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Disney closes its Star Wars-themed hotel after just one year: the 2-night stay was about $5,000

Disney to close its expensive Star Wars-themed hotel in Florida later this yearwith “last trips” set for September.

Disney has positively assessed the closure and a spokesperson has declared to Business Insider: “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is one of our most creative projects and has been praised by our guests and recognized for setting a new bar for innovation and immersive entertainment.”

The “final trips,” as Disney calls them, will be from September 28 to 30, according to the company.

A message on the resort’s website notes that the company is “so proud of all the cast members and Imagineers.” [los encargados de desarrollar planes para parques tematicos Disney] who have given life to Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser and we look forward to providing an excellent visitor experience on our remaining voyages in the coming months. Thank you to our visitors and fans for making this experience so special.”

The Star Wars-themed hotel featured a full story experience, including appearances and fights by characters like Kylo Ren and Rey.Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Disney reported that it will hold reservations at the hotel until at least May 26, while addressing guests who already have a reservation booked for after September 30, who will be contacted to offer other options, such as change the dates of your stay.

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The experience garnered some positive reviews, as the company says it received the highest guest satisfaction rating in the hotel’s history. Florida theme park.

Several visitors also wrote about their experiences to Business Insiderbut the average price for 2 nights, about $5,000 (4,640 euros), was criticized by many as too expensive for the average family vacation.

One of the rooms of the Galactic Starcruiser hotel, which is now closed.
One of the rooms of the Galactic Starcruiser hotel, which is now closed.David Roark/Disney Parks

Disney began offering discounts on the immersive 2-night Star Wars experience earlier this year, up to a total of $700 off the package. But from the time prices were announced before the hotel opened in March, critics said that more than $6,000 (5,570 euros) for a family of 4 was an unrealistic price for 2 nights.

The 2-day experience led guests to enjoy the star wars story featuring appearances by figures from the saga such as stormtroopers and various alien races, as well as actors portraying popular movie characters such as Kylo Ren, Rey and Chewbacca.

Many characters, such as stormtroopers, were part of the experience, and guests were free to interact with them.
Many characters, such as stormtroopers, were part of the experience, and guests were free to interact with them.Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Travel journalist Megan duBois covered the hotel’s opening for Business Insiderand found that the experience took over 6 years to complete from concept to opening, and included dozens of hidden references to the movies and books.

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