Disney Reintroduces ‘Galactic Starcruiser’ Offering Months After Hotel’s Closure

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I bet you didn’t see this coming!

Last year, fans mourned when the highly beloved Galactic Starcruiser, an immersive Star Wars-themed hotel experience, concluded its operations on September 30, 2023. This closure marked the end of an extraordinary journey for fans and guests alike. Since its grand opening on March 1, 2022, Galactic Starcruiser has been a beacon for Star Wars enthusiasts and Disney aficionados.

Nestled adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the renowned Walt Disney World Resort, this innovative concept has redefined the boundaries of themed entertainment and hospitality. When the boutique hotel experience closed months ago, many fans assumed that the Starcruiser and all of its offerings would be shuttered forever. However, a recent report from one fan has led us to now belive that that is not the case.

Related: Disney Chairman Josh D’Amaro Breaks Silence on Galactic Starcruiser’s Failure; Could the Offering Reopen?

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The Galactic Starcruiser Is Back! (Well, Sort Of…)

Guests were transported into the heart of the Star Wars universe from the moment they stepped aboard the galactic vessel. The meticulously designed interiors, inspired by iconic locations from the Star Wars saga, offered an unparalleled immersive experience, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality.

From encounters with beloved characters to participating in interactive missions, every aspect of the stay was carefully crafted to enchant and delight visitors of all ages. However, fans never fully bought into the high price point that was asked. For this reason, the attraction closed, making it one of Disney’s worst investments,

As news of Galactic Starcruiser’s closure spread, fans reminisced about their favorite moments onboard, recounting the joy of exploring the ship’s intricate details and engaging in interstellar adventures. The innovative blend of storytelling, technology, and world-building at the hotel left a lasting impression on guests, paving the way for future experiences in the realm of themed entertainment.

While the doors of Galactic Starcruiser have closed for now, the legacy of this exceptional venture will endure in the hearts of Star Wars fans and Disney enthusiasts worldwide. In fact, one guest even caught an item from the Starcruiser being repurposed in their hotel room at Disney’s Pop Century Resort!

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Pop Century Reuses Star Cruiser Offering

In a surprising twist, it now appears that Galactic Starcruiser towels are being used for guests staying at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. In a post shared to a Walt Disney World Resort Reddit group, fans shared their excitement over this unique find. The post reads:

“Galactic Star Cruiser Hand Towel in my Pop Century Room
Guess Candrila Starline had to sell these off after the bankruptcy.”

Galactic Star Cruiser Hand Towel in my Pop Century Room
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While it is still up in the air if this towel was a mistake or an intentional addition by Disney, this find is still incredibly cool. As one chapter ends for the Galactic Starcruiser, anticipation builds for the next wave of immersive attractions and experiences set to captivate audiences in the ever-evolving landscape of entertainment and hospitality. Hopefully, Disney will be able to find more ways like this to keep the legacy of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel alive and well.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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