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Disney Takes Visitors to a Galaxy Far, Far Away


Galactic Starcruiser will have its grand opening on Tuesday. March, April and most of June are sold out.Disney started working on the starcruiser project about six years ago, Mr. Trowbridge said, as part of its design for Galaxy’s Edge, a $1 billion “Star Wars” addition to Disney World’s Hollywood Studios theme park. Galaxy’s Edge was about mass entertainment, while the starcruiser was conceived for intimacy. “We didn’t want it to be so big that people lost that sense of ‘they see me,’” Mr. Trowbridge said.At the time, the hospitality and retail industries were repositioning themselves for millennial consumers. Staying in a hotel? Shopping in a store? How quaint. Increasingl …

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