Disney’s Star Wars lodge is closing: Journey Weekly

Disney’s Star Wars lodge is closing: Journey Weekly

After simply over a 12 months of operations, Walt Disney World’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser lodge seems to be closing for good.

A Walt Disney World spokesperson confirmed that the property is on observe to shutter completely by the autumn, with the ultimate “voyage” aboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser going down Sept. 28-30. 

Launched to a lot fanfare in early 2022, the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is understood for its themed, two-night “voyages,” which Disney payments as “essentially the most immersive ‘Star Wars’ story ever created.” Visitors take a starring position within the story, interacting with characters from the “Star Wars” universe and fascinating in actions like gentle saber coaching and mannequin shipbuilding all through their keep.

Disney's Star Wars hotel is closing

The property’s steep pricing additionally garnered headlines, with pattern trip package deal pricing beginning at round $6,000 for a four-person household. The 2-night packages are inclusive of interactive experiences and leisure, meals and drinks (excluding alcoholic and specialty drinks), admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, valet parking and a themed MagicBand. 

Regardless of all the excitement, nonetheless, the property has been stricken by rumors of flagging demand in current months, with the reserving calendar for 2023 exhibiting solely a handful of sold-out voyage dates.

“This premium, boutique expertise gave us the chance to attempt new issues on a smaller scale of 100 rooms, and as we put together for its last voyage, we are going to take what we have discovered to create future experiences that may attain extra of our company and followers,” stated the Walt Disney World spokesperson in an announcement. 

The approaching closure comes amid a interval of strategic change for Walt Disney World, following CEO Bob Iger’s abrupt return to the corporate’s helm late final 12 months.