In not entirely unexpected news, as public demand has continued to wane over the past year, Disney announced that it will pull the plug and park its Orlando, Florida-based Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel after just 15 months in operation.
As the House of Mouse continues a series of brutal employee layoffs and cost-cutting measures that also include a reduced launch schedule, the cancellation of a mass relocation plan in Florida, and the removal of low-cost Disney Plus shows, Rating as “Willow,” this extravagant Walt Disney World Resort attraction was set to be cut and welcomes its final guests September 28-30.
Being such a risky $1 billion investment that it never really caught the attention of fans due to its extremely expensive prices, claustrophobic rooms, uninspired interior design, and generic live-action entertainment offerings, the decision to discontinue the Galactic Starcruiser seems to be the wisest thing to do. in light of falling Disney stock price and need for dollar savings.
“Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is one of our most creative projects and has been praised by our guests and recognized for setting a new standard for innovation and immersive entertainment,” an official Disney spokesperson told Variety. “This premium experience gave us the opportunity to try new things on a smaller scale of 100 rooms, and we’ll build on what we’ve learned to create future experiences that can reach more of our guests and fans.”
The 100-room space hotel first opened to passengers on March 1, 2022 as a two-night “Star Wars”-themed role-playing adventure experience aboard the Halcyon, a spaceship cruise simulated located within the historical “Star Wars”. Galaxy of wars. It was an all-inclusive experimental interactive attraction in which a couple of guests were charged a minimum price of $4,809 for the two-night sleepover during off-peak dates.
As rumors circulated of hotel occupancy falling this year, and despite Disney offering deep discounts to try to reinvigorate interest, this ambitious sci-fi company simply outdid itself and eventually ran out of gas, abandoned in a stagnant economy beset by high inflation. and interest rates. In another day and age it might have been successful, but not in these troubled times.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will permanently close its airlocks after September 30, and the attraction is not currently accepting new reservations. Disney intends to contact all future guests who have booked a stay after that date to discuss refund, modified plans, or compensation options.
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