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As Disney Cast Members struggle to make rent, they can grab a discount on the Galactic Starcruiser

Walt Disney World have announced a Cast Member discount for the expensive Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.


This comes at a time when Disney are unwilling to offer Cast Members a living wage increase in ongoing contract negotiations with unions, with a union spokesperson stating that Disney are unwilling to even offer a one cent wage increase for Cast Members!


Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Disney are currently engaged in a publicity charm offensive with the public, showering praise on Cast Members, saying how amazing they are, and that they are the magic, all the while refusing to give Cast Members a wage increase.


In recent days Disney gifted a limited time 50% discount on Disney merchandise to Cast Members, and now the discount on the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience.


A voyage aboard the Galactic Starcruiser runs on average at $2,490 for two adults, $2,670 for two adults and one child, and $2,960 for three adults and one child.


The Cast Member discount is roughly 50% off these prices.


Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience is currently experiencing extremely low occupancy rates, and Disney have already offered discounts to Annual Passholders, and DVD members, and now it's the turn of Cast Members to be given a discount.


The discount is roughly 50% off published prices for the experience.


In order to be eligible, Disney employees or retirees must book and stay in the room.


A company-issued ID will be required at check-in and the employee will be required to have the company-issued ID on their person throughout the cruise.


The employee can bring up to 3 guests in one cabin.


The Cast Member rate is only available for the standard cabin.


The discounted Cast Member rates are available for select voyage dates from March through June.


Walt Disney World cast members protesting

Walt Disney World Cast Members current contracts ended last October, and negotiations have been ongoing, with Disney returning to the negotiating table with unions yesterday, Wednesday, February 15, 2023 in the latest round of contract negotiations.


Negotiations resumed following an overwhelming 96% rejection of Walt Disney World’s offer to gradually raise wages to $20 over the next few years by the Service Trades Council Union, who represent more than 45,000 Walt Disney World Cast Members, yet despite this, unbelievably Disney came back to the table with a WORSE offer than the one that Cast Members had rejected!


Plus, this is happening at time when earlier this week, Universal Orlando announced it's raising its Team Members starting pay to $17 per hour, plus additional raises coming to current Team Members.


In contrast, Disney’s current base rate of pay for Cast Members is $15 per hour.



Walt Disney World cast members protesting outside Disney World

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