Disney Parks Chairman, Josh D’Amaro, Provides Insight on the Closure of Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser

Closure of Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser

Josh D’Amaro, Provides Insight on the Closure of Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser

During the JP Morgan Global Technology, Media & Communications Conference, Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro shed light on the decision to close the highly anticipated Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser later this year.

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Addressing the audience, D’Amaro acknowledged, “While the Starcruiser experience offered a groundbreaking and unprecedented adventure, its performance did not meet our expectations. Therefore, we have made the decision to sunset the experience in September.”

(Kent Phillips, photographer)

In response to this closure, D’Amaro revealed that Disney plans to accelerate the depreciation of the Starcruiser hotel by $150 million in both Q3 and Q4 of 2023. This financial adjustment reflects the company’s commitment to adapting to changing circumstances and making strategic decisions for the future.

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Rey (left) battles Kylo Ren during a moment from Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)

Although the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser journey is coming to an end, Disney remains dedicated to providing guests with exceptional and innovative experiences throughout its portfolio of attractions and destinations. The decision to close the Starcruiser allows Disney to continually raise the bar and explore new avenues to amaze and delight visitors.

As Disney continues to evolve and shape the future of its parks and resorts, guests can anticipate the arrival of exciting new adventures and immersive experiences that capture the imagination and bring beloved stories to life in remarkable ways.

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