Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge Has a Stunning Viewport But Not Much Else

Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge Has a Stunning Viewport But Not Much Else

We recently sailed on the Disney Wish. Apart from Jack Jack’s Incredible Diaper Dash, the one thing I had to see was the Hyperspace Lounge. Honestly, if you slap the Star Wars name on anything, I’ll pay to see it.

Hyperspace Lounge entry sign on Disney Wish
Hyperspace Lounge on the Disney Wish

Inspired by Dyden Vos’ ship in Solo: A Star Wars Story, the Hyperspace Lounge won’t be confused with Oga’s Cantina in Galaxy’s Edge. It’s sparsely decorated, but those decorations do feel upscale. However, they could’ve decorated the place with 70s shag carpet and Formica tables and I wouldn’t have noticed. My Star Wars geek eyeballs only saw one thing — the viewport behind the bar.

Hyperspace Lounge viewport on the Disney Wish
Cast Member serving drinks in the Hyperspace Lounge on the Disney Wish
Hyperspace Lounge screen on the Disney Wish

I hope my photographs do the viewport justice. The screens are stunning.

I was taking photos around 10 PM one night when a large group of adults walked in. “Check out this guy, he actually brought a camera in to take pictures.” They were wearing Mickey ears and homemade Disney shirts while sitting in a Star Wars bar on a Disney cruise. I guess everyone in the room could be considered a dork that night.

The scenes that play out are usually tranquil, but some space battles do take place. The hyperspace animation between scenes is also really effective.

I’m not a drinker, so you’ll have to seek out beverage reviews from other sites. There are plenty. Did you know they offer a $5,000 drink named the Kaiburr Crystal? You get more than just the drink, but still…

Temple Twist from the Hyperspace Lounge on the Disney Wish

We did order a Template Twist and a Cloud City. I was sick that evening and didn’t bother with photos. Luckily, my wife got a picture of the Temple Twist, complete with a kiwi garnish shaped like Grogu. She seemed to like it. I enjoyed my Cloud City. Both are zero-proof.

We’re not avid cruisers, so we won’t be able to enjoy the Hyperspace Lounge very often (if ever again). In fact, only about 40-50 people can enjoy this room at any given time. We didn’t have any issues getting in, however. The days of needing reservations seem to be over. But because of the prohibitive cost of cruising on the Wish and the lounge’s small capacity, only a tiny fraction of Star Wars fans will ever see it. So why not add it to Galaxy’s Edge?

Originally, GE was to have a table service restaurant called the Kalikori Club. While the lounge tech doesn’t fit that concept, it could be added in other ways. Yes, I know Space 220 has similar screens, but the draw of that restaurant is the food (so good). The views of space don’t make the same impression as those in the Hyperspace Lounge.

Final thoughts

Hyperspace Lounge needs more Star Wars immersion before I can recommend it. The portal is impressive, but not much else is. The room had no vibe whatsoever. Star Wars characters should be in this lounge, interacting with guests and reacting to the action happening on the screens. The space used for the Hyperspace Lounge will house the Haunted Mansion Parlor on the Disney Treasure, the Wish’s sister ship. I hope the parlor does a better job of immersing guests in the story.

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