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What Went Wrong with Disney’s Star Wars Hotel?

One year ago this week, Walt Disney World made the surprise announcement that it would be permanently closing Galactic Starcruiser, its “Star Wars hotel.” This came amidst struggles filling ‘voyages’ despite discounting, but was nevertheless surprising that it happened so fast. The closure of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser itself was not a shock–we predicted that

Top 10 Ride Reimaginings Needed at Disney World

During the next decade, Walt Disney World is going to reimagine rides in Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Magic Kingdom. Probably several that are overdue for replacement as well as opening day originals in need of updates. This lists the attractions that are prime candidates to be overhauled and what we’d like to see if

Magic Kingdom Needs More Changes

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is the reimagined ride replacing Splash Mountain in Frontierland. Walt Disney World has already announced that the new attraction will use a virtual queue during its initial opening days and will offer Genie+ line-skipping service. While we view this news as mostly positive, Magic Kingdom still needs to make more operational, Lightning