Halcyon Daze: The Final Voyage of Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser follows one passenger’s journey from casual interest to full on obsession with Disney’s one of a kind, award winning, yet short-lived interactive theater experience, immersing viewers in a universe of live-action adventure and colorful characters, as well as the profound feelings shared by dedicated cast members and fixated fans. As the Starcruiser potentially docks forever, what will become of this innovative playground that brought superfans together?
First announced in 2017, the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, dubbed the “Halcyon,” opened after multiple delays in 2022. While critics balked at the high sticker price, tepid marketing campaign, and hectic sample schedules, reviews from the fake spaceship’s first media voyage called it “like living inside a video game” and praised its “immersion to the extreme.” As passengers found themselves swept up in the immersive two day, two night attraction, a fan base grew, creating a fervent community of repeat cruisers, character fan clubs, and Facebook voyage groups. Whether or not the Starcruiser worked as a business, it transformed casual Star Wars fans like Carrie into superfans of the Halcyon.