It’s the abrupt end of a (short) era for one of Disney World’s newest additions.
On Thursday, Orlando’s Disney World announced that it would close the doors of its Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel after one year in business.
Singer, songwriter and galactic superstar Gaya performs as the first passengers to experience the two-day Walt Disney World Star Wars Galactic Starcruise (Getty Images)
“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 journey, we will use what we’ve learned to create future experiences that can reach beyond our guests. and fans,” Disney said in a statement through the Miami Herald.
The complex will close permanently in September.
The two-day immersive experience opened to the public in March 2022, but some Star Wars and Disney fans were disappointed to learn prices started around $4,200 for two people and more than $6,000 for to a whole family.
Social media users documented the first-of-its-kind experience, which included all-inclusive dining and holographic interactions with characters from the franchise.
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From the rooms to the facilities, the Starcruiser experience was meant to be the ultimate destination for Star Wars fans.
Disney claims the effort is one of the company’s “most creative projects” and a pioneer in “innovation and immersive entertainment.”
Bunk beds inside a Halcyon room at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser complex (Getty Images)
Florida’s Disney World has undergone changes in recent months, including the closure of Splash Mountain, the longtime fan favorite ride, and the rebranding based on the popular animated film “The Princess and the Frog “.
Walt Disney Co. it was down a little more than 10.6% on Friday morning.