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The Chandrila Collection
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In preparation for the imminent launch of Disney's Galactic Starcruiser hotel / roleplaying experience, they've released a trailer for what they're calling The Chandrila Collection.

Which just seems to be all of merchandise in the attached store and also accessible online.

Curiously it includes a captain's hat which would look more at home on an Earth seafaring ship than a Galactic Starcruiser.

What's Chandrila? A planet in the Star Wars universe.

While the franchise is arguably in poor shape right now and there's a lot of scope to criticise or mock this venture in its own right, this is interesting from the perspective of the continuining normalization of past-times previously regarded as geeky and uncool.

Not so long ago, many people wouldn't have even known what LARPing (live action roleplaying) is.

Now it's a luxury experience in one of the most expensive hotels on the planet.

Disney's Galactic Starcruiser opens March 1 in Walt Disney World with prices for an off-season weekday two night stay in the five to six thousand USD region, depending on number of guests per cabin.

[ Main Image: The Chandrila Collection. Credit: Disney via YouTube. ]


Bricker, Tom (November 5, 2021). Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Resort: Opening Date, Hotel Reservations & Pricing Info. Disney Tourist Blog.

Disney Parks (February 24, 2022). Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser The Chandrila Collection | Walt Disney World ResortYouTube.

Sharma, Neha Tandon (February 24, 2022). Disney’s upcoming Star Wars hotel in Orlando that will be more expensive than the Burj-Al Arab is launching its own line of exclusive merchandise. Luxury Launches.

Wookieepedia. Chandrila. (viewed February 25, 2022)