The Resistance just took a loss.
The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the extremely pricey, immersive vacation destination at Walt Disney World Resort, will blast off for its final voyage September 28-30, 2023.
Originally announced at the D23 Expo in 2017, plans for the two-night Star Wars experience kicked into high gear in 2019. Following a soft launch catering to celebrity guests and media personalities last spring, the Galactic Starcruiser officially opened on March 1, 2022. It was almost immediately panned for its price tag — upwards of $5,000 — and its theming, which some guests felt veered too far from the classic Star Wars canon by leaning into the 2015-2019 sequel trilogy.
“We are 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.”— Statement from Disney Parks
Disney has paused reservations for the Galactic Starcruiser and promises to make good with families that have booked a voyage on or after Sept. 30.
Upon the news of its final voyage, Twitter was abuzz with anticipation for the inevitable Defunctland video chronicling the Galactic Starcruiser’s development and demise.
No word yet on whether or not Disney plans to repurpose or re-theme the facility or if it will become another relic on the Florida landscape.