Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser booking window extends beyond September for some of Disney's high spending guests

Feb 28, 2022 in "Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser"

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser overview
Posted: Monday February 28, 2022 2:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

According to calls placed to the reservation center, Walt Disney World's new immersive galactic experience, Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, is now taking reservations beyond the initial launch period that ends in September.

Some of Disney's exclusive guest tiers, including Club 33 members and Golden Oak residents, can now make bookings during October 2022 for Walt Disney World's Star Wars hotel adventure.

The latest Galactic Starcruiser availability calendar shows The Halycon fully booked for March and April and limited dates available in June. July, August, and September remain mostly available.

Opening March 1 2022, a visit on the 100 cabin luxury Halcyon starcruiser invites guests into a two-night, interactive story that interweaves with crew members, other passengers, droids and some familiar Star Wars characters such as Rey, Chewbacca and Kylo Ren.

Pricing for a 2-night trip aboard Disney's starcruiser experience is around $6000 for a family of four but can be much higher depending on options chosen and the category of cabin.

Although not quite a Star Wars Galaxy's Edge hotel as some fans had hoped, the experience does include an excursion to Batuu inside Disney's Hollywood Studios, made possible by a transport ship that takes passengers to a dedicated entrance in Black Spire Outpost.

Starcruiser guests are given one-time entry to the two signature attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge through the Lightning Lane entrance.

Learn more about the experiences aboard the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser.

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Mickey's Pal2 days ago

I every day that I wake up and I reminded this is closed- it brings a smile to my face.

Phil124 days ago

Josh was right in blaming the guest. The plain fact of the matter is that most of the Disney attractions are very mediocre and poor entertainment. IASW, CBJ, Tiki Room, all the many spinners, JC, Tea Cups, Tomorrowland Speedway to name but a few, pack in the guests with very long wait times. Disney has no reason to provide quality attractions when the existing poor attractions make a huge profit and guests are willing to pay more and more every year for the same low quality junk.

Rich Brownn4 days ago

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Epcot81Fan4 days ago

Exactly. When hour-long YouTube videos are uploaded the day of the first "cruise", there is no mystery to what the "intergalactic" line dancing, Playskool lightsabers, and "spacey" cafeteria experiences are offering. He WISHES it was 1985 and they could get a couple good years out of it before everybody caught on to what it actually was - this concept suffered from too much customer knowledge.

TP20004 days ago

At my most gracious, I could say that Josh D'Amaro was trying to publicly defend his team that had a failed product. But his phrasing wasn't good. He blamed the customers for being too dumb to get it, even though 2020's customers had easy and unprecedented access to information about this expensive product; splashy corporate websites, long YouTube videos from Disney and other customers, pro and amateur podcasts, Tripadvisor reviews, blogs, etc., etc. It's not 1985 and the only way to advertise the Galactic Starcruiser was via 30 second TV ads and a brochure rack at your local travel agency. Dear Mr. D'Amaro: Your savvy and upscale customers had easy and instant access to thousands of pieces of information about the Galactic Starcruiser. They aren't dumb people. They made their decisions on this product on purpose.

MisterPenguin5 days ago

Yes, but the new storyline will be a Wookie convention on the ship, but, due to a mix-up, mostly Ewoks show up.

donaldtoo5 days ago

donaldtoo5 days ago

That’s it, I’m getting a DNR/DNR order - do not resuscitate/do not remove…until all dead. Chances are it won’t happen in a Disney Park, but it’s worth a shot to possibly become the first person to ever “die” in one…!!!!! :hilarious:

TP20005 days ago

So you're saying there's a chance the Galactic Starcruiser will reopen, with new marketing?

MisterPenguin5 days ago

When is "It was difficult to explain to the public" The same thing as "The public had difficulty understanding"?

Cliff5 days ago

You will rarely see Disney ever admit they were wrong or made a mistake....it's just not in their corporate culture. Y'know...for the longest time, Disney did not like to even admit that people die in the parks. If paramedics were rushing a body out of Walt Disney World, the company asked them to continue CPR on the body and only log the official time of death only "after" they left Disney property. This is how the company thinks and it's how they believe in themselves. I strongly believe this strange Disney cult mentality is just as deep in executive management now as it is in the lowly fans. Disney is hubris and arrogant to absolute extreme levels. Disney does not fail....it's we, the fans that do. This is the upper company's creative culture today.... It's FINALLY time for the company to learn how to get HUMBLE now.

Communicora5 days ago

Surely it was supposed to be a voyage on a luxury ship. I mean Princess Leia voyaged on it for her honeymoon. To me, that was also one of the issues. When you think of yourself living in Star Wars you wouldn’t usually think of a luxury experience. I am glad they tried it. I just wish they’d be more real about why it wasn’t a success.

crispy6 days ago

Universal's two hotels look more Star Wars than the Galactic Starcruiser. 😂 I feel like they are trolling WDW at this point.

TP20006 days ago

Which they clearely failed at. You can't unsee those perky line dancing lessons in the lobby, like it's an All Star resort. 🤣 What was the net profit on that revenue? And how much did Disney Parks invest in designing, building, and launching the product since Fiscal Year 2018 for it to briefly exist? I've mostly been a Pepsi man, although I rarely drink soft drinks anyway. You wanna try an Edsel analogy instead? This topic resurrected because Josh D'Amaro went on record with a national business media network and said it was the customers who looked into the product but ultimately didn't buy it because they didn't understand the vision for the Galactic Starcruiser. That takes some cojones to blame the customer, but it also raises some serious red flags for what Josh D'Amaro is thinking about the future. It's troubling.