Hey, whatever you loaded star wars Fans! Do you have a few thousand galactic credits that are burning a hole in your pocket? If you’re one of the big spenders who likes to hang out at the Canto Bight Casino every other weekend, we suggest setting sail on the brand new Disney cruise liner Wish, where you can apparently gobble down a drink $5,000 booze named after the kyber crystals that power Jedi lightsabers. No, your eyes don’t deceive you – that’s the real price.
Orlando-based theme park journalist Ashley Carter tweeted about the “Kaiburr Crystal” cocktail this week as part of a media preview of the five-night experience that will take guests to Nassau in the Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
The drink can be purchased in the ship’s Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge, which features “exotic and otherworldly concoctions,” according to the cruise’s website. Served in a proper futuristic carrying case that expel tendrils of smoke when opened, the pricey libation is nothing more than a few shots. You can keep the glasses, but not the container. So what is it about this drink that makes it so expensive? Real crushed kyber crystals? Refined coaxium harvested from the spice mines of Kessel? Not exactly.
According to Carter’s discussion with the bartender, the Kaiburr Crystal combines a number of fine ingredients, including Grand Marnier Quintessence cognac, a bottle of which can cost you nearly $1,000 on its own. Camus cognac (high-end offerings approach $500 a drink), Pappy Van Winkle’s 23-year-old Family Reserve bourbon ($300 a bottle), nearly 90-year-old Taylor Fladgate Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny Port (a whopping $3,500 a bottle), and yuzu and kumquat juice also factor into the luxurious recipe.
To ease the financial burden, Disney Wish is adding a bottle of sparkling wine produced by Skywalker Vineyards owned by George Lucas, as well as a visit to the estate (located at the legendary Skywalker Ranch in Marin, California), which is usually only not open to the public.
If you’re not looking to break the bank, the Hyperspace Lounge offers more reasonably priced cocktails like Moons of Endor’s The Golden One ($15), Mustafar’s Berken’s Flow ($16), and Coruscant’s The Chancellor. ($20). Something called the “Coaxium Trip” will only cost you $250.
“With the Disney Wish, we continue our tradition of delivering the most magical and relaxing vacations at sea, combining legendary service and entertainment with imaginative storytelling and all the care you expect from a Disney vacation,” Josh D’Amaro, President, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, said in a statement, “Our new ship will celebrate everything families love about sailing with us, from incredible dining experiences and character interactions, to dazzling shows and to the close attention to detail of the crew.We can’t wait to welcome our guests aboard Disney Wish as we expand the reach of our world-class fleet.
The Disney Wish embarks on its maiden voyage on Thursday, July 14.
Looking for more sci-fi goodness? The complete series of SYFY’s Battlestar Galactica is streaming now on Peacock, along with the second season of Resident Alien, which returns to SYFY this fall with new episodes.