Inside Look at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Datapad for Itinerary, Maps, & More

by | Feb 1, 2022 | Hollywood Studios, WDW Blog, WDW News, WDW Resorts

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Guests are getting their first look at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Datapad functionality ahead of their maiden voyage. Scroll on for a sneak peek inside the app, exclusive to guests with reservations aboard the Halcyon.

We’re just one month away from the opening day of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the newest hotel at Walt Disney World Resort and the most immersive Star Wars experience offered anywhere in the world.

Ahead of each voyage, guests with reservations will gain access to new features in their Galactic Starcruiser Datapad, a section of the Play Disney Parks app. In this post, we’ll walk you through what you can expect to appear in your app ahead of your voyage and how to navigate the app.

If you are unfamiliar with Play Disney Parks, we recommend checking out our detailed Play Disney Parks guide to get started.

How to Use the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Datapad

The Datapad has been a useful resource while exploring Batuu in Disney’s Hollywood Studios for several years now, but the app takes on new functionality aboard the Halycon Starcruiser. Ahead of your trip, make sure your Play Disney Parks app is connected to your Disney account and launch the Datapad section of the app.

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The Datapad has played a role in Galaxy’s Edge since it opened. Photo by Judd Helms

You might be prompted to take a tutorial of the app (“Learn More About My Datapad”). We highly suggest you go through this. It’s brief and helpful.

Within the Galactic Starcruiser Datapad, you’ll see five resources among the bottom navigation:

  • Events: Your itinerary during your trip aboard Galactic Starcruiser
  • Comms: Important messages during your voyage
  • Tools: Tools that you’ll use during your voyage (and details about your Jobs at Black Spire Outpost); also includes the Translate tool, which non-Halcyon guests can access for use on Batuu
  • Map: Deck maps to navigate the starship
  • Profile: Information about your own character and progress you make during your time aboard the Halcyon

Most guests are particularly interested in the Events (itinerary) and Map portion of the app. You can check out our detailed Galactic Starcruiser map guide for a sneak peek at how the ship is laid out, and check out a general sample itinerary here. Below, we’ve included a few screenshots of the maps and offer an in-depth look at a sample itinerary.

Galactic Starcruiser Map

Below are map screenshots from the Galactic Starcruiser Datapad. For a full analysis of Galactic Starcruiser maps, tap here.

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Deck 6 of the Galactic Starcruiser. Screenshot courtesy of Disney

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Deck 7 cabins. Screenshot courtesy of Disney

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Deck 5 cabins. Screenshot courtesy of Disney

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Deck 4 of the Galactic Starcruiser. Screenshot courtesy of Disney

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Deck 4 of the Galactic Starcruiser. Screenshot courtesy of Disney

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Galactic Starcruiser Itinerary [DETAILED]

For a quick sample look at a Galactic Starcruiser itinerary, check out our overview. But if you’re interested in the nitty-gritty, scroll on.

Please note: Your Galactic Starcruiser itinerary may vary. Blue activities represent those that are not yet scheduled but should be automatically scheduled roughly 30 days out.

Galactic Starcruiser Day 1 Itinerary

Below are screenshots from our own Day 1 itinerary; your experience my vary.

On Day 1, you can anticipate basic Bridge Ops Training and Lightsaber Training (unscheduled), the Ship Muster (a protocol typically required on sea cruises), a Captain’s Reception, and basic orientation and tours.

Here’s a peek at how unscheduled (blue) experiences show up:

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There are also unique social experiences and a hearty lunch and fancy dinner at the Crown of Corellia Dining Room.

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Day 1 also includes a Sector Set game, Sabacc Lessons, an Outer Rim Regalia, and a special fireworks show called the CSL Starshow at Bespin.

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Galactic Starcruiser Day 2 Itinerary

Day 2 covers the bulk of the experience, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as your excursion to Black Spire Outpost (inside Hollywood Studios). While the trip into the park is definitely worth it, plan to spend plenty of time back at the hotel because there are lots of activities happening on the Galactic Starcruiser throughout the day. (You can also skip the Batuu excursion if you want more time on the ship.)

Batuu Transport will be important to coordinate as soon as you can. Based on the Galactic Starcruiser itinerary, we recommend doing your Batuu trip early in the day and spending the bulk of your time back on the ship.

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Check your Galactic Starcruiser Datapad for specifics; here’s the itinerary that’s laid out for our trip:

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As you can see, there are plenty of cool activities happening onboard the Halcyon, like a Sabacc Tournament (to show off what you learned), Model Ship Building, and even a hunt for stowaway creatures. Specific activities may be unique to your character.

Galactic Starcruiser Day 3 Itinerary

Alas, this is the day you disembark the Halcyon Starcruiser. There’s not much on the agenda, but you can still pick up some themed breakfast before you head out.

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Other Elements of the Galactic Starcruiser Datapad

In addition to maps and itineraries, you can use the Datapad during your voyage to access specific tools and jobs related to your character, check out your profile for character information, and get specific messages related to your adventure.

And, as always, you can use the Datapad during a regular Hollywood Studios visit while exploring Batuu.

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Written by Timothy Moore

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Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).
Timothy Moore

Written by Timothy Moore

Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).
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