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Disney World is closing Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser in September

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Chuck Orline from Helena. Alabama, cast as Darth Revan as the first passenger to arrive on the first two-day voyage of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser in March 2022.



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Walt Disney World is shutting down Star Wars: Galactic The resort announced Thursday that the Starcruiser, one of its newest and most exciting attractions, is due at the end of September.

Bow down to the immersive – and very precious – universe of the ‘Star Wars’ universe It opened to great fanfare in the spring of 2022.

Guests pay anywhere from about $4,800 to $6,000 per person for a two-night immersive experience, depending on the number of people in their party.

The concept has been promoted as more than just a hotel stay with sci-fi decorations. “Excursions” include two nights of accommodation as well as all food, programs, entertainment and private access to the Galaxy Edge area at Hollywood Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida.

When CNN asked Disney why the attraction was closing, a spokesperson said it was a “commercial decision” and did not elaborate. As for the fate of the building housing the future experience, Disney had “nothing to share at this time.”

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An entirely diverse crew enjoyed the first flight of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser immersive experience in March 2022.

In an official media release, Disney said: “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is one of our most innovative projects ever, praised by our guests and recognized for setting a new standard for innovation and immersive entertainment.

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“This distinct, boutique experience has given us the opportunity to try new things on a smaller scale than 100 rooms, and as we prepare for its final journey, we will take what we learned to create future experiences that can reach even more of our guests and fans.”

Disney said it will contact guests who book a ride on or after Sept. 30 to “discuss their options and adjust their plans.”

New bookings for any remaining reservations between now and the final round starting September 28th are temporarily suspended. Disney said they will reopen on Friday, May 26.

CNN’s Forest Brown contributed to this article.