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Star Wars: Disney’s huge and expensive Starcruiser hotel forced to close after just 18 months

Disney’s $2,400-a-night Star Wars Hotel, which opened to much fanfare just over a year ago, will close in September.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, which debuted at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, on March 1, 2022, was initially marketed as an immersive experience.

Sold as a two-day package, a stay includes accommodation in cabins or suites; role-playing entertainment, such as training lightsabers and taking on missions with the Resistance against Kylo Ren and the First; food and drink; and was accepted into Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Lightsaber training has been put to the test

(Walt Disney World Newsletter/Matt Strshane)

While the experience has been lauded by Star Wars fans and the industry, even winning the Thea Award for excellence in the themed entertainment space, some say High price is too expensive.

Cabin for 2 guests costs $4,809, a cabin for 3 guests is $5,299 and a room for 3 adults and 1 child costs $5,999 (excluding taxes and fees). The price for a couple sharing a room is $2,405 per person for a night, two day stay.

Meanwhile, the most upscale experience is said to cost $20,000 for a stay in the Grand Captain suite, which sleeps eight and features a kitchenette, living room, and multiple bathrooms.

Previous reports have suggested that Disney is having a hard time filling rooms in the fall, thus reducing ticket numbers and ticket prices.

The experience is now set to complete its final “journey” in September 2023.

Disney said in a statement regarding the closure: “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is one of our most innovative projects to date and has been praised by guests and recognized for its work. has set a new standard for innovation and immersive entertainment.

“This premium boutique experience has given us the opportunity to try new things on a smaller scale of 100 rooms, and as we prepare for our final journey, we will use what we’ve learned to create future experiences that can reach more guests and fans.”


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