Listen, Disney World is expensive. We’ve seen price increases throughout the parks and resorts, and what feels like less and less included benefits for guests. Yesterday, Disney revealed the pricing for the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, and people had thoughts.
We asked you: What was your first reaction when you saw the prices for the new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel? Here’s what you had to say!
The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is more than just a hotel, it’s an experience. Disney has compared the hotel to a cruise, and many have likened it to Live Action Role Playing (or LARPing). Guests can wear full costumes, interact with Star Wars characters on board, and basically live in a Star Wars bubble for two whole days.
Now, many of you felt that the price tag was far too high for the overall 2-night experience. We saw a lot of disappointed gifs and sad emojis. As one reader put it, “It’s so much. But. I. STILL. WANT.”
Many said things like, “Just too expensive for what you are actually getting. We can do a 7-night cruise for roughly the same amount (which also includes meals and entertainment).” Many readers shared that they could stay at a different Disney hotel for much longer and their holdback was that this was the price for only two days.
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Our readers also had a lot to say about the dining options for the Galactic Starcruiser. Keep in mind, food is included in the price (excluding alcoholic and specialty beverages) along with one quick-service meal at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo or other select locations at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
One reader said, “Food should be the same quality of Jiko or Topolino’s for that price, not Docking Bay 7.”
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On the other hand, some people had a different opinion. In discussing the price, one reader even said, “Lower than I expected to be honest!!” Many others said they wanted to stay someday, they just can’t right now.
Some people made jokes about the prices, like “I can build my own star cruiser for those prices,” while others seem truly disappointed with the high prices to stay at the Star Wars hotel. One reader simply stated, “Bitterly disappointed.”
Not everyone was so quick to dismiss it, though! We had a handful of comments that said things like, “We are excited to book it.”
In the end, it seems like most of our readers agreed that the Star Wars hotel is “Priced in a Galaxy far far away!” We’ll be interested to see what happens when the hotel opens in Spring 2022! Until then, stay tuned to the DFB for more Disney news and information!
I’m going to be at Coronado Springs for over a week next month. For what I’m paying for the hotel, my park tickets, my food, and Boo Bash, it’s still less than what they’re asking for for two days. Actually, my last three vacations combined cost me less than what they want for two days. I LOVE Star Wars, but this is a hard pass for me.
To old to give a crap says
Well there you have it has always been expensive to go to Disney for vacation, being passholders for over 10 years this is a big NO for us…the greed is really sad to see.
We have been going for well over 40 years and we left early on our last trip a couple of weeks ago..to many restrictions, and not enough of the things we love still to many things closed. 🙄😔
Bert Benedict says
Another reason Disney is going to be for the rich.
Disney has taken away most the fantastic items that were included in the past.
It also has forgotten the most important item of all The Mouse.
I was expecting it to be priced similar to a DCL trip but not close to a 5 night 4-person cruise for less than 48 hours of immersion. I absolutely love Star Wars and Disney, lifelong fan of both but I am disappointed that the cost of 2 nights (can’t really say 3 days since the tentative itinerary shows an early afternoon check-in and an early morning check-out on day three) is so ridiculously high. If you count the hours that the tentative itinerary shows than a family of four is paying between $50-60 a person per hour and that includes the hours that they are sleeping. I am sure that it will be amazing for those that can justify the cost and for the numerous “social influencers” that will get to stay free but the average person will probably have to just live their Galactic Starcruiser dreamers through reviews.
It’s very expensive. But this is a fully immersive experience, and personally I’m pleasantly surprised because I had steeled myself to expect to see it priced MUCH higher. I’m a little shocked that other people apparently didn’t!
Pricing seems a little high for less than 48 hours- plus they state 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners included. I only see 1 lunch- the 2nd day at Docking Bay Seven?
Yes, a week long cruise with Star Wars day at sea (three people) is the same cost as a two day trip on the Starcruiser (three people). Seems like I’d get more if I just went on the cruise. In my opinion, a little more incentive should be offered. A discount at another hotel post-Starcruiser, or to other parks. Something!
DFB Sarah says
Julie, the Crown of Corellia Dining Room serves lunch as well. Here’s what Disney says about that meal: “During lunch, choose from a collection of small bites, like sandwiches, soups, mini flatbreads, assorted salads and sweets.” I don’t see lunch on the Sample Itinerary either, but I am guessing it’ll be available on arrival day (“light refreshments” are noted as available from 3-3:30PM, but I don’t know if this would mean lunch foods). I’m curious whether anything will be available on excursion day for those who may choose to remain on the ship.
ANNE FARINA says
MY SON AND I STAYED IN DISNEY FOR 7 NIGHTS EIGHT DAYS AT ALL STAR SPORTS(ONLY WENT BACK TO SLEEP). WE DID THE CHRISTMAS PARTY, HAD THE FREE QS DINING PLAN, DID THE LUAU DINNER FOR HIS BIRTHDAY AND DID EVERY RIDE AND ATTRACTION WE WANTED TO DO(THERE WERE ALOT) AND GOT ON RISE OF THE RESISTANCE(AWSOME). ALL THIS IN DECEMBER JUST BEFORE THE HOLIDAY FOR LESS THAN TWO NIGHTS ON THIS STARCRUISER. ADDED TO THAT IS THE FACT THAT WE ARE FROM CANADA AND THE MONEY EXCHANGE IS SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 30 TO 35 PERCENT EXTRA AND THIS IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BEING ON OUR RADAR. IF THE BORDER EVER GETS OPENED AND WE CAN TRAVEL AGAIN THIS EXPERIENCE WILL NOT BE PART OF OUR TRIP UNLESS IT BECOMES FREE(WISHFUL THINKING) TO THOSE OF YOU WHO CAN AFFORD IT HAVE FUN FOR US TOO!