In March 2022, Disney opened its newest hotel at Walt Disney World Resort — the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser. However, this was not any ordinary Disney hotel. The Galactic Starcruiser is a completely immersive 2-day experience that brings Guests into the Star Wars universe. The Galactic Starcruiser brings Guests aboard the Halcyon — the name of the ship — and they can choose to join the First Order, fight alongside the Resistance, and even be a Bounty Hunter. The only time Guests would leave the ship was to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Right off the bat, Star Wars fans were thrilled about the experience coming their way. Then came the price tag. Just two days aboard the ship would cost $4,809. And that was just for two people. The price went up to an astonishing $6,000 for four Guests. Again, the experience was only 2 nights. Many Guests were shocked and saddened by the news because, as much as they love Star Wars, they could just not afford the high price tag.
The Galactic Starcruiser launched on March 1, 2022. However, before it opened, many Guests canceled their reservations. Ever since, the hotel — which only has 100 rooms — has been struggling to fill reservations. Disney was getting so few bookings on the Starcruiser that they ended up planning fewer voyages than they had originally planned. They even began offering discounts just months after the Starcruiser opened.
Now, we are learning that Disney’s one and only immersive hotel will be closing for good. On May 18, theme park reporter Scott Gustin shared the news that the Galactic Starcruiser will be going on its last voyage on September 28.
BREAKING: The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World will take its final voyage Sept. 28 – 30.
BREAKING: The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World will take its final voyage Sept. 28 – 30. pic.twitter.com/z3TSvVtPyb
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) May 18, 2023
If you still would like to try to take a trip on the Galactic Starcruiser before it closes, you can learn more by clicking here.