The Chicago Journal

Disney World Struggles to Book 100-Room, $5,000 ‘Star Wars’ Hotel

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Disney’s availability calendar shows that Disney World’s much-hyped 100-room “Star Wars” Galactic Starcruiser hotel has not sold out.

Guests who check the official website can choose their “voyage” dates through the second half of 2022, but they are vacant almost every day in August, September, October, November, and December. Voyages are also available in June and July, including some weekends. 

According to the “start planning your voyage” page, the availability details were last updated on Saturday, 11:16 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The hotel opened on March 1, marketed as an immersive Star Wars experience. Its starting price is set at about $5,000 for two adults and rises up to nearly $6,000 for three adults and one child. Guests are also required to book a two-night stay, inclusive of admission to Hollywood Studios to visit the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge on the second day.

Reviews are generally positive, but most reviewers observed that people who aren’t willing to engage in the storylines wouldn’t find the hotel experience worth it, as the hotel was designed to replicate a galactic cruise liner called the Halcyon. As a result, the lodgings are small and feature windows looking out onto a screen displaying outer space. As a result, it has often been called a “windowless bunker” and “suburban junior high school built in the mid-1970s” by reviewers. It also lacks the usual amenities of a hotel at its price, such as a pool and spa.

However, there has been steady praise for the cast that the guests meet in the hotel, including Rey, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, and cruise ship workers who encourage them to fight for the resistance and accept secret missions. Reviewers’ consensus show that the outrageous cost is for the experience, not the hotel itself.

Guests looking to book the Galactic Starcruiser must call 407-939-1800.