Some Fans React Negatively to Disney’s Promos for Star Wars-Themed Hotel

SFGate pan’s Disney’s efforts at “hyping up its mega-expensive, hyper-immersive Star Wars hotel in Walt Disney World” — the Galactic Starcruiser — as its March 1st opening approaches:

Guests must book two nights — which will set you back nearly $5,000 for two people or $6,000 for a family of four — and will spend most of their time inside the spaceship resort, much like a cruise. There’s an “excursion” into the Galaxy’s Edge part of Disney World, while the remainder of the stay includes interactions with characters, lightsaber training (more on that later) and exclusive restaurants…

The look and feel of the hotel has been criticized as looking plastic and cheap, and reception to one sneak peek video was so bad, it has since disappeared from Disney’s YouTube channel.

The video showed actor Sean Giambrone of “The Goldbergs” being given a tour of some of the ship’s features, which look pretty bare and antiseptic for the Star Wars universe, and listening to a strange musical performance. (Another user uploaded the deleted video here.) The promo prompted one Twitter user to comment, “Bro this isn’t Star Wars, this is ‘Space Conflicts.'” Fans responded similarly to a demo of Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro testing out the vaunted lightsaber training. Instead of a flashy, super realistic adventure, the training consisted of a standard light-up lightsaber and some lasers…

Reservations booked up quickly when the hotel was announced but now, as the 90-day deadline to cancel approaches, people appear to be ducking out of their expensive commitments; a number of openings have begun popping up in March, April and June.

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