Disney World Permanently Closing Down Hotel
Disney has announced that in September, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is permanently closing. The hype surrounding the opening of this immersive “Star Wars” experience was HUGE. But only about a year later and after months of low occupancy, Disney is shutting it down. The Starcruiser was a three-day, two-night “Star Wars” adventure, where guest were actually in the story. While staying on cruise ship, guest were in the middle of the conflict between the Resistance and the First Order. You stayed included an excursion to Batuu, themed meals (that looked like food in the movies) and live entertainment.
As a Star Wars fan, this looked and sounded awesome!! Unfortunately it may have been a little too pricey for the average fan. Starting price for two guest in a standard cabin was just under $5,000. For a family of four, it was closer to $6,000.
Disney’s released statement about the closing:
“Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is one of our most creative projects ever and has been praised by our Guests and recognized for setting a new bar for innovation and immersive entertainment. This premium experience gave us the opportunity to try new things on a smaller scale of 100 rooms, and we will take what we’ve learned to create future experiences that can reach more of our Guests and fans.
We will be contacting Guests booked for voyages departing on or after Sept. 30 to discuss their options and modify their plans. To prioritize these Guests, we are pausing new bookings until May 26.
We are so proud of all of the Cast Members and Imagineers who brought Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to life and look forward to delivering an excellent experience for Guests during the remaining voyages over the coming months.”
The final voyage will be September 28. [Source: WDW News Today]
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