This is how Lando lost the Millennium Falcon. | Source: The Walt Disney Co.

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

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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.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.