As Backlash Continues, Reservations Down 50% For Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Hotel

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Sublight Lounge at Disney's 'Star Wars': Galactic Starcruiser

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I’ve got an unsure feeling about this.

For many Star Wars fans and Disney Guests, the excitement for Walt Disney World’s new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser quickly dissipated after the initial commercial for the Resort was shared by Disney. The commercial received such intense backlash that many reservations were dropped. Disney eventually wiped the video from the internet themselves, potentially due to the damage it had done to the reputation of the new Resort.

Now, reservations are seemingly at an all-time low for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser leaving many worried about what the future will look like.

Related: Amid Backlash, Disney Conspicuously Buries Mention of Galactic Starcruiser

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We recently noticed on Disney’s official website for the Galactic Starcruiser Resort that reservations are way more available than they were previously before the commercial released.

Related: More Cancellations Pour In For ‘Star Wars’ Galactic Starcruiser

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Reservations for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser used to be booked solid for the foreseeable future but as seen in the screenshot above, reservations are now booked at less than half capacity for the upcoming months of both April and May. While many Guests are still excited for what’s to come when the Resort officially opens this March, many are wondering if the Resort has already failed.

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July and August are both wide open in terms of reservations, with August being completely empty. It is important to note that many are only judging Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser based on the video Disney posted and the Resort overall could be an incredibly immersive and fun experience when it officially opens.

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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a part of the overall Star Wars expansion to Disney’s Hollywood Studios which started with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Here on the planet of Batuu, Guests can live out all their Star Wars fantasies and interact with iconic characters like Rey, Kylo Ren, and a whole lot of  First Order Storm Troopers. Guests can also experience two state-of-the-art attractions like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. More on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser:


Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a revolutionary new 2-night experience where you are the hero. You and your group will embark on a first-of-its-kind Star Wars adventure that’s your own. It’s the most immersive Star Wars story ever created—one where you live a bespoke experience and journey further into a Star Wars adventure than you ever dreamed possible.Arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort terminal, board a launch pod and rendezvous with the magnificent Halcyon starcruiser. Stay in a cabin or suite with an exquisite view of space. Throughout the ship, you’ll interact with an eclectic collection of characters, sit down to exotic galactic cuisine and perhaps even plot a secret mission together.

As the itinerary continues, you’ll take the story further and deeper. Choose your path. Seek out the inner workings of the legendary starship, learn the traditional art of wielding a lightsaber and even jump on a transport to the planet Batuu—where your mission continues at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

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While you are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can enjoy Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith on Sunset Boulevard. By the Chinese Theater, Guests prepare to ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. In Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash always boasts a long line with others shooting their shot on Midway Mania or spinning their brains out on Alien Swirling Saucers. Of course, you have to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run!

Do you have a trip planned for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser? What do you think of the marketing for this new Resort? Let us know!

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Disney World’s water parks, four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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