Disney is struggling to fill a $5,000 100-room ‘Star Wars’ hotel

Customers who visit the “Start planning your trip” page will almost have their choice of dates until the second half of 2022. Almost any day in August, September, October, November and December are available. There are still “trips” in June and July too, including a number of weekends. According to the page, the availability information was last updated Saturday at 11:16 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The immersive “Star Wars” experience opened on March 1. For two adults, the starting price is around $5,000. For three adults and a child, it’s nearly $6,000. Guests must book a two-night stay, which includes admission to Hollywood Studios on day two to tour the “Star Wars” country of Galaxy’s Edge.

Maggie Duckworth of St. Louis poses as Asajj Ventress as the first passengers arrive for the two-day Walt Disney World Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser on March 1.

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Reviews have generally been positive, with some caveats. Most reviewers noted that people who aren’t willing to let go of their self-awareness and fully engage with the storylines likely won’t find the experience worthwhile. The hotel is meant to replicate a galactic cruise liner called Halcyon, and the accommodations are small with only windows looking out to a screen replicating space. Critics compared them to a “windowless bunker” and a “suburban high school built in the mid-1970s”. It also lacks amenities usually expected at hotels at this price point, such as a pool and spa.

Singer, songwriter and galactic superstar Gaya performs as first passengers experience the two-day Walt Disney World Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, which is a live action role-playing game that doubles as an upscale hotel in Orlando, in Florida.

Singer, songwriter and galactic superstar Gaya performs as first passengers experience the two-day Walt Disney World Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, which is a live action role-playing game that doubles as an upscale hotel in Orlando, in Florida.

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A First Order loyalist takes control of Captain Riyola Keevan's ship, center right, at the ship's deck as the first passengers experience the two-day Walt Disney World Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.

A First Order loyalist takes control of Captain Riyola Keevan’s ship, center right, at the ship’s deck as the first passengers experience the two-day Walt Disney World Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.

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However, the praise has been effusive for the character actors who populate the Starcruiser. Along with Rey, Kylo Ren, and Chewbacca, guests encounter a group of cruise ship workers who encourage them to fight for the resistance and undertake secret missions. Reviewers tend to agree that the astronomical cost is about paying for the experience, not the rooms themselves.

Customers wishing to book the Galactic Starcruiser cannot do so online. They should dial 407-939-1800.



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