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Disney is closing its incredibly expensive Star Wars hotel only one year after opening

Disney is closing its incredibly expensive Star Wars hotel only one year after opening

Disney's Star Wars hotel is closing down after one year

Disney is bidding farewell to its Star Wars themed hotel in its Florida park - only a year after it opened.

This hotel may have been strong with the force, but it seems the stars were not aligned for the attraction at the Orlando theme park.

A spokesperson for Walt Disney World told UNILAD: "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

Disney's Star Wars Galactic StarCruiser is shutting down.

"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.”

Disney say that the 'final voyages' will be taking place between September 28 and 30, and any guests who had booked a 'voyage' after 30 September, the company said they would be 'contacting you soon to discuss your options and modify your plans'.

Addressing the hotel's closure on their website,, they expressed their pride in the endeavour, writing: "So proud of all of the Cast Members and Imagineers who brought Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to life and look forward to delivering an excellent experience for Guests during the remaining voyages over the coming months.

"Thank you to our guests and fans for making this experience so special."

Guests could partake in lightsaber training.
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This comes after Disney's Chief Executive, Bob Iger, said that the company was 'too aggressive' when it came to its recent price hikes.

Galactic Starcruiser had generally good reviews from park-goers, with the company saying it had received the highest guest satisfaction ratings in the park's history.

Guests would pay from about $4,800 to $6,000 per cabin for their two-day 'voyages', depending on how many people would be joining the booking.

But earlier this year, Disney began offering discounts, with a total of $700 being taken off the two-night package.

A two-day experience in the hotel treated guests to a Star Wars themed story and incorporated Stormtroopers and various alien races into the stay.

And popular characters such as Kylo Ren, Rey and Chewbacca even popped up within the hallways of the hotel.

Star Wars fanatics were also able to participate in lightsaber training and droid racing competitions, whilst using a 'travel shuttle' to jet around the rest of the park from the hotel.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/ZUMA Press Inc

Topics: Star Wars, Disney, Business