Disney Charging $5,000 For Star Wars Cocktail

Disney is expanding the Star Wars fan experience by charging $5000 for a very special cocktail aboard a new cruise ship.

By Nathan Kamal | Published

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When Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4.05 billion, they invested a whole lot into Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and, to a lesser extent, Willow. Even one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world needs to recoup costs, which explains why there is now a Star Wars cocktail that costs a whopping $5000. The beverage is being offered aboard the Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge, a high-end theme bar aboard the Disney Wish, the newest cruise ship in their fleet of pleasure barges. Take a look at the Star Wars cocktail that costs as much as 20 flights from New York City to Los Angeles: 

As you can see, the Star Wars cocktail is served in a droid-like chamber that opens to reveal clouds of smoke and glowing orange light. While the exact ingredients of the drink are currently unknown, we do know that it is called the Kaliburr Crystal and is billed as “the galaxy’s rarest and valuable cocktail.” Based on the very small glasses, we can also guess that this particular Star Wars cocktail is extremely potent; we will speculate it might actually be strong enough to pull the ears off a gundark. The very expensive beverage is named after an important aspect of Star Wars mythos, the Kaiburr (or kyber) crystals; in canon, they are living crystals with a degree of sentience that power the lightsabers of both the Jedi and the Sith, as well as various Death Stars and presumably Starkiller Base. They are considered sacred artifacts by many Star Wars species, and within the canonical comic book Darth Vader series, a Sith can only earn their distinctive red lightsabers by killing a Jedi, taking the kyber crystal from their lightsaber, and corrupting them through anger and pain into blood red. Now you can drink them!

This particular $5000 Star Wars cocktail is just one of many that are served aboard the Disney Wish’s Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge. Other, less wincingly-priced drinks include the Mustafar – Breken’s Flow (priced at a reasonable $16), which is named after the molten planet where Anakin Skywalker had three of his limbs chopped off by his best friend and his body horribly burnt by lava, and the Tatooine – Freetown Reserve ($20), which claims to use Bantha hides in some capacity. 

The Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge and its very expensive cocktail list is another part of Disney’s experiment expanding the franchise into a fan experience. Recently, the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser was opened to guests, offering a two-night live-action choose your own adventure-style stay. The experience is essentially a version of the kind of cosplay live-action role-playing games that fans have built for years, but with the special effects quality and the associated price tag that only Disney can offer. As companies like Disney and Warner Bros try to figure out how to leverage their intellectual properties into new and profitable areas like the Galactic Starcruiser and The Wizard World of Harry Potter, we will not doubt be seeing more butterbeers and Star Wars cocktails in the future.