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Disney’s Star Wars Galactic Cruiser to close in September

The Star Wars themed hotel the Galactic Cruiser will close down in September Disney has announced. 

The hotel offered a unique and immersive experience for fans and opened in March 2022.

Its price point was controversial, as it cost between $4,800 and $6,000 for two nights, depending on the number of people. 

The lodge was more than just a hotel however, as it treated experiences only found in Star Wars

Guests would spend their two-day trip onboard the ship known in-universe as the Halcyon, meeting characters and deciding whether to join the light or dark side. 


A First Order officer and several stormtroopers board the vessel to root out Resistance spies. 

There are also musicians, the spies, rebels, reluctant heroes, everything a fan would expect from a Star Wars story.

A few familiar faces will also show up, like Rey, Kylo Ren and Chewbacca.  

“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,” the company 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,” it continued.

The news of the Halcyon heading for the scrap heap came on the same day that Disney announced that it would be terminating a $1billion investment for a complex that would have created over 2,000 jobs. 

This decision is set against the backdrop of Disney’s dispute with Florida governor Ron DeSantis. 

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser’s last voyage will be on September 28-30.

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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