Disney World’s costly Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to close in late September
Ouannii, a Rodian musician, is aboard the Halcyon with galactic celebrity Gaya.
Disney World’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a two-day resort expertise, is closing and can make its remaining voyage this September after being open for under greater than a yr.
The experience blends elements of the company’s resorts, cruise lines and theme parks right into a 48-hour romp in house. First teased throughout Disney’s D23 Expo in 2019, the Galactic Starcruiser, situated close to the corporate’s Orlando, Florida-based Disney World Resort opened in March 2022.
The voyage prices round $1,200 per individual per day, with household packages reaching nearer to $6,000 for the two-day tour. That is usually a onerous quantity to digest, particularly contemplating a typical Disney trip for a household of 4 can value that a lot for a week-long journey, relying on resort and restaurant decisions.
However, the Galactic Starcruiser has been lauded as a dream come true for followers on the lookout for the last word Star Wars expertise. The two-day jaunt features a resort room, all food and drinks besides alcoholic and specialty drinks, a day journey to the Hollywood Studios park, a Magic Band and valet service at drop-off.
The Galactic Starcruiser is greater than a resort, nevertheless. It is an immersive expertise. Voyagers spend their time on the Halcyon assembly new characters and aligning themselves with the sunshine or the darkish aspect.
The fundamental gist of the overarching story goes as follows: You are a passenger on a starcruiser for a two-day voyage. During that journey, a First Order officer and a number of other stormtroopers board the ship to root out Resistance spies. Alongside these villains there are spies, musicians, rebels and reluctant heroes, the whole lot that makes up a Star Wars story.
And, in fact, some acquainted faces additionally seem, together with Chewbacca, Rey and Kylo Ren.
The expertise has earned a few of the highest visitor satisfaction scores in the historical past of Walt Disney World and earned a Thea Award for excellent achievement in the themed leisure house.
Still, the boutique resort proved to be too pricy for normal Star Wars followers.
“Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is one in every of our most artistic initiatives ever and has been praised by our visitors and acknowledged for setting a brand new bar for innovation and immersive leisure,” the corporate mentioned in a press release. “This premium, boutique expertise gave us the chance to strive new issues on a smaller scale of 100 rooms, and as we put together for its remaining voyage, we’ll take what we have discovered to create future experiences that may attain extra of our visitors and followers.”
Disney reportedly spent $2 billion to assemble its two immersive Star Wars parks in Florida and California — although it’s unclear if the price of constructing the Starcruiser is included in the sum.