Disney Wish – Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge

During Disney Cruise Line reveal of the Disney Wish during the Once Upon a Disney Wish grand reveal prevention, Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge was announced as high-end bar styled as a luxurious yacht-class spaceship offering a space-jumping tour of the Star Wars galaxy. This richly themed, immersive experience will be reserved for adults every evening, offering interactive tasting experiences and signature beverages inspired by the films.

Disney Wish Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge

The venue’s sleek interior design and metallic detailing is inspired by lavish star cruisers similar to Dryden Vos’ ship in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” While guests sip their galactic concoctions, this space-faring voyage will transport them to iconic locations from the eras of the Republic, Empire and First Order, employing hyperspace jumps to travel from planet to planet while sensational scenes unfold just beyond the ship’s panoramic viewport at each stop.

Disney Wish Hyperspace Lounge

Ranging from serene vistas to action-packed encounters, the spectacles seen through this virtual “window” into the galaxy will feature famous space ships from the films and fan-favorite locales like Batuu, Tatooine, Mustafar and Coruscant. The experience will be amplified by surround-sound audio and a holotube that presents holographic models of nearby ships.

StarWars.com revealed some additional details which included an interview with Imagineer, Danny Handke who is spearheading the Star Wars lounge project for the Disney Wish. Handke told StarWars.com, “the idea came, simply, from wanting to hang out in Star Wars.”

“We always talked about the fact that kids get to immerse themselves in Star Wars,” Handke says, having overseen the Star Wars-themed kids spaces on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. “But as a grownup, and a parent, I’m jealous that I don’t have my own space on the ship where I can immerse myself in Star Wars, since Star Wars is multi-generational. So we pitched the idea, ‘What if we did a lounge that’s for grownups only at night? It becomes an adult playground for the world of Star Wars.’ And everyone just loved that idea.” (Parents, don’t worry: the lounge will be open to your younglings in the daytime, with plenty of non-alcoholic drinks.)

Ideas for the lounge began to flow around the time of The Last Jedi and Solo. According to Handke, brainstorming with where the lounge would be set from a cantina, on a planet, or somewhere strange in the galaxy. Ultimately, based on the fact the venue would be aboard a cruise ship, it was decided to make the lounge in the form of a Star Wars ship.

Hyperspace is more than just a name, guests should think of the lounge venue like a party ship through the galaxy. Guests will be transported to different locations and all while getting a tour of space, and sampling amazing drinks from those different planets – and also, time periods.

“We want to see a little bit of Empire-era Star Destroyers and TIE fighters,” Handke says. “And we want to see the Resistance from the First Order era, the prequel era, a familiar ship from The Mandalorian, and Rogue One.” The illusion will be created via the bar viewport, a widescreen, seven-pane window to the stars.

Imagineering collaborated with Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) to create the visual effect sequences which are in themselves, mini-storylines all filled with rich detail and occasional Easter eggs.

Details on the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are still under wraps, but it has been confirmed the drinks are being created from scratch and not replications of the drinks found around Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Gold features prominently throughout Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge, from chairs and bar stools to accents on columns to the frame of the large viewport into space (which happens to show a certain bucket of bolts passing by). The vertical lighting, utilized on walls, the floor, and the ceiling, is classic Star Wars. The taps are an elegant cylindrical cluster, again in gold casings. But if you look closely, there are stories to be told…and Easter eggs for keen-eyed fans.

As for the viewport behind the bar…. Skyline on the Dream and Fantasy may have been a starting point for Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge, but those are in a completely different galaxy. According to StarWars.com, there are over 40 starships guests will encounter in the Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge aboard the Disney Wish. While passengers travel the galaxy, they’ll be treated to spectacular views through the lounge’s widescreen viewport — including encounters with starships of all kinds. So far, five planet destinations have been announced by StarWars.com which includes the following fighters, freighters, cruisers, and more featured at these stops.

Coruscant

  • CR70 diplomatic cruiser
  • Coruscant AA-9 passenger liner
  • Coruscant transport freighter
  • Corellian CR90 corvette
  • Halcyon
  • Ibis freighter
  • Nukoy freighter
  • Marisas freighter
  • Naboo N-1 starfighter
  • Starspeeder 3000
  • Traffic Ships

Mustafar

  • Dornean gunship
  • Imperial arrestor cruiser
  • Imperial Star Destroyer
  • Imperial Lambda-class shuttle
  • Imperial Delta-class shuttle
  • Imperial TIE boarder
  • Imperial TIE brute heavy fighter
  • Imperial TIE fighter

Tatooine

  • Corellian passenger transport
  • Rogue-class fighter
  • The Millennium Falcon
  • New Republic prison ship
  • The Razor Crest
  • KGZ-54 Starcrane
  • AA-C39 freighter
  • Ghtroc 820 Transport
  • Lantzant Hybrid Hauler
  • Lancer pursuit craft
  • Victor-wing fighter

Batuu

  • Resistance A-wing fighter
  • Tuggs’ Grub food transport
  • Coruscant AA-9 passenger liner
  • Coruscant transport freighter
  • Mining guild freighter
  • The Millennium Falcon
  • Resistance MC85 Mon Calamari cruiser
  • First Order Star Destroyer
  • First Order TIE fighter
  • Traffic ships
  • ZH-40 freighter
  • Resistance X-wing fighter

Endor

  • Resistance bunkerbuster
  • Mining guild freighter
  • YT-2400 freighter
  • Gozanti cruiser
  • Nebulon-B frigate
  • Tri-wing S-91X fighter
  • Resistance cargo frigate
  • Resistance MC85 Mon Calamari cruiser
  • First Order TIE fighter
  • Drovan freighter
  • Razor assault ship
  • Resistance X-wing fighter
  • Resistance Y-wing fighter
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4 Replies to “Disney Wish – Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge”

  1. Enuff

    “…it has been confirmed the drinks are being created from scratch and not replications of the drinks found around Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” Wow. Disney does not get it. Why do they continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. Sure, make some new drinks but also offer the Galaxy’s Edge drink menu as well. Having a Fuzzy TaunTaun on The Wish would’ve been awesome. While Batuu is not a Star Wars locale, at least they didn’t put planets in this from the ST. When Batuu comes on screen I’ll use that time to take a viewing break.

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  2. Jericho

    Why do people like you come and complain about the sequels. Batuu is amazing plus it was talked about in solo. Just enjoy this and stop being a fandom menace sh!thead

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  3. Brett Bailey

    Our experience on the Ships and bars in the Disney Resort is that any bartender can recreate any drink from any Disney location. As long as you know the exact ingredients, it can be made. On the WONDER, I had the bartender make a Smoked Turkey we get at the Grand California hotel and on the Fantasy, we got the Shipwreck drink from Trader Sam’s. Unless there is some exclusive ingredient, these bartenders can make any drink that you can ask them about. I have found that it helps to speak to the bartender directly to see what they can do. They really like to “show off” their skills.

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