BREAKING: Disney Creating Star Wars “Starship” Luxury Resort & Experience Attached to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Disney is surveying guests about a possible Star Wars resort hotel experience at Walt Disney World, which would take place on an “actual” Star Wars Starship…

Concept Art, Star Wars "Starship" resort at Walt Disney World
Concept Art, Star Wars “Starship” resort at Walt Disney World

The survey is not being conducted by Disney, but rather by a contracted third party. The survey includes concept art and many details of what the experience would be like…

This all-inclusive, 2-night immersive resort experience at Walt Disney World would include:

  • The opportunity to experience a 2-day story set in the Star Wars universe
  • Be surrounded in a continuous, story-driven entertainment experience as it unfolds over the course of the 2-night stay
  • Have personal interactions with Star Wars characters, live performers throughout the starship (experience the story or simply observe the action according to personal preference)
  • Engage in the story with programs such as flight training, ship exploration, lightsaber training, and personalized secret missions (both on the starship and throughout the Star Wars themed planet)
Concept Art, Star Wars "Starship" resort at Walt Disney World
Concept Art, Star Wars “Starship” resort at Walt Disney World

While staying aboard an all-inclusive luxury “starship” at Walt Disney World, guests will stay in luxury accommodations offering:

  • All meals during your stay: buffet breakfasts, lunches, & signature evening dining
  • Featured entertainment & dinner shows
  • Exclusive park admission to the Star Wars themed land at the Walt Disney World Resort (a new land opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019)
  • Star Wars starship amenities including pool area & water garden, fitness area, on-board cantina, and robotic droid Butlers

As of right now, the experience would be priced at roughly $900 to $1000 per guest.

Concept Art, Star Wars "Starship" resort at Walt Disney World
Concept Art, Star Wars “Starship” resort at Walt Disney World

So basically, in summary, the experience would include…

  • 2 nights in an immersive luxury resort that looks and feels like a Star Wars spacecraft (set check-in and check-out dates so everyone is immersed on the same “story” timeline)
  • Room(s) that accommodate(s) up to 4 people, with an interactive “view” (galaxy or pool/atrium)
  • Every meal from checking-in on day 1 to check-out on day 3 (5 meals total, including 2 buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 signature dinners with evening entertainment)
  • 1 day of Walt Disney World theme park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to visit Star Wars-themed land on day 2
  • Story-driven entertainment that unfolds over the course of your stay (including live character chance encounters, and the opportunity to watch or engage in the story through things like personalized secret missions, flight training, starship exploration, and lightsaber training)

While this is just a survey at this time, it is worth noting that the presence of concept art and the inclusion of the Star Wars themed land in these plans likely means that this is a pretty serious project at this point. Many of the experiences above also sound very similar to aspects of the the Star Wars land discussed in the panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando.

Stay tuned as more information on this proposed project becomes available.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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Angela
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Angela

I cannot express how much I hope this happens.

Kevin
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Kevin

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY !!!!!!!

Sharon V. Jackson
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Sharon V. Jackson

AMEN!!!

Gina
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Gina

What he said! :)

Nicholas DiPasquale
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Nicholas DiPasquale

That resort looks so nice ????

michael
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michael

sounds like a great idea hope it come off

Michael DiPasquale
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Michael DiPasquale

Looks awesome!

Darth Vader from the Planet Vulcan
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Darth Vader from the Planet Vulcan

Did they really use the term starship? I can hear Gene Roddenberry’s family drawing up the lawsuit already.

Thanks for Playing
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Thanks for Playing

Starship is a universal term for a space vehicle and cannot be copyrighted. It’s a very common word used in lots of different space-themed media (movies, books, shows, comics, etc.).

Darth Vader from the Planet Vulcan
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Darth Vader from the Planet Vulcan

I never said they had a legitiment argument. That doesn’t mean they wouldn’t try to though. Besides, it’s more surprising that Disney would use a term that is so closely associated with Trek.

Darth Tyranus
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Darth Tyranus

To quote Piccolo from DBZ Abridged, “NEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRDD!”

Bond_323
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Bond_323

The term “starship” is used several times in the Star Wars films, comics, cartoons, and books. I don’t see it as being at all “closely related” to Star Trek…

Derek
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Derek

really? Opening crawl of A New Hope: ‘Princess Leia races home aboard her starship’

Latervader
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Latervader

Not like when Obi Wan said to target those federation starships quickly in Attack of the Clones….

Travis
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Travis

I know I am in for this. $900 to $1000 is a great price. I love this idea.

JAMIE
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JAMIE

I think they mean PER DAY

Elana
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Elana

PER DAY and PER GUEST

Danielle
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Danielle

Looks like per guest for the whole experience, which includes 2 nights and 5 meals, etc.

greekgirl64
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greekgirl64

I agree with Danielle. That’s the price per person for the whole experience.

Liz
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Liz

Considering how much it normally costs to stay in a Disney resort, go on a Disney cruise, etc, I think they may mean per night and just worded this poorly. They would probably have a minimum of 2 guests per room.

Confused
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Confused

I’m new to this site. Do we absolutely know this is happening or is Tom always this presumptuous?

Captain Obvious
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Captain Obvious

Tom said repeatedly in the article that this is only in the survey stage at this point, so that should answer both of your questions.

Danny
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Danny

Yet the headline essentially says it’s happening “Disney Creating…” No mention of survey – or Disney exploring etc…

Laughs
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Laughs

Then how the heck is this *breaking* …. someone needs to learn to use the word properly.

Anonomouse
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Anonomouse

I agree, the word breaking should only ever be followed by the words 2: Electric Boogaloo

Michael
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Michael

or Bad….

Heisenberg
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Heisenberg

No. I am the one who Comments

Andy
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Andy

So why in the headline does it say they are creating it? Clickbait much?

Tom runs a toilet site
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Tom runs a toilet site

That’s basically what WDWNT has become known for: clickbair headlines and the worst comment section this side of 4chan.

Yup
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Yup

Fair play and both very true.

jedwa
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jedwa

And here you are trolling along….tra la la la la

Melissa D Brown
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Melissa D Brown

Huh. Looks like Tom knew what he was talking about after all. Huh.

Pixie
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Pixie

I wanna go!!!!!

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Ryan
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Ryan

While I personally LOVE the idea, and would book it in a heartbeat, I think Disney would get a lot more bang for its buck out of retrofitting one of the old All Star resorts into a Star Wars theme. Just pick whichever has the lowest booking and flip it! It would become the most booked resort OVERNIGHT, while also earning bonus points from guests for being a value resort. Heck, they should do both!

John
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John

This is actually what I had hoped for a while. AOA is a great concept resort, just do the same with Star Wars.

Michael
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Michael

All Star is too far away from the Studios… the concept is to have something that almost leads into the Star Wars area of the park…. I mean i guess you could figure out a way to make the gondola system that is being proposed into an immersive space travel experience or the bus… but this really sizzles with full immersion.

Michelle Kirkley
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Michelle Kirkley

Contemporary resort would be perfect for this Star Wars theme. The current modern theme is dated anyway.

David Meyer
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David Meyer

As my wife was describing this, I immediately was convinced they would retrofit one of the hotels on the new gondola system, thinking it must be All Star Sports. But the 3 hotels are Caribean Beach, A. of animation, and Pop Century. I cant see them changing those. And the gondola pad is at the entrance of HS, not near Star Wars Land. So I wonder where this thing will go?

Connie Haviland
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Connie Haviland

as a DVC member AND a Star Wars fan, I would love to see this happen. I can’t wait for the Star Wars-themed land to be complete, this just adds beautifully to it.

MATT
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MATT

I MAY HAVE SCREAMED IN EXCITEMENT. i’M TELLING EVERYONE I SAW A MONSTER THOUGH.

Calm the f down.
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Calm the f down.

Ok. Turn off your caps lock while you’re at it, sparky.

Franklin
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Franklin

Lol

Brad Kinn
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Brad Kinn

It must be done. I have wanted to do this since 1977.

Jesse Smith
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Jesse Smith

Questioning the legitimacy of this, especially since A: it’s supposed to be a survey on Swagbucks and B: Tom doesn’t seem to know how to spell Swagbucks.

Dennis
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Dennis

Does this mean that Star Wars land could be another charge?

??????
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??????

How would you ever come to that conclusion?

Uh, no.
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Uh, no.

What? You’re just being stupid.

Iris Morgan
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Iris Morgan

I’m in, let me know when.

Reality
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Reality

Never

Ed
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Ed

Oh my. Start saving NOW!

Rich
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Rich

Please build this whatever takes build this

Kim
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Kim

I find it interesting that the Facebook posting of this article is filled with hatred toward Disney using the Star Wars IP in their offerings, and you click through to here and the comments are filled with praise. Just interesting how the groups are broken out.

As for me, I don’t give a darn what they create as long as it is kept family friendly. It’s bound to be done well as long as it’s not a value.
I don’t see this as being any different than offering Pirate themed rooms, just done on a full resort scale.

Derek
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Derek

because the majority of Facebook commenters are the EU brigade, who hate Disney for wiping the EU and not making the books into movies