UPDATE: It’s official, Disney’s Galactic Starcruiser will be making its final voyage September 28-30. The interactive Star Wars-themed hotel experience was met with much fanfare when it opened just over a year ago on March 1, 2022, but it has reportedly struggled to bring in the revenue needed to justify it. Now, Disney has announced that the entire venture will be closing.
“The final voyage for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will take place September 28-30, 2023,” reads an update on Disney’s website. “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. Thank you to our Guests and fans for making this experience so special.”
With only 100 available rooms, and the price for two adults being just under $5,000, industry experts speculate that even if the hotel’s business fared better than it apparently has, it wouldn’t be enough to justify the cost of running such an operation.
Disney says that guests that have booked a voyage on or after September 30 will be contacted to try and work out an alternative arrangement. In the meantime, new bookings have been paused, and will reopen May 26 for those who will find it an irresistible chance to be part of an historic experiment.
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August 6, 2021: All About Disney’s new Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars hotel experience
Jack Kendall, the host of the invaluable DSNY Newscast – Disney News Explained does what he does best which is walk you through everything that’s known so far about the plan that is Galactic Starcruiser including the concept of “storied living” which is the kind of spontaneous, interactive cosplay that encourages you to not only take advantage of the packed schedule but live out a Star Wars story of your own over two days and two nights.
And here are the (very enthusiastic) Imagineers getting into how you will live your Star Wars story. (“It takes a village to build a Starship”)