‘Star Wars’ fans can reserve a Galactic Starcruiser alternative for less than $350

When the star wars: Galactic Starcruiser was first announced at the 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, star wars fans couldn’t have been more excited.

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The first hotel of its kind Walt Disney World Resort has been promised to give star wars fans an experience like no other, truly putting them in the middle of the star wars story for the first time.

Luxury Corellian Starliner, the Halcyonwas presented as a ship full of star wars species, chances for daring adventures and an unparalleled level of immersion in this galaxy, even at Disney star wars: land of Galaxy’s Edge.

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Prior to the ship’s official “launch” on March 1, 2022, however, many marketing efforts fell through. Fans even went so far as to call the spaceship design “pathetic” and Disney executives and Imagineers were reportedly aware of the star wars the fandom’s collective “horror” at what they saw before the Halcyonits official debut.

Nevertheless, Disney remained committed to the fact that the Starcruiser experience will leave visitors “blown away” and allow them to live the experience star wars universe like never before on an unforgettable journey that goes “horribly, horribly wrong”.

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Perhaps the biggest problem for candidates Halcyon vacationers, however, is the cost of the two-day experience. A cabin for a family of four can cost around $6,000, with suites even more expensive. This price is simply not justifiable for many families.

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Now, there’s a Galactic Starcruiser alternative that costs a lot less and delivers above and beyond in terms of relaxation. Tentrr Catskill Retreat R2 Campground is officially described as follows:

Less than two hours from Manhattan, come discover all that nature has to offer in the heart of the Catskills! R2 Where RU is a GIANT twin-tent rig inspired by the brilliant thinkers and creators whose imaginations have inspired us all. May their indelible marks on society continue to inspire future generations of young minds to imagine big and aim for the stars and beyond…

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As you can see in the photos above, the R2-D2 inspired campsite pays homage to the iconic Astromech droid that played a key role in the star wars franchised from the start. R2 is a fan favorite character who appeared in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: The Onslaught Clones (2002), Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, and, more recently, The Boba Fett Book.

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A recent article on the star wars-influenced camping notes:

This is a Tentrr signature site, mixing the luxury of glamping with the more rustic classic tent camping. Here, campers will find two canvas tents, each with a queen bunk bed that can accommodate up to four campers per tent. One camper called the memory foam beds inside the canvas tents “dumb comfy.”

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The Catskills Retreat is also home to a second star wars-themed campsite, which should open soon. Via Instagram:

#theforce glamping under the stars is coming soon to a galaxy not so far away… #tentrr @cobaltstudiosbackdrops #bethelwoods #bethelmotorspeedway

This new location will be known simply as “The Force” and is clearly inspired by the iconic Millennium Falcon spacecraft.

Although these campsites are not as immersive as those at Walt Disney World Resort star wars hotel, pricing per night starts at less than $350, making it an affordable alternative for Star Wars fans looking for a retreat that won’t break the bank.

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