May 19, 2023 | 1:30am
Disney World will close the squad-bay doors to its immersive Star Wars-themed luxury hotel in late September — less than two years after it opened.
The Walt Disney Co. announced on Thursday that the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruise” two-night hotel will begin its “final voyage” from September 28 to September 30.
“We are very proud of all the Cast Members and Imagineers who brought Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser in life,” said Disney. “Thank you to our Guests and fans for making this experience so special.
Orlando’s Walt Disney World-based vacation experience debuts in March 2022.
The company did not specify why one of its most creative projects is shutting down but acknowledged that it has set “a new bar for innovation and immersive entertainment,” the company said in a statement to CNBC.
“This premium, boutique experience has given us the opportunity to try new things on a smaller scale of 100 rooms, and as we prepare for its final journey, the statement read.
Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger announced in February that the company would cut costs by $5.5 billion as it turns the streaming TV business into a profitable one.
Fans of the Star Wars franchise and Disney have complained about the prices set at the 100-room hotel, which makes up less than 0.5% of Disney’s room inventory in the area, according to Reuters.
The average cost per person per night is $1,209 or $4,809 for two guests.
A party of four — three adults and one child — who want to experience the two-night adventure will cost $5,999.
The two-day vacation package includes a day trip to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a Magic Band, valet service and “continuous, immersive and interactive entertainment.”
Disney, which announced the hotel in 2019, has reportedly spent about $2 billion to build its Star Wars theme parks in Florida and California.
It is not known if the cost of the Starcruiser Hotel is included in the cost.
Disney also revealed it was scrapping plans to build a $1 billion corporate campus in Florida.
Using Post wires