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Disney Closes Florida Star Wars Hotel, Scraps Plan to Move 2,000 Employees

  • Company planned 2,000 staffers at new $864 million campus
  • Space-themed resort cost a minimum of $4,800 for two nights
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Disney Cancels Plan to Move 2,000 Workers to Florida
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Walt Disney Co., embroiled in a high-profile fight with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, is closing a luxury hotel at Walt Disney World and dropping plans to relocate 2,000 California employees to a new $864 million corporate campus it was building in the state.

The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a pet project of former Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek, will shut down at the end of September, the company said Thursday. The property takes guests on a two-day imaginary cruise in a space ship. Prices started at $4,800 per couple. Its 100 rooms account for less than 1% of Disney’s capacity in Florida.