If you’ve already saved enough to pay for the nearly $2,500 a night on Disney World’s Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, we’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news. A recent statement from the company on its official website confirms that the hotel will be closing soon. The experience will receive its last guests between September 28 and 30, 2023.
The news comes quite unexpectedly, given the recent opening of Disney World’s Galactic Stracruiser in March 2022, just over a year ago. Inside, the hotel gave us a fantasy inspired by the Halcyon star cruiser from the Star Wars franchise. To access it, the company was selling us a package for two adults for two nights for $4,807. In case you also want to take a child, the price skyrockets to $5,999.
We are very proud of all the Cast Members and Imagineers who have brought Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to life and look forward to providing an excellent guest experience on our remaining voyages in the coming months. Thank you to our visitors and fans for making this experience so special.
So far, the reports seem to indicate that this closure has to do with a “business decision” on the part of the company. Fortunately for them, there are no indications that it is due to a bad experience among visitors and consumers. In fact, the Galactic Starcruiser has managed to accumulate the best reviews by its guests in the history of Walt Disney World.
Disney sought to reach the most fans with its Star Wars-inspired hotel
For its part, the Walt Disney World Galactic Starcruiser is not just a hotel. It is an immersive experience that lasts a minimum of two days, and in where we can find a high level of theatricality on the part of its staff, as well as iconic characters from the franchise. Plus, among the daily activities you’ll find role-playing games that put you in the role of a star traveler and where you can try out the company’s first “real” lightsaber.
Despite having been successful among user reviews, Disney wants to focus on experiences that are more accessible. In their statement, they say that “this premium boutique experience gave us the opportunity to try new things on a smaller scale of 100 rooms.” Nevertheless, they will use what they have learned to create new adventures “that can reach more of our guests and fans”.
After all, while the Star Wars-inspired Galactic Starcruiser is a premium experience, is one that only a small percentage have access to from fans of the franchise.
If you still want to be a part of the Galactic Starcruiser experience at the Walt Disney World parks, you can still book. At the moment the option is disabled, but the company is expected to implement it very soon. In the meantime, they are working on fixing some issues with refunds and rebooking.