Crown of Corellia Dining Room concept art
This artist concept rendering does not represent current operational guidelines or health and safety measures such as face covering and physical distancing requirements. Guests experiencing Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser – opening in 2022 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – will have fantastic meals in the Crown of Corellia Dining Room, seen in this artist concept rendering. The enticing supper club is a bright and welcoming hall offering menus of both otherworldly and familiar origins. One night’s dinner will feature a live performance from a galactic superstar. (Disney/Lucasfilm)

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Having Trouble Hiring Experienced Waitstaff Due to Wages and Other Concerns

Disney may be hoping for smooth sailings once the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser opens on March 1, but they’re facing yet another struggle to get off the ground. Waitstaff are in seemingly short supply as experienced Walt Disney World Cast Members hesitate to leave their current positions.

Reportedly, servers have expressed concerns about the working conditions and wages. The environment is different from a normal restaurant, and even that of a cruise ship as Disney has been comparing to the two-night experience. There are concerns about working shifts in a windowless room (the artificial windows will give diners a view of space, but no sunlight).

Additionally, potential waitstaff are concerned about leaving money on the table, so to speak. Doubts are being cast on whether the gratuities will be comparable with their current locations. Waitstaff often rely on gratuities to make up the difference for the reduced wages. The exact pay rate for the Starcruiser waitstaff has not been released to the public. With only 100 rooms onboard, the reduced turnover plays into the calculations as well.

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As a result, Disney may have to resort to hiring inexperienced servers for the Crown of Corellia Dining Room.

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  1. Why not just include gratuity into the cost of the trip fees or overall lounge fees? At the price point customers are paying, what’s a little more that in the majority of cases, will be spent anyway?

    This would guarantee a sum of money to be split based on reservation capacity each voyage which could be divided in some way amongst staff. This isnot groundbreaking thinking here, which is why it would never be considered.

  2. Lets be real: Tipping the waiter is super immersion breaking. just like paying 6,000 in dollars is immersion breaking. I’ll happily drop 6,000 galactic credits. i’m sure Disney won’t have a problem with it. after all, they didn’t have a problem using a box truck to keep the immersion

  3. I mean…aren’t there several WDW restaurants that have windowless dining rooms? Le Cellier, Space 220, Hollywood Brown Derby, Sci-Fi Dine-In, San Angel Inn (technically), Be Our Guest…and the list goes on. Seems like a stretch.

  4. Jesus you’d think a company with billions of dollars would be able to pay people a living wage to cosplay for three days in a windowless kitchen.

  5. Hell, I was host for a restaurant in am airport, I did to go orders, took table orders and ran food. Worked in that for 4 years. Sadly doesn’t look like Disney is willing to hire new blood since they don’t feel like training anyone. I’ll gladly work as a host for the place, if I’m paid 12 bucks an hour or more.besides, the company I worked for runs 5 places in Disney springs and space220 in epcot.

  6. They should have hired all the employees that were needed by this time. They should have been training for several weeks already. For $6,000 I would want the most experienced employees Disney has to offer.

  7. You’d have to be a fool to accept a low wage position in a workers market and knowing that Disney is charging $6k per family to be stuffed in a windowless tank for hours on end. No thanks

  8. They should just make some droid servers. After all they did good with Chapek, because he is, in fact, a robot……..

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