Final week, it was reported that Disney World is shutting down its Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser immersive expertise after solely being in operation for a 12 months and a half. The resort/immersive cruise-like expertise is closing its doorways this September, and the explanation appears to be due to the big price ticket hooked up to the keep. Disney launched the next assertion in regards to the closure:
“Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is one among our most artistic tasks ever and has been praised by our friends and acknowledged for setting a brand new bar for innovation and immersive leisure. This premium, boutique expertise gave us the chance to strive new issues on a smaller scale of 100 rooms, and as we put together for its last voyage, we’ll take what we’ve discovered to create future experiences that may attain extra of our friends and followers.”
What we’re listening to now in regards to the firm’s last-ditch efforts to attempt to save the resort, is that Disney considered re-branding the expertise, and theming it round The Mandalorian. Theme park historian Jim Hill supplied some perception to The Wrap (by way of /Movie), with the report stating the next:
“An alternative choice not too long ago emerged in line with Hill: re-theme your complete resort to the favored Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ streaming collection ‘The Mandalorian.’ Reviews have since emerged that Imagineers had been on the Starcruiser as not too long ago as final week, methods they may retrofit or change the expertise.”
In the end, CEO Bob Iger shut these plans down, leading to the entire thing being scrapped as a substitute. Disney by no means formally confirmed the price of the enterprise, however this report pegs it at round $1 billion. I do know that at roughly $1,600 per particular person to remain on the Galactic Starcruiser, I used to be by no means going to go, a lot much less take the entire fam. However in case you’re a wealthy geek, will you be attempting to get in a keep earlier than it closes this September? Tell us.