Disney continues to nosedive. It’s no secret that the company faces problems between subscriber declines and its neverending war against Ron DeSantis. Still, the setbacks are piling up for the entertainment giant, and, worst of all, they are on a monetary level.
This week's biggest casualty was one of the company's most significant investments last year: a Star Wars-themed hotel. Opened in March 2022, the establishment will close its doors in September of this year because Disney did not achieve profitability with the hotel. It’s unsurprising, as a two-night package for two people costs $4,800 ($5,999 for three adults and one child). A price that many cannot afford:
No one can afford it. And those that can, do it once and done.
— Brenda White (@BrendanWWhite) May 19, 2023
It's not "lack of interest!" I just can't afford it! Maybe don't make it 2k a night, and I'll gladly go! It's a wonderful, amazing concept! Don't get rid of it! Nooooo!
— Cassidy Faline (@GalasiaSeekai) May 19, 2023
However, Walt Disney World did not want to acknowledge the failure and assured that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the name of the hotel, was not a monetary success, but it did receive the praise of all its guests:
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is one of our most creative projects ever and has been praised by our guests and recognized for setting a new bar for innovation and immersive entertainment. This premium boutique experience gave us the opportunity to try new things on a smaller scale of 100 rooms, and as we prepare for its final voyage, we will take what we’ve learned to create future experiences that can reach more of our guests and fans.
Disney Plus removes more than forty products from its platform
The crisis also continues in the streaming sector. Recently, the company’s platform, Disney Plus, announced that it would remove 43 audiovisual products from its platform.
Titles from Marvel, Disney Studios and even Star Wars have their days numbered and long-awaited fiction offerings such as the new Willow series that the network announced a few months ago as its next big hit will no longer be available from next Friday, May 26.
Multiple titles are being removed from Disney+ for cost-cutting reasons including:
• Big Shot
• Timmy Failure
• Turner & Hooch
• The Mysterious Benedict Society
• The World According to Jeff Goldblum
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) May 18, 2023