compelling for quite a lot of money.

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Good, because the Max Rebo band couldn’t make it.

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I prefer the Starship Titanic, myself.

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I recently learned about Ben Affleck’s DVD commentary for that movie. He hilariously lays into Michael Bay over the plot hole that pretty much everyone except Bay recognized as a patently ridiculous premise.

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