Disney’s expensive Star Wars hotel is reportedly shutting down. The really expensive Galactic Starcruiser will be closing its doors in the month of September for good this time.
Disney’s Expensive Star Wars Hotel
Disney World is reportedly shutting down the Galactic Starcruiser, which is the immersive Star Wars-themed hotel that costs around $5,000 for a two-night stay. In an update on the website of Disney, the company stated that the Starcruiser will host its final guests from September 28th to the 30th.
“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,” the update from Disney says. “Thank you to our Guests and fans for making this experience so special.”
About Disney’s Galatic Starcruiser
Disney’s Galatic Starcruiser has not been around for a long time, as it only initially opened its doors to guests in March 2022. The lavish hotel is modeled after the Halcyon in Star Wars, and in the process features highly detailed decor, interactive events, themed dining, as well as live entertainment spanning a two-night experience. But with a price range of roughly $4,807 for two adults (or $5,999 for three adults and a kid), Disney does not exactly make taking the stay at the hotel very affordable.
There have been signs prior to this that the experience may have been struggling, however. Disney back in March announced that it would begin scheduling two bookings per week in the month of October, which is down from its typical three to four weekly bookings. With the Halcyon set to close its doors in September, Disney will however not be getting the chance to make this change.
How the Company Plans To Settle Users
According to Disney, the firm will be making contact with anyone who has bookings on or after September 30th in a bid “to discuss your options and modify your plans.” The company also is pausing any new bookings until May 26th while it takes care of affected guests for now. Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment by The Verge’s.
Trying Times for Disney
It has been a pretty rough day for Disney, really. And in addition to closing up the Galactic Starcruiser, CEO Bob Iger announced that the company is canceling its plans to build a $1 billion development near its Orlando, Florida, theme park.
The move in question, which Iger attributes to “changing business conditions” in an internal memo, is very much likely a result of Disney’s feud with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Disney in the previous month sued Florida, accusing the state of taking part in a “targeted campaign of government retaliation” after the company expressed opposition to the “Don’t Say Gay” law of the state. The canceled project in question also means that 2,000 Disney employees located in California will no longer have to relocate to Florida, one of the reasons why workers staged a walkout in the previous year.
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