Disney has made the decision to permanently shut down its Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser immersive hotel experience on September 28th. The announcement was made via a statement released by the company, who did not provide any specific reason for the closure. Those who have already booked a stay for on or after September 30th will be contacted to modify their plans.
The Legacy of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Despite the closure of the immersive hotel experience, Disney expressed pride in the innovative experience it was able to provide. The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser was recognized for setting a new bar for innovation and immersive entertainment, and has been praised by guests. Disney stated that the premium experience allowed them to try new things on a smaller scale of 100 rooms, and that they will take what they’ve learned to create future experiences that can reach more of their guests and fans.
The Launch of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser launched in March 2022, offering Star Wars fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in a stay aboard the Halcyon ship. The experience featured a three-day/two-night stay at a cost of $4,800 for a party of two, $5,300 for three, and $6,000 for four.
The Future of Disney’s Immersive Experiences
Disney has paused new bookings until May 26th to prioritize guests who have already booked voyages departing on or after September 30th. It remains unclear how much of a factor the reported job cuts and cost-cutting efforts may have played in the decision to close the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. However, Disney has expressed a commitment to delivering excellent experiences for guests during the remaining voyages over the coming months. The company will take what it has learned from the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to create new and innovative immersive experiences for its guests and fans in the future.