Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Suffers Another Massive Wave of Cancellations

Another wave of cancellations has hit the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser as it prepares for its maiden voyage on March 1. Since our last update, sailing dates have opened up for April through July.

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Previously, only one date was available in April and June, but there are now seven each month. Two more dates have also opened up in May, for a total of nine available “departures.”

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The first departure of July was previously sold out, but it has become available. This leaves the entire month of July and August with full availability. September has now been added to the calendar, with just one set of dates unavailable.

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March still has two available dates, though one set of dates has changed (so while the departure on March 15 was rebooked, there were new cancellations for March 31).

The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser has a strict payment and cancellation policy. Cruises must be paid in full 90 days before arrival, and any cancellations beyond the 90 day mark will only receive a 50% refund. Cancellations within 30 days will not be eligible for a refund.

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  1. No way. Disney big fail on this one. They are in trouble with this one, serves them right.

  2. Looks more like a Galactic Snorecruiser to me. If I really want that immersive of a Star Wars experience I’ll pop in Star Wars Kinect and dance the night away to “I’m Han Solo.”

  3. Well while you are claiming it’s mainly from the video’s you are forgetting that another reason is the Onmicron variant of COVID-19 as people have canceled their flights and travel plans due to the fear of catching this strain. So the cancelations or probably the guests being caughtious. So I don’t think it’s actually entirely on the video’s. Maybe you can make a video about that.

    1. Yeah a hotel confined with no windows isn’t exactly ideal for this coronavirus situation. Either way I think the hotel idea sucks. Would much rather have a view of real life in some sorts.

  4. This is not cancellations. They are opening more spots for bookings 🙄. Do more research.

    1. That inaccurate, also not sure what “research” you’re doing because they don’t release such info to the public. I assure you we would have a correction from Disney if it wasn’t true.

  5. Let’s see a week long trip to Europe or 3 days at Disney. The choice is easy bob paycheck fire bob chapek change.org

  6. I understand there have been cancelations. Does anyone know how available each night actually is? All it takes is one person to cancel for a date to open up. I realize those dates aren’t being filled so obviously people that haven’t made reservations yet are going to wait and see.

  7. Why is their cancelation policy so strict? Shouldn’t this be so attractive that people are chomping at the bit to get in at the last second? What a scam.

    1. This is their standard cancellation, it’s not specific to this hotel. Been like this for years

  8. Not surprising. Outside of bloggers and media people, who wants to spend that kind of money on an unknown product AND have Covid protocols (which are necessary at this time). Not me.

  9. Poorly planned, awful execution. Galactic Star Cruiser is starting to sound like the saddest ship that ever sailed around the galaxy…

  10. We are booked in July, I’m growing a bit concerned, is price the driving factor for the cancellations?

    1. Yes, are you made of money? You don’t sound too concerned about it. Hey I’d still suggest going to one of their many beautiful resorts around the area for the same price but you can do what you want.

  11. No haters here. This is simply a response to the author’s question “Are you journeying aboard the Galactic Starcruiser? Let us know in the comments.” *****Our family of 4 is booked and paid in full for a March “departure”. We are looking forward to an immersive experience and Disney Imagineering seems poised to deliver a very exciting adventure. As far as we can tell, the backstory is very clever, with The Halcyon being a central ‘character’. There are lots of familiar names and faces that have been onboard the Galactic Starcruiser in it’s many forms over the last centuries, according to the Disney press releases. The current ‘luxury starcruiser’ format seems like the perfect opportunity for our family to eat and drink like we’re on a decadent cruise while at the same time taking part in a Star Wars Adventure come to life. I know that there are some vocal people who think the whole look is out of character with the Star Wars universe that we all know and love, but I think that once the voyages begin and the story unfolds, it will all make a lot more sense. My family is very happy to be among the first who will experience this amazing adventure and I wish lots of fun to all who are sailing aboard The Halcyon!! Ignite the Spark!!

    1. I hope you have a good time, but this really reads like some official marketing promo. No offense intended.

    2. Well , Thank you Mrs. Bob Paycheck! You used all your “Disney terminology” to a tee! I could barely get through your ad for this overpriced hotel due to all the eye rolling, lol!!

    3. Princess J, you are a bit too.. corporate.

      I hope you are happy. But That is a bit too PR to be a believable post!

  12. Tried to cancel a room at Contemporary for later in the year, but was unable to do so on the app or the MDE website. Also tried to modify a room at the Poly to add another person but could not do that either. Been trying since January 1. Tried to call, but the wait was too long to stay on the phone. Has anyone else had this problem? Is this possibly because of all the cancellations with the Star Cruiser, Disney shut down being able to cancel?

  13. partner and I canceled our “Captin’s Suite” as it was more than 7K just for two nights and the preview of the inside looked small and cramped. The tone has been set, we had very hi-hopes and the final product is junk. We are now going to spend a whole week in Hollywood and Westwood at the W Hotel(s)

  14. While I do think there are cringe worthy advertisements for this hotel one has to ask the question how many people want to spend a premium amount for a vacation in the middle of a pandemic where travel arrangements carry a lot of uncertainty especially with a 0 tolerance cancelation policy within 30 days of your stay.

  15. Let’s see if they post this! Kathleen told had destroyed Star Wars. This laughable hotel at $4,000.00 and $6,000.00 ? Really? For crap nobody wants? The First Order? Sorry laughing too hard! Kylo Wren, Stroke the mutant baby of Palpatine? OMG! Kathy you really out did yourself! Pure crap! Pure crap! Four grand? You couldn’t pay me to stay at this crap house! The Mighty Duck Troopers? Yeah! Whoo hoo! Not one thing fans wanted is here? And you charge $4,000.00 & $6,000.00?!? Have fun in your empty First Order.

    1. I never got the star wars fandom (stolen the idea from DUNE read the book) and all the new PC star wars crap that all the classic star wars fans dislike. The new age Disney is terrible and cringe this hotel is even worse. I have stayed in some of the nicest hotels in this country…for a fraction of the cost of this discount comic convention.

    2. You might not like the new trilogy, but this is a bit too much.

      You can complain of the plaster on the wall. But there are people who likes it. I believe that the hotel looks flimsy at best.

      We need to see it in operation to have a full idea without HATERS/lovers\spinners\PRgimps.

  16. We were so excited to book this trip. I dialed for hours and hours and hours and man were we excited when I got the booking. But after that cringe commercial and seeing what it appears we were going to pay almost $6k for, we decided to cancel and wait to see what shakes out. For that price, I can take a 10 day European cruise with a nice balcony suite. A two day experience at that cost better blow my frigging mind, and frankly it doesn’t look like Disney is going to deliver with the miniscule rooms, and what looks to be a sub par “immersive” experience. We do hope it turns out to be awesome, but given their insane cancellation policy, we’ll wait for other brave souls willing to flush that much money down the toilet to go first.

  17. The avaerage American cannot spend $2,000-3,000 per night for this hotel, it’s no surprise it’s a flop. this is for the rich who have money to burn.

  18. I was really looking forward to this hotel as the start of a whole new level of theme park experience. I figured with the success of this hotel, others would surely follow.

    But I got a bad feeling when I found out the “transporter” was just a bus with blacked-out windows rumbling along a backlot road to the park. I had *assumed* some sort of “light rail” contraption that would glide between the hotel and the park. A bus?!?!? Gimme a break.

    When I first heard about the hotel, I knew there would be a minimum stay. But I didn’t expect a “fixed” stay sealed in the hotel for 45 hours with one “excursion” to the theme park across the street. This is more of an extended stay “attraction” where you are captive for 45 hours getting light-saber training, eating, and sleeping?

    OMG. Tiny “cabins”, some costumed cast members, and lots of LED TV screens. $2 per minute.
    Without windows, you can’t even watch your money fly out into space. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow.

    Looking at it another way, the most expensive one day ticket to WDW Hollywood Studios *used to be* $164. Now, it is $4800. Are there really enough stupid rich people on the planet to keep this 60 room hotel filled?

  19. The Galactic Starcruiser Data Pad is up and running and it is awesome! Our family’s itinerary is included and so much more. (Sabacc Lessons, Aruebesh Translator, Star Maps, Droid Data, First Order Communications, Ryloth Dance Lessons, Droid Racing, Porg Detection Drills, etc). I had to giggle when people said that my previous post looked like a ‘press release’ or a ‘marketing promo’. It wasn’t. It’s just a bit of a summary of all the interesting bits of info out there that taken together, are starting to make this experience look really fun. Is it too expensive? Of course it is! I totally agree that it is wildly expensive, but it’s not much more than if my family of 4 stayed for 2 nights in some of the Deluxe resorts and bought all of our meals on property. We have never have done that by the way. But people do all the time. The Starcruiser includes all your food (all meals/Captain’s Receptions/Post Galactic Fireworks Dessert Party). In real life, people get up at 6:00am every single day to try to get dinner reservations for Space 220, which is $79.00 per person plus drinks… so if you look at other very high end experiences already available at Disney World, yes this is still a bit more, but it includes the whole experience of being immersed in the story and riding on the Millennium Falcon and Rise of the Resistance but with a customized story line. It is too expensive. Yes. I agree. Maybe I should send my previous post to Disney and see if they’ll hire me to write some of their marketing materials so I can make back some of the money I’m spending on this adventure! Bright Suns!

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