Galactic Starcruiser hotel rooms teased by Disney parks boss

Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:14 AM | Contributed by OhioStater

Disney Parks Chairman Josh D'Amaro showed off physical mockups of what the starcruiser cabins will actually look like during the virtual IAAPA conference this week.

Read more and see the photos on Cinema Blend.

Friday, November 20, 2020 8:38 AM
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99er said:This isn't a huge hotel, I mean its like the size of a Motel 6, so its geared towards a very select audience..

I was going to mention this, too. Look at those pics compared to any other Disney area hotel. This property is TINY! It makes sense, though. Charge an exorbitant rate with fewer people and in turn deliver a better experience. A place like Port Orleans with 3,000 guest rooms won't serve this purpose well.


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Friday, November 20, 2020 9:34 AM

99er said:

... this hotel isn't for Disney vacationers but rather Star Wars fans. I would almost bet that the majority of guests booking the hotel are not even interested in most of what Disney has to offer ... The experience once at the hotel will be worth the idea of being "locked in" to the resort I think.

I think I'm getting a better picture of what this will be like. And this is the first thing in my life that has me considering an Anti-Bucket List.

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Friday, November 20, 2020 10:04 AM

kpjb said:

99er said:This isn't a huge hotel, I mean its like the size of a Motel 6, so its geared towards a very select audience..

I was going to mention this, too. Look at those pics compared to any other Disney area hotel. This property is TINY! It makes sense, though. Charge an exorbitant rate with fewer people and in turn deliver a better experience. A place like Port Orleans with 3,000 guest rooms won't serve this purpose well.

Back of the envelope, they only need to sell 12,000 "groups" on this idea a year---less if any group gets more than one room. If the typical group size is 3, that's less than one average day's attendance at Magic Kingdom.

This reminds me a little of the cabins at the Poly DVC. Everyone in the Disneyana community was convinced they were the dumbest thing ever because they were too expensive. But, they do okay---they aren't the first to book full by any means, but people do book them. It was a good enough idea that they repeated it for the Copper Creek expansion over at WL.


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Friday, November 20, 2020 10:49 AM
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There's definitely an audience for the Starcruiser. In February I shared a table at Olga's Cantina with a couple celebrating a birthday. They were on a 4 day trip... to Batuu. The gentleman tried every drink at the cantina, built 4 different lightsabers, etc.


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Friday, November 20, 2020 10:49 AM
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kpjb said:

Charge an exorbitant rate with fewer people and in turn deliver a better experience.

Aww, I miss the good ol' days when Gonch's Business Model™ was a disputed idea on the forums.


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Friday, November 20, 2020 11:23 AM

We'll see if its better than the new Charles Lindbergh hotel at Phantasialand, which is quite similar in concept to this, with a much reduced price. Your stay at the Charles Lindbergh includes park tickets, dinner and breakfast at the restaurant inside the Rookburgh park area and access to an exclusive bar for hotel guests. It is also currently the only way to get a skip the line pass for F.L.Y.

Where things are very similar to the Galatic Starcruiser is that the hotel rooms are very small, patterned after state rooms on an airship.

https://www.phantasialand.de/en/rookburgh/hotel-charles-lindbergh/


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Friday, November 20, 2020 11:27 AM

Lord Gonchar said:


Aww, I miss the good ol' days when Gonch's Business Model™ was a disputed idea on the forums.

We've moved on to seat belts.

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Friday, November 20, 2020 12:46 PM

Absimilliard said:

We'll see if its better than the new Charles Lindbergh hotel at Phantasialand, which is quite similar in concept to this, with a much reduced price. Your stay at the Charles Lindbergh includes park tickets, dinner and breakfast at the restaurant inside the Rookburgh park area and access to an exclusive bar for hotel guests. It is also currently the only way to get a skip the line pass for F.L.Y.

The hotel looks interesting. Anyone else troubled by a German amusement park celebrating an anti-semite? Is that not a bad look?

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