Could an Adults-Only Disney Resort Replace the Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World?

Could an adults-only disney resort replace the galactic starcruiser?
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Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, has become an iconic family vacation destination. Families travel across the country and worldwide to visit the “most magical place on earth” and create once-in-a-lifetime memories together. However, recently, more and more adults have been taking vacations without kids—and loving them. Adding to this is the rise of “Disney adults,” or young adults who greatly enjoy Disney, who have become more prevalent across the Disney resorts.

With all this considered, people can’t help but ask, “Would Walt Disney World make an adults-only resort?”

More Than Just for Kids

Walt Disney World has taken steps toward more adult-focused experiences in recent years. Walt Disney World has taken steps toward more adult-focused experiences in recent years. Some of the deluxe Walt Disney World hotels, by nature, are less kid-friendly and more adult-occupied. For instance, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Coronado Springs Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts. Additionally, we’ve seen adult-only events with Disney Cruise Line and at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii.

At Disney Springs, there has been a vast increase in luxury retail brands and locations, expanding the merchandise selection. More so, the nightlife at Disney Springs has expanded to include locations like Raglan Road, Splitsville, Wine Bar George, and House of Blues.

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at night

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In the Disney Parks, we’ve not only seen the additions of Stars Wars: Galaxy’s Edge but also more Marvel-inspired attractions, including Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. We’ve also seen more alcoholic beverages than ever before present in all four parks (especially Animal Kingdom and EPCOT) and an increase in seasonal EPCOT festivals featuring specialty dining and cocktails. If you’re headed to Walt Disney World with an adults-only travel party, you will find more than a few delicious and thrilling experiences to enjoy.

Fans Are Asking for Adults-Only Resorts

Though Walt Disney World as a whole has become more adult-friendly, some Disney fans are asking for one step further: an adults-only resort. One Disney fan asked on social media how likely people would be to stay at an adults-only resort, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Right away, people started responding with the possible benefits of an adults-only resort at Walt Disney World:

  • “I think the vibe would be much better, and I wouldn’t have to hear screaming and crying tantrums down the halls all day and night.”
  • “It would be fun if it was adults only, and getting into Hula hooping contests and stuff wasn’t weird because everyone’s an adult.”
  • “I would personally like an adult resort for chill days away from the park, especially at a pool.”
  • “I’d love an adults-only pool with a swim-up bar and water features I could use without feeling like I was taking a turn from kids!”
adults-only disney resort bay cove pool bay lake tower

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It sounds like people are in, but there was one more question: where would Disney put an adults-only hotel? Never fear; one avid supporter on social media answered that question. This fan suggested that Disney “convert the Galactic Star Cruiser building into an adult resort since it’s basically isolated.”

Disney Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser

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Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser was the immersive Star Wars-themed resort that opened at Walt Disney World in March 2022. Though the Walt Disney Company had high ambitions for the hotel, it closed just over a year later in September 2023. Many rumors circulated about why the resort failed, but the largest was likely a lack of interest.

With the previous purpose ending, the Galactic Starcruiser could be the perfect location for an adults-only Disney resort. However, we’ll have to wait and see if Disney takes these fan’s suggestions to heart.

Would you stay at an adults-only Walt Disney World Resort? Tell us why or why not in the comments below!

About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.


  1. My husband and I would love an adult-only resort as an option. We are empty nesters and dvc member. We love our family vacations with kids and grandkids, but we go to Walt Disney World most often alone, without family. We enjoy spending a more chill vacation spending time at the pools and Disney Springs.

  2. The building doesn’t have that much space. It was designed with about 100 cabin / rooms and then the common areas. They try to make the existing structure into a adult only place, they’ll fall into the same trap they had before of a expensive boutique space no one can afford. The adults only concept is pretty good, but they should either attach it to an existing resort like Grand Floridian adults only areas or they’re going to have to raze and rebuild the Starcruiser building to make the expansion capable of having more people to cover the costs