BREAKING: New Details of Star Wars Hotel, Galaxy’s Edge Land for Disney Parks Announced

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Last summer, Disney announced plans for an immersive Star Wars-inspired resort to be built at Walt Disney World Resort. Tonight they shared more details on what this thrilling new resort, which will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will be like.

This first-of-its-kind resort will combine luxury with complete immersion into an authentic Star Wars story. Guests’ journey through space will start when everyone departs together for a multiday Stars Wars adventure by boarding a starship alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during a voyage through the galaxy.

At the resort, guests immediately become active citizens of the galaxy and can dress up in the proper attire. Every resort window will also have a view into space. The opportunity for immersion at this resort will also stand out among all Disney resorts around the globe, as it will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, allowing guests a total Star Wars experience.

Meanwhile, in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests will visit the planet of Batuu, a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge that was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes. Here, guests will find themselves in the middle of the action at two attractions that take detail and immersion to the next level: one that lets guests take the controls of Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

Guests will also be able to explore a street market run by a Toydarian, a character first introduced in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” Among his wares will be handcrafted toys made by local artisans, like those seen above.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set to open at both the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resorts in 2019.

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  • “Seamlessly” connected except going through WDW security, I’m sure. I wonder if they’ll make the security guards dress as storm troopers or something! The new security policies are tedious, esp for those of us trying to make full use of the park hopper. They need to bring back express transport or have some sort of pre screening, such as TSA pre check.

  • I’m still a bit confused about the Star Wars Hotel. Do you open the curtains and you’ll be looking at a screen projection of a planet? Or is the view outside going to be of themed real life grounds?

    Don’t think I could take staying in “Star Tours: The Hotel” if the background was constantly moving.

    Love your info!! Thanks!

  • Is this resort going to be a moderate level resort, a value resort or a deluxe resort? Just trying to figure out how to book it. I don’t think I would use DVC points to stay here and I know my husband and my boys really want to stay here at some point. My daughter and myself not so much but we will do it for the guys.

  • I don’t think guests who want to dress up like star wars characters and guests who pay thousands a night for a hotel room have much overlap

  • Not going to pay the expected prices as I’ve seen nothing that justifies the cost. So far we know that this hotel will be in the park. Also, you’ll be allowed to dress up in SW outfits and totally immersed in the SW universe. Is that it or am I missing something.
    The only thing that would make me start saving up for this would be if the SW hotel occupants would get exclusive access to Galaxies Edge meaning no DVC members, no APHs, and no other Disney resort guests. Just the SW hotel guests.

    • Well since there’s barely any actual info on this whole thing, I’d say you’re jumping to conclusions and are just making stuff up to be outraged about. Not surprising in this community, but come on, why don’t you wait until some real numbers and plans are revealed before you get all huffy about it?

  • I feel like this is a place that people would only want to stay for a night or two. Longer than that I think all “cool factor” of the special effects and tech stuff would get old fast. Its like being stuck on a favorite ride and hear the same music loop and dialogue and watch the animatronics repeat the same motions over and over. It loses its magic.

  • I was there with my children when Disney World opened .We visited several times a year every year since. It has now become an insane “ZOO”. It is extremely costly, much too crowded and no longer the beloved family oriented place it was. It’s all about more people, more money, extra events at prohibitive costs. All about greed and money. I no longer go there. Money machine😓😓😓

    • I was there when it was a simpler time as well, in fact I worked there 25 years ago and they still charged for everything….there were just less choices and less people…people are just overwhelmed by inflation and the variety of things they can do…if peopel do not like it ….they should take their Famiies or themselves Camping and stop complaining about not having enough Quality Time.

      Their are plenty of options to budget yourself.. there is no need to do all the special “things” that require extra money to create extra “ magic” that people are so desperate for.

      If people simply calmed down and planned there vacation and perhaps brought some healthy snacks and did not try to see the entire “world”in one trip perhaps the entire resort would be a happier, more magical place for all.

      Being a disabled man in my mid 40’s who spends my winters in Orlando I have to say that I watch people running over me me trying to “run with the bulls” demanding to have a good time…all the while disney is so focused on these people I get left on the Monorail 3 times in 1 day in my Wheelchair because I was solo for the day and no one was radio the monorail ahead to let them know I was there.

      All this craziness of people running around without a plan causes Chaos…it trickles down and effects everyone…it’s not just about upcharges….the company needs to make money…thatbis how it works…it IS possible to save like the old days and stay on property in a value resort but it may take some real commitment and planning…something my parents taught me by example by making our Disney Plans 2 years in advance when I was a kid. And we did not go every year..

      It’s all about living within your means. Just my humble opinion. I believe everyone deserves the wonder and Magic that is Disney but it takes patience sometimes.

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