The immersive, cruise-like experience was shuttered after it turned out that the cost to run the hotel was too much compared to the amount of money it was bringing in. Disney hasn’t made any sort of announcements about what could be next for the space or if we’d ever see anything like the Star Wars Hotel again, but we think we may have found our first hint.
We still may not have an official answer, but we do have a sign — and we’ll take it! Disney World has filed a new permit for construction at the Star Wars Hotel.
A Notice of Commencement was filed on January 25th, 2024 for “General Construction” at an address that matches up with the former Galactic Starcruiser (201 S. Studio Dr.) The contractor who will be doing the work is listed as Sunstate Awning & Graphic Design, Inc., so it’s possible that these will be some cosmetic changes and not necessarily a huge demolition or anything like that.
Permits need to be filed for all sorts of work, sometimes even minor, so while this permit is exciting it doesn’t give us too many details.
But, it does mean that we could start to see even more Star Wars Hotel permits on the way as Disney ramps up their plans for this location. We spotted another permit back in October for general construction, and we know that Disney was sending surveys out to past guests to ask about their experience.
No matter what, it’s clear that Disney does have plans for the Star Wars Hotel. What those plans might be, we’re not quite sure yet. One thing is for sure, we’ll be on the lookout for more permits and news about what could be on the way for this space — so stay tuned to DFB for the latest news!
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