The Walt Disney World Resort is canceling “low occupancy voyages” and offering an insane discount to get Guests aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.
Built as an ultra-immersive extension of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Galactic Starcruiser takes Guests on a two-night cruise through a Galaxy Far, Far Away where you can truly become a character in the Star Wars Cinematic Universe. While the experience has received praise, the price for the experience and the need to Resort hop after two days have continued to keep people away. Now, Disney Parks is unleashing a discount for what was supposed to be a real money winner for The Most Magical Place On Earth.
According to the Disney World website, Guests can:
Combine the magic of a Disney Resort hotel stay with the unforgettable adventure of a Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage with this special offer! Save up to $700 on a 2-night stay at select Disney Resort hotels when you book a select Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage from February 5 through September 30, 2023 — valid for stays immediately before or after your voyage.
In other words, if Guests decide to spend two nights of their Walt Disney World Resort Vacation inside Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, Disney World will give them up to $700 to put towards their stay. In many situations, Disney World is paying for one night of your second Resort Hotel stay.
But it depends on where they stay. Guests will be able to earn the full $700 amount ($350/night) if they are also staying at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Guests will be able to receive up to $500 ($250/night) if they decide to stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. If Guests wish to stay at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, they will receive $300 ($150/night).
At the time of this article’s publication, the starting rate for Disney’s Yacht Club and Disney’s Beach Club is under $600 a night.
Disney Fanatic previously reported that Disney Vacation Club members were offered the first-ever discount for Disney’s Star Wars hotel, but this is next level.
Not long after this discount was launched, it was reported that the 2-night “voyage” experiences were being canceled due to low occupancy. The reports state, “Guests who had booked a stay on those now-canceled dates are now being offered alternative dates at a 50% discount. Those who have had their vacations canceled by Disney claim agents have referred to the upcoming summer season as a ‘refurbishment period.’”
It is not looking good for the crew of the Halcyon, but only time will tell if the right changes can be made to make Guests feel like it is a worthwhile experience.
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