Disney offers 1st public discount on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser ‘hotel’ packages

Probably the most shocking factor about Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser resort is just not assembly Chewbacca face-to-face, coaching with a sensible lightsaber or consuming out-of-this-world blue shrimp — it is the value tag.

A two-night voyage on board Disney’s cross between a “Star Wars”-themed (largely all-inclusive) resort and an immersive intergalactic role-playing journey begins at simply lower than $5,000 for double occupancy. The quantity solely goes up from there. Even at these charges, when it opened in 2022 it was 100% sold-out for a lot of its preliminary months of operations due to “Star Wars” die-hards with deep sufficient pockets to hop onboard. Nevertheless, wanting on the 2023 reserving calendar, there are presently only a few sold-out voyages.


Till now, there have been no public gross sales or reductions out there. Nevertheless, with a brand new promotion, Disney is successfully providing a reduction on a trip that features a Starcruiser voyage for the primary time.

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Disney has approached its first public “discounted” journey with the Starcruiser not by dropping the value of the Starcruiser itself however by deeply discounting Disney resort stays round that have. With this provide, visitors can save up to $700 on a two-night Disney hotel stay instantly earlier than or after their two-night voyage on the Galactic Starcruiser. This provide is legitimate for many voyages between Feb. 5 and Sept. 30, and it varies per resort as follows:

Take pleasure in Stormalong Bay pool on the Seashore Membership and Yacht Membership resorts. SUMMER HULL/THE POINTS GUY

Apart from Coronado Springs, these are all in Disney’s top-tier resort category. This can be a steep sufficient financial savings to carry the price of a deluxe resort all the way down to that of a extra inexpensive average and even worth resort. For instance, think about you booked a Starcruiser keep for July 6-8, and you then stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge for the 2 nights following your area voyage; you’d pay solely $217.50 per evening (plus taxes) as a substitute of $467.50 per evening.


If you’re touring all the way in which to Disney to spend two nights on the Starcruiser, you’ll doubtless wish to spend a day or two on the parks when you are there anyway. In that case, as much as $700 in financial savings can have a major influence in your trip’s backside line. For Disney, it could actually maintain visitors’ trip {dollars} within the “Disney bubble” for even longer and permits them to take action with out really dropping the value of the Starcruiser.

Apart from a latest 30% low cost particular to Disney Vacation Club members, this particular provide is the primary promotion of any variety involving the Starcruiser and may very well be an try by Disney to bolster demand and get on-the-fence visitors to click on “guide now.”


It is simple to see why demand could also be on the decline — apart from the exorbitant worth and macroeconomic points. The largest Disney and “Star Wars” followers (who would guide the expertise irrespective of the fee) have already embarked upon the Starcruiser or no less than reserved their journey inside its 11 months of operation.

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Whereas your expertise on the Starcruiser is a bespoke one which adjustments primarily based on choices you make and actions you full whereas on board, the overarching storyline is similar on every voyage. That will make even the die-hard visitors hesitant to rebook; they may wish to maintain out for a doable particular occasion or new storyline … or no less than a reduction.

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Alternatively, visitors who had been however reluctant handy over their bank cards could have discovered that their cash was higher spent on a Disney Cruise Line trip, which presents extra inexpensive and lengthier voyages for households who wish to maximize the worth of their trip finances.


This preliminary low cost might level to different adjustments or choices for the Starcruiser sooner or later. Maybe a particular crusing themed to Life Day, an annual Wookiee vacation, or throwback sailings with Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and different characters from the unique “Star Wars” trilogy? Even a brand new journey with among the similar characters on board for the primary voyage could be fascinating.

After all, logistically, a promotion to spice up demand is simpler to conjure than a brand new storyline.

Solely time will inform what future awaits the Starcruiser and its pricing mannequin. Regardless of the future holds, maintain your suitcase shut and your lightsaber nearer, so that you could be able to guide when the time is correct. When you’re searching for as much as a $700 low cost in your adjoining nights at a Disney resort, you do not have to attend for a galaxy far, distant to reach.

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