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In completely unexpected news, as public demand waned last year, Disney announced it was pulling the plug and shutting down its Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel in Orlando, Florida after 15 months of operation.

As the Mouse House continues a series of brutal layoffs and cost-cutting measures, it features a reduced release schedule, the cancellation of a massive Florida relocation plan and the removal of the underrated Disney Plus. “This extravagant Walt Disney World Resort attraction was ripe for the chopping block and will welcome its last guests September 28-30.

A view inside the hotel room of Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. (Image credit: Disney)

Given its exorbitant price, claustrophobic rooms, uninspired interior design, and general live-action entertainment offerings, the decision to mothball the Galactic Starcruiser as a risky $1 billion investment that never caught on with fans seems like a wise move. Given Disney’s declining stock price and dollar-saving needs.

“Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is one of our most innovative projects of all time and has been praised by our guests and recognized for setting a new bar for innovative and immersive entertainment,” a Disney spokesperson told Variety. “This premium experience has given us the opportunity to try new things on a small scale with 100 units, and we’ll take what we’ve learned to create future experiences that can reach more guests and our fans.”

Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel promises an immersive experience in a galaxy far, far away. (Image credit: Disney)

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