In these uncertain times, when health takes precedence over every other concern, a thought still needs to be given to commerce, trade and business, something Disney are looking hard at. That requires tough decisions, and amongst those decisions could be to put Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser on ice, perhaps permanently or at least until the choppy waters of Coronavirus have settled.
As Disney continues to tighten their financial belts, sources have confirmed that layoffs are underway and various construction projects have been defunded around Walt Disney World property.
As Disney executives were taking pay cuts, layoffs were underway as contractors were let go that were part of construction projects set to debut for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.
While we don’t have a comprehensive list of projects that have been defunded and those that haven’t, we’re told that projects that are substantively far along will be finished, while those that aren’t have been defunded. As Disney looks towards the future, projects like the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel have been defunded to finish projects like Tron Lightcycle Run and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Other projects that are further along like Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will also be funded and finished with money previously set aside for upcoming construction projects such as the massive EPCOT central spine project. Disney is really trying to stretch their dollar as the uncertainty and indefinite theme park closures continue to make the future difficult to predict.
We will keep an eye on these developments as they progress.