Disney World’s Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser to shutter

Disney World’s Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser to shutter

Ouannii, a Rodian musician, is aboard the Halcyon with galactic superstar Gaya.


Disney World’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a two-day hotel experience, is coming to an end and will embark on its final voyage this September after being open for just over a year.

The experience brings together elements of the company’s resorts, cruise lines and theme parks for a 48-hour romp in space. First unveiled during Disney’s D23 Expo in 2019, the Galactic Starcruiser opened in March 2022 near the company’s Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The trip costs about $1,200 per person per day, with family packages for the two-day trip costing nearly $6,000. That can be a hard number to digest, especially considering that a typical Disney vacation for a family of four can cost as much for a week-long trip, depending on hotel and restaurant choices.

However, the Galactic Starcruiser is hailed as a dream come true for fans looking for the ultimate Star Wars experience. The two-day excursion includes a hotel room, all food and beverages except alcoholic beverages and specialty beverages, a day trip to Hollywood Studios Park, a Magic Band, and valet parking on return.

However, the Galactic Starcruiser is more than a hotel. It’s an immersive experience. Travelers spend their time on the Halcyon meeting new characters and aligning themselves with the light or dark side.

The main plot of the overarching story is as follows: You are a passenger on a star cruiser for a two-day voyage. During this voyage, a First Order officer and several Stormtroopers board the ship to track down Resistance spies. Alongside these villains, there are spies, musicians, rebels, and reluctant heroes, everything that makes up a Star Wars story.

And of course, some familiar faces make an appearance too, including Chewbacca, Rey and Kylo Ren.

The experience has received some of the highest guest satisfaction ratings in Walt Disney World history and received a Thea Award for excellence in themed entertainment.

Still, the boutique hotel proved overpriced for general Star Wars fans.

“Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is one of our most creative projects ever and has been praised by our guests and recognized for setting new standards for innovation and immersive entertainment,” the company said in a statement. “This premium boutique experience gave us the opportunity to try new things on a smaller scale of 100 rooms, and as we prepare for the final journey we will use what we have learned to create future experiences that reach more of our guests can.” and fans.”

Disney has reportedly spent $2 billion building its two immersive Star Wars parks in Florida and California — though it’s unclear if the total includes the cost of building the Starcruiser.