Disney is closing its Star Wars-themed lodge after only a yr. It value round $5,000 for a two-night keep.

  • Disney is closing the costly Star Wars-themed lodge at its Disney World resort in Florida.
  • The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser lodge will shut its doorways in September.
  • The resort started providing reductions as much as $700 on the two-night keep that value a mean of $5,000 earlier this yr. 

Disney is closing its costly Star Wars-themed lodge in Florida later this yr, with the “ultimate voyages” set for September.

Disney put a constructive spin on the closure, with a spokesperson telling Insider: “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is one among our most artistic initiatives ever and has been praised by our friends and acknowledged for setting a brand new bar for innovation and immersive leisure.”

The “ultimate voyages,” as Disney calls them, can be September 28-30, the corporate stated.

A message exhibited to friends on the resort’s web site says the corporate is “so happy with all the Forged Members and Imagineers who introduced Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to life and stay up for delivering a superb expertise for Company throughout the remaining voyages over the approaching months. Thanks to our Company and followers for making this expertise so particular.”

Star Wars characters Kylo Ren and Rey have a lightsaber fight above a crowd of people.

The Star Wars-themed lodge featured a full story expertise, together with appearances and fights from characters like Kylo Ren and Rey.

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Disney stated it would halt bookings on the lodge till not less than Might 26 as they handle friends who have already got a reservation booked for after September 30, who can be contacted about different choices like shifting the dates of their keep.

The expertise garnered some constructive critiques, as the corporate stated it obtained the very best visitor satisfaction rankings within the historical past of the Florida theme park.

A number of guests additionally wrote about their experiences for Insider, however the common two-night price ticket of about $5,000 was usually criticized by many as too pricey for the common household trip.

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One of many rooms on the Galactic Starcruiser lodge, which is now closing.

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Disney started providing reductions on the two-night, immersive Star Wars expertise earlier this yr totaling as much as $700 off the bundle. However critics stated from the time the costs have been introduced previous to the lodge’s opening in March that over $6,000 for a household of 4 was an unrealistic value for 2 nights.

The 2 day expertise took friends on a Star Wars-themed story that includes appearances from Star Wars figures together with stormtroopers and numerous alien races, in addition to actors enjoying widespread characters from the films together with Kylo Ren, Rey, and Chewbacca.

Journey journalist Megan duBois coated the lodge’s opening for Insider, and located that the expertise took greater than six years to deliver from idea to opening, and included dozens of hidden references to the films and books.

A stormtrooper stands in a red-lit crowd of people at the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel

Many characters like stormtroopers have been a part of the expertise, with friends free to work together with them.

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