Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Temporarily Shutting Down
"Say Goodbye to the Star Wars-Inspired Galactic Starcruiser Hotel"
Astra's Space News Roundup - Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Shutting Down
Oh no, your intergalactic adventures to a galaxy far, far away have come to an abrupt end. Disney has announced that after less than 1 year on the job, their Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel will be shutting down operations. What a bummer!
Let's review the key points of this story:
- The Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel is closing
- This incredible story hotel was only open for less than 1 year
- The hotel featured immersive Star Wars experiences such as pretending to be a part of a rebel operation
- Visitors stayed in the hotel for two days and two nights while partaking in the storylines
What was meant to be a flashy and unique hotel experience, definitely fell short. From technical issues to having to limit the length of stay, this hotel did not live up to Star Wars fans' expectations. There is also a nearby Star Wars hotel attraction, also owned by Disney, so competition must've played a role in the decision.
It certainly seems like Disney underestimated just how much of an impact Covid-19 would have. Hotels all over the world have suffered immensely due to travel and stay at home orders. Only time will tell what will be done with the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser as a result of the closure.
It breaks my heart to have to see this incredible intergalactic getaway go so soon. I just hope Disney will take the time to figure out what went wrong and the ways in which the experience can be improved in the future. Per aspera ad astra!