Just a year after its launch, the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel at Walt Disney World in Orlando will make its final voyage.
The pricey attraction, where the minimum two-night stay costs nearly $5,000 per couple, will close on Sept. 28, Disney said.
Guests with reservations after that date will get priority switching to an earlier time, and new bookings for the remaining voyages will be paused until May 26.
“Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is one of our most creative projects ever and has been praised by our guests and recognized for setting a new bar for innovation and immersive entertainment,” Disney said in a statement. “This premium, boutique experience gave us the opportunity to try new things on a smaller scale of 100 rooms, and as we prepare for its final voyage, we will take what we’ve learned to create future experiences that can reach more of our guests and fans.”
Opened in March 2022, the attraction offered an immersive Star Wars experience that included lightsaber training and blue shrimp, and thousands of loyal guests met up before and after their trips on Facebook pages.
But the high price tag kept the number of visitors below Disney’s expectations, and apparently put the hotel on the chopping block under new Disney CEO Bob Iger’s plan to reduce the company’s costs by $5.5 billion.