In March 2022, Disney opened a new, one-of-a-kind immersive hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort — the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser. The Starcruiser is unlike anything Disney has ever done. Guests stay in the hotel for two nights, only leaving to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While on the Starcruiser, Guests will dine in a galactic supper club, complete with out-of-this-world entertainment. They can also choose to join the Resistance or the First Order and go on secret missions, and even engage in lightsaber training.
While the Galactic Starcruiser seems like one heck of a vacation, one thing is holding it back — price. A two-night stay for two Guests starts at $4,800 per night, and it goes up from there, where three adults and one child costs $6,000 for the two nights. Since before the Starcruiser opened, Guests have been complaining that even the most die-hard fans would only be able to stay a time or two, if they could even afford to stay once.
And now it looks like the price is costing them.
This past week, Disney announced a special offer — a 30% discount for Disney Vacation Club Members. It is the first deal that Disney has given for the Starcruiser, but it doesn’t seem like it was enough. According to reports, Disney is now canceling certain Starcruiser voyages, most likely due to low occupancy on those trips.
According to reports from many guests impacted by the cancellations, Walt Disney World is currently calling guests booked on affected voyages and offering to move them onto busier voyages at up to a 50% discount.
So far, the following dates appear to have been canceled:
July 4, 12, 17
August 1, 7, 15, 27
September 4, 12
Reports are also stating that some popular characters Guests can interact with onboard the Halcyon (the name of the Starcruiser ship) have suddenly quit.
Many online Disney fans are also speculating that the troubles facing the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser is why at least two actors who created and developed their roles for the voyages have left in recent weeks, including the actors who portrayed the roles of Sandro Alamander and Sammie the Mechanic.
Visiting the Starcruiser website can also confirm that the above dates are listed as unavailable for booking.
At this time, we do not know if further cancellations are coming down the road or if more deals will be offered to more Guests in the future. If voyages continue to be cancelled, it is definitely possible that more deals will offered, so the rooms will be booked.