‘LEGO Star Wars Summer season Trip’ Is Greater than a Industrial for Star Wars’ Costly Disney Resort

The Star Wars franchise loves synergy. Lucasfilm loves it a lot that they’ve mastered the artwork of creating synergy really feel like continuity. Launching traces of tie-in novels set in the identical time interval as each new film? Utilizing The Mandalorian to not solely shine a highlight on outdated Star Wars: The Clone Wars tales, however to launch a brand new Boba Fett TV collection?  Bringing Hayden Christensen again as Anakin Skywalker in Obi-Wan Kenobi nearly precisely 20 years after his debut in Star Wars: Episode II — Assault of the Clones? All of those are examples of Star Wars’ hermetic continuity… and so they simply so occur to advertise different initiatives throughout the galaxy. Your mileage could fluctuate on whether or not or not you see all of that as stable storytelling or skilled advertising and marketing or a little bit of each. It doesn’t matter what, although, you’re gonna be eager about it while you stream LEGO Star Wars Summer season Trip on Disney+.

The most recent animated LEGO Star Wars particular is precisely what you assume it’s: a enjoyable, all-ages romp with some A+ puns and many deep minimize references. Regardless that Star Wars characters spend nearly all of their time within the solar and sand, that is the primary time we’ve ever seen any of them go on a trip. And the place do heroes of the Resistance Finn, Rey, Poe, Rose, BB-8, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2 go on trip? Why, to the starship Halcyon, after all!

If that title sounds acquainted, that’s as a result of Halcyon is the in-universe moniker of the setting of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the immersive lodge expertise situated in California on the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Orlando, Fla - March 01: Singer, songwriter and galactic superstar, Gaya performs as the first passengers experience the two-day Walt Disney World Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, which is a live action role playing game that doubles as a high-end hotel in Orlando, Fla. The event is billed as Halcyons 275th anniversary voyage across the galaxy. at Walt Disney World Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser in Orlando, Fla on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. First Order lieutenant Harman Croy and his garrison of stormtroopers patrol the ship. Guests arrive at Batuu, a destination for a planet excursion. Players use a data pad to play the immersive game while they participate in activities such as light saber training. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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Yep, the most recent kid-friendly Star Wars particular is ready at a lodge that may value two adults and one little one a minimal of $5,299 for a 2-night keep. In case your youngsters don’t know that the Halcyon is an actual place, perhaps hold that half quiet in the event that they find yourself watching this particular.

The Summer season Trip particular reveals off a couple of of the Halcyon’s areas, just like the bar and in addition the Local weather Simulator (though I don’t assume the actual one can simulate a seashore just like the one Rey visits, sadly). It positively seems to be like a cool place to go to, which I say as somebody who completely empty out his 401K with a view to keep in a tiny, windowless cabin “aboard” the Halcyon for 2 nights. I acknowledge I’m a maniac who in all probability ought to had over management of his funds to his husband.

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It’s shady to name LEGO Star Wars Summer season Trip a industrial for Galactic Starcruiser, and in addition not totally correct. To the particular’s credit score, nearly all of the particular is ready in flashbacks that span the trilogies and the galaxy. The particular’s creators may have actually leaned into the synergy and had Poe slam again a couple of of the Kaiburr Crystal cocktails solely to then understand they cost 5,000 credits a pop. So, good for them — though that is positively seeing the camtono half full.

What’s extra shocking concerning the LEGO Star Wars Summer season Trip particular is that it’s truly approach, far more than a industrial for the Galactic Starcruiser. Significantly — by the tip of the particular, it actually seems like — SPOILER ALERT for a youngsters’ particular — that is the franchise saying goodbye to the entire sequel trilogy characters. The particular’s premise is that Finn organized a bunch trip since he is aware of everybody’s about to go their separate methods, observe their destinies, and many others. The tip of the particular makes good on this promise as Finn says goodbye to Poe, Rey, and Rose, thanking them for altering his life for the higher. There are even LEGO-ized flashbacks to scenes from The Power Awakens and The Final Jedi. Including to the finality of the entire thing, the goodbyes are overseen by the Power ghosts of Obi-Wan, Anakin Skywalker, Kylo Ren, and Leia Organa. Then hologram Lando says:

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That feels bizarrely ultimate for a non-canonical LEGO particular set at a Disney lodge. We’ll have to attend and see the place the sequel characters pop up subsequent. One factor’s for certain: you possibly can see a few of them IRL at Walt Disney World for those who can afford it.

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